B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, July 7

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Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen: Family Picnic


Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen is holding a family picnic on Saturday, July 7 at 12 p.m. (noon). All volunteers and their families are welcome to join in the fun at Ryall Park, 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster. They also encourage volunteers to invite any family and friends who are interested in volunteering with GNKF as this is a wonderful opportunity to learn how they can get involved and get to know other volunteers. Food will be served, and everyone can join in the summertime fun including volleyball, badminton, competitive games, prizes, and yoga. Ryall Park also has a water park for kids. Bring your own sunscreen, yoga mats, and towels. Website: www.gnfk.org / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/free.kitchen/ /Instagram: gnfk_1luv /

Phone: 604-442-7382. Call Dilpreet at 778-773-9945.


Surrey: Newton Days


Saturdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28. Time:12- 4 p.m. Location: The Newton Grove, 13730 72nd  Avenue. Free for all ages. More info: http://www.newtonbia.com/newton-days/  Complete with craft and farm market, kids crafts, face painting, free BBQ, henna, Science World, music, petting zoo, mini golf; Newton Days has something for everyone. Open to the community, nearly everything will be free. Back again this year, $5 Farm Vouchers to redeem at the farmers’ market; find them at the Newton BIA photobooth.


2018 Pakistan Festival


Free event sponsored by Pakistani Canadian Cultural Association, Pakistani Canadian Women’s Society, Consulate General of Pakistan Vancouver and Pakistani Youth Council. Featuring Fakhir Mehmood. A celebration of music, culture, fashion and cuisine of Pakistan on Sunday, July 8 at Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver.


Afghanistan Terrorist Attack: Candlelight Vigil


To condemn the recent incident of terrorism against members of the Sikh and Hindu community in Afghanistan, a Shanti Path and candlelight vigil is being held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, 8321 144th Street, Surrey. The presence and support of the whole community is requested.


South Asian Seniors: Bingo


Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members and non-members to come and play bingo for the sake of entertainment  and make some new friends on Sunday, July 8, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Bring only $2 to play two games. Members will explain the game to you. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for more information.


Fiji Festival


Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Swangard Stadium, corner of Kingsway and Boundary, Burnaby. Bula! Fiji Association of BC, Jai Fiji Television and Carter GM, Burnaby. Free admission. Raffle ticket draw at 6:30 p.m. Lots of prizes. Food and entertainment and Beer Garden. For more information, Vincent Puran Prakash at 604-434-3920. Email: jaifiji@yahoo.com. www.jaifijitv.com.


Walk with the Dragon


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation: Walk with the Dragon is returning to Lumbermen’s Arch at Stanley Park on Sunday, July 15. More than 5,000 people are expected to join the community event, which aims to raise $406,000 for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that receive no or partial government funding and that benefit seniors, women, youth and families. The event will feature a special ceremony at which the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon will be “awakened” and lead participants on a seven-kilometre excursion around the Stanley Park Seawall. Participants may also choose to walk a three-kilometre route around Lost Lagoon. This year, the Walk will feature a large Kids Zone sponsored by RBC, with a bouncy castle, balloon-twisting artists and game booths. In addition, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation will partner with CHMB AM1320 for the third year for a radiothon on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to midnight.


Fusion Festival, Surrey


July 21 & 22, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., at Holland Park. Bringing together over 45 cultural and community groups from around the world and more than 150 artists and performers, the two-day festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, will keep you busy throughout the weekend with live entertainment, food pavilions and interactive cultural activities. Don’t miss headline performances from Walk Off The Earth and Ranjit Bawa.


Honda Celebration of Light


A ton of activities during the three-day festival – July 28, August 1 and August 4 – featuring fireworks by South Africa, Sweden and 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. The free concert will feature talents like Jully Black, Five Alarm Funk and Busty and the Bass. Rhythm will fill the air all day on each of the three days leading up to the fireworks show high above Metro Vancouver. 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 all three nights of the festival will feature the Pete McLeod Airshow dazzling the crowd above English Bay.  On Saturday, August 1, before Sweden’s fireworks performance, the Pete McLeod Airshow will also be joined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. 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.




SikhRI’s second virtual session for teenagers as part of the Naujavan Sohji curriculum.  All registrations are open for Sidak 2018, to be held from July 22 to August 4 this year in Mission, B.C. Sidak is a two-week annual leadership program for adults (18–40 years old) organized by SikhRI that explores personal and panthic development through a Gurmat framework based in Bani, Tavarikh, and Rahit. Students can choose one of the three tracks available this year: * Sikhi 101 – introduction to Sikh history and fundamentals of Sikh theology, such as the interpretation of Asa ki Var. * Sikhi 201 – formulation of a Sikh stance on major contemporary issues through the lenses of Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle). * Gurbani 101 – familiarization with Guru Granth Sahib, its structure, grammar, symbolism, and themes. Due to high demand, Sikhi 101 track is full (waitlist only). http://www.sikhri.org/


Surrey Libraries: Young Adult Writing Contest


Surrey Libraries is now accepting entries from young Surrey writers to submit their work for cash prizes in the 31st annual Young Adult Writing Contest. The contest is open to youth born from 2000 to 2006, is free to enter, and young writers can submit entries once to each of the three contest categories: short stories, poems, and comics. Contest entries will be accepted until August 6. Cash prizes of $150, $125, $100 per category and age group are awarded. More details and Contest rules are available on the Surrey Libraries website at surreylibraries.ca.


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


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