About the PCA Calgary

Pakistan Canada Association (PCA) Calgary, formed in 1967 and officially registered in 1975, is a non-profit organization representing Canadians of Pakistani origin residing in Calgary and its surrounding areas.

Canadians of Pakistani heritage started to migrate and settle in Calgary in the early sixties. These early arrivals were young, enthusiastic and venture loving Pakistanis who came to Calgary in search of higher education and/or employment in the technical sector of then booming oil and gas industry.

The PCA Calgary was formed with the efforts of these early immigrants in 1967. However, it was officially registered on November 17, 1975. The first president of PCA Calgary in 1967 was Mr. Syed M Hasan. Of Course, there were many others who contributed to establish PCA Calgary.

Today, PCA is counted among one of the most active and vibrant cultural organizations in Calgary. PCA Calgary has it own Cultural Centre and has a community population estimated to be over fifteen thousands Pakistani’s.

Presidents Message

On behalf of PCA Calgary, I am very pleased to welcome you to the PCA Calgary Website.

PCA has vested a significant amount of time and effort to launch this website. We have tried to make it as informational and interactive as possible.

This website, in addition to the history and background of PCA Calgary, offers info on our upcoming and past events as wells as consular services updates and other relevant community matters. In addition, there are important links to other organizations and government sites, all for your ease and convenience.

We look forward to your comments and suggestions for further improvements.

 

With Regards,
Habib Abdullah
President PCA Calgary

Current Executive Team

Habib Abdullah

Habib Abdullah

President

Engineer, Master of Engineering (MEng)
Employed - University

Ch. Azhar Hunjra

Ch. Azhar Hunjra

Vice-President

Businessman
Owner Kamil Trucking

M. Azam Khaloo

M. Azam Khaloo

General Secretary

Master of Engineering;
Employed: Hydro & Power Division

Ansar Qureshi

Ansar Qureshi

Treasurer

Business Owner
Clear Solutions Technology

Imtiaz Shaheen Gondal

Imtiaz Shaheen Gondal

Joint Secretary

Business Owner

Dr. Rafat Chaudhry

Dr. Rafat Chaudhry

Public Relations Director


Employed - Health Care

Nazira Shah

Nazira Shah

Social Director


Wasim Sadiq

Wasim Sadiq

Youth & Sports Director


M. Yaseen

M. Yaseen

Past President

Engineer, Master of Engineering (MEng), MBA
Employed - Oil & Gas Industry

 

 

Past Presidents

No. Name Year
1 Syed M. Hasan 1967
2 Khalid Aziz 1968
3 Gary Tabmazin 1969
4 Khaliq Quresh 1970
5 Ahmad Yahya 1971
6 M. Aqeel Athar 1972
7 Mehfooz Kanwar 1973
8 Manzoor Cokar & Alim-ul-Haq 1974
9 Tasleem Wasti 1975
10 Syed M. Akib Soquib 1976
11 Azam Zaidi 1977
12 Samad Lateef 1978
13 Javed B. Kadri 1979
14 Qazi S. Ahmed 1980
15 Alim Ghaznavi 1981
16 Khalil Kirmani 1982
17 Aziz-U-Rahman 1983
18 Jamila Mahmud 1984
19 Ansa Athar & Iqbal Azim 1985
20 M. Rasheed 1986-87
21 Amirali Kabani 1988
22 M. Qaisar 1989-90
23 M. A. Khan 1991-93
24 B. Khan 1993-95
25 M. Yaseen 1995-97
26 S. Khan 1997-99
27 M. Yaseen 1999-2003
28 Masood Parvez 2003-2007
29 Athar Zaidi 2007-2011
30 M. Yaseen 2011-2015

Mission & Vision

The main objectives of PCA are:

  • Promote understanding, harmony, tolerance and good relations between Canadians of Pakistani heritage and the community at large.
  • Encourage participation in social, cultural and educational functions/programs not only within the Pakistani community but Canadian society as a whole.

Motto

Our motto is Understanding, Tolerance, Acceptance and Harmony (UTAH).

Community News

Calgary Visit of High Commission of Pakistan along with Consulate General Pakistan
Calgary Visit of High Commission of Pakistan along with Consulate General Pakistan
Dear Friends We would like to confirm the visit of High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada His Excellency Tariq Azim  Khan along with Consul General Pakistan in Vancouver will be meeting the Pakistani Community on 6th March 2016 at Pakistan House in Westwinds Hall. On behalf of executives of Pakistan Canada Association we would like to invite all ...
March 5, 2016
Collaborative Problem Solving.. A new approach to working with children
On behalf of Executives of Pakistan Canada Association Calgary, it is our pleasure to invite all of you to the “Collaborative Problem Solving”.. A new approach to working with children. This will be presented by Dr, Abdul Rahman, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. This will be held at the Pakistan House located at 507-4656 Westwinds Dr, N.E Calgary ...
February 3, 2016
Urdu Classes Graduation of 2015
Urdu Classes Graduation of 2015
On behalf of Executives of Pakistan Canada Association Calgary, it is my pleasure to invite all of you to the Urdu Classes Graduation of 2015 which will be held at the: PCA House on December 20th, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm Our chief guest for this auspicious occasion will be Honourable Irfan Sabir.  Please attend to encourage, and ...
December 16, 2015
PCA Calgary moved a resolution strongly condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris
” Pakistan Canada Association (PCA) Calgary held a vigil and a moment of silence on Sunday November 15, 2015 at PCA Centre (Calgary) in remembrance of the Paris victims. PCA moved a resolution strongly condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris which took more than 132 innocent lives, while wounding many more. PCA and its community ...
November 16, 2015
Pakistan Canada Association Seniors Day
Pakistan Canada Association Seniors Day
On behalf of Executives of Pakistan Canada Association Calgary, would like to invite to a get together with Seniors: When:November 15th 2015 Time 2-5 PM Where PCA House- Guest Speaker- Dr. Syed Sajjad Ahmed Audiologist- Refreshments will be served Please Click Here further information Looking forward to your presence.
November 9, 2015
Grand Mushaira to take place on 12th Sept 2015 at Genesis Center Multipurpose hall A and B at 8 PM.
Grand Mushaira to take place on 12th Sept 2015 at Genesis Center Multipurpose hall A and B at 8 PM.
Tickets are $10 and are available with the Organizing Committee and any PCA Executives. Please Click Here for More Details.
September 8, 2015
PCA HONOURING PAST PRESIDENT AND HOSTING OATH TAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW EXECUTIVES
PCA Calgary is hosting a very special event to honour its past Presidents since 1967 on Sunday July 26th 2015 at PCA house (507-4566 Westwinds Drive NE) at 2:30 PM   In addition, there will be an oath taking ceremony for new Executives of PCA.   You and your family are invited to participate in honoring past Presidents and welcoming our new Executives.
July 24, 2015
PCA Eid & Pakistan Independence Day
PCA Eid & Pakistan Independence Day
Click Here for Details on the PCA Eid & Pakistan Independence Day Program
July 7, 2015
Chand Raat Program
Chand Raat Program
Please click here for more details on the Chand Raat Program
July 7, 2015
PCA Board Election Results 2015
PCA Board Election Results 2015
Please Note: The Time and Place for the Oath Taking Ceremony will be announced by the PCA at a later date. Please Click Here for More Details
June 10, 2015

New Comers

Please Stay tuned for a complete newcomers packages, coming soon.

PCA Hall

The Pakistan Cultural Centre is located at

507 – 4656 Westwinds Drive NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada

The Pakistan Cultural Centre is a multipurpose community centre for Pakistani’s living in Calgary Alberta.

If you would like to book the PCA Hall, please click here.

 

 

PCA Volunteers

This Page is dedicated to all our outstanding Volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. On behalf of the PCA and the Community we Thank You for your efforts and recognize you as a valuable member of the Pakistani Community in Calgary.

 

Dr. A.Q Qureshi

Dr. A.Q Qureshi

Valued Member


 

PCA By-Laws

Please Click on the link below to read the Pakistan Canada Association Calgary By-Laws

 

PCA BY-LAWS