Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Discussion / Fashion Show - Oct. 8 & 9, 2009

The Indonesian Catholic Society in British Columbia called UKI - BC proudly presents a fashion show by Stephanus Hamy held on October 9, 2009. The event is open to public but seats are limited so please contact Clara Kriswanto at 778-898-4988 for more information.

In supporting the main event above, PERMAI - BC and Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) invite the general public to attend an interactive discussion session with Mr. Hamy on October 8, 2009, in an effort to raise a traditional art awareness among Canadians as well as Indonesian communities. The subject of discussion would revolve around Mr. Hamy's knowledge on many facets of Indonesian ethnic textiles such as Batik Indonesia, Ikat Weaving and Songket.

The summary of both programs are as follow:
Interactive Discussion
Guest Speaker: Stephanus Hamy
Topic: Indonesian Heritage: Batik & Ikat Weaving
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Venue: Main Hall of Consulate General of The Republic
sssssssssssssof Indonesia (KJRI) - 1630 Albernie St., Vancouver
RSVP: (by October 5, 2009)
Contact Person: Liza Wajong at 778-321-0945 or email at
Note: Admission is free but RSVP is mandatory
(refreshments will be provided)

Fashion Show by Stephanus Hamy
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton
sssssssssssssssssssss8368 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC
Contact Person: Clara Kriswanto at 778-321-0945
Note: Click the image below for more detailed information

A quick bio about Stephanus Hamy, he is a very talented Indonesian designer, born on May 7, 1960, whose creative works always try to capture a variety of Indonesian ethnic designs and grab the attention of fashion activists both in Indonesia as well as overseas. Mr. Hamy was an architecture graduate but changed his career path as soon as he enrolled in a fashion school called the American Academy in Paris. Being in the industry for more than twenty years, his boutique outlets in Indonesia run a monthly production capacity of at least 1,000 pieces.

Moreover, Stephanus Hamy is a former Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Designer Council and co-authored 'Batik from West Java'. He is currently appointed as The Ambassador of Indonesian Culture and Tourism Ministry to promote Indonesian fashion around the world. For the past couple months, Stephanus Hamy has also presented his Fall collection in Paris, Washington DC, New York, Ottawa and Toronto. It is such an honor for Indonesian communities in the Greater Vancouver area to be visited by Mr. Hamy's creative presence as well as warm personality.

The following are some of the links to view some of Mr. Hamy's work in the fashion industry:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Volunteer Appreciation Day - September 26, 2009

To acknowledge all the efforts and companionship contributed by those who volunteered to make our "Indonesian Day - 2009" event successful, Indonesian Association of British Columbia, PERMAI-BC, would like to extend our gratitude by inviting all of the volunteers to this warm event, yet casual surrounded by our beloved Indonesian food and friends.


:Saturday, September 26, 2009

:4:30 - 6:30 PM

:Lidya Kewas at 604-618-0150
or email at
(RSVP is not mandatory, but highly recommended)

:Lobby Room at Kitsilano Community Center
2690 Larch Street, Vancouver, BC

The following is the list of volunteers who are invited to attend this event:
1. Aditia Rachmat 6. Emir Aulia
2. Asep Yudrajat 7. Fetty Aprilia
3. Budi Taufiq 8. Gery Gizaemy
4. Dian Tri Rodianti 9. Hubertine Hapsari Paramagita
5. Dylan Rachmat 10. Indra

11. Meilani Rodhia
12. Meilia Paramitha
13. Rini Hidayat
14. Theresia Hansen
15. Vinny Enoch

The above list is not exhaustive and will likely be updated as we recognize more volunteers to be added on. If you believe you were one of the volunteers, but do not see your name on the list, we apologize for the mistake and feel free to contact Lidya Kewas to be included on the list.

Once again, thank you volunteers for the awesome job you performed to help us out in order to promote Indonesian culture and unite Indonesian communities all over British Columbia. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and hope to see you join us in the upcoming events.



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Eid-Ul-Fitri

As Muslims in Canada and all over the world complete the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr, the board and committee of PERMAI-BC would like to extend our personal greetings and congratulate Muslims around the world, especially in British Columbia, on this blessed day. Eid-Ul-Fitr is a time to celebrate the completion of 30 days and nights of spiritual devotion and it is symbolized by fasting during the daylight hours followed by only eating small meals after sundown as well as performing Ramadan-specific religious activities.

Moreover, Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) working together with the Indonesian Muslim society in British Columbia called Pengajian BC would be hosting the following events to commemorate Eid-Ul-Fitri:

1. Eid Prayer

: 1 Syawal 1430 Hijriah (Sunday, September 20, 2009)
: 8:30 AM
Imam & Khotib / Speaker
: Mr. Yogi Ahmad Erlangga, a Professor at UBC
Venue : The main level of Vancouver KJRI, 1630 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4P5

2. Halal Bihalal (an informal gathering to get to know Indonesian people living in British Columbia)

Date : 1 Syawal 1430 Hijriah (Sunday, September 20, 2009)
Time : 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Venue : The main level of Vancouver KJRI, 1630 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4P5

Warm regards from all of us here at PERMAI-BC and once again Happy Eid-Ul-Fitri.