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Law Enforcement Career Fair


The BC-RCMP will be partnering with other law enforcement agencies and hosting the second annual Law Enforcement Career Fair on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) – New Westminster Campus (715 McBride Boulevard). A number of representatives from law enforcement agencies from across BC and Alberta will be on site and available to answer questions regarding their roles and responsibilities in the community, their hiring process, and any other questions future applicants may have. Currently the RCMP is seeking to hire over 900 police officers nationally this year. The demand is also growing for other agencies. The event is free and anyone interested in, or knows someone who may be interested in a career in law enforcement, is encouraged to attend the JIBC.


Environmental Health Project Needs Women from India


The Environmental Health Services division at BC Centre for Disease Control are doing a new project on Environmental Health and women specifically from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The project looks at environmental exposures of women who have moved to Canada in the past 1-5 years from India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. For participation women receive $50 and their personalized environmental exposure blood test results. You can complete the survey from a location convenient to you. Women who hear about the project and might be interested can contact them via email (seed@bccdc.ca) or call them at 604-707-2529. Website:  www.bccdc.ca/SeedStudy


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.


Miss Fiji Canada Competition


To be held during the 2015 Fiji Day Celebration at the Royal King Palace, Surrey. The show will include competitions & awards for Miss Fiji Canada, entertainment and dinner. Registration is now open across Canada. To qualify for the 2015 competition, you must be a Canadian Citizen or have a permanent resident status in Canada and are between the ages of 15 to 25 years by August 1. Applicants must have a direct family connection or a root to Fiji as in either the applicant must be born in Fiji or their parents / grandparents / great-grandparents are from Fiji. If you meet these basic requirements, you will be sent an application form to participate in a registration process to be selected as finalists for the Miss Fiji Canada Competition. Once an applicant has been confirmed as an official contestant, applicant will be required to submit a $100 registration fee along with the application form. For Registration Package: Contact: Shobna Prasad – Director. Email: missfijicanada@gmail.com. Phone: 778-918-1496. Facebook: Message Inbox. Tickets: Coming soon.


Fraser Valley Basketball Association Free Camps


Fraser Valley Basketball Association (FVBA) is a federal non-profit community organization which is committed to the enjoyment and development of basketball among children. They are conducting free basketball camps in the month of May (May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24). They believe that every child deserves to play. The camps will be held on Saturdays and Sundays Gym location: 6933 124 Street, Surrey. For more info, call 778-833-3822. Email: basketballfv@gmail.com. www.fvbball.com


Talk on Reducing Violence in Pakistan


“Reducing Sectarian-Religious Violence in Pakistan: Role of the Diaspora” at Room 120, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, on Saturday, May 2. Doors open at 1 p.m. to meet / greet. Talk begins at 2 p.m. Aden Dur-e-Aden, Emilia Valsta, and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal. Co-sponsored by South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, and the Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians.


Mosaic Community Church New Launch


All are welcome every Saturday. Worship service at 7 p.m. at Clearwood Room, Columbia Bible College, 2940 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Phone: 604-897-4224. Email: mosaicabby@gmail.com


International Dance Day in Richmond


Richmond’s first International Dance Day show is a collective performance featuring Sudnya Dance Academy, XBa DanceCo and the Zavicaj Serbian Folk Dance Group, with live musical accompaniment by the Naad Foundation. The performance will be on Sunday, May 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Tickets are $20 and are available through Gateway Theatre’s Box Office (604-270-1812 / www.gatewaytheare.com). International Dance Day 2015 is presented and produced by Sudnya Dance Academy and Clarkson Events, supported by the City of Richmond and Nature’s Path. For more information, visit http://richmondevent.wix.com/intldancedayrichmond.


Indo-Africa Charitable Society


Indo-Africa Charitable Society (IACS) will be holding its 4th Annual Mother’s Day Fundraising Gala Event on Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Signature Banquet Hall, 13030 – 76 Avenue, Surrey. Tickets – Adults: $30 per person; Table of 10: $275. Funds raised at the gala will assist the organization to continue in their efforts to relieve poverty in developing nations by means of promoting, providing and supporting public health, safe drinking water and advancement of education. For more information, contact Vasant Lakhani at (604) 987-1925.


Surrey RCMP Open House


To kick off Police Week (May 11-17), the Surrey RCMP will be hosting an Open House at its Main Detachment located at 14355 57th Avenue on Saturday, May 9 from 12 to 3 p.m. The free event will include police “briefings” for kids, police vehicles on display, food, demonstrations by Air 1, Police Dog Services and Forensics (based on operational availability), RCMP and City of Surrey career information, photos with officers in Red Serge, and much more. For more information, visit Surrey RCMP website. Be sure to dress for the weather conditions on the day of the event. Many of the activities and displays will be held outside.


Historic C.P.R Locomotive 374


128th Anniversary Celebration (374 Pavilion is part of the West Coast Railway Association) on Sunday, May 17, 12- 3 p.m. with live music, cake, and arts & crafts. Free fun for the whole family at Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Yaletown (at the corner of Davie Street & Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver).


Surrey Mayor’s State of City Lunch


On Wednesday, May 20, join Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner for her first Annual State of the City Address. The presentation will feature a discussion on Surrey’s Economic Outlook and plans for the coming year. Hosted by: the Surrey Board of Trade, the Cloverdale BIA, the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Surrey BIA, the Newton BIA, the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Surrey. Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey). Time:  Registration at 11:15 a.m.; Program 12–1:30 p.m. Admission:  $80 +GST each or $800 +GST for a table of 10.


Surrey International Children’s Festival


Tickets for the 11th annual Surrey International Children’s Festival are on sale at the Surrey Arts Centre box office. This year’s festival is being held May 21-23 with seven ticketed headline performances over three days. Tickets are $10 each. A Saturday “All Access Pass” is also available for $12, which allows full access to all performances (subject to show availability) and all arts activities on site. Entrance to the festival is free, as are many community performances and art activities. The Surrey International Children’s Festival exposes children to the arts in a fun and interactive way. This year’s line-up ranges from preschool performances for children as young as six months to intermediate shows for older children, aged 9 and up. Purchase tickets online at www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival or by calling the Box Office at 604-501-5566. Check the website for full festival programming information.


Sai Japa


All devotees are invited at Hindu Cultural Society and Community Centre (VHP 3885 Albert Street, Burnaby) to participate in Sai Japa / Bhajans on Saturday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Program: 5:15-6:15 p.m.: 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, Kantinbhai Patel at 604-522-7989 or Temple at 604-299-5922.


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


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