B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, May 12

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Central City’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre


Shoppers are invited to visit  Central City’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre until Sunday, May 13 to get their Mother’s Day gifts (and gifts for any other special occasion) wrapped. The Charity Gift Wrap Centre will be located on the upper level of the shopping centre across from Tim Hortons.  Gift wrap prices start at just $2 and all proceeds from the service will go to the SFU Surrey Close to Home Entrance Awards (https://give.sfu.ca/giving-opportunities/sfu-surrey-close-home-entrance-awards) to assist students with tuition fees. The Charity Gift Wrap Centre is led by the SFU Surrey Campus Administration Office and staffed by a contingent of SFU volunteers who have donated their time to make the venture a success. For more information on the Charity Gift Wrap Centre, visit www.centralcity.ca.


Surrey RCMP Open House    


On Saturday, May 12, from 12 to 3 p.m., the Surrey RCMP will be hosting an Open House at its main detachment (14355 57th Avenue) to help kick-off Police Week (May 13-19). Everyone is invited to attend this family-friendly event to get an opportunity to meet your local police force and participate in hands-on activities and displays. Some of the highlights include: Air 1 Helicopter, Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, RCMP vehicles and equipment, Kids “Watch Briefings”, Explosive Disposal Unit, Career and Volunteer Info, Dive Team, Red Serge Photos, Meet the Officer in Charge, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.


High Tea On Mother’s Day


Surrey BC Global Girl Power Foundation invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey. Registration at 12:30 p.m. Join in for high tea to celebrate motherhood. This is an inclusive event that celebrates every individual who steps into the role of a mother. Tickets, available on Eventbrite, are $50 for general admission and $30 for children 4 to 11 years of age. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the local and global community in educational initiatives: * Leadership Training in Surrey – in collaboration with Passion Foundation to Lead we aim to bring leadership programs to two high schools in Surrey. * Educational Grants * Global Girl Power will provide educational grants to seven girls in Punjab, India. * Global Girl Power will contribute towards the treatment of a 15-year-old girl who was a victim of a recent acid attack in Punjab. * Global Girl Power will support 11-year-old Kamaljeet Singh, an intelligent student who is unable to write using his hands due to a congenital problem. For tickets: Laucky Kaur Gill at 604-767-7274 or Gin Dhillon at 604-618-4750. Email: info@globalgirlpower.org.


Muriel Arnason Library: Kick the Clutter – Get Organized


On Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library at 130 – 20338 65th Avenue, Langley. Are you tired of trying to get your home and life in order and don’t know where to begin? Join professional organizer Ranka Burzan of Organizing Simple Solutions to learn where and how to start, as well as three practical steps to downsize and organize any space. Getting organized will help you and your family live healthy, simple, and productive lives. To register for this free program, call 604-532-3590 or visit the Muriel Arnason Library.


Share Ayurveda Conference


May 18-20 at UBC Alumni Centre (Friday, May 18) and Vancouver Downtown Public Library (Saturday / Sunday May 19 / 20). The conference – the first project of the newly registered Canada Ayurveda Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) – provides three days of intensive discussions and teachings and covers a broad range of topics in Ayurveda medicine. www.shareayurvedaconference.com.


Multicultural Spring Festival


Saturday, May 19, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Centre Stage, Surrey City Hall. Vancouver Tagore Society is hosting a multicultural celebration of spring through live music, dance and poetry. The event, 4th Annual Tagore Spring Festival 2018, is inspired by Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of diversity and pluralism. Artists from different backgrounds will perform in this event displaying their traditions and heritages. This year’s highlights are Carnatic classical vocal music by Lakshmi Menon, Bharatanatyam dances by Vidya Kotamraju and Arno Kamolika, and a musical saga of nature and love by Shankhanaad Mallick, Keka Sengupta and Avik Dey. Also, children and aspiring artists will showcase their talent. Admission: By donation, no minimum amount. For more details: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/23086.aspx. Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/161334521349523/


BollyRoots Dandiya Fitness Trial Class


Thursday, May 24, 6-7 p.m. Come out for a free trial class and experience Dandiya Fitness class at BollyRoots Fitness, # 101 12899 76th Avenue. We help women get the body they want through Bollywood-inspired workouts. Our classes such as BollyRoots Dandiya Fitness are unique, fun, and will bring out your inner-Bollywood star. Book your spot: Email: bollyrootsfitness@gmail.com or Phone: 604-725-0921.


Surrey MS Walk 


On Sunday, May 27, in communities across the province, over 3,000 participants will come together for British Columbia’s annual MS Walk to fundraise for and help change the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Walk at the Tynehead Regional Park, 10017 168th Street, Surrey, starts at 10:30 a.m. with check-in at 9 a.m. The MS Walk is a family-oriented, community event that raises funds in support of the fight to end MS. Participants can choose from varying route lengths, including a wheelchair accessible route for participants using mobility aids. More information is available online at: mswalks.ca


Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver


Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra Live in Concert. Presented by: ICMSV – Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver. Artistes: Pandit Rajan and Sajan Misra (vocal); Vineet Vyas (tabla) and Sumit Mishra (harmonium). Saloni Gandhi – Concept and Curator for the World Tour. On June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Anvil Centre, New Westminster. Tickets: Regular – $35, VIP – $50 (inclusive of service charges). Online Purchase: https://www.ticketsnw.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent880.html. Box Office: (604) 521-5050


PICS Child Care Centre, Cloverdale


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s Child Care Centre at 6050

– 176th Street within Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds premises is now accepting registrations. No registration fee if you register your child in 2018. The $100 registration fee will be waived and you will get free childcare for the rest of April and May.  Bring your children to explore and play, ask questions, meet staff, register and have fun. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. Children should be between the ages of 30 months to school age. Fees may vary according to the children’s care schedule. Call PICS Child Care Manager Flavia Gavrilovits, at 778-995-1872 or Devinder Chattha, Director, Language Studies, Settlement and Social programs at 604-596-7722, ext. #107 to register your child or for any other information.


PICS & KPU: Learn English


Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP): PICS in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey is offering Free English language classes for newcomers, Canadian citizens and work permit holders. Classes run every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants learn about the Canadian work culture such as resume writing, cover letter, job search, interview skills and work expectations through English. Qualified teacher Gita, who is certified to teach English as a Second Language and is highly experienced, entices students to practice English communication while working in pairs or group activities. Hands-on computer activities, visits to the WorkBC centre and presentations by guest speakers are part of the curriculum. Daily news events and other topics of interest to the students are part of the daily routine. Free on-site childcare is available for students with children. Call Eva Touzard at 604-596-7722, ext. 138, to register.


Delta: Parent-Child Mother Goose


A new session of Parent-Child Mother Goose will begin mid April.  There is still space available at the George Mackie Library and the North Delta Family Place locations.  If you are a Delta resident, call the George Mackie Library at 604-594-8155 and talk to a staff member to register.  Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories. This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger as well as caregivers and continuing until June 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the George Mackie Library or on Fridays, from now to June 15, 12-1 p.m., at the  North Delta Family Place at New Hope Church, 11838 – 88th Avenue.  Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided.



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