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Clothing Drive


Amazing Tutors Children’s Foundation is again collecting lightly used Western adult jackets, pants and shirts to distribute to the less fortunate ones in Surrey and Vancouver. Brand new socks are needed as well. Please do NOT donate Pakistani, Indian, Fijian, or any other ethnic-style clothes. Call Sikandar Hayat at 604-765-4099 or email at MrHayat7@gmail.com to arrange for a free pick up or for a drop off location near your place.


Muriel Arnason Library: Santa and Mrs. Claus


Tuesday, December 16, 4-5 p.m.: Join the staff at Muriel Arnason Library as they welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Jolly Old Elf and his wife will read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and sing Christmas songs. Parents are invited to bring a camera and get a photo of their child or children with Santa. There will also be a chance to enter a children’s Christmas book draw. The program is free, and open to the public, on a drop-in basis. Muriel Arnason Library is located at #130-20338 65 Avenue. Phone: 604-532-3590.


Surrey RCMP “Pack the Police Car”


Surrey RCMP have been inviting the community to help “Pack the Police Car” with non-perishable food, gifts, cash donations, and other needed items in support of local food banks and charity programs across the City of Surrey. Surrey RCMP officers, auxiliary constables, and volunteers have been accepting donations to help families in need during the holidays. The District 5 office will also be holding a “Pop Up Detachment” at the same time. People can meet South Surrey police officers, learn about police programs and crime prevention initiatives, and discuss any neighbourhood concerns. December 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Save on Foods (100 – 7320 King George Boulevard) # District 5, South Surrey: For Sources Food Bank. Donation suggestions: * Non-perishable food items such as: canned vegetables and fruit, soup, crackers, snacks, canned meat / fish, condiments, pasta, rice, etc. * Grocery and food gift cards * Toiletries and personal care items. Some events held earlier.


All Star Wrestling: Bodyslams For Toys


Saturday, December 13 at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) To benefit the Surrey Christmas Bureau. This event will be taking place in the Alice McKay Building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Bring a NEW Toy for a boy or girl with at least a $10 value and enjoy a night of Pro Wrestling. If you do not have a toy we will accept a $10 cash donation on behalf of the Christmas Bureau. The All Star Wrestlers will be donating their time for this cause. Venue is being donated by the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition. For more information call 604-710-0872. www.allstar-wrestling.com


Canadian Eyesight Global: Free Eye Health Clinic


Canadian Eyesight Global’s Free Eye Health Clinic sponsored by Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford and Rotary Club of Burnaby will be held on Sunday, December 14, 12- 4 p.m. at the Khalsa Diwan Society Complex, 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver. Everyone is welcome. Anyone interested in sponsoring an eye camp in their village in Punjab or any part of India, may contact: Anup Singh Jubbal, Canadian Eyesight Global, at 604-582-0579, email: info@CanadianEyesight.org, www.CanadianEyesight.org


South Asian Seniors: Pakistani Film


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members to watch a social and family drama Bol, which established a box-office record in Pakistan, best film by Shoaib Mansoor, best film actor Manzar Sehbai and best film actress Humaima Malik. It will be shown on Sunday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 – 140th Street, Surrey. Snacks and tea will be served during interval. Phone Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further information.


Urban Older Workers (55+) Program


Starting from December 15 until June 2015 for 4 Sessions. If you’re 55 or older, living in Surrey or Delta / White Rock areas, and you want to get back into the job market, then Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society has an employment program for you: Job Options BC: Urban Older Workers (55+) employment program is seeking participants for its upcoming sessions. This program partners with local community and business employers, to generate job placements for participants. To qualify for this program, you must be: * 55 years old or older * Unemployed * Non – EI eligible (or EI-Reach Back) * Out of school * Looking for a job * Permanent Resident or Citizen * Living in either Surrey or Delta / White Rock. In this program, you will: * Increase your employment skills * Get valuable job search experience * Access to training allowances. The next session starts on December 15 at the Surrey Office located at #205-12725, 80th Avenue, Surrey. For more information, contact K. C. Chau at 604-596-7722, ext. 117, or via email at kcchau@pics.bc.ca


Delhi-ite Get-together


It’s time to celebrate our common heritage, roots and traditions by getting together for yet another Delhi-ite Get-together: Fun-filled night with Tambola, Karaoke, Musical Chairs and much more. Full course dinner with dance on Sunday, December 26 at 7 p.m. at Fraserview Banquet Hall, Fraser & Marine Drive, Vancouver. Tickets: $ 25/Adults, $ 15/Children 12 & under. For more info: Kamal Sharma at (604) 833-1977.


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.


Unemployed, Non E.I. receiver, Looking for a Job?


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s Job Options BC program in White Rock / South Surrey is providing opportunities for unemployed non-EI British Columbians 18 years of age or older. If you’re looking to get into the job market, then this program is for you. The eligibility criteria for Job Options BC program are: * Unemployed British Columbians who are Landed Immigrants or Canadian Citizens and aren’t attending school * Non-EI receivers who haven’t established a regular Employment Insurance claim in the last 3 years; and haven’t established a maternity or parental claim in the past 5 years * Individuals who are most likely to benefit from long term job search help, supported work experience and follow-up support services. Funded through the Canada – B.C. Labour Market Agreement, the program offers: * 4 to 6 weeks of facilitated group work followed by 4 to 6 weeks of work experience options to a maximum of 10 weeks * Training allowances for 4 to 6 weeks of group work * Preparation for employment, or where appropriate, further training and up to 6 months follow up support * Opportunity to train and work with a BC employer. The next session starts on January 12, 2015 and intake is ongoing. For more information, contact Job Options BC Program: PICS Society #206-1461 Johnston Road, White Rock. Phone: 604-531-8299, Fax 604-531-9057, danny.pendhall@pics.bc.ca