B.C. EVENTS

 

 

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Western Canada’s Largest Trucking Show

TRUXPO is the event where industry meets, attracting local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcasing the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. Presented in partnership with the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), the show takes place Saturday, September 20 at TRADEX in Abbotsford. Tons of exciting features for the trucking family, including a professionally organized and judged Show & Shine sponsored by Pro-Trucker Magazine; a chance to see the Optimus Prime truck from the Transformers 4 movie, which will be parked at the Western Star booth; performances by international superstars DJ Sanj, billed as the most sought-after Desi producer and DJ in the world, and Jay Status, one of the hottest live acts on the Punjabi music scene; performances by VanCity Bhangra, an award-winning Punjabi folk dance ensemble and one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular dance troupes; performances by Rob Herrett, providing acoustic tunes throughout the event on Saturday. www.truxpo.com

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]

 

Surrey Board of Trade: Economic Update Lunch

 

Economic Update Lunch with David Tulk, Chief Macro Strategist at TD Securities. Keynote speaker: David Tulk, Chief Macro Strategist, TD Securities. Tulk is a top-ranked forecaster for the Canadian economy by Bloomberg News. The information that he will provide will be of value to small and large businesses. Date: Wednesday, September 24. Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch; 12-1:30 p.m. Program. Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). RSVP to Anita Huberman at [email protected]

 

Simon Fraser University: Muslim Issues

 

SFU’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures presents: How to be a modern Muslim: Global and Social Imaginaries and the Construction of Islamic Identities. Keynote by Dr. Dietrich Jung, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and the Director of the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies. This lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made through www.sfu.ca/reserve. For more information, go to website http://goo.gl/dFyJIj. Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at SFU Vancouver Campus, HCC, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1420-1430.

 

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.

 

Canadian Eyesight Global

 

Canadian Eyesight Global, Giving the Light to the World, is celebrating 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Friday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, Payal Centre, Surrey. The Gala Dinner has been sponsored by Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford, Rotary Club of Surrey, Rotary Club of Burnaby and Rotary Club of New Westminster. Ticket: $25. Table of 10 is $250. If you are interested in supporting needy, helpless and less fortunate people of rural India for restoration of eyesight and / or prevention of preventable blindness program, contact: Anup Singh Jubbal, Canadian Eyesight Global. Phone: (604) 582-0579. www.CanadianEyesight.org.

 

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.

 

Caravan World Rhythms

 

Presents Legends of India: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan & Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on Sunday, September 28 at 7 p.m. at The York Theatre (639 Commercial Drive), Vancouver. Tickets $25-$45 reserved seating. Available online at https://tickets.thecultch.com, or in person at Highlife, Banyen Books, and Kamal’s Video, or call to order at 604-251-1363.

 

Surrey Libraries: Wellness Series

 

Get the latest health information from an expert at the Wellness Series presented by Surrey Libraries and Fraser Health. Join us in the Read-Ability Lounge of City Centre Library (10350 – University Drive) on Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. beginning September 30. Free. * September 30 : 10 Activities That Can Save Your Life * October 7 : Advance Care Planning * October 14 : Hand Hygiene & Staying Healthy * October 21 : Exercising With Heart Disease * October 28 : Immunizations For Kids, Adults And Beyond * November 4 : Breast Health (November 11 library closed) * November 18 : Chronic Pain Tips and Tidbits * November 25 : Surviving Cancer / Resources In Your Community * December 2 : Healthy Aging * December 9 : Diabetes And Me. www.surreylibraries.ca

 

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.

 

Authors Among Us

 

On Wednesday, October 1, 7-8:30 p.m., as part of Surrey Libraries’ Authors Among Us Series, join local authors at the Guildford Library for a panel discussion on the theme Game Changer: Life changing people, places and moments. Meet writers who write about people, places, or events that have shifted the human experience. Learn about their transformative experiences as writers. Discover the global and personal power of the pen. To save your spot, please call: 604-598-7366. * Douglas P Welbanks, author of Unbreakable: The Ujjal Dosanjh Story, Finances after Separation: a guide to financial renewal and success for separated families and Julius Seizure: the secret world of bankruptcy, debt collection and student loans * Jeff Beamish, author of Sneaker Wave * Sadhu Binning, author of Fauji Banta Singh and other stories * Judy Truelove, editor of Graeme Truelove’s Svend Robinson: A life in politics, and published editor & poet.

 

Fraser Valley Food Show

 

The 2nd Gluten Free Living Show within the 7th annual Fraser Valley Food Show is presented by Nature’s Path Foods. Distillers Pride from Toronto Ontario will be showcasing gluten-free spirits from India, including Magic Moments and Morpheus. Their website is: www.distillerspride.com.

Candice Macalino of Nature’s Path and Adam Hart, author of The Power of Food, will present their winning gluten-free recipes on the Gusto TV Celebrity Cooking Stage. Butchers from all over B.C. will demonstrate the art of meat and more on the new Butcher’s Showcase Stage. Friday, October 3, 2-9  p.m. Saturday October 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday October 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford. Tickets: $9 adults ($7 online), $7 seniors, $5 youth aged 13-16, Free for kids 12 & under. Information and tickets: www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com

 

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.

 

Surrey CIBC Run for the Cure

 

Join us on Sunday, October 5 in Bear Creek Park, Surrey as we come together to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. For more information about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, or to register and/or volunteer, visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com

 

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.

 

Benefest for Tibet

 

A benefit concert for Tibetan refugees at UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, on October 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. The Dalai Lama will be giving a very special teaching on wisdom and compassion on Octiber 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and in the evening, an eclectic mix of well known musical delights is set to go on stage to raise money for the Tibetan refugees. “Benefest for Tibet” fuses together some of Canada’s hottest acts, for a musical experience that’s bound to satisfy a wide array of tastes. From rock to rap, electronic to world fusion, there’s a sound in the mix that pleases everyone.

 

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.

 

Mandala Arts & Culture

 

The 5th Annual Dance Festival: “Gait to the Spirit 2014” – Celebrating Classical Dance of India: October 31 to November 2 at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street). Tickets are $25 (General) / $22 (Students, Seniors). Available at Banyen Books (604-737-8858 or at 3608 West 4th Avenue). Sunday Matinee Performance is Free (pay what you can). Master Class: Saturday November 1 at 1:30 p.m. Information about the festival and registration for Master Classes: 604-874-8985. www.mandalarts.ca