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The Ontario Konkani Association was formed when a few Konkani families got together as an informal group in 1988 to celebrate Diwali. As our numbers grew, the need for a formal organization was evident. Today, the association has close to 400 registered members and holds several events annually.
To bring the Konkani community together and to promote and preserve Konkani culture and heritage through education, art, language, charitable and recreational activities and events.
The Executive Committee (EC) is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the organization and has elected members as President, Vice President, Entertainment Coordinator, Food Coordinator, Treasurer, Webmaster, and Youth representatives, with all these positions ably assisted by Joint Coordinators. The Vice President and Joint Coordinators are elected as President and main Coordinators for the subsequent term.
Our traditional annual events include Diwali, Navratri, Ugadi, Satyanarayana Puja and Annual Picnic. OKA’s Senior Forum develops and implements sociocultural programs to help community seniors. Konkani Premier League (KPL) holds a cricket tournament in the summer for members of all ages. With the pandemic and lockdown since 2020, OKA has had to innovate and evolve and has been hosting several virtual events to keep the community connected. In 2006, OKA hosted the North American Konkani Sammelan in Hamilton, Ontario.
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