POSTED BY The Editor | Dec, 01, 2019 |

Dear members and friends of MSBCA,

I’m delighted and honored to be the Acting President of MSBCA.

Having grown up in Singapore and being in MSBCA is like the closest thing to home or shall I say, my second home!

MSBCA celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. As the year draws to a close, I would like to reflect on the many achievements and celebrations of MSBCA:

From hosting a joyous Chinese New Year Banquet and Senior Spring Festival Lunch to showcasing our beautiful Cultural Night.

From performing and presenting ourselves at various communities to our own cooking and dancing classes.

From bringing rare heritage costumes from Malaysia to making our own in-house creations.

From our daily activities at the clubhouse to a bustling bus tour in rural southern Alberta.

MSBCA stands proudly on the shoulders of many individuals and families who have volunteered, participated, and supported our club. As we end the year 2019, I would like to give my deepest thanks to our members and our volunteers.

For upcoming activities and events, I would like to highlight our Christmas party on Saturday, December 7. It’ll be a tasty potluck. I encourage you to come and connect with others. And, for the winter season cheer, MSBCA will be hosting a ladies-only slumber party on New Year’s Eve at the clubhouse. (Sorry gentlemen, you will have to find another venue to host a slumber party.)

Our Chinese New Year 2020 celebration will be held on Saturday, February 8 which is the auspicious date of Chap Goh Mei (fifteenth and final day of the festival). The venue is the Magnolia Banquet Hall. This is quite a change from the previous CNY banquets, one of which I organized back in 2016, but fresh ideas are always welcome. Many volunteers will be needed. If you can assist, please reach out to me or any of our board members. For a complete listing of other events, please refer to our MSBCA website.

Lastly, please remember to renew your membership for 2020. Thank you to those who have renewed your membership. Welcome onboard!

In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you. Together, we will take MSBCA up to the next level.

Giva Balasingam


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