The Gujarati Cultural Society of Manitoba was incorporated in 1978 in Winnipeg by people from the western State (Province) of Gujarat, India. The GCSM is a non-profit organization operating with the primary objective of preserving and promoting the Gujarati language, traditions, rich heritage and vibrant culture. With more than two thousand members, the GCSM has been actively involved in enhancing the understanding and friendship among all other communities in Manitoba.
With active participation of its members, the society achieves its objectives through various cultural and social activities, such as cultural shows, annual picnic, Anand Bazaar (Food Festival), participating in FOLKORAMA, celebrating festivals like NAVARATRI (Nine Nights of Dancing) and Diwali (Festival of Lights). GCSM publishes quarterly newsletter ‘DARPAN’ for their members.
The GCSM operates Gujarati Language School for children with the help of many volunteer teachers and support staff. The school is recognized by the provincial school system and the students of the Gujarati School receive credit in their regular school.
Gujarati community is one of the most active and thriving communities in Manitoba. This site provides general information on events and activities of the Gujarati community.