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KAW Picnic 2017


Date: August 5th 2017 3:30 PM
Venue: New Castle Beach Park
Come and enjoy a fun-filled day with games, food and activities for the entire family.
Address : 4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006-2622, United States


KAW ONAM 2017



KAW Onam celebrations will be held on September 16th, 2017, at the Auburn PAC. We welcome participants to express their interest in performing at the event. Please send your registration by completing the Registration Form. Please use the below guidelines to complete the form. Some rules to be followed are also provided below. The last date for submitting programs is Aug 10, 2017.


Guidelines to complete the registration form:
• Team Name: Name of the team performing, if any
• Program Name: Program Title - this will appear in brochure
• Prepared By: The name of the choreographer or the person leading the team
• Stage Prep Time: The time required before the program on stage, at max 2 minutes
• Program Duration - In minutes
• Backdrop Required: Please provide your requirement. We have only 4 pipes available and available and it will be first come first serve. We will notify you after Aug 10th if we can allow your backdrop.
• Contact Details: Of the person who is coordinating the program. This person will receive all the communication from EC going forward
• Brochure Content: Provide details of the program to be included in brochure- limit to one sentence
• MC Content: Provide details about what should be announced before and after the program including the names of the participants. MCs will strictly be announcing what is provided in this box.
• Light/Sound Requirements: Special Requests: Provide the number of microphone, type and any light requirements you have. Also Include any known conflicts with other programs. We will try our best to accommodate.
• Participant List: This section requires the KAW ID of each participant, participant name and details.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with the registration number. Please use this number/code to contact us in the future. Please reach out to kaw-2017---arts-committee@googlegroups.com or secretary@kaow.org in case of any questions.

Rules for Onam Participation:
• All participants must be 2017 KAW members. If you haven’t taken membership or haven’t renewed it this year, you could do so online at KAW website. You will not be able to register a program unless all participants in the program have taken membership.
• Note that the program order is NOT based on the order of submissions. All entries are looked at after the submission deadline and the program committee decides the order.
• Please make sure that your setup time is at most 2 minutes. So, if you have props, plan accordingly and try to reduce props on stage. We want to maximize the number of programs we can take, and minimize the gap between programs to keep the audience engaged.
• We encourage that majority of the participants be above the age of 6.
• We request that each participant perform in only one program, at the max 2. Beyond 2 we cannot guarantee time between programs.
• You will be allowed to use the green room only 20 minutes before the start time of your program. So please plan your costumes accordingly. Performers can assemble in the balcony area prior to that.
• You will not be allowed to use Alta, markers, or nail polish at the venue. KAW reserves the right to cancel a program if any participant is found using them. Additionally, we will also require the team to pay for any fines we incur.
• Sequences of any kind will not be allowed on costumes and props, as they damage the stage as well as the green rooms. KAW reserves the right to cancel a program if any participant is found using them. Additionally, we will also require the team to pay for any fines we incur.
• Participants are requested to bring their own tapes for marking. The Theater will allow only “Spike Tape”. You can find them online on PNTA.com.


The below logistics / facilities are available by default at the theatre:
• 5 wireless hand mics and stands
• 4 DIs to plug instruments. You will be required to come by 10:30 am, if you plan to use them
• We have about 4 pipes for backdrop if you need one reserve them ASAP. To load the backdrop, you will need to reach the theater by 10:30. We will not be allowed to load the backdrop after 11:30 AM. The stage size 20 feet tall and 40 feet wide.
• No Disco lights, No Follow Spot
• We will have overhead monitors and two on-stage monitors
• Audio Feed setup for Videographers will be available and should be completed before 11:00 am
• The theater has a projector and can project to the back stage but there will be overlaps and might fade if you choose to project to the back stage
• The default backdrop will be dark blue
• MP3 is allowed, and we will send further details once registrations are complete


KAW 2017 - Cricket Tournament


Cricket Tournament Schedule: Day1
Venue: Perrigo Park Field #1
Address: 9011 196th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053


Cricket Tournament Schedule: Day2
Venue: Perrigo Park Field #2
Address: 9011 196th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053


Cricket Tournament Schedule: Day 3 & Day 4



Cricket Tournament Schedule: Day 5





KAW 2017 - Soccer Tournament


Soccer Tournament
Venue: All league games @ Microsoft Commons
Address: 15255 NE 40th St, Redmond, WA 98052

KAW 2017 - Soccer Schedule

Photos from League Games: Photos Credit: Rajesh Nanoo
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KAW 2017 - Soccer Tournament
Day1: June 4th 2017 (Black Hawks Vs Kings XI) Black Hawks won (1:0)
Day2: June 11th 2017 (Black Hawks Vs Chempada) Draw (2:2)
Day3: June 18th 2017 (Kings XI Vs Chempada)


Mens' Finals on 25th Chempada vs Blackhawks @ 6:00 PM @ Woodinville Soccer field 1
For more pictures Click Here Photos Credit: Jyothish

In one of the most exciting Final matches that KAW has seen in recent times, Chempada FC became the 2017 KAW Men's soccer champion by beating Black Hawks (2:0) .
Cherian and Thomas scored during the game..
The Game officials decided Cheiran from Chempada as the MVP.

KAW 2017 - Akshara Kalari






Mothers Day


Mothers Day
Date: May 6th 2017 3:00 PM
Venue: Lake Washington United Methodist Church  
Address: 7525 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033



Akshara Kalari (Malayalam Class)


Akshara Kalari (Malayalam Class)
Date: May 6th 2017 9:30 AM
Venue: Lake Washington United Methodist Church  
Address: 7525 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033





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