(These are FREE listings. Email: [email protected])
Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver
The Consulate General of India is scheduled to hold a consular camp at Ross Street Gurdwara Sahib, Vancouver, for signing ‘life certificates’ on Sunday, November 9.
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen Family Cupcake Event
On November 8, in honor and celebration of Guru Nanak’s birthday, Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (aka GNFK) introduces its annual cup cake event. People of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to bring their families and friends to Sukh Sagar Gurdwara, 347 Wood Street, New Westminster, from 3 to 6 p.m. to bake, decorate and pack hundreds of cup cakes and cookies for over 20 Lower Mainland shelters. If you would like to donate cake supplies or participate at this event, contact Event Coordinator Jas Kaur at 604-499-2027.
South Asian Arts Society
Stand Up! The Original Tandoori Kings of Comedy, featuring two phenomenally funny gents: Sunee Dhaliwal and Hollywood Harv. The extremely funny and talented Munish Sharma, of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken fame is the MC for the night and will kick off the show with his own unique brand of smart and yummy stand-up. Sharma will be followed by Clifford Prang: the “funny gora” as he likes to call himself, and then the lone female comedian of the night: award-winning comedienne Ash Dhawan. Vancity’s legendary party rocker DJ 151 from Decibel Entertainment will be in the house spinning some of the hottest Hip Hop, RnB, Bhangra and Bollywood tunes on the planet in between sets. On Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m.(doors open at 7 p.m.) at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 Street, Surrey. Tickets: $20 in advance (including service charges), $25 at door. Available at: www.bellperformingartscentre.com or Kamal’s Video Palace (Unit #103 – 8268 120th Street, Surrey). Restrictions: 18+. This show contains mature adult content. Show info: Call 778-706-6224, Email [email protected] or visit www.southasianarts.ca.
Sikh Community’s Remembrance Day Ceremonies
Sunday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, #115 12885 85 Avenue, Surrey. Rear Admiral W.S. Truelove, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, will lead the Sikh community in a special Remembrance Day ceremony. He will be joined by Western Canada’s top soldiers, community leaders, politicians and other VIPs. Truelove will also lead the Sikh community to remember the sacrifice of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was standing ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa when a gunman killed him and Patrice Vincent, a warrant officer, who died near Montreal when a man ran over him and a fellow soldier with a car. He will then address the Sikh congregation, join them for a communal lunch and be presented with a special sword marking the occasion and a donation to the Military Family
PICS Kids Club
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society has launched the PICS Kids Club for students in grades K-12 who need a little extra help with their school work and studies. The tutoring sessions are $20/hour and they run every Wednesday between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. at PICS Society head office, 205-12725 80th Avenue, Surrey. For more information, contact Sunita Dhaliwal at 604-596-7722, ext. 141.
Keeping Kids Safe in Vancouver
Dueck Downtown has made a commitment to families in Vancouver to help keep kids safe with the Safe and Sure Child Car Seat Installation Workshop Program. Chevrolet is working with Parachute, a Canadian charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, to help educate parents and caregivers with hands-on instructions on car seat safety. The program offers free one-on-one workshops with a certified car seat technician who will teach families and caregivers how to use and install car seats in any vehicle so children are safe for every ride no matter the make or model of their vehicle. Appointment registration is mandatory and available in advance of this workshop at www.safeandsure.ca. Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dueck Downtown, 888 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver.
Financial Literacy Workshops
Surrey Libraries has partnered with Vancity and Credit Counselling Society to help you boost your financial skills and learn how to protect yourself against fraud. * Identity Theft & Fraud by Vancity: Guildford Library – Tuesday, November 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7366. Go to: www.surreylibraries.ca
Festival MOSAIC 2014
MOSAIC’s signature fundraising gala is on November 20 and features a cultural fusion of food and entertainment. The 5th annual Festival MOSAIC will be an interactive evening of sight, sound and taste, and will be showcased at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. The main act is Tanga, a Westcoast world fusion group who have released two albums featuring Latin, jazz and hip hop sounds with an electronic beat. Celebrated sitarist Mohamed Assani will perform Indian Classical as well as other genres and Michael Gabriel Rosen will perform Latin and Cuban dances, while encouraging and teaching guests to salsa and merengue. NuYu Theatre will also be onsite with participants demonstrating activities and playing interactive theatre games with guests. Also included in the program for the evening are CircusWest performers, an interactive art exhibit, live painting and Rangoli art. Tickets for the event are $65 and are now available online at mosaicbc.com. The ticket price includes dinner, which will be set up at various stations and will be themed around Asian, Indian and South / Central American cuisine. The Pacific Salmon Farmers Association will be providing salmon as the evening’s main entrée.
BC Liberals and MLA Suzanne Anton
2nd Annual Proud of Our Cultures Fundraising Event. Order your tickets now. Event on Friday November 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver. The last date to purchase tickets is November 14.
Vancity and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Post-Secondary Education Fair
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free fair at 28 West Pender Street, Vancouver. Post-Secondary Education Institutions Exhibition and Seminars. Chinese, Korean and Punjabi translation available by reservation at 604-408-7260.
VIBC Annual General Meeting
On Thursday, November 27 come join in a celebration. At our AGM, we’ll treat you to a 10-year retrospective, elect some dynamic new members to the board, and kick off our 11th year by reviewing our successes for 2014. A reception with food and wine will follow. Thursday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at Lecture Hall 2600, SFU Surrey, 13450 –102nd Avenue. Reception at
8:30–9:30 p.m. in Classroom 2740, SFU Surrey.
All devotees are invited at the Hindu Cultural Society and Community Center of B.C. (3885 Albert Street, Burnaby) to participate in Lakhshacharan on Saturday, November 29 at 5 p.m. for Sai Birthday. Also being celebrated is 25 years of Lakhshacharan in Vancouver at VHP Temple. Program: 5:15-6:15 – Sai Bhajan / Kirtan; 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Sai Japa; 7:30 p.m. – Priti Bhojan. Contact: Rajubhai Parekh at 604-327- 8259, Vijaybhai Dayal at 604-986-5958; Kantibhai Patel at 604-522-7989, or VHP Temple at 604-299-5922.
Does your child need practice reading?
November-December: Sign them up for the Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies program at Surrey Libraries. Your child can improve his / her reading skills in a safe and supportive environment over weekly after school meetings. Trained high school students offer their time and expertise by ‘buddying up’ with a child to read together and engage in fun literacy activities. Free. * Fleetwood Library: now — December 2 (Tuesdays). 4-5 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7351. * Guildford Library: now — November 25 (Tuesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7378. * Newton Library: now — November 25 (Tuesdays). 4:30-5:30 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7413. * Strawberry Hill Library: now — November 5 (Wednesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-501-5844. * Cloverdale Library: now — November 26 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7326. * City Centre Library: now — November 12 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7437. * Semiahmoo Library: now — December 2 (Tuesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-592-6913. Go to: http://www.surreylibraries.ca/4941.aspx