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Sri Yoga Hanuman Temple, Surrey


You are invited to attend a fundraising event and dinner hosted by the devotees of Sri Yoga Hanuman Temple, Surrey, on Saturday, June 27, 4-9 p.m., at 11447 82nd Avenue, Delta (North Delta Secondary – Gymnasium). There will also be a semi-classical entertainment program. Every contribution will help the temple run effectively and meet its objectives. You are also invited to visit the temple at 13415 (Unit # 4) Comber Way, Surrey, to witness the idols of Sri Hanumanji and other deities. Temple hours are provided in the website http://yogahanumantemple.ca. You may also call the temple at 778-593-1898 for any other information regarding routine temple activities. If you need any info about the event, contact Srinivas Varanasi at 604-551-1223 or Raju Nanduri at 778-688-2999.



Burnaby RCMP: Motorcycle Safety Skills Challenge


The Burnaby RCMP is inviting riders to attend the detachment’s first-ever Motorcycle Safety Skills Challenge on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverway Sports Complex, 8605 Nelson Avenue in Burnaby. All members of the public are invited to this free event. It’s not just for Burnaby residents. Motorcycle officers from all over the Lower Mainland will be assisting, however, Burnaby RCMP is hosting it in Burnaby. The main attraction will be a recertification course based in part on the RCMP motorcycle training. Anyone who attempts the skills challenge will be entered to win new safety gear valued at $1000. Specially trained motorcycle officers will be on hand to answer your questions about how to ride more safely with a special emphasis on dawn and dusk riding. We will share the most up-to-date information on the latest motorcycle laws including details on learner and new motorcycle licences.


Metropolis at Metrotown: Interactive “Lightroom”


June 26-September 7: 12-7 p.m. at Metropolis at Metrotown – Grand Court, Lower Level. Cost: Free. Celebrating the International Year of Light with an exciting digital and visual experiential event. Inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama’s mirrored infinity room and the Social Soul experience at the 2014 TED Conference, the “Lightroom” is a unique and artistic installation comprised of a 60-second walk-through experience tied to social media.  The Lightroom measures 20 feet by 35 feet and will immerse the customer in an illusion of thousands of twinkling lights. Customers who upload a photo of their #METlightroom experience to Twitter or Instagram will be entered for a chance to win weekly gift card prizes, VIP tickets to the Celebration of Light fireworks show, and a $1,000 grand prize shopping spree. A stunning 70-foot interactive light curtain will also be on display over the Grand Court elevator. Website:



Newton Community Festival 2015


Saturday, June 27: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Newton Wave Pool. Cost: Free. The Newton Community Festival is a free family event, which features a Ferris wheel, live entertainment, diverse food and craft vendors, community and business displays, facility tours and lots of interactive fun activities for all ages. It will feature the following events and attractions: Ferris Wheel; main stage featuring local talent; sponsors and partners display booths and attractions; face Painting and Bouncy Castle; live entertainment; children’s arts, crafts and games; youth zone; and more. Event Details: http://newtonbia.com


Whalley’s Corner Community Festival


Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Grosvenor Road at the intersection of 108 Avenue and King George Boulevard. There will be family-friendly entertainment including Double Shotzz (formerly known as Drift Away), Authentic Board Supply owner and skateboarder Hippie Mike, dancers from Fit For Women Gym, guitarist Jim Abbott, and fiddler Jessica Arthur.  There will also be a bouncy castle, face painter, and balloon artist for the little ones.


Multicultural Festival: Minoru Plaza


Multicultural Heritage Festival features an eclectic mix of performances and demonstrations from around the world. Presented in partnership with Vancouver Cantonese Opera, the event will take place on the City stage on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from noon until 5 p.m. each day, at Minoru Plaza outside the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Canadian artists representing Chinese, English, Scottish, Indian, Italian, Thai, Romani, Russian and Ukrainian cultures share the stage, bringing celebration and vibrancy to this free event. For more information, call 604-764-8181 or visit www.multiculturalheritage.ca


South Asian Seniors: Elder Abuse Awareness


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members and non-members to attend a presentation on Elder Abuse Awareness by Kam Sandhu from Creative Spirits Yoga and Van City Team on June 28, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th Street, Surrey. There will be a question-and-answer session. Tea and light snacks will be served. Call Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for more information.


North Delta’s Family Day


North Delta Lions Club and the Corporation of Delta invite you to celebrate North Delta’s 48th Family Day on Sunday, June 28 at North Delta Community Park, 111311 84th Avenue, Delta. Parade: 11 .am.-1 p.m. Festival: 12-4 p.m. Parade info: 604-763-7251 / email: parade@northdeltalions.org. Festival info: 604-596-6458 / email: displays@northdeltalions.org.


Kids Explore Nature at Camp Earthwise


Earthwise Society is again offering a lineup of summer camps at the Earthwise Garden and Farm in Boundary Bay. Beginning in late June, these camps are designed to get kids aged 4 – 12 outside and in nature, all while creating wonderful memories. Designed for ages four and five, this preschool day camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, four times throughout the summer. Each hands-on session has a different theme, including Secrets of How Plants Grow, Farming Fun, Creepy Critters, and Super Snacks. The “Wee Grow ” camps are $25 per day. Kids aged six to 12 can choose between single day camps or week-long programs. The single day camps let kids sample a theme such as the CritterWise or FarmWise. For those who want to dig deeper, try the week-long programs, GardenStrong or FarmStrong. Programs run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $40 for the day, or $180/week. Visitors are welcome to the Earthwise Farm and Garden, located at 6400 3rd Avenue in Tsawwassen. For registration, schedules, or detailed camp descriptions visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca, email Francie at earthwisebc@gmail.com, or call 604-946-9828.


Surrey Libraries: Summer Reading Club


This year’s theme is Build it! Kids of all ages can build an amazing summer with great books, special programs, contests, and more free family fun. Sign up at any of Surrey Libraries’ 9 branches and get a reading record to keep track of summer reading, collect stickers, participate in games and contests, and earn a reading medal. Free. http://www.surreylibraries.ca/5370.aspx


FlyOver Canada


Annual fireworks party on July 1 at 8 p.m. at Canada Place. Adults and families of all ages are invited to the celebration – which sells out yearly – to take in the fireworks show from a private viewing zone on the ‘flight deck’, while enjoying Vancouver’s hottest attraction FlyOver Canada, a simulated aerial adventure over Canada’s most stunning landscapes. FlyOver Canada will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with rides commencing every 15 minutes. Due to high demand on Canada Day, only FastLane bookings are accepted, with some standby General Admission tickets available on the day. As such, FlyOver Canada recommends guests book in advance online. Children must be at least 102cm (40″) to participate on the ride (approximate height of average a 4-year-old). Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. Tickets to FlyOver Canada’s Canada Day Fireworks Party can be purchased at flyovercanada.com. For a complete list of all Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place, visit: canadaplace.ca.


Surrey: 2015 Fusion Festival


July 18-19 at Holland Park. Line-up includes internationally renowned Punjabi singer-songwriter, Jazzy B, known as the “Crowned Prince of Bhangra” and will feature fellow-Punjabi singing sensation, Kaur B, who is best known for her song “Classmate.” Also appearing is Latin performing-artist, Jose Feliciano, deemed by music critics as “the world’s greatest living guitarist.” Feliciano has earned 45 gold and platinum records and nine Latin Grammy Awards. Additional performances include: The Tourist Company, Chin Injeti, En Karma, Matt Hoyles and Haya.


Walk with the Dragon to Celebrate Multiculturalism


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation’s annual hallmark event, Walk with the Dragon, returns to the picturesque Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park, on Sunday, July 19. This year, the foundation hopes to raise $400,000 from the Walk earmarked to maintain and enhance important S.U.C.C.E.S.S. services and programs for those in needs in the Metro Vancouver communities, particularly seniors and youth. More than 13,000 people are expected to join this year’s Walk which consists of a 7-km trek along the Stanley Park seawall, carnival style game and food booths and colourful stage performances at Lumbermen’s Arch. To coincide with this year’s theme of “Multiculturalism”, stage performances will be represented by different cultures, including Japanese, Philippine, Chinese, Slovak and Mexican.


Richmond Rocks!


Grab your runners and yoga mat and join hundreds of people as they get ready to work out at Richmond Rocks!, an outdoor workout at Minoru Park on Sunday, July 19, 12-4 p.m. Benefiting Touchstone Family Association and KidSport Richmond, Richmond Rocks! will feature an inclusive 108-minute bodyweight bootcamp and yoga class in the park to raise support and awareness for children’s overall well-being. Tickets are $20 and are available online through richmondrocks.ca. Each registrant will receive a $30 gift card to Vida Spas, a class pass from YYoga and more, in appreciation of their support of this event. For more information, visit richmondrocks.ca.


Global Clergy Association of Canada


The Global Clergy Association of Canada (GCAOC) is a non-profit association which is going to hold a Pre-Parliament Conference on August 8 at Richmond Multicultural Centre with support of interfaith, spiritual, cultural and environment organizations, to promote peace and harmony; to spur and augment inter-religious dialogue; and to offer a taste of the Parliament experience. The Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR) conference will meet at Salt Lake City in the U.S. from October 15 to 19. The conference is free and open to all. Because of the limitation of seats, you are requested to register by emailing your name, city and phone to President Dr. J. Das at

dasj.kabir@gmail.com or Acharya S.P. Dwivedi at shrinath3099@gmail.com before July 20. For further information, call Acharya S.P. Dwivedi, Chair of the conference, at 604-507-3099 or Dr. J. Das at 604-599-6876.