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Honda Celebration of Light
Saturday, August 4: Fireworks by South Korea. Located at Second Beach in Stanley Park, this free all-ages area will feature live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, a site-wide liquor license activities for the entire family with the Honda Canada area and the RE/MAX Family Zone. Free concert leading up to the fireworks show. The best of Vancouver’s food truck scene will be lined up along Beach Avenue. Make sure to keep your eyes in the skies as the Pete McLeod Airshow dazzles the crowd above English Bay. For a full schedule, event details and tickets visit www.hondacelebrationoflight.com.
Movies Under the Stars
Every Saturday in August (4, 11, 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 11, witness the hype about Coco and how it won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The magic continues on August 18 where you will be charmed by the comedic Paddington 2. End the month with Wonder on August 25, an inspiring story about compassion and acceptance.
South Asian Seniors: Annual Picnic
Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members and families to join all devotees of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple Surrey for annual picnic on Saturday, August 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park picnic sheds on 139th Street and 88th Avenue. The entrance is from the 140th Street car parking. Organized by Mandir Management Committee and Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre. There will be a live entertainment program, Antakshiri Music Competition, music melodies on violin, ladies folk dancing, card playing and other activities. Seniors team of volunteers will help to wind up and leave the park area clean after the picnic is over. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for more information.
South Asian Seniors: Carpet Bowling
Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members and non-members to come and enjoy Carpet Bowling free of cost and make some new friends on Sunday, August 5, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Even if you have never played, Baldev Raj Kohli, who is well trained, will teach you how to play. All are welcome. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for more information.
Tall Ships Return To Blaine
History will come alive in Blaine this August as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain return to Blaine Harbor Marina for the second time in 2018. The tall ships, part of the Aberdeen-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and sailing excursions. From August 4-5, the ships will be docked at Blaine Harbor Marina (235 Marine Drive). The tall ships are open to the general public for ticketed Adventure Sail and Battle Sail events. For the seasickness-prone but curious, stationary dockside Vessel Tours are available daily for a $5 suggested donation. The boats can also be chartered for private events including weddings and workplace team builders. For directions and schedule information, call (800) 200-5239.
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
August 9-19 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
PICS Assisted Living: Akhand Path
Shri Akhand Path Sahib on Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Bhog Shri Akhand Path Sahib on Sunday, August 12 at 10 a.m., followed by Kirtan & Langar at PICS Assisted Living, 12075, 75A Avenue, Surrey. The community is invited to visit PICS Assisted Living facility to seek blessings for the upcoming PICS Multicultural Long Term Care Home for Seniors – Diversity Village project. For more information, call PICS CEO Satbir Cheema at 604-596-7722, ext. 104.
RCMP Musical Ride: Richmond
Steveston Rotary Club in partnership with Richmond RCMP, City of Richmond, and Twin Oaks Farm is presenting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. A Canadian tradition since 1876, a troop of 32 scarlet coated “Mounties” on majestic black horses present a 30-minute show of intricate figures and cavalry drills choreographed to music. You can take in this truly Canadian experience and see one of Canada’s national treasures perform live at Twin Oaks Farm, 13671 No. 3 Road, Richmond, on August 14 at 7:45 p.m. For tickets, visit: https://rcmpmusicalride.ticketbud.com/rcmp-musical-ride-richmond. Proceeds of ticket sales go to charity.
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.
Wanted: Gently Used Indian Clothing!
Clean out your closet: Donate your gently used Indian fashions that you aren’t using anymore. Win Prizes: For every saleable (saleable condition requires item to be in good condition, and free from any rigs, stains, tears, missing buttons or attachments, or other damage) item donated, you will; receive one ballot for a chance to win one of many raffle prizes. Prizes include but are not limited to spa visits, restaurant vouchers, bottles of wine, cash cards and more. Early Bird Draw: August 7. Final Draw: September 10. Support local charities. Make a difference: Your donations will help generate proceeds for local charities at an Indian inspired fundraiser in Burnaby in the Fall of 2018. Proceeds raised will be allocated to the Surrey Food Bank, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, and the Cameray Child and Family Services to improve lives in our community. Help the environment and let us find a new home for your well-loved clothes. We Pick Up: Minimum 5 items per pickup. If you do not have 5 items, combine with a friend. Please bag or box your itesms before we arrive. Remember to label it with your name, phone number, and email address to ensure your prize ballot. To arrange a pickup or for more information, contact Renu Goodenough at 604-992-7368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award
The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award was established at Simon Fraser University in 2007 through the contributions of the Institute for the Humanities at SFU, the Thakore Endowment, and the India Club. The purpose of this award is to recognize and honour those SFU students who, in the spirit of Gandhi’s work, have been active in voluntary community service in areas related to peace, justice, and human rights. Voluntary service may include any voluntary service that contributes toward the betterment of the human condition: health-related and caring services, literacy and training programs, peer group assistance, work with peace organizations, social justice initiatives, community building services, anti-violence programs, anti-poverty programs, and local, national, and international programs that address issues related to peace, justice, and human rights. The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award is valued at $1,500 and will be granted annually to a current or newly admitted full-time SFU student in good academic standing on the basis of demonstrated community service and leadership. Application deadline is August 31 of each year. Recipients will be recognized at the Gandhi Jayanti and, therefore, must be available for the garlanding (October 2 at 5:15p.m.) and award (October 3 at 6 p.m.) ceremonies. All applicants must meet the following criteria: * Be a new or current full-time undergraduate student at SFU. * Must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at SFU. In the case that the student is a first-term or transfer student, he / she must possess an equivalent secondary school or college standing. * Registered in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in the fall term. Applications must include: * A 1-page description of the student’s volunteer work, which includes why the specific volunteer work was chosen, the student’s experience as a volunteer, and the effectiveness or impact of their volunteer work. * At least one letter of reference (signed and sealed by the referee) from a person in the organization or group with which the student volunteered. * A resume that includes all of the student’s paid and volunteer work to date. Applications are to be sent to: Institute for the Humanities, Attention: Huyen Pham, SFU Harbour Centre, Office #3150 – 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3. For more information about the history of this award and its past recipients, visit http://gandhijayanti.com/.
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