Panellets contest!

Let`s make the most of these weird times!. Because we can not meet and be together, we will not be able to judge the gastronomical quality of your panellet creation, so, we are going to judge only for the looks: the most amusing, the most artsy, the most creative!



Starts October 25 and end November 7. Winner will be publised on November 11 2021.


Open to any resident in British Columbia of 18 years or older. If younger you need parental consent (sorry folks, legal requirements, but your parent can send the picture in your behalf!)


You can participate in two different ways:
1. Publish your the picture of your creation in Facebook or Instagram with the label or hasta #ccvancastanyada. You may want to use other lables too.

Mention Casal Català de Vancouver, so we can follow you. You can follow the Casal`s page to check in the latest entries.

2. Send a email together with your picture to vancouver [@]



The winner will get a Spanish Gourmet gift card. The Casal will announce the winner through its social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, web page).



  • 250 g almond flour of finely grounded almonds
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g potatoe or sweet potatoe
  • Grated lemon skin
  • For decoration: pine nuts, coconut shreds or almond slivers (or any other goodie you may think about)


  1. Boil the potatoes or sweet potatores. Once they are soft, peel them (when still hot) and mash them. Let them cool down.
  2. Mix the mashed potatotes with the sugar and almond flour
  3. Add the lemon skin
  4. Mix until you have a homogenous dough. Let it rest in a closed container in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  5. Make balls about 1" diameter or in the shape you prefer. Decorate them with the goodies and, to make them shine, paint the panellets with egg yolk.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden at 390°F (200°C)


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Catalan lessons on-line for kids from 6 to 12 years old

We restart the on-line Catalan Language lessons for kids, the dates are
  • Jan 22
  • February 5
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • March 12

 Between 5pm and 5:45pm

The total cost is $30 ($6/lesson)  for families with Casal membership.

Payment can be done via e-transfer to quotes [@] (Question: best teacher; answer: Aida)

If you are interested in this series or in future one please contact the Casal.



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Catalan National day party - post covid version


The BC government has lifted restrictions for gatherings of more than ten people, so, can can now meet together to celebrate the Catalan National Day and enjoy being together again next Saturday September 18 from 4:30pm onwards at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver.

The nearest Skytrain stop is Broadway (Expo line/ Millennium Line)

This get together wil be a bit different. There will be masks and gel for whoever wants to use them. There will be bags of snacks, but please. bring your own dinner. If you would like to share, it will need to be individually wrapper. Sorry, no salad and pa amb tomàquet i pernil.

We will have activities for children to keep them busy and happy.

We hope to see you in person


Vancouver`s Park board has made the following recommendations:



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AGM 2021 - By teleconference

Please check the catalan version for the agenda. If you would like last year minutes and financial situation please send us an email to vancouver [at] casalcatala [dot] ca. If you have any question or proposal, please use the same address. Also, send us an email if you are not in the main mailing list so we can send the video link.

Looking forward to see you


Casal Català de Vancouver

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Caga Tió 2021 - Register your kids!

Due to covid, we will celebrate it in the garden of one of our membre who has graciously offered his place. It is open but under cover, so we will not need to worry about the rain!.

We will organize different groups of kids, according to their age to avoid too many people together.

If you would like to come, please send as a message with the number of kids and their ages. Also do not forget a contact email or phone number!


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