Registration of SLCAO as a Nonprofit Organisation

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the steps being taken to register SLCAO as a Nonprofit Organization.

It is SLCAO’s 40th Anniversary and it is high time that this well respected and established organization be registered with Corporations Canada as a Nonprofit Organization. When SLCAO is incorporated, the constitution will be referred to as “By-laws”. Since it is a mature organization, in-order to register it, we need to call a Special General Meeting (SGM) and get the new by-laws approved from members, as per section 13 of the Constitution.

Here are the timelines that will lead to the SGM:

March 25th – April 9th : Draft by-laws are circulated to all Members via email and feedback requested till April 7th 2016.

April 9th – SLCAO Will officially schedule the SGM as per Section 13 of the (existing) constitution and send the final version of By-laws to members via email.

April 30th – SLCAO SGM to vote on the new By-laws.

Click here to download draft by-laws…

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Sinhalese Radio Stations

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Tune into Sawana Radio every Saturdays 8pm-9pm and retelecast on Tuesdays 8pm-9pm.

Link: http://sawana.ca/

Sinhalese Rhythm

Tune into 93.1 FM, alternate Tuesdays from 11:00 am to Noon for an exclusive Sinhalese radio broadcast, hosted by Priyantha Wijeweera of Ottawa.

Check the schedule for more information https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/guide.html

Click here to listen to previous https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/476/info.html

Latest SLCAO Email Updates

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Click here to read the last 3 email news posted by the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa. Please subscribe to receive the latest updates via email by completing the form located at the bottom of the page.

  • Sri Lankan Short Eats.


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    Dear Members and friends,

    This is an Important message from one of our sponsors of the upcoming Sinhalese Heritage Day/New Year event.

    Please support this. 

    Thank you!
    Executive Committee,
    SLCAO

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  • Second Annual Walk-A-Thon


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    Dear Members and friends,

     

    Please see upcoming Second Annual Walk-A-Thon hosted by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa. Please support  this event.

    Thank you,
    Executive Committee,
    SLCAO

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  • Dinner Dance with Athula


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    Dear Members and friends,

    The Ottawa Music Lovers has requested the following notice be circulated to the Sri Lankan community of Ottawa. 

    Please support this event. 

    Thank you!
    Executive Committee,
    SLCAO
     

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SLCAO Building Fund and SLCAO Scholarship Fund

October 26th, 2015

Dear Members,

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce 2 long term initiatives;

SLCAO Building Fund

The main objective of this fund is to build enough capital to fund a Sri Lankan Community Center in the future. Money collected will be invested in a long term growth mutual funds and purchased via TD Waterhouse brokerage. The exact type of investment equity will be the decision of the Executive Committee (current and future) based on market conditions with advice from a licensed Investment Advisor.

SLCAO Scholarship Fund

The main objective of this fund is to build enough capital to finance an ongoing program of providing scholarships to an underprivileged school/individual in Sri Lanka or in Canada. The founding stone to this initiative was placed when SLCAO undertook and implemented a one-time Scholarship fund raiser in the 2013/14 EC year to a Primary school in Mangala Eliya in Sri Lanka (see youtube video here http://tinyurl.com/ng3xu6r). At the 2013 Christmas party $470 was raised for this purpose and Past President Roshan Fernando personally delivered it to the School in Sri Lanka.

Moving forward from this year, monies raised for Scholarships will not be distributed, instead it will be invested. The returns of the investment will be used to fund the SLCAO Scholarship program. While we hope to raise as much as possible in the current year at least to fund 1 or 2 students, the majority of the benefit would be in the upcoming years. The Executive Committee will decide as to which underprivileged school/individual to be funded.

Money collected will be invested in dividend/income equity fund and purchased via TD Waterhouse brokerage. The exact type of investment equity will be the decision of the Executive Committee (current and future) based on market conditions with advice from a licensed Investment Advisor.

Please stay tuned for the upcoming fund raisers to support these two causes.

Thank you

SLCAO Executive Committee