B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, March 2


(These are FREE listings. Submit your event / announcement at EditorVoice@gmail.com)


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Surrey Board of Trade Lunch


Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister, Navdeep Bains, will be speaking at a Surrey Board of Trade Lunch, co-hosted with the South Asian Business Association (SABA), on Monday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152nd  Street, Surrey. Bains will present updates on Canada’s innovation agenda through the “Building a Nation of Innovators” Report. Time: Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.; Program: 12-1:30 p.m. For more questions, contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, at anita@businessinsurrey.com or at 604-340-3899.


Vancity, Newton BIA & LOCO BC


Newton Buy Local Marketing Workshop at Vancity, Cedar Hills Branch, 12820 96th Avenue, Surrey, on Monday, March 4, 6-8 p.m. Free, but registration required.



International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day at Muriel Arnason Library on Friday, March 8 from 2-4 p.m. Muriel Arnason Library is celebrating its annual International Women’s Day, and everyone is invited. Enjoy henna, refreshments, a draw, and a display on the most successful Canadian women in different fields. This is a free, drop-in program. Muriel Arnason Library is located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 – 65th Avenue. Phone: 604-532-3590.


Surrey Truck Parking Open House


You are invited on Saturday, March 9, 1-4 p.m. at Surrey City Hall’s Atrium, 13450 104th Street to help create truck parking solutions. Learn more at www.surrey.ca/truckparking. Did you know that Surrey City Council has established a new task force to develop creative options and help facilitate equitable and sustainable truck parking solutions in the city? To generate practical and effective options by fall 2019, getting the input of a wide range of local truckers and stakeholders from the start is key. Knowing concerns, priorities, and ideas for solutions is the focus of the first phase of work by the Truck Parking Task Force, and their first event. Information, refreshments and input stations will be the focus at this “drop-in” meeting. Can’t make it to the open house in person? It’s not the only way to get involved. An online survey will be launched March 10-24. It will offer key information, gather preferences, and ask for ideas to help shape possible truck parking solutions in Surrey. Check back at www.surrey.ca/truckparking to participate.


Lohana Cultural Association of BC


Invites all to the occasion of Shree Jalaram Bapa’s  Punya Tithi on Saturday, March 9 at Shiv Mandir, 5600 Dorset Street, Burnaby. 6-7:30 p.m. Bhajan Kirtan followed by Priti Bhojan. For more info, call Vasant Lakhani at (604) 987-1925.


Mauritius’ 51st Independence Anniversary


Sunday, March 10, 2-5 p.m. at Museum of Surrey, 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey. People of Mauritian descent, together with Canadian friends and families of Metro Vancouver, will be celebrating Mauritius’ 51st Independence Anniversary (Independence Day being March 12, 1968) at the Museum of Surrey. This commemorative event will be organized by the Mauritian Canadian Multicultural Association B.C. (MCMA), and will enable the Mauritian community to showcase the cultural fabric of Mauritius. (Follow on Facebook)


South Asian Seniors: Filing Income Tax Returns Free


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey informs South Asian seniors that during the tax filing period we can help you to file your income tax returns for the year 2018, free of cost, through the community volunteer program of Canada Revenue Agency, from now to April 30 if you are living in Surrey / Delta. The eligibility criteria: 1.Single individual with annual income limit up to $ 35,000. 2. Couples with annual income up to $ 45,000. 3. Three persons income $47,500, 4. Four persons income $50,000 , 5. Five persons or more, add $ 2,500 for additional members. Interest income not over $ 1,000 and this income will be included as total eligibility. With no investment income, no rental income, no business or partnership income and no capital gain or loss. Sin# card and photo identity will be required as proof for documents. If you are eligible, contact Surendra Handa, Coordinatotr, at 604-507-9945 for further information.


Surrey Top 25 Under 25 Awards


The Surrey Board of Trade is looking for nominations for the 9th Annual Surrey Top 25 Under 25 Awards.  It is looking for individuals that are 25 years old or younger that are doing great things in Surrey. They could be running their own business, volunteering, working on a community or school project that has made a significant difference in Surrey. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 11. Award Criteria: * Must be working on / worked on a business or community project in Surrey (including students) and / or; * Must be working in the Surrey business community and / or; * Must be contributing / have recently contributed to a business or community related project in Surrey and; * Must be 25 years of age or younger prior to April 24, 2019. The winners will be chosen based upon a subjective analysis of their business or community achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements and uniqueness of their business or community projects. The nomination form is available on website: businessinsurrey.com. If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, contact: Melissa Peel: melissa@businessinsurrey.com or 604-634-0347. The selected winners will be recognized at Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards event on Thursday, April 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m.


Surrey Board of Trade


Surrey Hot Topic on Cyber Crime and Protecting Businesses at Civic Hotel Autograph Collections, 13475 Central Avenue on Tuesday, March 12, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free, but registration required. Cyber crime affects more and more businesses in the digital age. How can you protect your data, and businesses from hackers? Attend to voice your concerns, ask your questions, and learn the facts. Panelists include: David Izzard, Architecture & Cyber Security Manager at the City of Surrey; Calvin Engen, Director of IT at F12.net group of companies and Level4 Technologies; Victor Badejo, Senior Cybersecurity Analyst at Bestbuy Canada; Saurabh Rana, Manager at PwC LLP.


Tsawwassen Library: Getting to Know Dementia


If you, a family member or friend are experiencing, or know someone who is in the early symptoms of dementia, register for Getting to Know Dementia.  Enhance your basic knowledge about dementia on Tuesday, March 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library and learn about the different types of support services, education and information available at any stage of the journey.  Registration required.  To register, contact the Alzheimer Society of BC at 604-449-5000 or email info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org. If you are a caregiver or person living with dementia looking for information or assistance, call the First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.


Surrey Board of Trade


On Wednesday, March 13, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 10th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon. The winners will be announced at this event at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey. This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s business women and their contributions to Surrey. Coleen Christie will join as Master of Ceremonies. Networking and Registration: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Program: 12-2 p.m. Admission: $95 +GST each, $1,045 + GST for a table of 11. For further information, contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, at anita@businessinsurrey.com or at 604-634-0342.


South Asian Health Forum


Living well with chronic conditions: * Diabetes * Hypertension. On Saturday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Forum: 1-3:30 p.m. Location: Garden Park Tower, 101 12815 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Free parking. Register online at www.iconproject.org or on phone at 1-877-357-7611.  Jay: 604-763-6523. * Join our health experts to learn about self-management strategies to better manage your chronic conditions and prevent complications. * Nutrition, medication management, healthy living, exercise, community resources and more. * Caregiving tips and wellness strategies.


Neha Kakkar in Vancouver


Neha Kakkar who recently regaled audiences worldwide with her stint as judge at the Indian Idol Season 10, is coming with all her popular songs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, April 1. Accompanied by Indian Idol singer and talented Mumbai musicians with her latest Aankh Maare and Kaala Chashma and many more upbeat songs. Tickets available at www.vtixonline.com and www.kvpentertainers.com or call Kamal Sharma of Kamal’s Video Palace and KVP Entertainers at (604) 833-1977 or (604) 592-9777.


Walk for Alzheimer


IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer on Sunday, May 5. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. invites the public to join us. Time: Registration 9:30 a.m. / Walk 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd Street, Surrey. Website: www.walkforalzheimers.ca



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