Thursday, April 9, 2009

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After waiting for three years, after all the efforts made, finally Permai BC could have successful AGM and re-establish a new board. Who are they, what their challenges, are they able to continue the spirit of its predecessor. More stories ....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


When : Saturday, May 30 2009 from 1.00 to 3.00 pm

Where : Revs Bowling

5502 Lougheed Hwy (near Holdom Station) map

Burnaby V5B 2Z8

Cost : $15 for Permai member, $ 4 shoe rent

RSVP is required, please email to or leave comment below by May 25

Contact Person : Teddy Rachmat, Lidya Kewas 604 618 0150 (for membership, $10)

Sunday, April 5, 2009


PERMAI-BC stands for Persatuan Masyarakat Indonesia di British Columbia, Canada (Indonesian Community Association of British Columbia, Canada), is a non-profit and non-political organization with missions to foster closer cooperation among Indonesians in BC, and to introduce Indonesian arts and culture to Canadians in general.

PERMAI-BC was originally formed in 1995 by several members of the local Indonesian, Dutch-Indonesian, and Canadian who had lived in Indonesia, to fill the need of Indonesians in BC to congregate without any political, ethnic or religious boundaries, and to reconnect with the Indonesian culture and heritage. Currently almost 7,000 Indonesians lived in BC, about half lived in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.

Today, PERMAI-BC has organized and participated in varieties of internal community programs, local activities, as well as city wide events, to include:

  • Summer Picnics
  • Asian Culture and Food Festival
  • Indonesian Food Fair
  • “Spotlight of Indonesia”, highlighting cultural performances from different parts of Indonesia
  • Job Searching Seminar
  • Bahasa Indonesia class for children
  • Javanese and Balinese dance classes
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Participation in “Explore Asian” event, promoting Indonesian paintings, art and traditional batik
  • Circulation of PERMAI-BC’s Newsletter, highlighting community events, news, stories, with information and advertisement of Indonesian-owned businesses

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