B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, November 9

(These are FREE listings. Submit your event / announcement at [email protected] in typed format as early in the week as possible. No posters please.)

Repair Cafés

Repair Cafes are community gatherings where fixer volunteers help visitors repair their broken household items – electronics, small appliances, textile, jewelry, woodwork, bikes, anything that is broken. Open to the public free of charge, the program aims to reduce waste, reverse the throw-away culture, share repair knowledge and bring the community closer. The Vancouver chapter was launched this past summer and have seen large demand at each of its monthly event. Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Killarney Community Centre. www.metrovanrepaircafes.ca

South Asian Adults & Seniors: Health Presentation

Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults and senior members as well as non-members to attend a presentation on urinary incontinence in senior men and senior women by Dr. Jiya Gill, naturopathic physician from New Delhi who is also a yoga expert on Sunday, November 10, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Tea and light snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further details.

Guru Nanak Dev ji’s 550th Parkash Purb

India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 #5 Road, Richmond, will be celebrating Guru Nanak Dev ji’s 550th Parkash Purb (Birth Anniversary) on Tuesday, November 12 at 5 p.m. Premier John Horgan and National Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan are expected to be joining the congregation on this special occasion. Gurdwara Chairman Asa Singh Johal will be releasing a special edition of a book on Guru ji’s philosophy, mission and message for humanity.

Surrey Libraries

Stories that Invigorate the Mind: Storytimes for individuals with developmental disabilities: * Mondays, 10–10:45 a.m., at Guildford Branch * Fridays, 10:30–11:15 a.m., at City Centre Branch. Join us for spoken and written word stories, music, and fun designed especially for developmentally disabled teens, adults and their caregivers. Go to bit.ly/2JEnDvD to see our events calendar for details.

Newton Talks

Speaker Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey-Newton, on “Safe communities and government accomplishments,” at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, on Thursday, November 14, 6-7 p.m. Free, but registration required. Presented by Newton BIA & Surrey Board of Trade. Newton Talks is a monthly networking forum for the business community to establish a voice for Newton that improves business opportunities, revitalize the area, and creates a sustainable future for the community. Each month the discussion will focus on a different area of concern.

PICS Society: Zeenat Aman at Golden Glam-ma Pageant 2019

Famous Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman has agreed to be a part of PICS Society’s first Beauty Pageant for Grandmothers: “Golden Glam-ma Pageant 2019” as a judge. The Golden Glam-Ma Pageant is a platform to empower seniors by showcasing their talent and giving them an opportunity to have their voices heard in the community. This fundraiser is on November 16 at 5 p.m. at Taj Park Convention Center in Surrey. The fundraiser will consist of a fashion show, prizes, silent auction, face painters, photo booth, henna artists, dinner, dancing and the inaugural Golden Glam-ma Pageant. Buy your tickets today by calling 604-596-7722. Learn more: https://pics.bc.ca/events/golden-glam-ma-pageant-2019/

Annual West Coast Tagore Festival

West Coast Tagore Festival, now in its 9th year, is the flagship multicultural performing arts event by Vancouver Tagore Society. The event will take place at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond on November 16, 6-8:15p.m. Admission is free. This year’s lineup includes a large group of dancers from the Richmond Academy of Dance showcasing various Western Classical dances, including Ballet, Tap, and Lyrical Jazz; Genesis Trio, a Vancouver based chamber ensemble, playing Western Classical melodies in viola, clarinet, and piano; a dance duo from the Mandala Arts and Culture performing Bharatanatyam, a major form of Indian classical dance; performances by the Vancouver Tagore Society Workshop Series participants; and Taan, the in-house specialty band of Vancouver Tagore Society, presenting a musical theatre based on some timeless Tagore songs that reflect different colours of life. For info, contact [email protected] For more information, visit http://vancouvertagoresociety.org/upevents/

Vedic Hindu Cultural Society

Seven days Of Maha Shiv Puran Katha will be recited By Achariya Rakesh Sharma of Lakshmi Narayan Mandir at 8321 140th Street, Surrey. From Sunday, November 17 to Friday, November 22, 6-8 p.m. daily. Saturday, November 23, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mega Sacrificial Fire Rituals (Havan Yagna) will be performed on the last day. Preetibhoj will be served daily. For further information, contact Suresh Singh at 604-710-7636.

Surrey Libraries

Has the library played a meaningful role in your life? Surrey Libraries has launched Share Your Story, an invitation to our patrons to share their personal stories of how libraries have played a meaningful role in their lives, their connection to the library, and their experience with the library over the years. Go to https://www.surreylibraries.ca/support-your-library/shared-stories to see what people have shared. And if you want to share your own story, we’d love to hear from you.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival: Civic Plaza

The City of Surrey will host the ninth annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market at Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, November 23 from 12 to 8 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to watch the 60-foot tall Christmas Tree decorated with giant holiday ornaments, lights and a star tree-topper light up at 6:30 p.m. to mark the start of the holiday season. This year’s free event will feature new lights and interactive displays on the festival grounds including an illuminated Light Tunnel, Enchanted Forest, North Pole Stage and Candy Cane Dance Tent. Other highlights include the popular Holiday Market and Village, featuring local vendors, crafters, free photos with Santa, and many more festive activities. The Holiday Fun Zone on University Drive will feature a variety of food trucks and sports activities, including road hockey, inflatables and amusement rides. Over 30 local performers, choirs and children’s acts will offer free live performances across seven stages throughout the day. Award-winning Canadian pop singer Begonia will headline the Main Stage after the inaugural tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Additional performers include Fleetwood Mac tribute band Dreams, local alternative rock band, Hotel Mira and indie pop group Leisure Club. Holiday choirs will perform on the Tree Riser Stage, Snowflake Stage and in the City Centre Library. The Surrey Food Bank, Surrey Christmas Bureau, Sophie’s Place and the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will be on site collecting donations. For more information visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting

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