B.C. EVENTS

 

 

 

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Job Fair

 

Forklift and Construction Labour. $16/hour. * May 20: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 11861 – 88th Avenue, Delta. * May 21: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 4899 Delta Street, Delta (Ladner). Get hired on the spot. Call 604-591-9116 for more info.

 

Fraser Valley Basketball Association Free Camps

 

Fraser Valley Basketball Association (FVBA) is a federal non-profit community organization which is committed to the enjoyment and development of basketball among children. They are conducting free basketball camps in the month of May (May 16-17, 23-24). They believe that every child deserves to play. The camps will be held on Saturdays and Sundays Gym location: 6933 124 Street, Surrey. For more info, call 778-833-3822. Email: [email protected]. www.fvbball.com

 

Richmond Public Library: Easy Family Fitness

 

Richmond Public Library will be hosting an easy free family fitness program for the whole family on Saturday, May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Brighouse (Main) Branch in the Kids Place Program Room, 7700 Minoru Gate. No registration is required. Presenter is BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer Kendrick Uy. She will do an active demo of three simple fitness activities that families can integrate into their daily routine in the spring and summer.

 

South Asian Seniors: Bingo

 

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members for bingo for fun and make some new friends on May 17, from 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall,  8321 – 140th Street. Bring only two dollars with you to play two games. Members will explain the game to you. Tea & light snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further details.

 

Historic C.P.R Locomotive 374

 

128th Anniversary Celebration (374 Pavilion is part of the West Coast Railway Association) on Sunday, May 17, 12- 3 p.m. with live music, cake, and arts & crafts. Free fun for the whole family at Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Yaletown (at the corner of Davie Street & Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver).

 

Surrey Mayor’s State of City Lunch

 

On Wednesday, May 20, join Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner for her first Annual State of the City Address. The presentation will feature a discussion on Surrey’s Economic Outlook and plans for the coming year. Hosted by: the Surrey Board of Trade, the Cloverdale BIA, the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Surrey BIA, the Newton BIA, the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Surrey. Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey). Time:  Registration at 11:15 a.m.; Program 12–1:30 p.m. Admission:  $80 +GST each or $800 +GST for a table of 10.

 

Sacred Sites Tour

 

The Ecumenical Multifaith Unit (EMU) of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster and the InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver present the Sacred Sites Tour, the first in a series beginning May 21. The tour is scheduled from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will visit the following locations: First Nations’ Sacred Space, Ismaili Jamatkhana, Guru Nanak Niwas, Holy Trinity Ukrainian Cathedral. This day long tour (including lunch) costs $40 per person and is open to the public. Seating is limited. Inquiries and tickets for one or both tours can be obtained by calling 604-682-3848, ext. 30 or by contacting [email protected]al.ca.

 

Surrey International Children’s Festival

 

Tickets for the 11th annual Surrey International Children’s Festival are on sale at the Surrey Arts Centre box office. This year’s festival is being held May 21-23 with seven ticketed headline performances over three days. Tickets are $10 each. A Saturday “All Access Pass” is also available for $12, which allows full access to all performances (subject to show availability) and all arts activities on site. Entrance to the festival is free, as are many community performances and art activities. The Surrey International Children’s Festival exposes children to the arts in a fun and interactive way. This year’s line-up ranges from preschool performances for children as young as six months to intermediate shows for older children, aged 9 and up. Purchase tickets online at www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival or by calling the Box Office at 604-501-5566. Check the website for full festival programming information.

 

All Star Wrestling

 

All Star Wrestling presents Midget Time in Vancouver on Friday, May 22 in Vancouver at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bell time at 8 p.m. A night of family entertainment. Tickets will be available soon: $20 front row / $15 general admission from OT sports Cards, 1505 West 66 Avenue, Vancouver; Bruce Guitars, 434 West Hastings Street, Vancouver (604-428-9118); or www.allstar-wrestling.com. For more info, call 604-710-0872.

 

Richmond Public Library

 

The library is hosting two fitness information programs for adults and seniors at the Brighouse (Main) Branch in the 2nd floor Community Place, 7700 Minoru Gate. “Personal Fitness: The Big Picture” happens Friday, May 22 from 7-9 p.m. and “Keep on Moving: Fitness Activities for Older Adults” takes place on Monday, May 25 from 12-1 p.m. To register, visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, call 604-231-6413 or register online at www.yourlibrary.ca/events. These programs are free and offered in English. “Personal Fitness: The Big Picture” will teach you how to plan your personal exercise program to achieve toned muscle, fat loss and improved health. “Keep on Moving: Fitness Activities for Older Adults” will be an active demonstration of three simple fitness activities that can be incorporated into a daily routine in the spring and summer. These programs will be presented by Kendrick Uy, a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer, Third Age Instructor, Osteofit Instructor and a Continuing Studies fitness instructor for the Vancouver School Board.

 

Surrey Libraries: Bike Theft Prevention

 

Surrey Libraries is hosting the #LoveItLockIt bike theft prevention event on Saturday, May 23 in partnership with the City of Surrey Crime Reduction Strategy, Surrey RCMP, Surrey Crime Prevention Society and HUB – Your Cycling Connection.  Event locations: * Guildford Library, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. * City Centre Library, 1:30-3 p.m. The community will learn basic tricks to prevent bicycle theft: * Engrave your ride (engraving kits will be on-site) * Discover your neighbourhood cycling routes * Meet and greet with bicycle enthusiasts * Attend interactive locking demonstrations, learn practical tips and win prizes. The event is a free event open to all.

 

Sai Japa

 

All devotees are invited at Hindu Cultural Society and Community Centre (VHP 3885 Albert Street, Burnaby) to participate in Sai Japa / Bhajans on Saturday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Program: 5:15-6:15 p.m.: 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, Kantinbhai Patel at 604-522-7989 or Temple at 604-299-5922.

 

MOSAIC

 

Canadian Citizenship Preparation: May 25 & 26, 5:30–8:30 p.m., at Tommy Douglas Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Phone: 604-254-9626, ext. 104. * Internet Security Workshop: May 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at MOSAIC North Burnaby Learning Centre, 103–4181 Hastings Street. Phone: 604-254-9626, ext. 114.

 

Surrey Libraries

 

Presents the 5th annual Human Library Program-continuing the theme of religions, beliefs, and spirituality on Saturday, May 30 at the City Centre library, 10350 University Drive Surrey, from 1-4:30 p.m. Readers can have a one-to-one, 20-minute conversation with human “books”- people who are there to share their stories and experiences and in this case, their spiritual beliefs. Register now at City Centre Library or call 604-598-7426. For more details, visit the library or

www.surreylibraries.ca/4920.aspx

 

Canada India Education Council (CIEC)

 

ScholarSHIP 2015 Fundraising Dinner on Sunday, May 31, 6:30-10 p.m. in Vancouver. ‘ScholarSHIP 2015’ will take place on board a cruise ship in Vancouver Harbour. Participants will enjoy networking opportunities with dignitaries, education ministers and policy makers, academic champions and key stakeholders, as well as on-board Bollywood entertainment.  It will serve as a great way to highlight emerging issues and areas of possible co-operation between Canada and India, as well as governments’ programs and policies in the education sector. [email protected]

 

MOSAIC: Free Community Workshops

 

Beginners’ Computer Class: Learn about basic computer skills (using your gadget to save data and to create files), the internet (searching for information online, how to use Google maps and how to chat using Gmail), and sending / receiving emails. From now until June 25, Thursdays, 9:30–11 a.m. at MOSAIC Burnaby Centre for Immigrants, 5902 Kingsway. Phone: 604-438-8214, ext. 112.

 

The Gutsy Walk: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

 

The Gutsy Walk, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s largest single-day fundraiser, is a great way to show you’ve got the guts to make it stop by supporting family, friends and colleagues in our community living with Crohn’s and colitis.  One in every 150 Canadians has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis – a rate among the highest worldwide.  Proceeds raised fuel research, improve the lives of children and adults affected by these devastating, lifelong diseases, and ultimately find cures. The Gutsy Walk takes place in Surrey at Bear Creek Park and Pavillion on Sunday, June 7. For more information and to register, visit gutsywalk.ca, email: [email protected] or call 1-800-387-1479.

 

Lui Passaglia’s Push For Your Tush

 

Colon Cancer Canada. Lui Passaglia, former BC Lion, has chosen to officially endorse the event this year and ongoing. Sunday, June 14 at Jericho Beach. Registration: 9 a.m. Walk / Run: 10 a.m. Distances: 1K Toddler Walk, 5K Walk, 10K Run. Fees: Individuals $25 / Family $50 (Family fee includes registration for 2 adults and children under 18 and HST). Registration fee waived if you raise $200 or more. A great day for everyone, with refreshments, t-shirts and more. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in Canada, yet it is 90% curable if caught in the earliest stages of the disease. Most people who finally choose to discuss their symptoms with their doctors are often already in the later stages. BC is now part of a national screening program. Registration and details are at www.pushforyourtush.ca/vancouver

 

25th Annual Miss India-Canada Event

 

Saturday, August 15 at the International Plaza Hotel in Toronto.  Contestants are judged on their evening gown, talent, and their ability to speak in public.  The show is focused on Indian arts and culture and at the same time blends into the Canadian mosaic. Entries for the Miss India-Canada Event will be accepted until Friday, June 26. For an application form or further information, contact (905) 851-0990 or visit www.MissIndiaCanada.com.

 

North Delta’s Family Day

 

North Delta Lions Club and the Corporation of Delta invite you to celebrate North Delta’s 48th Family Day on Sunday, June 28 at North Delta Community Park, 111311 84th Avenue, Delta. Parade: 11 .am.-1 p.m. Festival: 12-4 p.m. Parade info: 604-763-7251 / email: [email protected]. Festival info: 604-596-6458 / email: [email protected].