B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, August 18



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TransLink Store


Starting Thursday, TransLink has been hosting its first three-day pop-up shop at Waterfront Station. From home decor to drinkware and gifts, the products feature TransLink’s iconic transit modes, system maps, historical buses, destination blinds and more. The pop-up shop will also debut four new products including three new t-shirts and the classic “T” hat. On Saturday, August 18, from 1-6 p.m. For a complete list of products, customers can visit https://translinkstore.ca/


Movies Under the Stars


Every Saturday in August (18, 25) at Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey). Entertainment starts at 5 p.m., movies begin at dusk. This all-ages event is free for everyone to attend. All you need are your lawn chairs and blankets to cozy up while enjoying the film. There will be free popcorn courtesy of Prospera Credit Union. Attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to find a good spot and to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be fun activities before the movie begins. The lineup starts with Ferdinand on August 4 as you follow the adventures of a giant bull with a big heart. On August 18 you will be charmed by the comedic Paddington 2. End the month with Wonder on August 25, an inspiring story about compassion and acceptance.


Port Moody: Car-Free Day


Port Moody’s second-annual Car-Free Day is happening on St. Johns Street, between Douglas and Moody streets, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. This community celebration will include more than 120 booths presented by local businesses, artisans, and non-profit groups, plus great food and live music. St. Johns Street, between Douglas and Moody streets, will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Commuters are strongly advised to take alternative routes. Visit portmoody.ca/carfreeday for more information.


Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts


From now until August 19 in Vancouver and Surrey, with a spotlight on South Asian theatre. During a span of 11 days, festival highlights include: Anita Majumdar’s critically acclaimed, one-woman play, The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Toronto), which has toured internationally; Paneet Singh’s site-specific show based on historical events, The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson (Vancouver); an Industry Series featuring staged readings, development workshops in dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, acting, movement, and postshow talkbacks. Tickets: Free to $40 at monsoonartsfest.ca



South Asian Seniors: India Day Celebrations


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites all South Asian adults, seniors and families to join all devotees of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple Surrey for India Day Celebrations on Sunday, August 19 at the temple grounds at 8321 140th Street from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a wrestling competition organized by Hanuman Wrestling Club and cultural entertainment by local artists starting at 2 p.m. There will be a India Day Parade with people representing different states of India starting from Brookside Gurudwara Sahib to the temple grounds. Senior women who are Parivar members are needed as volunteers to do seva (service) for preparing food for all devotees in the kitchen around 11:30 a.m. Seniors are needed as volunteers to do seva after 1:30 p.m. for supply of prepared food to all the stalls and for serving snacks and a variety of food items to be served free in different food stalls. Contact Surendra Handa, coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for volunteer positions and for further details.


Delta: George Mackie Library


Meet real live raptors (e.g., eagles, falcons, hawks, ospreys, owls, and / or vultures at the George Mackie Library on Monday, August 20 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Learn basic raptor biology with the OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society.  Drop-in.  Space is limited. * Ginalina, the final Summer Reading Club performer, will be at the George Mackie Library on Friday, August 24 from 2-2:45 p.m. Gina is a Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter who writes rollicking, roaring, and ridiculously catchy songs for the whole family to sing together.  Tickets are required for this program and will be available for pickup beginning August 17.


Surrey Board of Trade: Immigration Minister


Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, will speak at a Surrey Board of Trade Breakfast on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd Street). Hussen will dispel common myths about immigrants and refugees speaking specifically about the importance of immigration to grow Canada’s economy and the benefits to Surrey. Event: “Why Immigration Matters.” Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Program: 8-9:30 a.m. Admission: Members: $35 + GST; General Admission: $40 + GST. Register online or call 604-581-7130.


Surrey Board of Trade: TransLink CEO


On Tuesday, September 11, the Surrey Board of Trade will host TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond to talk about TransLink’s Regional Transportation Strategy and Investments in Surrey and the South Fraser region. Time: Registration and Lunch – 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Program – 12-1:30 p.m. Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd Street, Surrey). Admission: Member $50; Table of 6 $300; Corporate Table of 6 $500; General Admission $65. Admission is GST applicable. Corporate tables include logo recognition at the table and on-screen during the event.


Gujarati Society of B.C.: Entrance Scholarship


Two scholarships of $1,000 each to be awarded. The GSBC Entrance Scholarship recognizes individual’s academic excellence, extracurricular achievements and extraordinary community service and volunteer work.  The scholarship is open to BC high school students about to graduate with their Dogwood Diploma and are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution or are possessing an enrollment letter stating their acceptance in a full-time post-secondary program. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: * Be in their graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31, 2018 * Be eligible for a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) by August 31, 2018 * Have at least a “B” (73% or above) in all subjects * Have volunteered or have registered at least 20 hours with their school, community or any organization over the last two years * Registered in a full-time, first-term program at a recognized post-secondary institution for fall 2018 or possess an enrolment letter stating their deferred acceptance in a full-time first-term program at a recognized post-secondary institution. You must complete the application form which includes a written statement about your academic and community service history and your future career goals (details at www.gsbc.ca/scholarship) Completed applications must be submitted online on GSBC website no later than Friday, September 7. Scholarships will be awarded at Diwali Celebration on November 10.


Chetna Association of Canada


2018 Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lectures and Dr. Ambedkar Chetna Awards Night from October 11 to 14 at various venues in the Lower Mainland. Special guest will be Santosh Das, a human rights and equality campaigner based in the United Kingdom, who will be coming to Vancouver to deliver the lectures on Thursday, October 11 at UBC, and Saturday, October 13 at SFU in Surrey. Das will also attend the Dr. Ambedkar Annual Awards Night being planned for October 13. Nominations for the following awards will remain open until September 30 and can be submitted by email at jpbirdi@gmail.com: * Dr. Ambedkar Social Justice Award * S. Tara Singh Hayer Journalism Award * Dr. Ambedkar Arts & Literature Award * Dr. Ambedkar Lifetime Achievement Award * Dr. Ambekdar Leadership in Innovation Award (new category for 2018).



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