B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, December 29

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Exhibit: Duty, Honour and Izzat


Under the banner of Izzat, Duty and Honour, Steven Purewal, Managing Director of Indus Media Foundation, Canada  has done extensive research into the role of Indian soldiers in general and Punjabis / Sikhs in particular during the first Great War –World War 1.  Purewal has taken the exhibit to Victoria and a number of educational institutions in Metro Vancouver. Most recently, City of Richmond hosted the exhibit and lectures on the Sikh soldiers in WW1 at Richmond City Hall. India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 # 5 Road, will be hosting the exhibit from December 28 to January 2 at its premises on Richmond’s Highway to Heaven. Public is invited to take in the exhibit.


South Asian Seniors: Bingo


Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as nonmembers to come and play bingo for the sake of entertainment and make some new friends on Sunday, December 30, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 – 140th Street, Surrey. Bring just $2 for two games for the sake of fun. Tea and light snacks will be served. Call Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further details.


Christmas Lights for Charity: North Vancouver


This North Vancouver family has done it again – spent two and half months decorating their family home with over 100,000 lights to benefit three local charities. From 5:30 to 11 p.m. daily until the last night of January 6, the Christmas Lights for Charity will be illuminated and 100% of both the cash and food donations go in support of the Harvest Project, Shriners Care for Kids and BC Epilepsy Society. The house is located at 4967 Chalet Place, at the top of Skyline Drive, in North Vancouver. It takes the family 2.5 months to set up the display, which features Massive blow-ups, front garden lights that move to music, walk-up driveway display, Santa, elves, reindeer, snowmen – and many more. Kids love it. Aurore Viau and John Ribalkin have announced that this is the last year.  Online donations can be made here: http://chaletlightscharity.ca/


Canadian Blood Services


Canadian Blood Services has called for more than 30,000 blood donors across the country to book and keep their appointments until January 6 to ensure blood and blood products are available to help patients this holiday season. Blood donations over the holiday season are needed for, among other things, chemotherapy treatments, trauma victims, cardiac surgeries, and organ transplants – procedures that all routinely take place between Christmas and New Year’s Day. To book a blood donation appointment today, locate a donor centre, check your eligibility to donate blood and more, download the GiveBlood app available for iOS on the App Store or for Android on Google Play or visit blood.ca.


George Mackie Library: Practice English, Learn Skills


Practice English and learn skills for the Canadian workplace.  Meet at the George Mackie Library in Delta on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning January 9 from 2 to $;30 p.m. to practice English, learn workplace vocabulary, become familiar with the Canadian labour market and develop networking skills. Each session includes tips and assistance with resume writing, job search skills, websites and Canadian workplace expectations.  Taught by a TESOL-certified and experienced teacher, this program is being offered in partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society.  Bonus:  PICS refers students, if interested, to further education at local colleges or universities.  To register, call 604-596-7722 or drop in at the library.


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