Cambodian Community Day

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    For Another year of Fun
    Sunday August 19th
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Ben Brenman Park
    Alexandria, VA 

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    Ben Bao:      (571) 276-9630
    Sophia Tep:  (703) 966-9590
    Lowell Cole:  (703) 620-3074
    Email: ccdinfo@cambodiancommunityday.org

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Our History

The Cambodian Community Day had been celebrated in summer of  each year between 1998 and 2000 at Barcroft Park, Arlington, VA. Each event was sponsored in part by the Arlington County, Virginia and led by Mr. Saroeum Tes and Sowatha Chea of Cambodian American Heritage, Inc. Due to a bad weather and a lack of participation from the communities, the event of 2001 was cancelled.

Cambodian and American communities in the Greater Washington, D.C Metropolitan area met on Friday July 27, 2001 in the City of Arlington, Virginia and unanimously agree to establish a planning (working) committee to better coordinate, organize, and promote the Cambodian Community Day, referred to thereafter as CCD. The attends of the meeting pledged to make the CCD an annual event and had elected Mr. Ben Bao to chair a CCD committee which has a responsibility to organize, plan and execute the yearly event. Mr. Boran and Ms. Sophia Tep joined the committee as 1st and 2nd Vice-Chair. On July 7, 2002, the committee celebrated another successful CCD event at Barcroft Park.

In 2003, Barcroft Park had gone a major renovation. The committee decided to look for a new sponsor. The committee made a contact with the Alexandria City, Department of Park And Recreation. The city agreed to sponsor the CCD festival. Since 2003, the festival has been held at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria every year. Mr Ben Bao continued to serve as Committee Chair until January 2006. In January 2006, Mr. Boran Tum was elected to be the Chairman for a two-year term (2006-2007). In October 2007, the committeed decided to establish a Board of Directors and elected Ms Sophia Tep to be the President for a two-year term (2008-2009). In November 2009, the CCD Board elected Miss Somony Yann to be the President for a two-year term. In February 2012, the Board elected Mr. Ben Bao to be the President , a second time, for a two-year term (2012-2013).

 

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Cambodian Community Day is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the laws. We believe our mission is a noble cause. Please help us achieve our goal. Your online donation via PayPal is secured.

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CCD Trough Len - by Isaac D. Pacheco (click on picture)

 

VOA News Coverage - CCD 2012 (click on pictures)

 

 

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Voice of America/Khmer: Dr Chanthourn Thuy

A Khmer Archaeologist visited USA in July 2012 to  present his research finding about ancient iron smelter in Cambodia to Cambodian-American communities. One of his stop was Washington, DC Metro area. Click on picture to watch the VOA News coverage during his presentation in Annandale VA.


 

Voice of America Interviewed Ms Sophia Tep, CCD Vice-President

 

Click the picture to read and play the video.


Sam Relief  Dec 2012 Newsletter 

Sam Relief was very busy in early April of 2012 and has delivered another 10 tons of rice to Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap.


Women's Health Study: http://mapa.nur.utexas.edu


Replica of Angkor Wat

We have bought a replica of Angkor Wat (picture shown above). It is a sculpture made out from stone, by a sculptor in Pursat province, Cambodia. It is 1.3 meter long, 1.1 meter wide and .35 meter high. It took more than 2 months to complete the sculpture. Click the picture to enlarge.


Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (website: www.phareps.org) is a Cambodian association providing artistic activities to children and adults around the Battambang vicinity. The artistic fields are: performing arts (circus, theater, dancing, music), visual arts (cartoon animation, painting contemporary, illustration and graphic design) and social actions (governmental school pre-school through high school, child care center, and transitional youth house). Learn more ...

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Indigenous People

Ratanakiri Tribe

The traditional cloth making method and other crafts have been abandoned by indigenous people because of modern life style and industrial technology. CANDO Craft Center, just like CCD, like to preserve their culture and tradition. Please help support them by buying their product. 56% of sale proceed will go to the maker, meaning the indigenous people. They are the people who have a self-reliance life style. For more information, click this link: www.elevyn.com/shop/cando.

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