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MASA Election Dinner

Date: March 30, 2013

Time: 6p.m.

Venue: Saskatoon Asian Restaurant, Downtown Saskatoon


Ongoing Events:



Past Events:

Badminton Tournament

Date: March 22, 2013 (Friday)

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

Venue: Education gym


Carnival of Solidarity

Date: March 15, 2013

Time: 7p.m. - late

Venue: Louis Pub University of Saskatchewan 


Games Night

Date: March 9th, 2013 (Saturday)

Location: ISSAC’s GC lounge, University of Saskatchewan

Time:  Starts at 6.15 pm


Table Mountain Snowboarding/Skiing Trip
Date: Feb  16, 2013
Time: TBA
Venue: University Place Riel- 
 
Chinese New Year Dinner
Date: Feb 9, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Genesis Family Restaurant, 901 D 22nd Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 0R9

Movie Night 
Date: Jan 30, 2013
Time: 7.30 pm 
Venue: ISSAC Lounge, University of Saskatchewan

Tobogganing & Skating
Date: Jan 19th, 2013
Venue: Diefenbaker Park & Meewasin Skating Rink
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Potluck: bring your best dish competition! 
Date:  Jan 5th, 2013
Venue: 307A, 1006 Albert Avenue, S7H 2C5 SK
Time : 6 pm
Prince Albert National Park Trip
Date: Dec 28-30, 2012

Prince Albert Trip
Date:Dec 28-30, 2012
Venue: Prince Albert National Park

Movie night (In collaboration with AIESEC)
Date: Nov 15, 2012
Time: 7pm 
Venue: ISSAC Lounge, University of Saskatchewan

MASA Snack Delight Sale
Date: Nov 13, 2012
Time: 10a.m.-4.30p.m.
Venue: Arts tunnel, University of Saskatchewan

Pumpkin Carving and Teh Tarik night
Date:Oct 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Location: 203 111, 111th Street, Saskatoon, S7N 1S8
Time: 6pm-9pm
Note: BYOP(Bring your own pumpkin)

Campus Expo
Date: Oct 12,2012 (Friday)
 Location:International student lounge, University of Saskatchewan.
Time:2-4pm

Thanksgiving Potluck
Date: October 7, 2012 (Sunday)
Dinner at 6.30pm 
Venue:111, Fawcett Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7T 0E8, Canada

Mid-Autumn Festival- Lantern Walk & outdoor activities (Soccer & Ultimate Frisbee)
Date: Sep 29,2012 (Saturday)
Location: Kiwanis park (Don't forget to dress warm!)
Time: 4 - 8pm

Corn Maze & Petting Zoo
Date:Sept 23, 2012 (Sunday)
Venue:Youth Farm Corn Maze 
          Rosthern, SK
Time:11.30 am -5 pm
Price: $7 per adult -includes Corn Maze, Petting Zoo and admission but not including fuel.
Transportation: We currently have two cars now but if anyone else is willing to drive, it would be greatly appreciated! Just contact any of the committee or simply email us back. Thank you! 

Welcome Back BBQ 
Date: Sept 9, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 4.30- 7.00 pm
Venue: Diefenbaker Park near the University of Saskatchewan (when the weather is sunny)
MUMPS (In the Health Science Building) (when is raining)

LIVE Expo event
Date: Sept 4, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m 
Venue: Education Gym, University of Saskatchewan

A Taste of Saskatchewan
Date :Jul 10, 2012 - Jul 15, 2012
Time :1:00am-10:30pm
Venue:Kiwanis Memorial Park

Canada Day Celebrations
Date: Jul 1, 2012
Time :8:00am-dusk
Place :Diefenbaker Park

Soccer Game 
Date: June 2,2012
Time : 4.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: Grosvenor Park, Copland Crescent

Last day of classes:
April 4, 2012

Good Luck on your FINALS! :)

Carnival of Solidarity
Date: March 2, 2012 
Times: Doors open at 5.30pm
          (supper starts), 
          8.30 pm (open party)
Venue: Louis, UofS
Tickets:$15 for students, 
           $25 for non-students,
           $5 for open party,  
          (excluding supper)
Tickets can be bought in ISSAC office, Lower Place Riel, Rm80

Tobogganing and SNOW FUN!
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Time:11am-2.30pm
Place: Diefenbaker Park
Fee: FREE for members 
      $2 for non-members

Badminton                                
Dates:
Feb 3, 10, 17, March 9
March 23 (Tournament)        
Time 9.30pm-11pm
Place: Education gym Uofs


Chinese New Year Dinner
Date: Jan 22, 2012
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Place: Taste Legend
Price: $10 members
         $15 non-members

MASA road trip to Alberta
Dec 24, 2011- Jan 1, 2012

Dec 11, 2011
MASA EDU BANK
Need help on your studies or maybe even helping others in school? Share your notes+lab reports+midterm questions with other MASA members by donating them to our EDU Bank and at the same time getting the same benefits from others. we'll update the list of courses available to be shared and deadline to donate will be before the new term starts which is by Jan 4, 2012.

Dec 1, 2011
Campus for Christ is holding a Christmas Party and everyone is invited!

Date: December 17th

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Circle Drive Alliance Church 3035 Preston Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7T 1C2

Enjoy Dinner, Games, Fun, Music, and a Good Time Respond by Dec 11th Contact: Caryn

Phone number: 262-6351

E-mail: caryn.tong@c4c.ca Rides available upon request



Nov 29, 2011
AIESEC is looking for some Vice Presidents for next year (March 1, 2012-Feb 23, 2013).
The 3 positions are:

1) Vice President of Talent        Management
2) Vice President of Outgoing Exchange
3) Vice President of Corporate and Alumni Relations

 If you're interested in joining AIESEC as well as the positions, please contact Carson Widynowski at carson.widynowski@gmail.com
for more details.

Nov 18, 2011
A friendly reminder to all Malaysians in Saskatoon, you are required to register with the Education Malaysia Canada through online registration at
www.msdcanada.ca and your cooperation is needed to help them to update the student database.



 

This is the official website of Malaysian Students Association (MASA) in University of Saskatchewan. Check out our website for more details  and we are really happy to have you as a part of MASA 


MASA Annual Election Dinner

March 29, 2014

MASA Annual Election Dinner 2014 was a great success! We would like to thank everyone that could make it to, as well as those that helped out in ensuring the success of this event. We also really appreciate all of your feedback regarding the past events, as well as suggestion for the future committees. This year, there are only five positions in the MASA Committee for Term 2014-2015. This would also mean that there are few changes has been made for the work delegations among the officers.

The new MASA executive board has been elected and the list is as follow: 

President: Christine Lim

Vice President:    Angel Liew

Secretary:           Jia Yun

Treasurer:            Serena
Social Director:         Mimi Choo



Myself, Wei Xin and Dayne decided not to run for any position for the next term in order to give the opportunity to others to gain fun and valuable experiences. We believe that this newly-elected committee will bring something new, committed to continue MASA vision and missions and therefore we hope that you all will continue to support them!

As the president, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for all the support throughout the term. It has been a fun and full of colours. MASA is indeed a great medium to meet new friends, welcoming newcomers to new environment and most importantly to support one another while having fun at the same time! It has been a great time to organize events for all the members, collaborating with different associations in Global Connections and we really appreciate your support and participation. All these events were a success especially due to committed committee members that willing to spend some of their time in organizing great events all year. To the committee members of 2013-2014 who gave your full commitment to MASA, thank you so much!

Again, thank you to all for your continuous support that make MASA stay an active and awesome club on campus!

Final exam is here again, so we would like to wish y'all Good Luck and All the Best in your exam!

Not to forget to Michelle, Hajar and Tao Yee, who will be graduating this term, we wish y'all best of luck in your future undertakings. You'll be missed and hope we could keep stay in touch!

Thanks for being awesome y'all!!! =D

Roneyson a.ka. Roy
(President of MASA 2013-2014)


MASA Election Dinner

March 30, 2013

MASA Election Dinner was a great success on Saturday! Thanks to those who came for the election and your feedback regarding the past events. Due to some ties in the votes, we had decided to open two positions for the Vice President, Secretary and IT director. 

The new MASA executive board has been elected and the list is as follow: 

President:               Roneyson Elan








Vice President:    Nurul Hajar, Wei Xin

Secretary:                 Dayne Jong
Assistant Secretary:  Serena Ng

Treasurer:                 Christine Lim
Social Director:         Sam Tan

Communication OfficerLiew An Gel

IT director :          Naethen and Zong Yu

Tao Yee and me are not running for any positions in the new executives board due to some reasons but we really hope that everyone enjoy MASA for the last few terms :) I am looking forward to this new executive board and hope you all will continue to support them!

As a club president for term 2012-2013, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the support throughout the term. I really enjoy my time in MASA. I realized that MASA meant a lot to me as this is a place for people to meet new friends, welcoming newcomers to new environment and most importantly have fun! It has been a great time to organize events for all the members, collaborating with different associations in Global Connections and I really appreciate your participation. Without your continued support, I would never be able to put on events like these, so thank you. To the committee members of 2012-2013 who gave commitment to MASA, thank you so much!

MASA would not be awesome without each and every one of you! 

Good luck on your finals! Have a great year ahead and hope to see you all next term! Thank you again everyone for all your support! 

Regards,
Michelle K
(President of MASA 2012-2013)




Masa Badminton Tournament 2013

March 22, 2013

Yes, it was the most anticipated event of the year for all MASA members and those that associate with us. We were happy to have 26 participants that participated in at least one categories. During the tournament, three categories were available for the participants, which are Men Singles, Women Singles and Mixed Double. Despite the technical difficulty in booking the gym and large number of participants, we were able to complete all the matches for all the categories within 3 hours. Yes, we know it was kind of rush especially with the Single Men and Mixed Double, therefore we really appreciate the patients and cooperation by the all the participants. As for the results,

    Men Singles: 1st Prize: Calvin Wan; 2nd Prize: Zong Yu


    Women Singles: 1st Prize: Gieven; 2nd Prize: Fara


    Mixed Doubles: 1st Prize: Hazmi/Angel; 2nd Prize: Sam/Jiayun

Some of the actions!  

      
          




The winners!

       Winners, from top: Gieven (1st Prize Women Singles); Zong Yu (2nd PrizeMen Singles); Calvin Wan(1st Prize Men Singles)      
     Left picture, from top: Gieven (1st Women Singles), Zong Yu (2nd Men Singles), Calvin Wan(1st Men Singles)
    Right Picture, from top: Fara (2nd Women Singles), Hazmi/Angel (1st Mixed Doubles)


So, we really hope everyone had fun as we did during this tournament. Thank you to all the participants that were willing to take the challenge! Congratulations to all winners. For those that didn't win, that's okay. There will be another tournament next year, hopefully. At the same time, we would like to apologize for any flaws during the tournament. If there is any suggestions of how to improve the tournament, feel free to send us email for the suggestions. Once again, thank you for all the cooperation shown.


Carnival of Solidarity

March 15, 2013

Carnival of Solidarity has once again struck the U of S campus by storm and you can bet your bottom dollar that MASA was a part of it. A wonderful event organized by the International Studies Students Association (ISSA) and Global Connections Student Committee celebrating a night of everything cultural as well as the awareness and advocacy of social justice. The event began at 7p.m. and was held at the trusty Louis Pub at the University of Saskatchewan. What a turnout it was! Thanks to the vision and efficiency of the organizers, the night could not have been run any better. Here, participating groups, MASA included were given a booth area to showcase their association or social group. Coming from a Malaysian, there is nothing that gets us international students going more than to expose our wonderful country and culture to others as well as educating ourselves of others. The event also played host to several cultural workshops as well as amazing performances each student association had to offer. It is also worth mentioning the performance by four very talented MASA individuals who performed an amazing rendition of Siti Nurhaliza's Cindai that can be viewed on our Facebook group. We hold it to our hearts that the University of Saskatchewan and related international student groups and associations are making big steps into uniting people through the celebration of culture. It is MASA's promise to continue participating in these events as there is so much we have to offer as well as receive. See you at the Carnival Of Solidarity 2014!

 
 
         

Games Night

March 9, 2013

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the average day of a university student, the MASA annual games night was a success. Members were all eager and excited to engage in the fun filled therapy of gaming. Games that were present for all to play were Monopoly, Mafia, and of course, an X-box console was present. This very night might have also been an introduction to some of the MASA members to the traditional Malaysian Game of Congkak or may have been a warm reminder to those who know the game, reminiscing in the good old days of our childhood. Heated dance battles on the X-box game: Dance Central ensued which may or may not have lead to the discovery of some of our members dancing talents? Nonetheless, the committee had a blast planning as well as participating in the event and we hope all who attended share our joy and pleasure. We look forward to seeing you all in our future events and welcome suggestions anytime. Cheers!


Snowboarding and Skiing Trip to Table Mountain

February 16, 2013

Winter is here and got nothing to do? Well for those that might have no clue of what to do for the winter break, this sort of thing we in MASA UofS do every year! On a nice warm winter morning at around 8:30 am with a total of 15 people showing up we went on the road to Table Mountain travelling for about 2 hours. Some people get lost but once everyone was there we got ready to have some fun! With different activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and playing until 4:30 pm. Table mountain is a good place to have fun for winter games if you are looking for the cheaper price ski resort. In total you anly spend about $100 for a day trip! Everyone was tuckered out with the adventure to Table Mountain that we decided to go home before it was getting late. The travel back was fun especially for the group that got lost all the way to Edmonton, wow they must have completely clueless! Anyways everyone had fun and enjoyed the trip! So, for those that didn't get the chance to join the trip, there is always next winter. =D

 
More Pictures can be found at MASA U of S Facebook page!




Chinese New Year Dinner

Feb 9, 2013

Xing Nian Kuai Le, Gong Xi Fa Chai, Selamat Tahun Baru Cina. All phrases synonymous with the celebration of the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year as celebrated in Malaysia and many other asian countries. Traditionally a celebration of the coming of spring and a prosperous yield in crops, it is now a reason for all to celebrate a new year twice (After the western new year of course). The annual Chinese New Year reunion dinner is celebrated along with family and friends and as international students residing abroad, MASA provides as a family away from home to many of us and therefore a reunion dinner in Saskatoon is not something to be looked over. This years dinner was held at Genesis Family Restaurant and consisted of a full 12 course meal. Thanks to the hard work of our president and committee members, we were able to occupy a whole section of the restaurant for our dinner and the turnout was most impressive. Good food and good people is a recipe for a great time and the dinner proved to be a memorable one. The diverse nature of our association is the embodiment of our 'Rojak' mentality where the sum of its parts make up the delicious whole. Once again, we would like to wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous Chinese New Year and we hope to see you in our future events as well as next years Chinese New Year! 



Movie Night

Jan 30, 2013

In collaboration with AIESEC Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan, MASA had yet again organized a movie night with the movie of interest being Rob-B-Hood. A film starring the iconic Jackie Chan which promised a combination of comedy, action, and drama all bundled into one. The turnout of members eager to watch this movie was impressive despite the event being held on the night of a busy weekday. Thank you to all who attended and we hope you enjoyed the movie as much as we did. 


Tobogganing & Skating

Jan 19, 2013

Extreme winter condition in Saskatoon did not hinder MASA and its members from embracing Canadian winter activities. The annual tobogganing trip to Diefenbaker Park had been a huge success despite temperatures in the -30 degree Celsius region. Slightly melted snow had made the hill extremely slippery and perfect for tobogganing. The 2 hours of tobogganing was followed by ice skating at the Meewasin Skating Rink in Downtown Saskatoon. The day proved to be tiring but was fun filled indeed. MASA would like to thank all who attended the event and hope to see you all in our upcoming events. 


Potluck: Bring Your Best Dish Competition

Jan 5th, 2013

Christmas and New Years over and done with. We say goodbye to a blessed 2012 and hope for a better, more exciting 2013. To officially kick off our 2013 term, MASA had organized a potluck competition whereby members were challenged to bring their best culinary creations to the table to share as well as stand a chance to win prizes at the end of the night. The turnout was impressive and the dishes even more so. Many chose the traditional route by cooking up their favourite Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese savoury delicacies whereas others impressed everyone with amazing desserts and snacks. Enough food to feed an army, we all ate to our hearts content and am pretty sure nobody had any complaints whatsoever. At the end of the night, votes were tallied and the Laksa had won by a unanimous vote followed by the Lamb Curry and Apple Pie. Food aside, we were glad to see the warm gathering of friends as well as formally greet 3 of the newest Malaysians to have arrived to the U of S.



Overall, the night was a huge success and the committee of MASA agree in unison that this was one of the best potluck events ever held and we hope to keep in this tradition alive and running in the years to come. Rest assured, MASA has a plethora of event planned for the upcoming months of 2013 and we hope you are as excited as the committee in participating in these events. 

PS* Do not feel the need to shy away from providing us with suggestions on events and voicing out any concerns you may have. We hope to keep improving and will not be able to do so without the help of all MASA members. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page as well as this website for upcoming news and events. 

Peace- Wei Xin


Prince Albert Trip

Dec28-30, 2012

Every December after the tiring period of Term Final Exams, everyone will go either for a relaxation or adventure mode. This year, MASA organized an event, which included both that is the winter trip to Prince Albert National Park on December 28th 2012 for 3 days and 2 nights. 12 people went on the trip to relax and discover the winter wild life while having fun. We had barbeque and cooked Malaysian dishes for meals to feel the warmth of being at home and families. We are a BIG Malaysian family of course.

Everyone had fun. We went for cross country skiing and snow shoeing even tobogganing at Tube Hill. Overall, the trip was fun and relaxing and everyone had a blast before the term starts. Who says we need to go out of Saskatchewan to have fun? ^__^

Join us, MASA for the next winter trip and don't be shy to give more suggestion for other MASA events.


Movie Night

Nov 15, 2012

In collaboration with AIESEC Saskatoon, MASA had organized a movie night in conjunction with the International Education Week of the University of Saskatchewan. Malaysia is renown for producing world class films that touch members of all audiences. The particular film that was screened was Talentime, a touching film by the late Yasmin Ahmad.


MASA Snack Delight Sale

Nov 13, 2012

Malaysian delicacies for the sweet tooth or the connoisseur of the savoury, all the way in Saskatoon ? The only chance for one to sample the Kuih-Muih or snacks and desserts so unique it defines Malaysia's diverse cultural culinary prowess. The annual MASA Snack Sale/ Bake Sale was held in conjunction with the International Education Week of our beloved University of Saskatchewan and was met with amazing reception by our fellow international and canadian students and staff. Whether it brought you a new culinary experience or reminded you of your hometown favourites, MASA is very fortunate to be able to provide you with such an experience and would like to express our thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser and got to enjoy our snacks. Also, hats off to the committee and new members of MASA who lent a helping hand in the preparation for the bake sale. Below is the list of goodies that were sold on that day.

  • Karipap
  • Ketayap
  • Cekodok
  • Cucur
  • Sesame balls

Don't forget to let us know which ones were your favourites on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/273024402716312/

- Wei Xin


Pumpkin Carving and Teh Tarik Night

Oct 27, 2012

Pumpkin carving night is an event that is organized by MASA in conjunction with the popular western celebration of halloween. A celebration where people dress themselves in weird and whacky outfits in the spirit of fun and fright. With a Malaysian twist, pumpkin carving accompanied by treats and great company. A huge thanks to the some 30 members who participated which made the event a resounding success, producing unique and creative pumpkin carvings of all shapes and sizes. Once again, a testament of the spirit of the fun loving malaysian. Malaysian snacks and drinks were served to the members before and during the pumpkin carving event. Once more, MASA would like to thank those who participated in the event and hope you had a great time. 



Teh Tarik

Halloween

Campus Expo

Oct 12, 2012

Campus Expo is an event By the U of S Language Centre for English as Second Language students that will be attending U of S in the near future to clubs in U of S. MASA is proud to be one of the clubs joining the event to introduce MASA and Malaysia to those students. It was an interactive time for students to ask and know more about our association and Malaysia’s culture as they get to play some traditional games like Batu Seremban. 

Thanksgiving Potluck

Oct 7, 2012

Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and this year it fell on the 7th October 2012. This year Thanksgiving celebration was celebrated in success again with lots of happy faces and it was celebrated at Shaun and Kerry’s place. Thanksgiving is not complete without turkey and we made homemade turkey with the help of Kerry. Thank you to all who came for the dinner.


Mid-Autum Festival

Sept 29, 2012

Mid-Autum Festival, a traditional chinese festival celebrating the harvest of crops under a full moon has taken a character of its own with Malaysians and now incorporates people of all races and cultures. The spirit of gathering and thanksgiving are synonymous with the Malaysian culture and to celebrate, the annual MASA lantern walk was organized and held at Kiwanis Memorial Park in downtown Saskatoon. Despite the already chilly weather, we were pleasantly surprised by the large number of MASA members who turned up to show their support. The event which started at 4p.m. included activities such as ice-breaking games and casual team sport such as soccer and frisbee. 

As the sun had begun to set past the horizon, lanterns were handed out to members to light up and we were soon off on our merry lantern walk. Walking along the scenic Saskatchewan river with the aid of our brightly lit lanterns was truly a sight to behold.

Lastly, MASA would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and we will hope to see you all again in our future events with greater turnouts with much enthusiasm to help us grow as a society and family. 

Ps: I have also included a wikipedia page link on the origins of the Mid-Autum Festival for those who are interested in reading it.

-Wei Xin

Corn Maze and Petting Zoo Experience!

Sept 23, 2012

Summer in Saskatoon may be drawing to an end but there is still a lot of fun to be had outdoors in Saskatchewan. This year MASA took a trip to a corn maze in Youth Farm Corn Maze Rosthern. Getting lost in the corn maze is indeed a challenging and unique experience for the members of MASA. It is nice to enjoy the beautiful summer before the winter comes.

There is also a petting zoo in the corn maze where our members can pet the animals with their own hand =) Thanks for those who participates!


Welcome Back BBQ 2012

Hi everyone. Again, MASA would like to greet WELCOME BACK! Thanks for those who had attended the event on September 9th at the Diefenbaker Centre. It was a blast and a great start for the upcoming successful term.

We also would like to say welcome to Saskatoon to all new Malaysians! It would be good to have you guys in our community so that we could together promote our beloved country and drive our association to the next levels.

For the old members, thanks for your continue support on MASA! As for the new members this year, warm welcome to our association and wish that you will experience different culture and experiences from us!

Anyways , you guys were awesome! The event would not be successful without you guys. We hope everyone was satisfied and had a great day. Thanks ya! See you guys in the future events. =)


Soccer Game

June 2, 2012  
Summer was indeed an amazing month for some outdoor activities and it was time for some fun!!! This soccer game was held in Grosvenor Park, Copland Crescent and most of the members had a great time challenging each other during the game! =)

ELECTION Dinner

Apr 1, 2012

MASA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the support throughout the term. It has been a great time to organize events for all the members and we really appreciate your participation. All the events will not be successful without the support from everyone J Thanks for those who came for the election. We really appreciate your attendance as well as all your feedbacks regarding the past events. The new MASA executive board has been elected and the list is as follow: 

President: Michelle Kam

Vice President: Ahmad Fadzlan

Secretary: Tao Yee

Treasurer: Nurul Hajar

Social Director: Roneyson Linang

Communication Officer: Dayne Jong

We really hope that all the members can give full cooperation towards the new executives board and MASA will be active and exciting as always! J

Also, I personally want to express my gratitude to everyone for the never-ending support that I got from the executive board as well as the members during my time being the president. It was a really good experience for me to lead MASA. If any of you are not satisfied with my work, I’m really sorry for not being a great president but I hope everyone had fun for all the events that we have organized.

 

Sincerely,

Fara Yusof

President of MASA 2011-2012

Badminton Tournament

March 23, 2012

Badminton is quite popular among the members and based on last year’s feedback, we’re back wit organizing the tournament! We’ve been ‘practicing’ for almost every week before the real tournament. Besides of encouraging the members to exercise regularly, we also wanted to instill the excitement of playing badminton among members who are not really familiar with the game. As for the tournament, there were three categories and the winners are as follow:

Men’s Single

     1.     Mr Foo        2.     Calvin

Women’s Single:

     1.     Fara           2.     Jen

We could not finish the games for mixed doubles and we decided to simply divide the prizes among the partners who managed to proceed to the next round. Afterall, the main objective of the tournament was to have fun, and we were really excited to see participants with full of spirit of winning J

Games Night

March 17, 2012

Games Night is back and this time we got to play Xbox using the big screen tv in ISSAC lounge! It was really great to get together with the members during the busy time of the term! We also had some card games to play with such as SET, UNO, etc. The highlight of the event was the Dance Central 2 and it was good to see many people tried to show their dancing skills! J

 Carnival of Solidarity

March 2, 2012

Carnival of Solidarity is a huge celebration of cultures and social justice organized by ISSAC and in collaboration with ISSA. It is organized to showcase talents and different cultures in Saskatoon. 

MASA participated in the booth showcase as well as the performance. We were dancing to 'Asmaradana' and a big thanks to Roy who helped us to choreograph the performance in a very short time. Thanks to all the volunteers who were willing to do the performance as well as setting up the booth. It was our first time doing such thing after a very long time and it was great to have many people involved in the event. The event was a big success and the support that we got from everyone was a great pleasure! We’re looking for ward to have another cultural performance in the future J



Tobogganing and SNOW FUN!

Feb 18, 2012

Looking for something cheap to do for the Reading Week? Tobogganing is the best option! We went to Diefenbaker Park for not only tobogganing but also had mini snowball fight! J It was really good to spend time with the members, no matter how old you are! We had a great time with the elders who also enjoyed tobogganing. It was a tiring day, but everyone had so much fun. Later, we went to the skating rink in downtown for some ice-skating.


Chinese New Year Dinner

Jan 22, 2012

2012 is the year of dragon and it has been a tradition in MASA to celebrate it as a big event and of course with Chinese cuisine :)

As for this year, we had it in Taste Legend restaurant and there were around 45 people who came to this event. We were very happy to see many people from not only Malaysia but other countries as well.
 It is a pleasure to celebrate this festival with great people and at the same time sharing different cultures with each other. It has been a while to have such a big gathering especially with MASA members who have graduated from university and not to forget the new Malaysians who just came to Saskatoon.
Thanks for coming and we really hope that everyone enjoyed the dinner. we’re looking forward to see more people for the upcoming events. May everyone have a blessed year ahead. Gong Xi Fa Cai :)

Alberta Trip

Dec 25, 2011-Jan 1, 2012

Alberta trip has become an annual event for MASA and this time we went to Edmonton, Jasper and Calgary. We spent Christmas in Edmonton and Boxing day at the largest mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall.

2 days were well spent in Edmonton and later on we went to Jasper National Park. The view was magnificent and we also went for snowboarding/skiing in Marmot Basin Ski Place. We had a really good time in Jasper as we also went for ice walk in Maligne Canyon.
And not to forget, we managed to go to Mount Robinson Provincial Park, which is the border between British Columbia and Alberta. Enough with sightseeing in Jasper, we left to Calgary for more shopping in CrossIron Mills, a very large area of branded factory outlets.
We spent the new year’s eve chilling around in Calgary downtown as well as enjoying the live performances and firework. It was indeed a good trip and hopefully everyone had fun! Thanks to those who helped out to make this trip a success J


Bake Sale

Nov 14, 2011

MASA's bake sale is an event anticipated by a lot of people, not only Malaysian in U of S but other students too. This term, we organized a bake sale in the arts tunnel starting from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The bake sale is a fund-raising we organize every year to introduce Malaysian delicacies to the students in U of S.

For this term, we made our best-selling curry-puff and ketayap. Other than that, we sold ondeh-ondeh, sagu delima, seri muka, cekodok pisang, goreng pisang and cucur.The bake sale was a success.


'Teh Tarik' and Pumpkin Carving Night!

 Oct 29, 2011

Feeling too old to carve a pumpkin? No way!!!!!  


Pumpkin carving night was an amazing event!!! People had some fond memories about it. Nothing beats craving Jack-o'-lantern while chilling with some Malaysian’s treats such as banana fritters, cucur, sagu delima and especially ‘teh tarik’.


Some of us showed our artistic skills by carving different figures ranging from ‘Angry Bird’ to ‘Transformers’. After carving, a candle was placed inside the pumpkin. When the light illuminated the pumpkin, the pumpkin was brought to life!!!  

Thanks to those who came and hope you enjoyed! =D Like Malaysian usually said ‘Chillax la~~~

Halloween~ Treat or Eat??!!

Oct 31, 2011

Never thought of going trick or treating during university’s life??! How about ‘trick or eat’??Craving for chocolates and sweets like all kids do while helping Saskatoon food bank was indeed a memorable memory for us!Trick or Eat is an annual

food drive that takes place on halloween to support the Saskatoon Food Bank and help to raise awareness of hunger in the community. Everything is collected by students from the U of S who goes door-to-door in costumes to solicit donations of non-perishable food items and cash! Members from MASA participated and had fun dressing up and trick or treat for non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon Food Bank this Halloween!


Thanksgiving BBQ

 

Oct 9, 2011

In Canada, Thanksgiving weekend is all about get together. To make it different this year, we are having a Thanksgiving BBQ instead! 

We have lots of yummy food like shrimp skewers, bbq chicken marinated in either Malaysian way or Korean way, corn,stuffing, onde-onde for dessert!

Of course we can't have a thanksgiving without the most important things which are turkey and mashed potatoes. :)

 

Youth farm Corn maze and Petting zoo


Sep 24, 2011

In this beautiful day, we went to the youth farm corn maze and petting zoo. The Youth Farm Corn Maze is a very exciting place to visit, located 35 minutes North of Saskatoon on highway 11 (just east of Rosthern)

We have a lot of fun there, with the blast of corn maze adventure, climbing wall, sumo suits and a castle jump. Also, we Visited the petting zoo with a variety of animals including a miniature horse and donkey, emu, alpaca, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, sheep, pigs and much more. 

We also had our own version of "runningman". upgrading version of hide and seek inside the corn maze was simply amazing. The people and the place made this a perfect adventure. =D

Welcome Back Potluck and Lantern Walk

Sep 18, 2011

Welcome back everyone!!

First of all we would like welcome the new Malaysians, DAYNE, ROY and WEI XIN to Saskatoon! :)


Thanks for those who attended this annual event. The event was a success with variety of delicious foods were served such as Nasi Beriani, Rendang Ayam, Nasi Impit, Lemang, Mee Goreng, Ayam Coca-Cola and etc. 

We went for Lantern walk right after the potluck. A short walk along the river at night was  fun for sure. Again, thanks for those people who made this walk such a great memory! =)

We hope these events will be a great start for your successful semester and last but not least we wish you good luck in your study.