B.C. EVENTS

OBITUARY

 

SUKHJINDER SINGH PADDA

 

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Sukhjinder Singh Padda, 34, of Nurpur Jattan village, Dhilwan tehsil, Kapurthala district, Punjab. Moved to Surrey with his family in 1998.

Deceased on September 7 in Surrey.

Beloved son of Hardial Singh Padda and Darshan Kaur Padda.

Loving husband of Supinder Kaur Padda of Lallian Kalan village, Jalandhar district, Punjab.

Proud father of son Jason Singh Padda (7 years old) and daughter Avneet Kaur Padda (4 years old).

He was a father, husband, son, brother and friend and will be missed by all.

The funeral will be held on Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home, 7410 Hopcott Road, Delta.

Following the funeral, Bhog will be held at Dasmesh Darbar Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey at 4 p.m.

For further information, please contact 604-657-0640.

 

 

 

 

B.C. EVENTS

 

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Muslim Association of Canada: Vancouver Chapter

 

Would like to invite you and your whole family to Maher Zain’s Songs for Hope brought to you by Islamic Relief Canada. All proceeds will go to children relief around the world. When: Saturday, September 13 at 6 p.m. Where: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road., Richmond. Tickets: balcony: $30 (sold out); ground floor: back – $40, front – $50. For tickets or for more information, contact Randa at 778-229-7004, Yusuf at 778-374-3824 or Sis. Fatima at 778-998-6222.

 

Recovery Day Vancouver

 

Recovery Day Vancouver for Lower Mainlanders in recovery from addiction takes place September 13, noon-3 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza at Vancouver’s Cambie and Georgia streets. Speakers and music will help build awareness, challenge societal stigma and celebrate the role recovery plays in improving lives of individuals, families and communities. A march through downtown streets will follow the rally attended by thousands in past years. Guest speakers include comedian and photojournalist Donovan Mahoney and Mixed Martial Arts U.S. national champion Janae Noonan.

 

Public Forum on Sufi Legacy in South Asia

 

Public Forum on Spirituality, Humanity, and the Marginalized: The Sufi Legacy in South Asia: Saturday, September 13, 2-5 p.m. at 7000 SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. Panel: * Keynote address: Dr. Nile Green (UCLA), (“Mazars for the Marginalized: Reflections from the Pilgrim’s Road.”) * Seemi Ghazi (UBC), “The Doctrines and Practices of the Sufis.” * Zahid Makhdoom, “The Poetry of Bhitai.” * Madan Gopal Singh (Delhi University), “The Songs of Waris Shah and Bulleh Shah.” * Enakshi Chatterjee (Sunandan, Kolkata), “Sufis and Bauls in the songs of Rabindranath Tagore.” * Moderator: Zahid Makhdoom. This is a free event but requires registration by RSVP: [email protected]. This event is part of a larger program (September 6-20) organized by Hari Sharma Foundation with the help and support of many other organizations.

 

Mosaic of Seniors 2014: Multicultural Seniors Day

 

A multilingual resource fair and celebration of seniors. Seniors particularly active in their communities will be recognized with award presentations. Hosted by MOSAIC Seniors Club for immigrant seniors and service providers. On Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Bonsor Recreation Complex Banquet Room, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby. Performance: Yongjoo (Julie) Kim & Julie Korean Traditional Dance Team. Light lunch. Presentation of Congratulatory Certificates and Seniors Champion Award and speeches from Raj Chohan (MLA, Burnaby-Edmonds), Peter Julian (MP Burnaby-New Westminster) and Dennis Bevington (MP, Northwest Territories).Performances: Seniors Chinese Society of Vancouver (SCSV), Burnaby Branch, and Vancouver Okinawa Taiko.

 

Job Options BC Program 

 

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s Job Options BC program in White Rock / South Surrey is providing opportunities for unemployed non-EI British Columbians 18 years of age or older. Eligibility criteria: * Unemployed British Columbians who are landed immigrants or Canadian citizens and aren’t attending school * Non-EI receivers who haven’t established a regular Employment Insurance claim in the last 3 years; and haven’t established a maternity or parental claim in the past 5 years * Individuals who are most likely to benefit from long term job search help, supported work experience and follow-up support services. Funded through the Canada – B.C. Labour Market Agreement, the program offers: * 4 to 6 weeks of facilitated group work followed by 4 to 6 weeks of work experience options to a maximum of 10 weeks * Training allowances for 4 to 6 weeks of group work * Preparation for employment, or where appropriate, further training and up to 6 months follow up support * Opportunity to train and work with a BC employer. The next session starts on September 15 and intake is ongoing. For more information, contact us at Job Options BC Program (PICS Society) #206-1461 Johnston Road, White Rock, V4B 3Z4, 604-531-8299, Fax 604-531-9057, [email protected].

 

Muriel Arnason Library: Venice ‘City of Water’

 

Wednesday, September 17, 7-8 p.m. Some call it the most romantic city in Europe, others the most historical. Venice is a city in northeastern Italy, sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The buildings of Venice are constructed on closely spaced wood piles, which were imported from the mainland. Most of these piles are still intact after centuries of submersion. The foundations rest on the piles, and buildings of brick or stone sit above these footings. Join Langley photographer John Gordon, the winner of both provincial and national photography awards, for a photographic journey to this fabled city. The program is free but registration is required. Call 604-532-3590 or visit Muriel Arnason Library to reserve your seat.

 

MOSAIC: Canadian Citizenship Preparation (English)

 

September 17 & 19 (Wednesday & Friday), 1–4 p.m. at Vancouver Public Library Mount Pleasant Branch, Kingsway. Roja at 604-522-3722, ext. 155.

 

 

MOSAIC: Workshops for Youth

 

Life After High School: Being Labour Market Ready.  Learn about the most-wanted professions, their average wages and getting yourself ready to apply for jobs. September 18, 4–6 p.m. at MOSAIC Vancouver Language Centre, 3rd floor, 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Mika or Paeony at 604-254-9626.

 

The Exercise Is Therapy Foundation

 

Exercise your Therapy and Rock for Kids! A fundraising event with proceeds going to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and 60 Minute Kids Club. Date: Thursday, September 18. Venue: Vancouver Fan Club, 1050 Granville Street, Vancouver. Bands: Abandon Paris, The Jardines, Franklin’s Dealers. Canuck Place offers a comprehensive continuum of care to over 400 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout British Columbia. www.canuckplace.org. The 60 Minute Kids’ Club is a fun and engaging national program designed to get children from K – Grade 6 excited about making the right healthy choices. www.60minkidsclub.org

 

Metropolis at Metrotown: Shopping Night Out

 

Metropolis at Metrotown is getting you ready for fall with its Shopping Night Out, an exciting night filled with one-night only discounts, gifts with purchase, and swag bags to the first 150 shoppers who spend $150 or more. Taking place Thursday, September 18 from 5 to 9 p.m., shoppers will experience in-store and mall-wide activities including a pop-up nail bar, selfie stations, and much more. This one-of-a-kind shopping experience continues with the Shopping Night Out VIP area for shoppers looking for more than just deals. A new addition to this year’s shopping bonanza, with the purchase of a VIP ticket at $5 each, and an array of sweets, treats and sips to your night. 100% of the ticket sales awarded to local charities. Limited tickets are available at either Customer Service counter during regular mall hours now through September 18. The chance to win prizes continues with SONiC Nation, live on location, giving shoppers the opportunity to use the hashtag #MetropolisSHOPS in photos, on either Twitter or Instagram, for a chance to win one of many gift cards.

 

Cross Cultural Temple Tour

 

Multicultural Ministries is organizing a cross-cultural temple tour on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Richmond. In the cross-cultural temple tour, you will visit a Sikh temple, Hindu temple, Muslim mosque, Buddhist temple, Jewish synagogue and Christian church. The registration fee is $49 per person, which will include an ethnic lunch. To register and receive more info, contact: David McLauren at 604-897-4224 or [email protected]

 

PICS: BC Small Business Expo 2014

 

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is hosting the “BC Small Business Expo 2014” on September 20 at the Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In its inaugural year, the annual event will allow small businesses to display their products and services to the public as well as other businesses. The fair will host various small businesses that span across British Columbia, as well as keynote addresses by business leaders. This will provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to network with other businesses so as to increase their company profile and visibility. For more info, contact event chair Satbir Cheema at 604-596-7722, ext. 108, or [email protected]

 

Aamer Rahman Comedy Show

 

The Truth Hurts: Aamer Rahman Comedy Show. Comic sensation Aamer Rahman is ending his North American comedy tour “The Truth Hurts” in Vancouver. Rahman has sold out shows for the award-winning comedy duo “Fear of Brown Planet” and his recent piece “Reverse Racism” has gone viral internationally. At York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, on Friday, September 26. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Door plus applicable box office service charges. Ticket purchase: Charge by phone 604-251-1363 or website http://tickets.thecultch.com/ Box office will be open by week of September 10.

 

Metropolis at Metrotown: Retail Job Fair

 

Metropolis at Metrotown will hold its 7th Annual Retail Job Fair on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the shopping centre’s Atrium and Grand Courts. Over 30 retailers will be participating in this year’s Job Fair including Hudson’s Bay, H&M, Toys “R” Us, Michael Kors, Boathouse, Bench, Banana Republic, MEXX, T&T Supermarket, Forever 21 and Best Buy Mobile. With the busy holiday season just around the corner, retailers will be looking to fill over 500 part-time, full-time, entry-level, or managerial positions. Hundreds of young job seekers are expected to attend, many of them seeking their first job experience. Candidates are encouraged to bring several resumes and make a list ahead of time of the retailers they are interested in visiting. As some retailers will hold on the spot interviews, candidates should arrive prepared for discussion with hiring managers and dress accordingly. For a complete list of participating retailers visit www.metropolisatmetrotown.com.

 

Children’s Day Camps, Activities: Richmond

 

For September. A variety of activities are available for children in Richmond every week day – including swimming, skating and day camps. * Children can be registered for day camps (6 to 12 years old) at various community facilities including Cambie, Hamilton, Thompson, Steveston and West Richmond. These camps offer on-site activities and may include out trips. Campers are asked to bring a lunch and appropriate clothing. * Drop-in activities are also available including public skate times at Richmond Ice Centre and public swim times at South Arm and Steveston outdoor pools, and Minoru Aquatic Centre. South Arm outdoor pool will be closed for slide maintenance September 15-19. To learn more about programs being offered, fees and to register visit www.richmond.ca/register; call the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or drop-in to a community facility. Full day and week-long multi-sport camps (5 to 12 years old) are offered at the Richmond Olympic Oval featuring activities such as climbing, soccer, basketball, badminton and other traditional sports. Drop-in programs are also available. For more details, visit www.richmondoval.ca.

 

Indo Caribbean Canadian Cultural Society of BC

 

Presents Diwali Celebrations 2014 on Saturday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall, 7845 Edmonds Street, Burnaby. Ticket: $20. Children 6 to 12 years – $10. Children under 5 years – Free. Includes vegetarian dinner. For ticket information, please contact: James Prasad at 604-644-3751, Sheila Omaid at 604-438-9158, Shama Ramnarine at 604-936-3194, Ram Ramsaroop at 604-581-2590, Merle Sharma at 604-434-3807, or Hari Singh at 604-731-4354.

 

Career, Education and Settlement Fair

 

Canadian Immigrant magazine and Scotiabank, in association with IDP-IELTS, are presenting the second Career, Education and Settlement Fair for newcomers to Canada in Vancouver. The free, day-long immigrant expo, which will take place on Monday, October 6 at the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., aims to help newcomers succeed with a tradeshow of exhibitors including employers, settlement agencies and educational institutes; inspirational speakers; an IELTS master class; an onsite resume clinic; speed mentoring; and more. Information on the fair will be updated regularly at www.canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair/vancouver.

 

Sanjha Vehra Women’s Association

 

10th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 17 at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, #230-8166 128th Street, Surrey. All proceeds go to Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. Entertainment, door prizes, dinner, dancing, cash bar. Tickets: $30. For information and tickets, call Rani Mangat at 604-506-6123, Shanti Thaman at 778-242-0455 or Tirath Sarai at 604-597-1738.

 

Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

 

A few major events at the CICS:

* “From Lost Childhood to Uncertain Future”- An exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of the anti-Sikh pogroms in Delhi. Launch date is Monday, October 27 at 4 p.m. and the exhibition is available for viewing until November 13th. At the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Room F125.

* Commemorating the 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms, a symposium and academic response. On Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Room F125.

* That Land Beyond the Waves – A Play Performance on the Komagata Maru on Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. and matinee performance on Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Tickets: $15 general; $10 for students.