Version 2It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Resham Singh Biln. He passed away peacefully on May 23, 2015. Resham was born on March 13, 1952 in Rai Pur Dabba, Nawan Shahr, India. He was the youngest born to late Shiv Singh and late Chanan Kaur Biln. He arrived in Canada in 1970 and raised his family in Surrey, BC.

Resham was a dedicated family man and well loved in the community. Resham is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kulbir Kaur, and his three children, Mandeep (Sandeep), Navroop (Sunny) and Harjeet. Resham also leaves behind his four beautiful grandchildren, Saivik, Neelam, Summer and Cyrus.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. Riverside Funeral Home, 7410 Hopcott Road, Delta BC. Gurdwara Service to follow at Guru Nanak Sikh  Temple 7050 120 Street Surrey, BC. Biln Family (604)599-6934








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Carwash for Nepal Earthquake Victims


SOAR Philanthropic Society (a student run scholarship committee) will be holding a carwash on Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Surrey Mohawk, 15970 96 Avenue, Surrey, as a gesture of kindness to assist those in need that have been affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Over 8000 people have lost their lives and the team believes the citizens of Surrey and Delta will come out and support this cause in giving back to the global community. We encourage everyone to come and be a part of this one day event to make a difference and enjoy a clean car.


Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions Take Effect in June


Seasonal lawn sprinkling regulations take effect on June 1 through September 30 to help conserve Metro Vancouver’s high-quality drinking water. Residential: * Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. * Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday. Non-residential: * Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. Monday and Wednesday * Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday * All non-residential addresses can also sprinkle 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Friday. More information about regional water services is available on Metro Vancouver’s website, metrovancouver.org


South Asian Seniors: Group Birthday


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian senior members to celebrate the group birthday of 32 senior members born in March, April & May on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 – 140th Street, Surrey. Newton-North Delta MP Jinny Sims will be the guest of honour. It will start with serving snacks, tea, pop, and there will be live entertainment, introducing local singer Jogi Dhillon. There will be a cake-cutting ceremony. Specially prepared pure vegetarian lunch & dessert will be served. Registration required for non-members. Contact Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for registration.


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



Move to Extended Facility or Nursing Home?


Richmond Public Library will host the program “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Making a Decision to Move to an Extended Facility or Nursing Home” on Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon) at the Brighouse (Main) Branch in the  2nd floor Community Place, 7700 Minoru Gate. To register, visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, call 604-231-6413, or register online at www.yourlibrary.ca/events. This program is free and offered in English. Learn the challenges and benefits for seniors and families when making a decision to move to an extended facility / nursing home with speaker Patricia Cruz, a home care manager with 23 years’ experience in seniors’ services. Also, Geoff Cowman from Golden Transition will discuss facility choices and what to look for in a perfect retirement home.


European Festival


At Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby on May 30 and 31. Over 30 nations will showcase their art, food and cultural performances. $10 weekend pass lets visitors enjoy a variety of concerts, live performances, food tents, a fully licensed beer garden, a market place, kids’ activities and an arts plaza. Headliner band: Delhi2Dublin on Saturday at 8 p.m. on the main stage. Derrival on Sunday at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Performances by Vancouver Opera and Jocelyn Pettit – and more. Admission: $10 at the gate; advanced ticket of $8  at www.europeanfestival.ca. Children under 12 free. Gates open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.


South Asian Seniors: Be Your Own Doctor


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults and senior members as well as non-members to attend a workshop titled “Be Your Own Doctor – Control your Anxiety, Stress and Sleeplessness (Insomnia)” by Avtar Singh Woodwall, an expert, on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 – 140th Street, Surrey. There will be a question-and-answer session. Tea and light snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further details.


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. info@canadaindiaeducation.com


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.


Newton Community Festival 2015


Saturday, June 27. Location: Newton Wave Pool. Cost: Free. The Newton Community Festival is a free family event, which features a Ferris wheel, live entertainment, diverse food and craft vendors, community and business displays, facility tours and lots of interactive fun activities for all ages. It will feature the following events and attractions:

Ferris Wheel; main stage featuring local talent; sponsors and partners display booths and attractions; face Painting and Bouncy Castle; live entertainment; children’s arts, crafts and games; youth zone; and more. Event Details: http://newtonbia.com


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: shampton@crohnsandcolitis.ca 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: parade@northdeltalions.org. Festival info: 604-596-6458 / email: displays@northdeltalions.org.


Global Clergy Association of Canada


The Global Clergy Association of Canada (GCAOC) is a non-profit association which is going to hold a Pre-Parliament Conference on August 8 at Richmond Multicultural Centre with support of interfaith, spiritual, cultural and environment organizations, to promote peace and harmony; to spur and augment inter-religious dialogue; and to offer a taste of the Parliament experience. The Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR) conference will meet at Salt Lake City in the U.S. from October 15 to 19. The conference is free and open to all. Because of the limitation of seats , you are requested to register by emailing your name, city and phone to President Dr. J. Das at

<dasj.kabir@gmail.com> or Acharya S.P. Dwivedi at <shrinath3099 @gmail.com>  before July 20. For further information, call Acharya S.P. Dwivedi, Chair of the conference, at 604-507-3099 or Dr. J. Das at 604-599-6876.