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Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies


* 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.


iCON Punjabi Health Forum


UBC Faculty of Medicine, eHealth Strategy Office: Punjabi health education forum on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: How to prevent and manage complications on Sunday, November 2 at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey B.C. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Open House from 11:30am-1:00pm). This family focused event will feature Punjabi-speaking community physicians and allied health professionals who will share their expertise on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetic complications and cardiovascular issues that are prevalent in the community. Speakers will also dynamically engage with the audience during an interactive Q&A session and through live polling to capture patient perspectives on health. In addition, patient-centered educational materials in Punjabi will be available to participants through pamphlets at the forums and a dedicated website (www.iconproject.org).


Surrey Board of Trade


The Surrey Board of Trade is asking business leaders, their staff, and the community to meet Surrey mayor candidates in advance of the November 15 election. Free session: Mayoral All Candidates Lunch. Date: Tuesday, November 4. Time: Registration – 11:30 a.m.; Panel session – 12-1:30 p.m. Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). Admission: Free – advance registration is required. To register for these events, call Jo-Ann Huber at 604-581-7130.


Mandala Arts & Culture


The 5th Annual Dance Festival: “Gait to the Spirit 2014” – Celebrating Classical Dance of India: November 1-2 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


LCA of BC: Jalaram Jayanti


All invited to 215th Jalaram Jayanti celebrations with bhajans and kirtans on Saturday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. at VHP Temple, 3885 Albert Street, Burnaby. Priti Bhojan after Arti.

* All invited to 215th Jalaram Jayanti celebrations with bhajans and kirtans on Sunday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Laxminarayan Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Priti Bhojan after Arti. For further information contact: Vasantbhai Lakhani at (604) 987-1925.


Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation


Presents Indian Classical Vocal Music Concert by Gargee Siddhanta Dutta, accompanied by Mohan Bhide on Harmonium and Sunny Matharu on Tabla, at Burnaby Hall, 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby, on Sunday, November 2, 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Phone 604-879-8319. Gargee will also be offering vocal classes. For tickets and class information, contact: Asha Lohia: 604-879-8319; Teresa Rehman: 604-527-9917; Ravi Video: 101 – 8334 128th Street, Surrey, 604-599-1110; Kamal Video Palace: 8268 120 St #103, Surrey, 604- 592-9777; akhil@shaw.ca; pjsmf.vancouver@gmail.com; www.pjsomfvancouver.webs.com


Surrey’s 5th Annual Domestic Abuse Conference


The City of Surrey is hosting its fifth annual domestic abuse conference for service providers on Tuesday, November 4 at Surrey Arts Centre with this year’s event focusing on mental health impacts and domestic abuse. The 2014 conference titled, “Focus the Lens: A Look at Mental Health and Domestic Abuse”, will showcase a series of presentations and a panel discussion in the morning that will outline current research in the area of mental health impacts and domestic abuse. A wrap up and call to action with representatives from the Vancouver Canucks “Hockey Talks” program will be presented in the afternoon. * 3-3:45 p.m. –  Black Box Studio Theatre. Vancouver Canucks: Hockey Talks Program Presentation * 3:45-4:15 p.m. – Art Centre Lobby.


South Asian Women’s Networking Group BYOBF


Speed Networking: Being your Best Self and Connecting Authentically – November BYOBF Network Night on Tuesday, November 4, 6:30-9 p.m., at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive. Tickets: $20 Early-bird, $25 Regular. The BYOBF Network is Metro Vancouver’s first South Asian women’s networking group that provides the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded professional women who also share and celebrate each other’s success. For more information: www.byobfnetwork.ca


GVHBA & SBOT: Development Industry and Government


The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association and the Surrey Board of Trade are jointly hosting a lunch featuring keynote speaker, Kevin Falcon, Executive Vice-President with Anthem Properties and former BC Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance on Wednesday, November 5. Topic: The relationship between the development industry and government. He will speak to how developers can engage more effectively with municipal governments, changes needed at city and provincial government levels to support a thriving home building industry and how cities and developers currently engage to produce market-based housing. Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue, Surrey. When: Wednesday, November 5. Registration and lunch: 11:30 a.m. Program: 12-1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker at about 12:30 p.m.


Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen Family Cupcake Event


On November 8, in honor and celebration of Guru Nanak’s birthday, Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (aka GNFK) introduces its annual cup cake event.  People of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to bring their families and friends to Sukh Sagar Gurdwara, 347 Wood Street, New Westminster, from 3 to 6 p.m. to bake, decorate and pack hundreds of cup cakes and cookies for over 20 Lower Mainland shelters. If you would like to donate cake supplies or participate at this event, contact Event Coordinator Jas Kaur at 604-499-2027.


South Asian Arts Society


Stand Up! The Original Tandoori Kings of Comedy, featuring two phenomenally funny gents: Sunee Dhaliwal and Hollywood Harv. The extremely funny and talented Munish Sharma, of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken fame is the MC for the night and will kick off the show with his own unique brand of smart and yummy stand-up. Sharma will be followed by Clifford Prang: the “funny gora” as he likes to call himself, and then the lone female comedian of the night: award-winning comedienne Ash Dhawan. Vancity’s legendary party rocker DJ 151 from Decibel Entertainment will be in the house spinning some of the hottest Hip Hop, RnB, Bhangra and Bollywood tunes on the planet in between sets. On Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m.(doors open at 7 p.m.) at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 Street, Surrey. Tickets: $20 in advance (including service charges), $25 at door. Available at: www.bellperformingartscentre.com or Kamal’s Video Palace (Unit #103 – 8268 120th Street, Surrey). Restrictions: 18+. This show contains mature adult content. Show info: Call 778-706-6224, Email info@southasianarts.ca or visit www.southasianarts.ca.


Financial Literacy Workshops


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. * Identity Theft & Fraud by Vancity: Guildford Library – Tuesday, November 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 604-598-7366. Go to: www.surreylibraries.ca


Festival MOSAIC 2014


MOSAIC’s signature fundraising gala is on November 20 and features a cultural fusion of food and entertainment. The 5th annual Festival MOSAIC will be an interactive evening of sight, sound and taste, and will be showcased at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. The main act is Tanga, a Westcoast world fusion group who have released two albums featuring Latin, jazz and hip hop sounds with an electronic beat. Celebrated sitarist Mohamed Assani will perform Indian Classical as well as other genres and Michael Gabriel Rosen will perform Latin and Cuban dances, while encouraging and teaching guests to salsa and merengue. NuYu Theatre will also be onsite with participants demonstrating activities and playing interactive theatre games with guests. Also included in the program for the evening are CircusWest performers, an interactive art exhibit, live painting and Rangoli art. Tickets for the event are $65 and are now available online at mosaicbc.com. The ticket price includes dinner, which will be set up at various stations and will be themed around Asian, Indian and South / Central American cuisine. The Pacific Salmon Farmers Association will be providing salmon as the evening’s main entrée.


BC Liberals and MLA Suzanne Anton


2nd Annual Proud of Our Cultures Fundraising Event. Order your tickets now. Event on Friday November 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver. The last date to purchase tickets is November 14.


VIBC Annual General Meeting


On Thursday, November 27 come join in a celebration. At our AGM, we’ll treat you to a 10-year retrospective, elect some dynamic new members to the board, and kick off our 11th year by reviewing our successes for 2014. A reception with food and wine will follow. Thursday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at Lecture Hall 2600, SFU Surrey, 13450 –102nd Avenue. Reception at

8:30–9:30 p.m. in Classroom 2740, SFU Surrey.


Does your child need practice reading?


November-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: now — December 2 (Tuesdays). 4-5 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7351. * Guildford Library: now — November 25 (Tuesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7378. * Newton Library: now — November 25 (Tuesdays). 4:30-5:30 p.m. (none November 11). Register at the Library or call 604-598-7413. * Strawberry Hill Library: now — November 5 (Wednesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-501-5844. * Cloverdale Library: now — November 26 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7326. * City Centre Library: now — November 12 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7437. * Semiahmoo Library: now — 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