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Who are we?

Edmonton Bengali Association (EBA) is a non-profit organization registered in 1979 in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta. The organization is governed by an elected board of directors and is responsible for basic functions of the organization. We are volunteer run, non-political organization that conducts various social, religious and charitable activities throughout the year. We take great pride in promoting our diversity, rich cultural heritage, community development and our experience as immigrants. We welcome everyone who loves or would like to know more about Bengali culture and traditions.

Everyone is welcome in our festivals and events irrespective of their ethnicity, religious, cultural or social beliefs.

Our Anthem

Memories of the good old days of Edmonton Bengalis

Can we ever forget it?

These were seen by our eyes, were voice of our hearts

Can it ever be forgotten?

Our History

Bengali population started settling in Edmonton, Alberta from the 1960s and its number gained momentum in the seventies. The yearnings of the local Bengalis for their traditions and cultural memories of the homeland engendered some sort of inner effervescence in their heart. Eventually, Bengali newcomers started celebrating Bengali cultural activities including Durga puja in Edmonton from the early 1970s. In 1979 they created and registered an official body in Edmonton with the name “Edmonton Bengali Association (EBA)”. Soon, the members of the EBA aspired.

The traditions continued with some elevated enthusiasm especially because of an exponential growth of Bengali population in Edmonton and in the surrounding areas.

The membership to the Association is open to all – who want to learn & contribute to the promotion of Bengali culture, music, literature, arts, drama and similar activities.

Our Facility

Edmonton Bengali Association has its own facility of 4400 sq. ft. approximately, in South Edmonton since 2011. It is being used as cultural learning Centre including Bengali language and for social gatherings, official meetings and recreational activities such as chess, carrom & table tennis. The facility also serves as EBA office and a safe storage for idols, and various other cultural artifacts.

Our Mission

The organization’s mission is to foster Bengali culture and heritage and promote harmony among communities.

Promote awareness of Bengali identity, its cultural and religious heritage

Create opportunities for multiculturalism and literary expression

Provide volunteer opportunities in the Edmonton area

Promote youth involvement in community development programs

Promote collaborations with other communities and organizations

Inculcate values of our culture, heritage and traditions to future generations

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