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We hope everyone is saving the date October 22nd for our annual fundraising dinner at the Hart Crown Banquet Hall with Dana Mandi’s delectable Indian food! There will be entertainment, a silent auction and Hilary’s slides showing the work in India. Please find the invitation on this website and book […]

SODA Update 2016


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Samuha Overseas Development Association You are invited to the Annual S.O.D.A. Indian Buffet Entertainment & Silent Auction at Hart Crown Banquet Hall 3955 John Hart Highway 5.5 km north of the John Hart Bridge Saturday October 22, 2016 Doors open at 6:00 PM Price of dinner $25  Tax receipts given […]

2017 SODA Dinner Invitation


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April 6, 2016 After a 31-hour flight, it would take numerous taxi rides, an overnight train, followed by several auto rickshaw and motorbike trips — all in forty-degree heat — to reach their destination: Koppal, a rural district in the southern state of Karnataka, India. Over the next five weeks, […]

Clinical placements take UBC physical therapy students from BC to ...



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As many of you know, we spent last Winter fund-raising for the spinal cord unit for clients with spinal cord injury. We then spent the Spring fundraising for the equipment for the unit. We were delighted with the response from all of our supporters and we were able to send […]

Success Story – The Spinal Cord Rehab Unit


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On Saturday October 24th we held our most successful fund-raising dinner to date at the Hart Crown Banquet Hall catered by Dana Mandi. We had 240 guests and the buzz in the hall was palpable. Thank you to all those who attended. We were treated to great entertainment with Nepali […]

2015 – Year End Update


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“In January 2015 I am going to Samuha in the South of India to act as a preceptor for 4 amazing physiotherapy students from the University of British Columbia (UBC). I will write updates and blog posts on our work at the centre.” Phil Sheppard Click To Visit Phil’s Website […]

In The Field – Follow The 2015 S.O.D.A. Team



Pediatric physiotherapist and S.O.D.A. board member Andrea Mendoza is returning to Samuha Samarthya for the third time! She will be volunteering for 6 months for the 2015-2016 Samuha Samarthya Sustainability Project. During this time, there will be 16 other volunteers donating their time and efforts for 4-6 week stints. The […]

Andrea’s Fund Raiser


Interview With Leslie Schwab Lesley Schwab is an Orthopedic Physiotherapist from Prince George, BC and has been a CBL tutor in the MSK block for the past 4 years.  Her passion for physiotherapy and physical rehabilitation has taken her as far away as Koppal in South India. Lesley’s friend, Hillary […]

Interview With Leslie Schwab