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R.O.A.D. B.C. Rally
R.O.A.D. B.C., a coalition of more than 85 community organizations, healthcare groups and individuals, will be holding a rally on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. in front of Surrey MLA Jinny Simms’ constituency office to raise grave concerns over legislation recently introduced by the BC government to cap “minor injury” claims of injured British Columbians. The coalition invites media and members of the public to take part in the rally. The rally will last about 1.5 hours at most with speeches to begin around 1:30 p.m. Location: #204 14360 64th Avenue, Surrey.
Central City’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre
Shoppers are invited to visit Central City’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre from May 4 to 13 to get their Mother’s Day gifts (and gifts for any other special occasion) wrapped. The Charity Gift Wrap Centre will be located on the upper level of the shopping centre across from Tim Hortons. Gift wrap prices start at just $2 and all proceeds from the service will go to the SFU Surrey Close to Home Entrance Awards (https://give.sfu.ca/giving-opportunities/sfu-surrey-close-home-entrance-awards) to assist students with tuition fees. The Charity Gift Wrap Centre is led by the SFU Surrey Campus Administration Office and staffed by a contingent of SFU volunteers who have donated their time to make the venture a success. For more information on the Charity Gift Wrap Centre, visit www.centralcity.ca.
Playland Amusement Park
Gates open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 for the 2018 season. Playland One Day admission passes are currently available online and will give families and thrill seekers unlimited access to over 35 rides, attractions, and an assortment of games.At Playland at the PNE, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. For more information, including ticket prices and hours of operation throughout the summer, visit: www.pne.ca.
Tsawwassen Library: Shred-a-thon
Identity Theft is among the fastest growing crimes in North America. One way you can help stop yourself falling victim to identify theft is to shred your cancelled cheques, your ATM and credit card receipts, credit card offers, old bank statements and bills. If you have documents to be shredded, support your local library at the same time. The Delta Friends of the Library will be holding their fifth annual Shred-a-thon in the parking lot of the Tsawwassen Library on Saturday, May 5 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Look for the Shred-Wise truck. Cost is by donation with tax receipts being issued for donations over $20. The money raised will be used to directly support the Delta libraries.
South Asian Seniors: Group Birthday Party
Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian senior members to attend a group birthday party of 21 senior members born between March 4 an May 5 on Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Snacks, tea and fruit juice will be served. There will be live entertainment with jokes and Hindi songs. There will be a cake-cutting ceremony. Special vegetarian lunch will be served along with dessert. Registration required for non-members. Call Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for prior registration.
Sikh Episode on CNN
Groundbreaking Sikh episode will air on CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell on Sunday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET / PT and 9 p.m. CT.
Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s
Register and fundraise today at walkforalzheimers.ca: White Rock, North Delta and Surrey – no one should walk alone. Show an estimated 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia and the people who care for them – you stand with them. Join the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s movement to create a dementia-friendly society, by rallying together with your family, friends and colleagues and walking on Sunday, May 6. Location: Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd Street. Registration: 9:30 a.m. Walk: 10:30 a.m.
Sahaara Mental Health Awareness Fundraiser
The 3rd Annual Sahaara Mental Health Awareness Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Crown Palace, 201 – 12025 Nordel Way, in Surrey. Founded in 2016, the Sahaara Canada Wellness Society, founded by Deljit Bains and Bindi Bains-Mackoruk, is on a mission to raise awareness and acceptance of mental health issues. Funds raised go to support tactical mental health support programs and services across the Lower Mainland. This informative and thought-provoking event will also include great food, entertainment, a fashion show by Armaan DBG, music and networking. Cost: $75 each or $520 for a table of 8. Tickets: https://www.vtixonline.com/mental-health-fundraiser-2018/1156/ / Armaan DBG in the Payal Business Center / Bindi Bains Mackoruk at 778-896-2265 / Deljit Bains at 778-897-8469.
Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK)
Join in for an enlightening evening of Simran (meditation) in celebration of Mother’s Day on Friday, May 11, 6-7:30 p.m., at Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, 347 Wood Street, New Westminster. This is a free event. Mothers and entire families are invited to this event. Mothers, attending this event will be honored with a gift by GNFK. Langar (free vegetarian meal) will be served.
The 16th Annual Shakti Awards will be held on Friday, May 11 at Bollywood Banquet Hall, 8166 128th Street, Surrey. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Kamal’s Video Palace or by phone at 604-307-8796. Email: [email protected] / www.shaktisociety.com. The evening will be co-hosted by two past Shakti Award recipients: Annie Ohana, a 2017 Prime Minister’s Teacher of Excellence Award Winner who teaches at L.A Matheson Secondary in Surrey, and Jessie Kaur, co-founder of Kaur Project and Principal of her public relations consultancy. Shushma Datt, TV and radio personality, will be sharing her story of Shakti and resilience as the keynote speaker. Shakti board member and professional sitar player, Anju Bedi, will greet the guests with her sitar music. The national anthem will be presented by Seemi Ghazi, a UBC lecturer of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Dance performances by Sanya Dhingra, Dancin’ Stars and Yasmina Dance.
Surrey RCMP Open House
On May 12, from 12 to 3 p.m., the Surrey RCMP will be hosting an Open House at its main detachment (14355 57th Avenue) to help kick-off Police Week (May 13-19). Everyone is invited to attend this family-friendly event to get an opportunity to meet your local police force and participate in hands-on activities and displays. Some of the highlights include: Air 1 Helicopter, Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, RCMP vehicles and equipment, Kids “Watch Briefings”, Explosive Disposal Unit, Career and Volunteer Info, Dive Team, Red Serge Photos, Meet the Officer in Charge, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
High Tea On Mother’s Day
Surrey BC Global Girl Power Foundation invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey. Registration at 12:30 p.m. Join in for high tea to celebrate motherhood. This is an inclusive event that celebrates every individual who steps into the role of a mother. Tickets, available on Eventbrite, are $50 for general admission and $30 for children 4 to 11 years of age. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the local and global community in educational initiatives: * Leadership Training in Surrey – in collaboration with Passion Foundation to Lead we aim to bring leadership programs to two high schools in Surrey. * Educational Grants * Global Girl Power will provide educational grants to seven girls in Punjab, India. * Global Girl Power will contribute towards the treatment of a 15-year-old girl who was a victim of a recent acid attack in Punjab. * Global Girl Power will support 11-year-old Kamaljeet Singh, an intelligent student who is unable to write using his hands due to a congenital problem. For tickets: Laucky Kaur Gill at 604-767-7274 or Gin Dhillon at 604-618-4750. Email: [email protected].
Muriel Arnason Library: Kick the Clutter – Get Organized
On Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library at 130 – 20338 65th Avenue, Langley. Are you tired of trying to get your home and life in order and don’t know where to begin? Join professional organizer Ranka Burzan of Organizing Simple Solutions to learn where and how to start, as well as three practical steps to downsize and organize any space. Getting organized will help you and your family live healthy, simple, and productive lives. To register for this free program, call 604-532-3590 or visit the Muriel Arnason Library.
Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver
Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra Live in Concert. Presented by: ICMSV – Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver. Artistes: Pandit Rajan and Sajan Misra (vocal); Vineet Vyas (tabla) and Sumit Mishra (harmonium). Saloni Gandhi – Concept and Curator for the World Tour. On June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Anvil Centre, New Westminster. Tickets: Regular – $35, VIP – $50 (inclusive of service charges). Online Purchase: https://www.ticketsnw.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent880.html. Box Office: (604) 521-5050
PICS Child Care Centre, Cloverdale
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s Child Care Centre at 6050
– 176th Street within Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds premises is now accepting registrations. No registration fee if you register your child in 2018. The $100 registration fee will be waived and you will get free childcare for the rest of April and May. Bring your children to explore and play, ask questions, meet staff, register and have fun. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. Children should be between the ages of 30 months to school age. Fees may vary according to the children’s care schedule. Call PICS Child Care Manager Flavia Gavrilovits, at 778-995-1872 or Devinder Chattha, Director, Language Studies, Settlement and Social programs at 604-596-7722, ext. #107 to register your child or for any other information.
PICS & KPU: Learn English
Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP): PICS in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey is offering Free English language classes for newcomers, Canadian citizens and work permit holders. Classes run every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants learn about the Canadian work culture such as resume writing, cover letter, job search, interview skills and work expectations through English. Qualified teacher Gita, who is certified to teach English as a Second Language and is highly experienced, entices students to practice English communication while working in pairs or group activities. Hands-on computer activities, visits to the WorkBC centre and presentations by guest speakers are part of the curriculum. Daily news events and other topics of interest to the students are part of the daily routine. Free on-site childcare is available for students with children. Call Eva Touzard at 604-596-7722, ext. 138, to register.
Delta: Parent-Child Mother Goose
A new session of Parent-Child Mother Goose will begin mid April. There is still space available at the George Mackie Library and the North Delta Family Place locations. If you are a Delta resident, call the George Mackie Library at 604-594-8155 and talk to a staff member to register. Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories. This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger as well as caregivers and continuing until June 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the George Mackie Library or on Fridays, from now to June 15, 12-1 p.m., at the North Delta Family Place at New Hope Church, 11838 – 88th Avenue. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided.
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