B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, March 25



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Vaisakhi Day Celebration


Khalsa Diwan Society, Vancouver, presents Vaisakhi Day Celebration on Saturday, April 15: 7-9 a.m. Kirtan (Hymn singing); 9-9:30 a.m. Reception of dignitaries; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Speeches; 10:45 a.m. Ardas. Parade: 11 a.m. Departure from Gurdwara Sahib; 4 p.m. Return to Gurdwara Sahib.  The parade will proceed from the Ross Street Temple to Ross Street, Marine Drive, Main Street, 49th Avenue, Fraser Street, 57th Avenue, Ross Street. Location: 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver. Telephone: 604-324-2010. Fax: 604-322-0504. Email: kdsross@live.com. Web: www.kdsross.com. RSVP A.J. Rai or Mrs. Mand  at 604-322-5610 or email kdsross@live.com.


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 they can help you to file your income tax returns for the year 2016 free of cost through the community volunteer program of Canada Revenue Agency from now to May 2 – if you are living in Surrey / Delta. The eligibility criteria are as follows: 1. Single individual with annual income limit up to $ 30,000. 2. Couples with annual income up to $ 40,000. 3. Adult with one child annual income up to $ 35,000, add the income limit by $ 2,500 for each dependent child. 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 ID will be required for proof. If you are eligible, contact coordinator Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further information.


Free Income Tax Clinic


At Richmond Multicultural Community Services. Call 604-279-7160 to book an appointment or email karamjit@rmcs.bc.ca.


South Asian Seniors: Urinary Incontinence


Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members to attend a presentation on Urinary Incontinence / Bladder Leakage by Dr. Ramesh Avinashi, family physician, on Sunday, March 26, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th street Surrey BC. You will have an opportunity to ask any question about Bladder Leakage, Dr. Ramesh Avinashi at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple at 8321 140th Street, Surrey. There will be a question and answer session after the presentations. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact coordinator Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further information.


Good Money Talks Small Business Series


Small Business BC and Vancity credit union are holding a three-part series consisting of six events which include the communities of Abbotsford, New Westminster, Surrey and Tri-Cities, and will focus on topics that are important to small business owners.The kick-off event, Good Money Talks Taxes and Financing in Surrey, is on Wednesday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Surrey City Hall. This free half-day event combines networking and learning, and will include a complimentary breakfast and lunch, three 30-minute presentations by business experts, exhibition booths from Small Business BC and Vancity and tools and resources tailored for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to start or grow their business. Topics include: * How to Develop a Cash Flow – Presented by Morgan Beall, Microfinance Program Manager, Vancity * Taxes: How to Manage Small Business Taxes – Presented by Small Business BC * Small Business and Start-up Financing – Presented by Puneet Jain, Small Business Account Manager, Vancity. More details on the event and links to register for free can be found at www.sbbc.co/goodmoneytalks2017.


Advanced Integrative Energy Healing


Advanced Integrative Energy Healing (AIHP) places the whole person – body, mind and spirit – at the forefront of the healing process.  Presenter and AIHP practitioner Marlene Morris understands not only professionally, but also personally, how illness, stress and job pressures can take their toll.  Learn how this therapeutic technique can help you with chronic health conditions, including insomnia, chronic pain, stress and anxiety.  Join Marlene from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at the George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112nd Street; Thursday, March 30 at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 – 51st Street; or Monday, April 3 at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A – 56th Street for an Introduction to Advanced Integrative Energy Healing.


Fourth Annual Blood Drive And Swab Clinic


Surrey resident Jas Sanghera’s uncle, Nirmal Sohal, lost a tough battle in December 2013 against a rare form of leukemia. Nirmal received numerous units of blood to try to save his life. Cancer patients often require blood products as part of their treatment. Soon after witnessing his long struggle, Jas and other members of Nirmal’s family organized a blood drive in Surrey. This year will mark the fourth annual event to encourage eligible donors to give the gift of life by donating blood and registering as potential stem cell donors. On Sunday, April 2 at 11 a.m. (clinic runs 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) at Surrey Blood Donor Clinic, Unit C2 #15285-101st Avenue.


ESL Book Clubs: Surrey Libraries


If you would like to practice your English and make new friends, join Surrey Libraries’ ESL Book Clubs. Come practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced.  Library books will be provided (Levels 1-4). Call or visit the libraries to register. * City Centre Library: Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m. April 19, May 24, June 21 * Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m. April 8, May 17 * Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2 – 3:30 p.m. April 6, May 4, June 1 * Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. April 27, May 25, June 22 * Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m. April 20, May 18, June 15. www.surreylibraries.ca


Surrey’s Party for the Planet


Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at The Plaza at City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey. This is a free event. No tickets are required. Party for the Planet is BC’s largest Earth Day. Features amazing musical performers, including headliner Shawn Hook. Take in loads of fun things to do such as the ‘perennially’ popular tree and plant sale, the Science Surprise Show, rock climbing, fun booths, Kids World, road hockey and more.


PICS: Free Self Employment Program


Are you unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week? Are you thinking of launching your own business? Join PICS for an information session on PICS’ Self Employment Program at one of PICS Offices: * Suite 205, 12725 80th  Avenue, Surrey – every 2nd Wednesday of the month, or * 8153 Main Street (near Marine Drive), Vancouver – every 3rd Wednesday of the month. All info sessions are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This program offers * Business Start-Up Training * Business Plan Writing * Business Advisor Support * Networking Events * Support During Business Launch Period. To attend a session, pre-register at Katarina.Low@pics.bc.ca or 604-596-7722, ext. 150


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