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News and Updates

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CUA and Gateway Collab

A New Beginning

Partnership Announcement

The Canada Urdu Association is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership agreement with U.S. based Gateway Urdu. Gateway Urdu leads the way in virtual educational programming for kids, youth, young professionals and adults around the world. The team at Gateway Urdu inspires the next generation, building their confidence and reinforcing their cultural identity through the language of Urdu. Their engaging courses and knowledgeable instructors catapult the learning experience, giving students the confidence to comprehend and communicate effectively in their environment.

We are delighted to partner up with Gateway Urdu, who are actively and successfully fulfilling the very important role of Urdu learning and education in North America, and beyond. We are excited by the opportunities and benefits our members and community will get through this partnership. Further exciting details and particulars of this association will be provided to our members and community in the days and weeks ahead. We extend a very warm and enthusiastic welcome to Gateway Urdu and it's team into the CUA family.

Mohtaram Mohammad Rafiq Sahib

Mohtaram Mohammad Rafiq

1943 - 2021

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mohtaram Mohammad Rafiq Sahib. He was a founding member of The Canada Urdu Association when the society came into being in 1997. He has been attached with the organization at the hip since its inception, serving as director, president, and in latter years as mentor and advisor to the board of directors of a new generation. The Canada Urdu Association has been one of Mohtaram Rafiq Sahib's many life's works, to the enormous benefit and reward of it's members and the Urdu speaking community at large in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

He will be tremendously missed by all of us at The Canada Urdu Association. All of us extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Mohtaram Rafiq Sahib's family, friends, and loved ones. May they find the strength and peace to bear his enormous loss.

Sunday Feb 14, 2021

Aalmi Mushaira

The Canada Urdu Association proudly held our inaugural Aalmi Mushaira. The program was broadcast live on our YouTube and Facebook pages

عالمی مشاعرہ

اتوار ، 14 فروری

کینیڈا اردو ایسوسی ایشن نے ہمارے پہلے عالمی مشاعرہ کا انعقاد کیا

Dec 2020


The Canada Urdu Association held its Annual General Meeting on Dec 27, 2020 via Zoom video conferencing. This is the first time an AGM has been held in a virtual gathering, because of current Covid-19 social distancing protocols that are in place. Originally scheduled for Dec 26th, the meeting was rescheduled for Sunday, Dec 27, where those present formed the quorum. A new board was elected to serve a two year term.

سالانہ جنرل میٹنگ

زوم ویڈیو کانفرنسنگ کے ذریعہ کینیڈا اردو ایسوسی ایشن نے اپنی سالانہ جنرل میٹنگ 27 دسمبر 2020 کو منعقد کی۔ یہ پہلا موقع ہے جب کینیڈا اردو ایسوسی ایشن کے ممبر کا اجلاس ویڈیو کانفرنسنگ کے ذریعے ہوا ہے۔ ایک نیا بورڈ دو سال کی مدت کے لئے منتخب کیا گیا۔

March 2020


Due to the coronavirus pandemic our normal activites are currently on pause for the foreseable future. Given the social distancing guidelines in effect in British Columbia it is not sensible or responsible to hold gatherings like our bi-monthly mushairas or other such events. We hope things can return to some sort of normal semblance soon. Meantime, please look after your wellbeing and wear mask when outdoors.

کورونا وائرس

کورونا وائرس وبائی امراض کی وجہ سے فی الحال ہماری عام سرگرمیاں رک گئیں ہیں۔ ہمیں امید ہے کہ جلد ہی چیزیں معمول پر آجائیں گی۔ اس دوران ، براہ کرم اپنی صحت کی دیکھ بھال کریں اور جب آپ باہر جائیں تو ماسک پہنیں۔ شکریہ۔

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