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Metropolis at Metrotown: Retail Job Fair


Metropolis at Metrotown will hold its 7th Annual Retail Job Fair on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the shopping centre’s Atrium and Grand Courts. Over 30 retailers will be participating in this year’s Job Fair including Hudson’s Bay, H&M, Toys “R” Us, Michael Kors, Boathouse, Bench, Banana Republic, MEXX, T&T Supermarket, Forever 21 and Best Buy Mobile. With the busy holiday season just around the corner, retailers will be looking to fill over 500 part-time, full-time, entry-level, or managerial positions. Hundreds of young job seekers are expected to attend, many of them seeking their first job experience. Candidates are encouraged to bring several resumes and make a list ahead of time of the retailers they are interested in visiting. As some retailers will hold on the spot interviews, candidates should arrive prepared for discussion with hiring managers and dress accordingly. For a complete list of participating retailers visit www.metropolisatmetrotown.com.


Book Launch by Phinder Dulai


Book Launch: dream / arteries by Phinder Dulai. Surrey Art Gallery and Talonbooks host the launch of a new book by local poet. Dulai will read from dream / arteries, his new body of work inspired by the Komagata Maru episode. The event will be emceed by Mo Dhaliwal, with an introduction to the history of the Komagata Maru’s voyage by community historian and researcher, Naveen Girn. This event is suitable for adults. Saturday, September 27, 5-7 p.m., at Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey.


Caravan World Rhythms


Presents Legends of India: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan & Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on Sunday, September 28 at 7 p.m. at The York Theatre (639 Commercial Drive), Vancouver. Tickets $25-$45 reserved seating. Available online at https://tickets.thecultch.com, or in person at Highlife, Banyen Books, and Kamal’s Video, or call to order at 604-251-1363.


Surrey Libraries: Wellness Series


Get the latest health information from an expert at the Wellness Series presented by Surrey Libraries and Fraser Health. Join us in the Read-Ability Lounge of City Centre Library (10350 – University Drive) on Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. beginning September 30. Free. * September 30 : 10 Activities That Can Save Your Life * October 7 : Advance Care Planning * October 14 : Hand Hygiene & Staying Healthy * October 21 : Exercising With Heart Disease * October 28 : Immunizations For Kids, Adults And Beyond * November 4 : Breast Health (November 11 library closed) * November 18 : Chronic Pain Tips and Tidbits * November 25 : Surviving Cancer / Resources In Your Community * December 2 : Healthy Aging * December 9 : Diabetes And Me. www.surreylibraries.ca


Authors Among Us


On Wednesday, October 1, 7-8:30 p.m., as part of Surrey Libraries’ Authors Among Us Series, join local authors at the Guildford Library for a panel discussion on the theme Game Changer: Life changing people, places and moments. Meet writers who write about people, places, or events that have shifted the human experience. Learn about their transformative experiences as writers. Discover the global and personal power of the pen. To save your spot, please call: 604-598-7366. * Douglas P Welbanks, author of Unbreakable: The Ujjal Dosanjh Story, Finances after Separation: a guide to financial renewal and success for separated families and Julius Seizure: the secret world of bankruptcy, debt collection and student loans * Jeff Beamish, author of Sneaker Wave * Sadhu Binning, author of Fauji Banta Singh and other stories * Judy Truelove, editor of Graeme Truelove’s Svend Robinson: A life in politics, and published editor & poet.


Fraser Valley Food Show


The 2nd Gluten Free Living Show within the 7th annual Fraser Valley Food Show is presented by Nature’s Path Foods. Distillers Pride from Toronto Ontario will be showcasing gluten-free spirits from India, including Magic Moments and Morpheus. Their website is: www.distillerspride.com.

Candice Macalino of Nature’s Path and Adam Hart, author of The Power of Food, will present their winning gluten-free recipes on the Gusto TV Celebrity Cooking Stage. Butchers from all over B.C. will demonstrate the art of meat and more on the new Butcher’s Showcase Stage. Friday, October 3, 2-9  p.m. Saturday October 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday October 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford. Tickets: $9 adults ($7 online), $7 seniors, $5 youth aged 13-16, Free for kids 12 & under. Information and tickets: www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com


Career Choices for Students


With Chef Eric Arrouzé and Lawyer Susanna Chow. If you’re a high school or university student thinking about pursuing a career as a professional chef or lawyer, then you’ll want to come to Richmond Public Library’s free chat sessions with working professionals. The first  session, called  “How Do I Become a Chef?” takes place on Saturday, October 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Brighouse (Main) Branch Library in the 2nd floor Community Place, 7700 Minoru Gate. The second session “Law School & Beyond”, takes place on Saturday, October 25 again from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Brighouse (Main) Branch Library in the 2nd floor Community Place, 7700 Minoru Gate.  For more information on both events call 604-231-6413 or go to:



Indo Caribbean Canadian Cultural Society of BC


Presents Diwali Celebrations 2014 on Saturday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall, 7845 Edmonds Street, Burnaby. Ticket: $20. Children 6 to 12 years – $10. Children under 5 years – Free. Includes vegetarian dinner. For ticket information, please contact: James Prasad at 604-644-3751, Sheila Omaid at 604-438-9158, Shama Ramnarine at 604-936-3194, Ram Ramsaroop at 604-581-2590, Merle Sharma at 604-434-3807, or Hari Singh at 604-731-4354.


Surrey CIBC Run for the Cure


Join us on Sunday, October 5 in Bear Creek Park, Surrey as we come together to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. For more information about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, or to register and/or volunteer, visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com


Hindu Temple Burnaby


Diwali Show this year will be held on Sunday, October 5 with a show and a vegetarian dinner between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The show itself will kick off at 7 p.m. at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre at 7373 McPherson Avenue and wrap up at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include dinner.


Career, Education and Settlement Fair


Canadian Immigrant magazine and Scotiabank, in association with IDP-IELTS, are presenting the second Career, Education and Settlement Fair for newcomers to Canada in Vancouver. The free, day-long immigrant expo, which will take place on Monday, October 6 at the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., aims to help newcomers succeed with a tradeshow of exhibitors including employers, settlement agencies and educational institutes; inspirational speakers; an IELTS master class; an onsite resume clinic; speed mentoring; and more. Information on the fair will be updated regularly at www.canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair/vancouver.


Does your child need practice reading?


October-December: Sign them up for the Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies program at Surrey Libraries. Your child can improve his / her reading skills in a safe and supportive environment over weekly after school meetings. Trained high school students offer their time and expertise by ‘buddying up’ with a child to read together and engage in fun literacy activities. Free. * Fleetwood Library: October 21 — December 2 (Tuesdays). 4-5 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7351. * Guildford Library: October 14 — November 25 (Tuesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7378. * Newton Library: October 14 — Nov 25 (Tuesdays). 4:30-5:30 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7413. * Strawberry Hill Library: October 1 — November 5 (Wednesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-501-5844. * Cloverdale Library: October 22 — November 26 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7326. * City Centre Library: October 8 — November 12 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7437. * Semiahmoo Library: October 21 — December 2 (Tuesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-592-6913. Go to: http://www.surreylibraries.ca/4941.aspx


Financial Literacy Workshops


October-November: Surrey Libraries has partnered with Vancity and Credit Counselling Society to help you boost your financial skills and learn how to protect yourself against fraud. * 75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses by Credit Counselling Society: Guildford Library – Tuesday, October 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7366. Fleetwood Library – Thursday, October 30, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7346. * Seniors Financial Abuse Prevention by Vancity: Guildford Library – Tuesday, October 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7366. * Identity Theft & Fraud by Vancity: Fleetwood Library – Thursday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7346. Guildford Library – Tuesday, November 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7366. * Raising Financially Fit Kids by Credit Counselling Society: Semiahmoo Library – Tuesday, October 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-592-6908. * Understanding Contracts by Vancity: Guildford Library – Tuesday, October 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7366. More topics and sessions in November. Go to: www.surreylibraries.ca


Girl Global Girl Power


On October 11, the Global Girl Power Foundation will be hosting a community conference at Kwantlen Polytechnic University 12666 72 Avenue, Surrey, at the Conference Room, 1205 Ceder Building, at 2 p.m. This community conference will feature local experts speaking on 5 areas of concern: * Health: Maureen McGrath – Registered Nurse, Sexual Health Educator, Host of the Sunday Night Sex Show on CKNW 980 am * Violence and Safety: Giselle Bobinski, Angel Hands Wellness & Lauren Johnson, Counsellor – Psychotherapist * Girls & Gangs : Kal Dosanjh – Law Enforcement Officer * Cyber bullying : Carol Todd – Amanda Todd Legacy * Education and Empowerment : Madeleine Shaw – Social Entrepreneur, Women & Girl’s rights advocate & Co-Founder of Lunapads & Pads4girls. The panel will share their expertise and give us insight into the current state and what goals need to be met and initiatives we can take as a community to ensure the prosperity of our women & girls. Tickets are $10 and available online at facebook.com/globalgirlpower or can be reserved via email at info@globalgirlpower.org. Partial proceeds from this conference will be going towards completing Global Girl Powers Clean Water Project in which their local youth ambassador has pledged to raise $5,000 by December 2014 to provide a clean water resource to women in India.


Hindu Temple Burnaby


A musical concert by Swami Dr. Satya Prakash called “Ek Shaam Radha Krishna Ke Naam” will be held on October 16 at Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver, at 7 p.m. Contact Naresh Shukla at 604-327-2009 for tickets and more information.


Sanjha Vehra Women’s Association


10th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 17 at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, #230-8166 128th Street, Surrey. All proceeds go to Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. Entertainment, door prizes, dinner, dancing, cash bar. Tickets: $30. For information and tickets, call Rani Mangat at 604-506-6123, Shanti Thaman at 778-242-0455 or Tirath Sarai at 604-597-1738.


Benefest for Tibet


A benefit concert for Tibetan refugees at UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, on October 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. The Dalai Lama will be giving a very special teaching on wisdom and compassion on Octiber 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and in the evening, an eclectic mix of well known musical delights is set to go on stage to raise money for the Tibetan refugees. “Benefest for Tibet” fuses together some of Canada’s hottest acts, for a musical experience that’s bound to satisfy a wide array of tastes. From rock to rap, electronic to world fusion, there’s a sound in the mix that pleases everyone.


Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies


A few major events at the CICS:

* “From Lost Childhood to Uncertain Future”- An exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of the anti-Sikh pogroms in Delhi. Launch date is Monday, October 27 at 4 p.m. and the exhibition is available for viewing until November 13th. At the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Room F125.

* Commemorating the 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms, a symposium and academic response. On Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Room F125.

* That Land Beyond the Waves – A Play Performance on the Komagata Maru on Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. and matinee performance on Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Tickets: $15 general; $10 for students.


Mandala Arts & Culture


The 5th Annual Dance Festival: “Gait to the Spirit 2014” – Celebrating Classical Dance of India: October 31 to November 2 at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street). Tickets are $25 (General) / $22 (Students, Seniors). Available at Banyen Books (604-737-8858 or at 3608 West 4th Avenue). Sunday Matinee Performance is Free (pay what you can). Master Class: Saturday November 1 at 1:30 p.m. Information about the festival and registration for Master Classes: 604-874-8985. www.mandalarts.ca