Who We are
The Calgary Korean Cultural Centre
“The Objects of The Calgary Korean Cultural Centre.”
WHO WE ARE
캘거리 한국 문화센터에 오신 것을 환영합니다.
다문화 국가인 캐나다에 사는 것에 감사하며 여러 민족에게 한국의 문화를 비롯한 여러 다른 문화를 기리고 서로 공유하기 위하여 캘거리 내에 한국 문화센터를 설립하게 되었습니다.
이 문화센터는 2016년 11월에 여러 가지 다양한 교양 및 문화 강좌를 개설하여 캘거리에 거주하시는 분들께 저렴한 가격으로 양질의 수업을 받는 혜택을 드리고자 합니다.
이 캘거리 한국 문화센터에서는 엄선히 선별된 최고의 강사들을 통하여 안락하고 편안한 강의실에서 학생 개개인에게 신경을 쓰는 수업을 제공하고 캘거리 거주인들에게 즐겁게 여가 선용을 하도록 추구합니다.
현재 여러 다양한 개설되어 운영되고 있으며 이용하는 학생들이 점점 늘어나고 있습니다. 앞으로도 더 많은 종류의 수업들이 개설 될 예정이며 캘거리에 거주하는 한인들 뿐 아니라 다른 민족들이 이용하여 혜택을 받을 수 있도록 발전하기를 기원합니다.
캘거리 한국 문화센터 회장 모니카 무스바우어
Welcome to Calgary Korean Cultural Center.
Living in Canada a country of great diversity, where we can experience many different kinds of cultures from all over the world.
The Calgary Korean Cultural Centre established in November 2016 to provide various recreational classes, such as guitar, ukulele, violin, English Language, Chinese Language, public speaking, self defense learning, ballet and K-pop dancing at affordable prices.
The purpose of this centre is to honor and share the Korean culture and to celebrate various other cultures with Calgary residents.
The Calgary Korean Cultural Center offers comfortable and cozy classrooms delivered by highly qualified instructors to provide individual and caring support that students enjoy.
Currently, there are many different kinds of classes operating in the centre. We guarantee the classes are enjoyable, fun and affordable activities to do. We hope that more classes will be opened in the future in order to benefit not only Koreans living in Calgary but also all Calgarians.
The Calgary Korean Cultural Centre President Monica Moosbauer
Fifty years’ story of
Calgary Korean Immigrants
The Calgary Korean Cultural Centre
Koreans have been immigrating to Calgary since the 1960’s. One of the earliest immigrants was the late Dr. Chang Young Kim, Professor of Physics at the University of Calgary. Dr. Kim and his family provided help for new Korean immigrants. His home became a community centre of sorts for these Koreans.
In 1968, he and early Korean immigrants founded the Calgary Korean Association (CKA). We will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CKA on August 19, 2017 at the annual Calgary Korean Day festival. The CKA represents about 15,000 Koreans living in and around Calgary, providing support for established and new Korean Canadians as well as awareness, appreciation and understanding of Korean culture for the general public. It is the umbrella organization that works closely with other Calgary Korean groups such as the Calgary Korean Seniors Association (CKSA), the Calgary Korean Cultural Centre (TCKCC), the Calgary Korean Lions Club (CKLC), the Korean Canadian Businessmen’s Association (KCBA), Calgary Korean Scholarship Foundation (CKSF), Calgary Korean Art Club (CKAC), and Calgary Korean Performing Arts Society (CKPAS) etc.
In 2010, the CKA moved to its current location at 7008 Farrell Road SE, Calgary, from a small converted house at 17th Avenue and 30th Street SW.
A milestone moment for the Calgary Korean community was the establishment of the Calgary Korean Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) in 2008. The CKSF was founded to provide financial and moral support to hardworking, highly achieving, and promising young Korean-Canadian and non-Korean Canadian students.
It helps to recognize and encourage students who dedicate their skills, knowledge and services to our community, and to allow aspiring young students to achieve their utmost potential.
In the last 10 years, the CKSF awarded 280 scholarships, to Korean-Canadian students and non-Korean Canadian students through an application and three referees evaluation (transcript 40%, essay 25%, volunteer/extra-curricular works 25% and reference 10%), and to others through scholarships awarded in conjunction with the University of Calgary.
In 1992, Korean immigrants establised the Calgary Korean Cultural Centre (TCKCC) to promote cultural exchange between Korean-Canadians and other interested Canadians and to fund raise to purchase/or build our own cultural centre. Currently, TCKCC offer various classes of cultural support education.
As of April 2017, twelve classes are in operation, and more than 100 people have joined. Day by day, the classes are growing in popularity.
Current classes include ESL, Kpop dance class, art and drawing class, ukulele class, guitar class etc. In the future, the school will provide an increasingly varied mix of programs such as Spanish Language, Chinese Language, and other classes. TCKCC plans to find talented lecturers, provide summer camps for the residents, and host regular shows by various Korean music and performance groups.
We have the dream of developing into an organization that can enjoy, share and educate with other multi-ethnic, non-Korean groups.
The Korean Canadian Businessmen’s Association (KCBA) was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization by Korean businessmen.
The KCBA was formed with support from businesspeople from South of Red Deer to the US border, to uphold their rights and to promote their status, solidarity and friendship. Currently there are about 200 members. The KCBA supplies goods to members at a preferential price by contracting with various suppliers and helps members to better communicate with suppliers.
The KCBA offers seminars, business fairs, publishes brochures and business news thus enhancing communication and information exchange among its members.
Besides member activities, the KCBA has made contributions for the betterment of the Calgary Korean community, participated in scholarship fundraising, hosted a charity luncheon and recreation for isolated seniors, and hosts golf tournament for Calgary Korean community.