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LMBCS | Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society

What is LMBCS?

Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society of British Columbia, Canada, is a registered non-profit charitable organization promoting Bengali culture and heritage in Vancouver and lower mainland through various socio-cultural activities and events since 1977. LMBCS is a non political organization. We are proud to be a part of Canada’s multicultural society. We strive to foster and carry forward Bengali traditions and values along with other great traditions in the lower mainland area.

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Vancouver Bangla Vidyalaya

Bangla school classes take place every other Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The school is intended for children between 5 and 12 years of age. Interested parents do not have to be LMBCS members to enrol their children.

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Engaged Seniors

LMBCS started a new multi-year project called Engaged Seniors with the goal of helping with seniors’ issues and keeping them engaged. This is done through an Employment and Social Development Canada grant called New Horizons Seniors Program (NHSP). The grant is administered by a Steering Committee of senior LMBCS members and a Seniors’ Program Coordinator (no age restrictions).

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LMBCS Student Bursary

The last EC has resumed the bursary that used to be given to the children of LMBCS members when they enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

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Durga Puja – 2021

This year Durga puja will be held on October 15th to October 17th.

The event dates mentioned above are tentative and are currently planned to be organized virtually.


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New Committee for 2021 – 2022

New LMBCS Executive committee 2021 – 2022, were elected during 2021 Annual General Meeting held on April 11th, 2021.

Meet our new committee

Legacy Library

Book collection

We are happy to announce that Dr. Biswanath Sen and Mrs. Ruby Sen gave away their large collection of books accumulated over many years to our member Supriya (Moonmoon) Bhattacharyya.
 
Recently, Dr. Asoke Chaklader and Mrs. Radha Chaklader also gave their large collection of books to Supriya Bhattacharyya who pledged to both the donors that she will make them available to the community.
 

 

Updated bylaws and constitution

The LMBCS bylaws were updated, and approved on January 16th, 2021 in a Special General Meeting held online in a Zoom call.

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Magazine 2020

Magazine cover - 2020

Our home on the web

Welcome to Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society Website. Within the website you will have the opportunity to explore the various events we hold throughout the year, scroll through pictures from past events, meet our executive committee, and provide feedback.