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 Anupy Singla’s Cook Book Surrey Event


Bestselling Indian cookbook author Anupy Singla’s book event in Surrey on Saturday, November 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chapters Bookstore (12101 72nd Avenue, Suite 100). Singla will lead a talk on the health and curative properties of traditional Indian spices. Many Indo-Canadian communities are at an elevated risk for heart disease, but incorporating unique spice blends into everyday habits can have a profoundly positive effect. This event is free and open to the public. Her newest cookbook, Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook’s Guide to Traditional Favorites, includes more than 100 healthy recipes from India’s varied regional traditions (including many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free variations).


Keeping Kids Safe in Vancouver


Dueck Downtown has made a commitment to families in Vancouver to help keep kids safe with the Safe and Sure Child Car Seat Installation Workshop Program. Chevrolet is working with Parachute, a Canadian charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, to help educate parents and caregivers with hands-on instructions on car seat safety. The program offers free one-on-one workshops with a certified car seat technician who will teach families and caregivers how to use and install car seats in any vehicle so children are safe for every ride no matter the make or model of their vehicle. Appointment registration is mandatory and available in advance of this workshop at www.safeandsure.ca. Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dueck Downtown, 888 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver.


Senior Parivar: Vedic Hindu Cultural Society


At 8321 140 Street, Surrey. Free flu shots on Sunday, November 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. by Dr. Saroj Kumar (President, PISA) and two other members of PISA who will also give some information on flu immunization. Tea and snacks will be served. Bring your medical care card with you.


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


Importance of Spiritual Practice in Daily Life


Four free events in the Lower Mainland: Importance of Spiritual Practice in Daily Life.  This topic will be conducted by Dragana Kislovski, a disciple of Dr. Athavale, a saint and spiritual master from India from the Spiritual Science Research Foundation. They will speak various topics such as the purpose of human life, how to overcome problems in life which have the root cause in the spiritual dimension, how to overcome destiny, ensure a more happy life and how to live life in a more pure manner. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. The four events on the same topic will be conducted at four separate locations on different days: two in Vancouver and one each in Coquitlam and Surrey. * Vancouver on November 19, 5:30-7 p.m. at Babylon Yoga Studio, 3574 West 4th Avenue. * Coquitlam on November 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at Oasis Wellness Centre, 1111d Austin Avenue, Coquitlam. * Surrey on November 22, 3-4:30 p.m. at Healing Movements Yoga Centre, Unit 115-8377D – 128th Street. * Vancouver on November 23, 3-4:30 p.m. at Yoga in Daily Life, #200, 223 West Broadway. Contact details: dragana.k@ssrf.org


DIVERSEcity’s Employer Appreciation & Networking Event


DIVERScity Community Resources Society is hosting an Employer Appreciation & Networking Luncheon.  Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, will deliver the keynote address. This event will acknowledge local small and medium enterprises that have provided work experience placements to new Canadians who are eager to enter the Canadian job market. The event will be held at the Surrey Central Library on Thursday, November 20. Successful stories and immigrant profiles will be featured, along with food. For more information, contact DIVERSEcity at es@dcrs.ca or call 604-547-2032.


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.


Vancity and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Post-Secondary Education Fair


Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free fair at 28 West Pender Street, Vancouver. Post-Secondary Education Institutions Exhibition and Seminars. Chinese, Korean and Punjabi translation available by reservation at 604-408-7260.


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.


Sai Birthday


All devotees are invited at the Hindu Cultural Society and Community Center of B.C. (3885 Albert Street, Burnaby) to participate in Lakhshacharan on Saturday, November 29 at 5 p.m. for Sai Birthday. Also being celebrated is 25 years of Lakhshacharan in Vancouver at VHP Temple. Program: 5:15-6:15 – Sai Bhajan / Kirtan; 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Sai Japa; 7:30 p.m. – Priti Bhojan. Contact: Rajubhai Parekh at 604-327- 8259, Vijaybhai Dayal at 604-986-5958; Kantibhai Patel at 604-522-7989, or VHP Temple at 604-299-5922.


PICS Kids Club


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society has launched the PICS Kids Club for students in grades K-12 who need a little extra help with their school work and studies. The tutoring sessions are $20/hour and they run every Wednesday between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. at PICS Society head office, 205-12725 80th Avenue, Surrey. For more information, contact Sunita Dhaliwal at 604-596-7722, ext. 141.


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. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7351. * Guildford Library: now — November 25 (Tuesdays). 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7378. * Newton Library: now — November 25 (Tuesdays). 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7413. * Cloverdale Library: now — November 26 (Wednesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-598-7326. * Semiahmoo Library: now — December 2 (Tuesdays). 3:45-4:45 p.m. Register at the Library or call 604-592-6913. Go to: http://www.surreylibraries.ca/4941.aspx