Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

PERMAI-BC would like to wish Merry Christmas to Christians everywhere, especially in British Columbia. Christians all over the world celebrate this single life that changed the world and continues to change hearts today. The simple and inspiring story of the birth of Jesus Christ shows a solid gratitude for the many blessings in people's lives and promises a message of peace and brotherhood.

We thank God for giving us the opportunity to end this year with many accomplishments and we look forward to embracing year 2010 with some great new plans and a strong desire to implement them successfully.

At this special time of year, we give thanks for Christmas's message of love, sacrifice and mercy, and we are constantly reminded of our responsibility to promote the beauty of Indonesian culture, preserve cultural diversity, maintain the value of hospitality and give back to communities. We thank all of you for your continued support and we wish you all the best in 2010.


The Indonesian Association of British Columbia

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thank You Once Again from PERMAI-BC

Indonesian Association of BC (PERMAI-BC) would like to thank the following organizations & individuals:

Mr. Nicholas Lo

Director, Asset & Management
S.U.C.C.E.S. S.
For providing the venue at ‘Choi Hall’

Mr. & Mrs. Wibanarto
Mr. Singgih Yuwono
Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia, Vancouver

William Maranda Productions
Mr. William Maranda
Ms. Susan Dalton
For the world-premiere of "Keras & Manis" Documentary

Media Supporters
Asian Pacific Post
On-Line Community Listing @ SUN & PROVINCE

Food Vendors
Mrs. Angeline Tan – Sweet Chilli Cafe
Ms. Yani – Vancouver Racket Club

Advertisements on the Booklet:
Ms. Angeline Tan - Sweet Chilli Cafe
Ms. Bernadette Laxamana (Verico M.B. Mortgage Solution Inc.)
Ms. Lidya Kewas (SUTTON)
Mrs. Grace Rahardjo (Java Tempeh)
Mr. Don Montgomery (Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society)
Mrs. Clara Kriswanto (Life Coach)
Mr. Jamal Basir (D.J. Mechanical)

Our Silent Auction Contributors
Ms. Olvy Andrianita (Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre/ITPC)
Ms. Soo Teng (Dan D Pak)
Mr. Tako (Holland Shopping Centre)
Ms. Rosa Dane (Sante Per Aqua Medical Spa)
Ms. Tenny M.Adianom (Bali Goods)
Mr. Patrick Alam
Ms. Santi Wibanarto
Mrs. Lidya Kewas
Anonymous from UKI BC
Four Points by Sheraton
Terminal City Club
Sweet Chili Cafe

Our Donors
B.Setijawan Fam
Lulu Delinawati Fam
Theresia Hansen Fam

Our Raffle Ticket Supporters

Our Volunteering MCs: Ms. Frista Andriyani & Ms. Romila Barryman

Our Volunteering Performers:
Mr. Marlon Paulus & Mr. Imam Soegandhono
Ms. Heny Janawati , Larasati & Nusandari Maranda, Ms. Elizabeth Cho
Indonesian Dance Group led by Ms. Fetty Yuliani (Alfiana, Raisa, Shafira, Zhafira,Prita, Rini, Dian, Ika & Intan)

‘Care for Padang’ Documentary Clip
produced by Eduardus Pradipto and Riri, directed by Pandito Utomo, volunteering casts by Lupita Widyarso, Rani Rakhmadewi, Jazzira F. Utomo, Seanna Bailey, Singgih Yuwono & Christopher Hanno

Event Committee:
Lidya Kewas (Chair), Ronny Kewas, Erry Erryandsyah, Budi Setiawan, Pandito Utomo, Rome Boona, Teddy Rachmat, Singgih Yuwono, Agung Tjiptadi, Clara Kriswanto, Meilani Rodhia, Peter Purwanegara, Vidya Pamela Zain, Saleh Tjandra, Riandy Hendrawan

D Day Volunteers:
Fetty, Alfiana, Raisa, Shafira, Zhafira, Prita Wibanarto, Rini, Dian, Ika, Intan, Lupita, Abby, Seana, Alicia, Rai Smith, Yati Achjadi, Yanthie Indrakusuma, Indra

Volunteering Photographers:
Sam Dawis
Wahyuni Djuana

We tried to do our best to recognize all the individuals and organizations for their efforts to make our 'Care for Padang' fundraising event successful, and if by mistake we have not included your name and/or organization, we urge you to contact us by email at We hope for your continued support in the future and have a happy holiday.

Thanks again,

The Indonesian Association of BC

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thank You for Supporting Our 'Care for Padang' Fundraising Event

On behalf of Indonesian-Canadian communities throughout British Columbia, we would like to thank all of you for participating in our ‘Care for Padang’ fundraising event and making it a successful one. We really appreciate the resources provided by our event supporters, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Asian Pacific Post, OMNI TV, Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia and William Maranda Productions. In addition, we are so grateful for the contribution from each and every one of you as a donor, committee, volunteer, performer, food vendor, advertising buyer, auction bidder, raffle ticket buyer and/or attendee.

Your involvement makes it possible for us to care for our friends and families in Padang (West Sumatra), Indonesia, so that they have a better life and a high hope for their future after experiencing significant physical and psychological damages caused by the deadly earthquake. Having said that, with your help, we were able to raise net proceeds of CAD$4069.29.

The net proceeds will be donated via Canadian Red Cross, Kompas Humanitarian Fund – a disaster management fund organized by Indonesia’s major newspaper, and in-person, by Indonesian-Canadian community representatives, to the impacted locations, as part of joint-donation program organized by Indonesian-Canadian communities throughout Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Moreover, we want to congratulate the raffle ticket winners and encourage them to claim the prizes as soon as possible. The following lucky winners are*:

$1,000 winner – Karen M.; ticket number: 0202
$500 winner – Nora G.; ticket number: 0488
$250 winner – Jenny ; ticket number:0346

We hope for your continued support in the future and as a growing organization who wants to keep improving on promoting as well as participating in cultural events, your feedback is highly appreciated. Please send your feedback via email at Once again, thank you for your generous donation and/or contribution.


PERMAI-BC, The Indonesian Association of British Columbia

*To claim the prize, please bring or mail the ticket stub to the following address:
ATTN: Liza Wajong
510 Kelly St.
New Westminster, BC V3L 3V2