B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, June 22

 

 

(These are FREE listings. Submit your event / announcement at [email protected] by Wednesday evening.)

 

 

Weekend Lane Closures on Alex Fraser Bridge

 

Drivers are reminded that two lanes will be closed on the Alex Fraser Bridge this weekend to complete joint repair work on the south approach. The closures are scheduled from 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21, to 4 a.m. on Monday, June 24, weather permitting. Two lanes will remain open in each direction. Travellers are asked to expect delays, watch for changing traffic patterns, and follow signs and traffic control personnel. For up-to-date highway travel information, people should continue to check @DriveBC on Twitter or visit: DriveBC.ca

 

UN International Day of Yoga 2019

 

Varad Ashram Intercultural Service Humanitarian World Association (VISHWA) invites you to grand celebrations of UN International Day of Yoga on Friday, June 21, 6-8 p.m., at Shree Sanatan Dharam (Fiji) Ram Mandir, #12, 8420 124th Street, Surrey, and on Saturday June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arya Samaj Educational & Cultural Society, 13475 King George Boulevard, Surrey. These are two great opportunities to learn advanced core secrets and traditional authentic wisdom of yoga directly by Dr Swami Satya Prakash and also information on yoga for better health, happiness and integrated personality development by other yoga and health experts of Canada including Yogashri Satyam Dr. Preeti. VISHWA Event Coordinator: 778-996-1807 / www.swamisatyaprakash.org

 

Punjabi Film on Dalit Struggle

 

Punjabi film on Dalit struggle – Chamm – to be shown at Strawberry Hill Library, 7339 122nd Street, Surrey, on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Surender (protagonist) will be present for Q&A. ‘Chamm’, meaning chamdi (skin), is based on a short story by writer Bhagwant Rasulpuri. It presents the story of a Dalit protagonist, who works at the local village slaughter house and skins dead animals. Chamm is about the struggle of Dalits of Punjab, who are struggling to get their one-third share in the village common land.

 

South Asian Adults / Seniors: International Day of Yoga

 

Vedic Seniors Parivar Center and management Committee of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple Surrey invites all South Asian adults and seniors to attend International Day of Yoga on Sunday, June 23, 9-10:30 a.m., at the temple grounds at 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Yoga will be conducted by qualified yoga instructors. Free t-shirt, water bottle and free sample packages of Multigrain Atta with a grocery bag will be provided to all participants as well as healthy refreshments. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further information.

 

2019 Boundary Bay Airshow: Free Admission

 

The City of Delta and Alpha Aviation are sponsoring the Boundary Bay Airshow on Saturday, July 20. From children’s activities and food options, to the non-stop excitement in the skies. For the first time ever, this year’s Airshow will showcase the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team. The Airshow will also feature record-breaking aerobatics champion pilot Rob Holland, and many other fabulous performers. In addition to these performers, this year’s airshow will include: * a family zone (face painting, mini golf, wiggle carts, crafts); a car show in the Heritage Hangar; food vendors and food trucks; VIP Tent and VIP Chalets; an autograph tent and aircraft exhibitors and static displays. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show begins at noon. Boundary Bay Airport is located at 7800 Alpha Way, Delta. On-site $10 parking pass. Free off-site parking with a free shuttle service is also available at Paterson Park, located at 5800 Clarence Taylor Crescent in west Ladner; and Wellbrook Winery, located at 4626 88th Street, in east Ladner. Free parking for people with disabilities will be available both on and off-site with Delta’s seniors buses available to provide accessible service from off-site locations. Unattended free bike parking will be available both on and off-site. Cyclists are asked to travel along Ladner Trunk Road and southbound on 72 Street to Churchill Street. Closures: 72nd Street from the dike will be closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Cyclists will be unable to access the Airshow via 72nd Street from the dike during these times. Bring your folding chair, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat. Remember, Boundary Bay Airport is located next to the ocean and can be windy throughout the day. A windbreaker can be a great addition to your backpack. Family pets are not permitted to attend, but service dogs are welcome. There is no smoking at the Airshow and balloons are not permitted.

 

 

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