B.C. EVENTS: For the week of April 28

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Canadian National Institute for the Blind


Join us on Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Surrey City Hall, Atrium – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey, to celebrate CNIB’s 100th anniversary. Entertainment for the whole family, including: Surrey singer Anya who has been blind since childhood, a magician, a caricature sketch artist, food and refreshments. CNIB Century of Change Awards will be presented at noon to our volunteers and community partners. Ceremonial cake-cutting with Bruce Ralston, MLA for Surrey-Whalley, Surrey City Councilor Mary Martin, CNIB Regional VP John Mulka and CNIB BC-Yukon Executive Director Andrea Gronfeldt.


International Dance Day


We Dance – Celebrating International Dance Day: Catch emerging and professional dancers display their talent through a free dance showcase performance on Saturday, April 28 from 2-3:30 p.m.  The event is open to people of all ages and abilities and will take place in the Central Atrium at Aberdeen Centre. For more information about We Dance: Celebrating International Dance Da, visit http://iddrichmond.wixsite.com/iddrichmondbc.


Sai Japa


All devotees are invited at Hindu Cultural Society and Community Centre of B.C. at 5420 Marine Drive, Burnaby, to participate in Sai Japa on Saturday, April 28 at 5 p.m. Program: 5:15 to 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, Kantibhai Patel at 604-522-7989 or the Mandir at 604-299-5922.


Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti


The 127th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar and the 10th anniversary of AICS (Ambedkarite International Coordination Society) will be hosted at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Fraserview Banquet Hall in Vancouver (8240 Fraser Street near Marine Drive). The celebrations are being hosted jointly by AICS, Indian Buddhist Society of Canada, and Mela Entertainer Ltd. Canada. Admission is free and donations are welcome. The primary mandate of AICS includes providing financial aid to post secondary students. Prof. Vivek Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University is expected to deliver the keynote address along with a panel of activists who will also share their views on the current socio-political situation of marginalized communities in India. Panel members will include Hardev Sahai, KP Chaudhary, Prof. Inderjit Kumar, Parminder Kaur, Kuldip Kumar, and Harjinder Kumar. In addition to panel discussions, cultural performances using music that depicts Dalit Pride have been arranged. Nirmal Rattu, lyricist, has also been invited. Artists invited from India include Prem Latta, Raj Dadral, Pamma Sunner, Hardeep Bal, Kuldeep Chumber, Vicky Moranwalia, Dalvir Hariapuria, Lakkha and others. For more information, contact Harjinder Mal at 250-344-8179, Param Kainth at 778-708-4236, Surjit Bains at 778-388-9046, Bill Basra at 604-725-4048 or Anand Balley at 416-578-0000.


South Asian Seniors: Pain and Solutions


Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members to attend a presentation on Muscle Pain, Joint Pain or Body Pain and Solutions by Dr. Nisha Dogra and Dr. Sudershan Bhagat on Sunday, April 29, 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, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further details.


Navigate the Healthcare Maze


Navigating our complex healthcare system while suffering with an acute or chronic health condition can be overwhelming.  On Wednesday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. come to the George Mackie Library in North Delta to learn about your rights as a patient.  Using new strategies and techniques, discover how to best Navigate the Healthcare Maze and feel more confident about the choices you make. Presenter Lorraine Bosha, founder and CEO of Shield Health Advocates, has seen both sides of our healthcare system as both a cancer patient as well as a Registered Nurse. This program will be repeated at the Tsawwassen Library on Wednesday, May 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Tsawwassen Library: Shred-a-thon


Identity Theft is among the fastest growing crimes in North America.  One way you can help stop yourself falling victim to identify theft is to shred your cancelled cheques, your ATM and credit card receipts, credit card offers, old bank statements and bills.  If you have documents to be shredded, support your local library at the same time.  The Delta Friends of the Library will be holding their fifth annual Shred-a-thon in the parking lot of the Tsawwassen Library on Saturday, May 5 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Look for the Shred-Wise truck.  Cost is by donation with tax receipts being issued for donations over $20.  The money raised will be used to directly support the Delta libraries.


Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s


Register and fundraise today at walkforalzheimers.ca: White Rock, North Delta and Surrey – no one should walk alone. Show an estimated 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia and the people who care for them – you stand with them. Join the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s movement to create a dementia-friendly society, by rallying together with your family, friends and colleagues and walking on Sunday, May 6. Location: Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd Street. Registration: 9:30 a.m. Walk: 10:30 a.m.


Surrey RCMP Open House    


On May 12, from 12 to 3 p.m., the Surrey RCMP will be hosting an Open House at its main detachment (14355 57th Avenue) to help kick-off Police Week (May 13-19). Everyone is invited to attend this family-friendly event to get an opportunity to meet your local police force and participate in hands-on activities and displays. Some of the highlights include: Air 1 Helicopter, Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, RCMP vehicles and equipment, Kids “Watch Briefings”, Explosive Disposal Unit, Career and Volunteer Info, Dive Team, Red Serge Photos, Meet the Officer in Charge, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.


Muriel Arnason Library: Kick the Clutter – Get Organized


On Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library at 130 – 20338 65th Avenue, Langley. Are you tired of trying to get your home and life in order and don’t know where to begin? Join professional organizer Ranka Burzan of Organizing Simple Solutions to learn where and how to start, as well as three practical steps to downsize and organize any space. Getting organized will help you and your family live healthy, simple, and productive lives. To register for this free program, call 604-532-3590 or visit the Muriel Arnason Library.


Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver


Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra Live in Concert. Presented by: ICMSV – Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver. Artistes: Pandit Rajan and Sajan Misra (vocal); Vineet Vyas (tabla) and Sumit Mishra (harmonium). Saloni Gandhi – Concept and Curator for the World Tour. On June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Anvil Centre, New Westminster. Tickets: Regular – $35, VIP – $50 (inclusive of service charges). Online Purchase: https://www.ticketsnw.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent880.html. Box Office: (604) 521-5050


PICS Child Care Centre, Cloverdale


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s Child Care Centre at 6050

– 176th Street within Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds premises is now accepting registrations. No registration fee if you register your child in 2018. The $100 registration fee will be waived and you will get free childcare for the rest of April and May.  Bring your children to explore and play, ask questions, meet staff, register and have fun. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. Children should be between the ages of 30 months to school age. Fees may vary according to the children’s care schedule. Call PICS Child Care Manager Flavia Gavrilovits, at 778-995-1872 or Devinder Chattha, Director, Language Studies, Settlement and Social programs at 604-596-7722, ext. #107 to register your child or for any other information.


PICS & KPU: Learn English


Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP): PICS in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey is offering Free English language classes for newcomers, Canadian citizens and work permit holders. Classes run every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants learn about the Canadian work culture such as resume writing, cover letter, job search, interview skills and work expectations through English. Qualified teacher Gita, who is certified to teach English as a Second Language and is highly experienced, entices students to practice English communication while working in pairs or group activities. Hands-on computer activities, visits to the WorkBC centre and presentations by guest speakers are part of the curriculum. Daily news events and other topics of interest to the students are part of the daily routine. Free on-site childcare is available for students with children. Call Eva Touzard at 604-596-7722, ext. 138, to register.


Delta: Parent-Child Mother Goose


A new session of Parent-Child Mother Goose will begin mid April.  There is still space available at the George Mackie Library and the North Delta Family Place locations.  If you are a Delta resident, call the George Mackie Library at 604-594-8155 and talk to a staff member to register.  Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories. This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger as well as caregivers and continuing until June 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the George Mackie Library or on Fridays, from now to June 15, 12-1 p.m., at the  North Delta Family Place at New Hope Church, 11838 – 88th Avenue.  Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided.



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