B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, August 31

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Pacific Oral Health Society: Free Oral Cancer Screening

 The Pacific Oral Health Society in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton will be offering a free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic on Sunday, September 8. The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Oral Health Center building located at Unit #300 15850 24th Avenue, Surrey. This free clinic is open to the public. To pre-register for a free screening appointment, call 604-536-2700. The goal of the clinic is to help reduce the barriers to oral cancer screening and support the prevention and early detection of oral cancer and pre-cancer. Last year, this event had been a great success as over 400 people pre-registered for the clinic and over 400 patients were examined by the dental team. The data collected by the Pacific Oral Health Society indicated that 37 people were found to be at high risk of having oral cancer. There were five cases that were direct referrals to the cancer clinic that showed positive signs for oral cancer. www.pohs.ca

BC Cancer Breast Screening

BC Cancer Breast Screening’s digital mobile mammography service will be visiting The Indo-Canadian Senior’s Centre on August 30-31, at 7050 120th Street, Surrey. To book your appointment call Saroj Ludhera of the Sanjha Vehra Women’s Association at 778-564-3760. Mammograms are available for women ages 40 and over. Make an informed decision to screen for breast cancer. Visit www.screeningbc.ca to learn more.

South Asian Adults / Seniors: Carpet Bowling Game

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members and non-members also to come and enjoy Carpet Bowling free of cost and make some new friends on Sunday, September 1, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Even if you have never played the game before, a well-trained member will teach you. All are welcome. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further information.  

Vivek Canada Presents Gala of Hope

Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada (Vivek Canada) will be hosting Gala of Hope – a fundraising dinner in support of education for rural children in Uttar Pradesh, India. The event takes place on Friday, September 6 at Khanna Banquet Hall (11267 125A Street, Surrey). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are: $35/adult and $20 for children 6-12. India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver is the organizing partner. The evening will feature live music, cultural performances, scholarships, Indian cuisine and prizes. Vivek Canada will also be recognizing and celebrating Dr. Darbari Lal Sharma with a Lifetime Community Excellence Award for his contributions and service to the community. To promote gender equality and empower local youth, Vivek Canada will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to two female students of South Asian heritage enrolled in a post-secondary institution in B.C. The scholarship recipients will be recognized this evening. For event information and purchase tickets online, visit: https://vivek-gala.eventbrite.ca. To purchase tickets in person, contact: Devinder Sikka at 604-591-2295, Rahul Sood at 604-445-6377, Harmesh Sidher at 604-589-2127 or Neeraj Kumar at 604-363-2370. In 2006, Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada (Vivek Canada) became an incorporated and registered charitable society in B.C. To improve health, sanitation and education services, they work with villagers in remote and disadvantaged regions by encouraging their participation in rural development projects. They provide free elementary school education to girls and boys in remote regions of U.P. For more information about Vivek Canada, visit: https://vivekcanada.org/

Options Community Services

Improving migrant workers’ experiences while working in Canada. Immigration Law. Employment Law. Employment Standards. If you would like to increase your knowledge on these topics, come to Surrey Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, on September 10 at 5:30 p.m. Co-hosted by MLA Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trad and Technology. For more information and to register connect with Shelley at 604-220-3057 or email at shelley.dhaliwal@options.bc.ca.

The Dance Centre: Discover Dance! Series

Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz on Thursday, September 19 at 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street (at Granville), Vancouver. Tickets: $15 / $13 students, seniors, children. Tickets Tonight 604-684-2787 / www.ticketstonight.ca. Info: 604-606-6400. www.thedancecentre.ca

Shree Mahalakshmi Temple Fundraising Gala & Reunion

On Friday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver. A Fundraising Gala Evening Dinner and Cultural Program with the intent to have a reunion of Shree Mahalakshmi Temple family, friends and community. Ticket: $35. Table Price: $500 for 8 people.

Shakti Society: Annual Wellness Day

Shakti Society presents bits 6th Annual Wellness Day on September 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bollywood Banquet Hall, 201 8166, 128th Street, Surrey. Free admission and light refreshments. Keynote speaker: Dr. Claudia Bussanich, dentist, Rajyoga meditation teacher and center coordinator of Brahma Kumaris, Vancouver. Workshops on yoga, dance, meditation, self-defence and more. For info, contact Sonia at 604-307-8796 or email shaktisociety2000@gmail.com.

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