Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina is a registered non-profit community organization. Its mandate is to preserve its cultural values and engage other multicultural communities through various social and cultural events for the development of the community.
The Community aims to preserve Bhutanese-Nepali culture, language and fundamental social identity of the community living in the beautiful Queen city (Regina) by organizing various community activities. The community is committed to protect and promote the socio-cultural values of the Bhutanese- Nepali community to preserve for the future generation in Regina and across Canada within the multicultural framework of Canadian society.
The meeting among the Bhutanese-Nepali community members was held on December 25th, 2011 in the historical city of Regina. After the rigorous discussion among the members present in the meeting; we decided to form an organization named “Bhutanese-Nepali Community of Regina Inc.” which is an independent, non-profit, non-political and non-governmental community organization. There is no discrimination on the ground of religion, language, color, gender, political ideology and cultural background to be a member of this community (Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina). The community is committed to promote its socio-cultural values and contribute towards the development of multicultural communities in Regina and area through various social activities like Arts, Music, Sports, and other social events.
a. The mission of the Bhutanese-Nepali Community of Regina Inc. (BNCOR) is to preserve Bhutanese-Nepali cultural heritage, language, customs, education, and social bonding among the members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community living in Regina.
b. The community organizes various social and cultural events on the special occasion to depict the fundamental socio-cultural identity and to contribute toward the development of Canadian Multicultural society.
c. BNCOR works toward the unity of cultural diversity to bridge the community to many other multicultural communities in Regina in various capacities.
a.Preservation of Cultural values, heritage language, and literature through community participation and education.
b.To promote our fundamental social identity and create an intercultural connection to other communities within the multicultural framework.
c.Shares our values, experience, arts, and music to younger generations by engaging the community to continue our heritage languages and cultural values.
A Glimpse of History:
The Bhutanese Nepali are descendants of Nepalese migrants that settled in Southern Bhutan in the late 1890s. Originally recruited by the Government of Bhutan to clear the jungles of Southern Bhutan in the late 1890s, they were called Lhotshampas, meaning ‘People from the South’. Over time the Lhotshampas prospered in Bhutan and became high-ranking government officials and educators by the end of 1980. They made up 45% of the population of Bhutan and the booming economy of the country.
Beginning in the early 1990s, members of an ethnic minority population living in southern Bhutan began to flee rising levels of violence and persecution at the hands of the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights due to religious and cultural differences, the group eventually sought protection in UNHCR-established refugee camps in Nepal. Ultimately, the number of refugees swelled to over 100,000, housed in seven camps in eastern Nepal.
Many years of living in the refugee camps with the hope of returning to their own homeland to Bhutan were unsuccessful. In 2007 the international communities initiated the third country settlement for Bhutanese Refugees who have been confined in the refugee camps over two decades in Eastern Nepal. Around 6500 Refugees settled across Canada as part of the Resettlement process and started their new lives in Canada beginning of 2009. As a part of this resettlement process around 300 people made their settlement journey to the beautiful queen city in Regina from 2009 – 2014 and made Regina as their permanent homeland adding another cultural value to this beautiful city.
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Thank you for attending the Nepali New Year Celebration on April 14, 2018
Thank you, members, of Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina for attending our Nepali New Year Celebration on April 14, 2018.
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina would like to extend a Big thanks to all our member’s families, board members volunteers and youth who committed their time tirelessly for making this event very successful.Your hard work for making this event successful was much appreciated and look forward to working with you in the same spirit in the upcoming event. Thank you all the guested and families for attending new year event .
Upcoming Event. 6th Anniversary and New Year 2019 Celebration December 29, 2018
Call for Volunteers 2019/ 2020 board members .Please register here to express your interest to volunteers for the community.
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina Inc.
Annual General Meeting January 20, 2018
Thanks for all the members of Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina who attended our Annual General Meeting on January 20, 2018. The Board of BNCOR presented annual financial statement of the fiscal year 2017 . The financial book is closed for 2017 now.
Thank you board members of 2017.
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina would like to extend a ‘Big Thanks’ to all our board members of the year 2017 who committed their time tirelessly for the community. Your hard work and uncountable hours of volunteers for the community will be remembered in a meaningful way in the memory of our Community.
Many thanks and appreciation for your hard work in which you have contributed and driven the community in many areas in different capacity by playing the role that was given to you. The promised made and the journey set of for achieving common goals of our community. You all succeeded in the role given to you and made whole community smile by engaging them in multiples events and activities throughout the year. The role of our members and member’s family was significant on supporting in every steps of the activities that we had and we would like to thank you all who made this success.
Congratulation for new elected volunteers of the board 2018
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina would like to congratulate our newly elected board members for 2018.Together we will rock the year 2018 to another horizon.In addition, we have six volunteer position are vacant still.Please express your interest to volunteers for the year 2018.
Wishing you all Happy Nepali New Year 2075 B.S
Thank you for joining with us to Celebrate our culture on December 31, 2017
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina would like to extend big thank you to our members, volunteers, guests and well-wisher for joining with us in our 5th Annual Anniversary and New Year 2018 Celebration on December 31, 2017.
5th Anniversary and New Year 2018 Celebration December 31, 2017
Bhutanese-Nepali Community of Regina is hosting its 5th Anniversary and New Year 2018 Celebration on December 31, 2017, from 10:00 am -2:00pm. Please complete the registration form below if you are interested to join with us in the event. The purpose of registration is to make the planning process easier. Thank you for your interest in joining with us to celebrate our culture .Please be reminded that event registration is closed now. Thank you for registration and looking forward to seeing you all at the event.
Nepali Version Invitation
Community Bridging and Capacity Building Final Series
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina is offering its final series of ‘Community Bridging and Capacity Building project from December 2nd – 30th 2017. We encourage our youths and seniors to participate in the given time and dates. The community also would like to thanks, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan for funding this project.
Dipawali Celebration 2017
Bhutanese -Nepali Community of Regina would like to thanks all our community members for joining us to celebrate Dipawali Special Event on October 21, 2017. It was a very successful event with the celebration of culture and engaging our young generation.
Dipawali Night October 21, 2017
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina would like to invite all our community members and families to join in our upcoming Dipawali night. For more information please refer our poster.
Happy Dashara and Dipawali 2017
Bhutanese- Nepali Community of Regina Inc. Board Structure 2018
Nepali calendar and Daily News click the links below