Bakshish Kaur Kang (August 7, 1918 – August 18, 2015) has passed away at the age of 97.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22 at 9 a.m. at Riverside Funeral Home, 7410 Hopcott Road, Delta.
Antim Ardaas will be held at Guru Nanak Niwas Gurdwara, No 5 Road, Richmond.
For more information, call Mohinder Kang (son) at 604-721-6507 (cell) or 604-599-6507 (home).
It is with a heavy heart that the Gill family announce they lost Gurbaksh Kaur Gill, affectionately known as ‘Guddi’, at the age of 67 on August 17. She was born with an honest and pure heart that touched many people. Gurbaksh was dedicated to her spiritual journey of Sant Mat, as her late father Captain Sant Singh Toor.
Her soul is at peace and reunited with God. Gurbaksh is survived by her brother, Gurcharan; sisters, Amarjit and Manjit; husband, Jadgev; three sons, Ian, Evan, and Ivan; daughters-in-law, Shirley and Sukhi; and grandaughter Asha. She will also be dearly missed by her nephew, John (Sunita); niece, Sandra (Santokh), and their children. Memorial service will be held on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.
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The Fair at the PNE
Saturday, August 22-Monday, September 7: 11 a.m. until late (weather permitting). Closed on Monday, August 24 & 31. Tuesday, August 25: Free gate admission from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1 p.m. without hand stamp. At 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Surrey: Movies Under the Stars
Grab some chairs or a blanket and bring the family to Surrey’s Holland Park at 13428 Old Yale Road in Surrey every Saturday in August and watch some of your favorite family-friendly movies: * Cinderella on August 22 * Big Hero 6 wraps up the summer on August 29. The event is free. Activities and entertainment start at 5 p.m., movie starts at dusk. But everyone is invited to arrive early to participate in fun activities and watch great performances by local entertainers. Staff from local branches of Prospera Credit Union will be handing out free popcorn (by donation to the Surrey Christmas Bureau) as attendees settle in to enjoy the movie. If you come early, bring a picnic dinner or support the North Surrey Lions Club, who will once again be barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs, with proceeds donated to local charities.
Mosaic of Seniors 2015: Multicultural Seniors Day
Over 300 seniors, their families, and caregivers are expected to attend the 4th Annual MOSAIC of Seniors event on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bonsor Recreation Complex Banquet Room, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby. The free event will feature West African, Filipino and Taiwanese international folk dance performances, stage presentations on elder abuse, community resource tables and a light lunch. Awards will also be presented to recognize seniors who have been active in their communities. Volunteers will be on-site to provide language support in Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
15th Annual Langley International Fest
On August 22 & 23: The Langley’s International Festival Society will celebrate its 15th annual festival at the ‘Willoughby Community Park’ just outside the Langley Events Centre, located at 7888 – 200 Street. Hundreds of dancers and musicians from different cultures are ready to entertain on the main stage. There will be numerous fun-filled performances and other activities in the Children Chalet including face painting, balloons, multicultural crafts, surprise gifts, giveaways, bouncing castles, Tumble Bus, train rides, draws etc. At the Food Pavilion, you will find many food vendors with different cultural foods, and at the International Market, several vendors from around the world selling items like handmade jewellery, clothing, and gifts, and there will be many other activities such as International Pavilions, Cultural Art Gallery, pony rides, Parade of Nations, and so on. Another very exciting activity that is taking place first time ever will be the display of Seven Wonders of the World. Take pictures and learn more about the Roman Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, and other fabulous world monuments in our International Pavilion. Everyone is invited. The entry will be by donation $2 per person or $5 per family. Parking is free, and there will be no problem in finding the spot. You can enter from 200th Street or from 80th Avenue or 202A Street. The festival will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, ending at 9 p.m., and on Sunday, it will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further details, visit www.internationalfestival.ca or email at [email protected] or call 778-298-7703.
South Asian Seniors: Bollywood Movie
Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members and also non-members and their family members to come and watch Bollywood Movie – Morning Walk – on the big screen for free on Sunday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 – 140th Street, Surrey. A retired professor (Anupam Kher) experiences his morning walk changes his life forever, when he meets his former classmate and friend (Sharmila Tagore). Light snacks and tea will be served during intermission. Contact Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further information.
Gas at 10 Cents Per Litre
Exclusive, 60-minute events on Tuesday, August 25 at Shell stations in Metro Vancouver will offer drivers the chance to try Shell V-Power NiTRO+ for just 10-cents per litre. The secret locations and times will be revealed throughout the day on Tuesday, August 25 through local media and Shell Canada’s Twitter handle @Shell_Canada. Customers could also win one of 100 BMW’s. To enter the contest, use your AIR MILES reward miles card when fuelling up at Shell. Plus, customers will receive 10 bonus contest entries if they purchase Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline. One winner in North America will be drawn each day for 100 days until September 8. Full rules: www.shell.ca/win
MLA Sue Hammell’s BBQ
Join us for a free BBQ on Thursday, August 27, 4-7 p.m., at Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Sue Hammell’s community office at 9030 King George Boulevard, Surrey.
Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford
Commemoration of 104th year of the National Historic Site, Gur Sikh temple (Heritage Gurdwara at 33089 South Fraser Way). * Friday, August 28: 10 a.m. Commencement of Akhand Path (three-day prayer). * Saturday, August 29: 12-3 p.m. Many on-site programs including: Sikh Motorcycle Club Turban Tying demonstrations, Dasmesh Punjabi School gatka, arts and crafts from the Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, as well as an exhibit display of the earliest Sikh migrants in the Valley. Refreshments will be provided. * Sunday, August 30: 10 a.m. Completion of prayer followed by langar. Special guests and dignitaries. All are invited.
Richmond Multicultural Community Services
Are you looking for a job? Do you need free help to settle in Canada? Contact Karamjit at 604-279-7160 or email: [email protected]. Karamjit Jagdeo, South Asian Settlement Worker.
Metropolis at Metrotown: Interactive “Lightroom”
Now until September 7: 12-7 p.m. at Metropolis at Metrotown – Grand Court, Lower Level. Cost: Free. Celebrating the International Year of Light with an exciting digital and visual experiential event. Inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama’s mirrored infinity room and the Social Soul experience at the 2014 TED Conference, the “Lightroom” is a unique and artistic installation comprised of a 60-second walk-through experience tied to social media. The Lightroom measures 20 feet by 35 feet and will immerse the customer in an illusion of thousands of twinkling lights. Customers who upload a photo of their #METlightroom experience to Twitter or Instagram will be entered for a chance to win weekly gift card prizes, VIP tickets to the Celebration of Light fireworks show, and a $1,000 grand prize shopping spree. A stunning 70-foot interactive light curtain will also be on display over the Grand Court elevator. Website:
Richmond World Festival
Off-the-chart sounds from around the world will power the inaugural Richmond World Festival at Minoru Park this Labour Day long weekend. Located in the heart of Richmond’s City Centre, this free, day-long celebration of music, food and culture takes place Saturday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Joining the headliners, Matt and Kim from Brooklyn, is Grammy / Juno award-winner, Alex Cuba. Other confirmed festival acts performing on the YVR Mosaic Main Stage include Bhangra chart toppers, En Karma; Kata Kata Afrobeat Group; Songpati Latin Band; Purple Rain; and Roku Sichi Taiko drummers.
There will also be the Festival of Flavours featuring 35 international food trucks, and the Richmond Centre Culinary Stage, featuring notable local chefs including Master Chef Canada contestant, Tammy Wood. Many other festival attractions. For more festival news visit www.richmondworldfestival.ca.
Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association: Home Reno Show
Home Reno Show on September 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam. Cost: Free. This is your one stop shop to bring your renovation plans and Ask-A-Pro in a free one-on-one consultation. Visit 50 booths of industry experts between attending the ongoing complimentary educational seminars. The more seminars you attend the more chances to win a Dream Renovator’s Prize Package.
SANSAD-CPPC Public Forum
“Pakistan-India Peace: People’s Need vs State Interest” – A talk by Karamat Ali. Poetry: Irfan Malik. September 20 at 2 p.m. in Room 120 of Surrey Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey. Karamat Ali is a founder and Executive Director of Pakistan Institute for Labour Research and Education (PILER). Born in Lahore, Irfan Malik is currently the Artistic Director of South Asian American Theatre in Boston. He writes in Punjabi, Urdu, and English. Organized by South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD: www.sansad.org) and Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians (CPPC). Contact: Chin: 604-421-6752 or Shahzad: 604-613-0735.
Volunteers for PICS Mega Job Fair & BC Small Business Expo
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is inviting volunteers to apply for numerous positions to help organize the PICS Mega Job Fair & BC Small Business Expo 2015 on September 24 at Aria Convention Centre, Surrey. The Expo is slated to be one of the biggest job fairs south of the Fraser with over 100 exhibitors showcasing their businesses and over 8,000 people expected to visit this year. To register or for more information, call Sunil Rawat / Jagtar Dhaliwal at 604-596-7722, or email at [email protected] / [email protected].
Traditional India Series
September 25-27: TriCity India Heritage Arts & Culture Society aims to inculcate the essence of cultural arts, community and heritage within our Canadian lifestyles with progressive dialogue, collaborations and partnerships of mutual respect. www.bc.culturedays.ca / facebook.com/traditionalindiaseries