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GNFK Mother’s Day


Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen is having a GNFK Mother’s Day Simran (meditation) event on Saturday, May 9, 6:30-8 p.m. at Sukh Sagar Gurdwara, 347 Wood Street, New Westminster.  This is a GNFK outreach event, where people of all faiths are invited to attend this family event.  All mothers attending this event will be honoured with a token of appreciation. And people can meet the GNFK family and find out ways to get involved with volunteering at our events. gurunanaksfreekitchen@gmail.com / Tej Kaur at 604-345-6946.


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 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


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.


Public Forum: Media and Middle East


David Barsamian: Media and the Middle East on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000. Talk by David Barsamian, a leading commentator and media analyst on global affairs. Admission by donation.


Surrey with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair


Rally for Surrey with federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on Friday, May 15, 6:30-8 p.m., at Surrey’s Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Place.


Richmond Public Library: Easy Family Fitness


Richmond Public Library will be hosting an easy free family fitness program for the whole family on Saturday, May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Brighouse (Main) Branch in the Kids Place Program Room, 7700 Minoru Gate. No registration is required. Presenter is BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer Kendrick Uy. She will do an active demo of three simple fitness activities that families can integrate into their daily routine in the spring and summer.


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.


All Star Wrestling


All Star Wrestling presents Midget Time in Vancouver on Friday, May 22 in Vancouver at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bell time at 8 p.m. A night of family entertainment. Tickets will be available soon: $20 front row / $15 general admission from OT sports Cards, 1505 West 66 Avenue, Vancouver; Bruce Guitars, 434 West Hastings Street, Vancouver (604-428-9118); or www.allstar-wrestling.com. For more info, call 604-710-0872.


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


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.


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