The South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA) is a student organization at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.  The club promotes networking among students to build stronger ties.  By working in unison with our peers, we raise awareness by addressing issues of social concern.

 

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SAPNA (South Asian Peer Network Association) Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference

The Director to the Centre for Indo-Canadians Studies at UFV will appoint an Indo-Canadian Student Advisory Committee (SAPNA). The role of the SAPNA is to discuss and provide their input about the programs and study offered by CICS.

  1. The SAPNA shall consist of persons appointed by the Coordinator of the CICS.
  1. Membership on the SAPNA will consist of the Director to the CICS, Coordinator to the CICS, eight to ten students. (drawn from all 4 years of school)
  1. The Coordinator of the CICS will solicit nominations for membership in SAPNA by working with partner groups at UFV, and working to foster ties with the UFV student population at large.
  1. To ensure continuity, individual appointments to SAPNA shall normally be for a one-year to two-year renewable term.
  1. One student advisor through voting or appointment will be selected to sit on the Indo-Canadian Advisory Committee for the CICS.
  1. The SAPNA will meet 5 times a year.
  1. Resignations from SAPNA shall be made in writing to the Coordinator for the CICS at UFV.

 

Executive Committee

Jaskirat Pannu, Co-Chair: jaskirat.pannu@student.ufv.ca

Sharanjit Sandhra, Staff Supervisor Email: sharanjit.sandhra@ufv.ca


 

Please contact sapna@ufv.ca for information on upcoming events.
October 20 5-7 pm Diwali Celebrations at UFV (Please note the change in time)
October 24 Chai Time- 6-8 pm
Please see our calendar for details

PAST EVENTS
March 1, 2010

SAPNA is Celebrating Holi! With a GRAND SPONGE WAR FINALE!

The South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA) are back again with an event to celebrate the message of love and peace - Holi.

Today Holi is an excuse for Indians to shed inhibitions and caste differences for a day of spring fever and fun. People from all ages spend the day flirting and misbehaving in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly colored powder (gulal) over each other.

The event will be held on Monday, March 1 from 3:00pm - 5:30pm Rain or Shine! Meet us at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (University House, Building F) at 3pm to learn about the history of Holi and how it is celebrated around the world.

Only a $5 dollar entry fee; with your ticket you can have Samosas; Indian chai; Henna; Learn some Bhangra steps and purchase a White T-shirt.

Come and Live a Little!

For more information please contact:

sapna.ufv@gmail.com

Raj: 778.997.5115

3:00pm - 4:00pm The History of Holi – Indian Chai will be served.

4:00pm - 4:30pm Bhangra performance with some step lessons.

4:00pm - 4:30pm Mehndi (Henna), Food (Samosas and Sweets)

4:30pm – 5:00pm Bollywood Music and Holi and Grand Sponge War Finale!

We will meet in the roped off parking lot at around 4.30ish where the throwing of colours will take place!! (Watch out for signs) Be prepared to get splashed with color if seen within the roped area.

Bring a white t-shirt (color not mandatory) and a change of clothes. It will be messy, but there will be spaces to change.

Come out and celebrate with us, it will be an unforgettable event!

Grand Sponge War Finale! Bring a change of clean clothes. Cleaning up areas will be provided.

WANT TO HELP WITH ORGANIZING THE EVENT?

Call Raji 778.997.5115 or

Email: raji_heer82@hotmail.com

SAPNA Presents "A Warrior's Religion" a documentary by Mani Amar
The documentary is poetic in nature and told in the manner of an unbiased editorial. It features interviews with community leaders, media personalities, and other prominent figures in the South Asian community, along with historical references, news footage, crime statistics, South Asian youth interviews, and cultural comparisons.

May 21st & May 22nd 5:30pm & 7:45pm showings University of Fraser Valley - Building B Room B101 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC

tickets $10 - call for tickets: 604.288.2528 or 604.339.9416 Tickets available online at: www.WarriorsReligion.com

For Further Information contact us at sapna.ufv@gmail.com

 

SAPNA is Celebrating Holi!

 

The South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA) are back again with an event to celebrate the message of love and peace - Holi.

 

Today Holi is an excuse for Indians to shed inhibitions and caste differences for a day of spring fever and Big Fun. People from all ages spend the day flirting and misbehaving in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly colored powder (gulal) over each other.

 

The event will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 3- 5 pm Rain or Shine. ! Meet us at the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies (University House, Building F) at 3pm to learn about the history of Holi and how it is celebrated around the world.

 

 

 

Only a $5 dollar entry fee; with your ticket you can purchase Samosas; Indian chai; Henna; Learn some Bhangra steps and purchase a White T-shirt.

 

Come and Live a Little!

For more information please contact:

sapna.ufv@gmail.com

Bal: 778.549.2824

Raj: 778.997.5115

 

 

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm The History of Holi - Tea will be served.

 

4:00pm - 4.30pm Bhangra performance with some step lessons.

 

4:00pm Mehndi (Henna)

 

Food (Samosas and Sweets)

 

4:30pm - 5pm Bollywood Music and Holi

 

 

 

We will meet in the roped off parking lot at around 4.30ish where the throwing of colours will take place!! (Watch out for signs) Be prepared to get splashed with colour if seen within the roped area.

 

Bring a white t-shirt (colour not mandatory) and a change of clothes. It will be messy, but there will be spaces to change.

 

Come out and celebrate with us, it will be an unforgettable event!

 

CANDY GRAMS ON CAMPUS!

For $5 you can send a candy gram to someone special on campus. Send it to your girlfriend/boyfriend, a professor, the librarians or anyone on campus that has made a difference. LOVE IS ALL WE NEED

To raise funds for the floods which have devastated Fiji causing over 44 million dollars of damage. The country is in a state of emergency and we want to do everything we can to help.

Purchase: February 9 & 10 Where: Building B in the front by registration Time: 12-3 Price: $5 Delivery: February 11, 12, 13

Proceeds will go to the FIJI REDCROSS

For more info please email sapna.ufv@gmail.com Or call 604- 854-4547

Comedy Night

South Asian Peer Networking Association (SAPNA) with support from Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) present Comedy Night with Sunee Dhaliwal and Ivan Decker at Casey's, Monday 27th October. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. All proceeds will be going to the Abbotsford Food Bank. SAPNA is a group of students interested in promoting South Asian Culture at UFV. For more information about Comedy Night or getting involved with SAPNA, please contact Raji @ 778 997 5115 or Bal @778 549 2824, email: sapna.ufv@gmail.com.

South Asian Peer Networking Association (SAPNA) with support from Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) present Comedy Night with Sunee Dhaliwal and Ivan Decker at Casey's, Monday 27th October. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. All proceeds will be going to the Abbotsford Food Bank. SAPNA is a group of students interested in promoting South Asian Culture at UFV. For more information about Comedy Night or getting involved with SAPNA, please contact Raji @ 778 997 5115 or Bal @778 549 2824, email: .

 

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