B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, October 5

(These are FREE listings. Submit your event / announcement at EditorVoice@gmail.com in typed format as early in the week as possible. No posters please.)

PICS Society: Zeenat Aman at Golden Glam-ma Pageant 2019

Famous Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman has agreed to be a part of PICS Society’s first Beauty Pageant for Grandmothers: “Golden Glam-ma Pageant 2019” as a judge. The Golden Glam-Ma Pageant is a platform to empower seniors by showcasing their talent and giving them an opportunity to have their voices heard in the community. This fundraiser is on November 16 at 5 p.m. at Taj Park Convention Center in Surrey. The fundraiser will consist of a fashion show, prizes, silent auction, face painters, photo booth, henna artists, dinner, dancing and the inaugural Golden Glam-ma Pageant. Buy your tickets today by calling 604-596-7722. Learn more: https://pics.bc.ca/events/golden-glam-ma-pageant-2019/

PICS: Talent Remix For Seniors

On October 5, PICS is celebrating International Week of Seniors. This event will be organized at PICS Seniors Assisted Living from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event is a part of SIYSCorps initiative where participants receive a grant of $1,000 to plan their own community based project. This event is to celebrate seniors and their many contributions, providing an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the integral part seniors play in communities across BC. There will be 12 performers and about 50-70 people at the event. PICS Society provides independent and Assisted Living facility for seniors. PICS Society is also in the process of creating a Seniors Long Term Care Home (Diversity Village) in the future.

PICS: Ability in Disability Event – Employment Forum

On October 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., PICS is hosting “Finding the Ability in Disability – An Employment Forum” to bring awareness and provide resources and opportunities for job seekers and employers. There will be service providers and inclusive employers to help job seekers with their career goals. Workshops for job seekers and employers wanting to learn about having an inclusive workplace will also be at this event. The focus on the event is to highlight people’s abilities and help employers tap into this unused labour market resource. At #205 12725 80th Avenue, Surrey. Contact Kathleen Hughes at 604-596-7722, ext. 158. Free entry.

3 Seconds Divorce: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

You are invited to the presentation of the award-winning documentary, 3 Seconds Divorce, a film by Shazia Javed, followed by a panel discussion. A sharia interpretation allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by simply saying the word ‘divorce’ three times in one go. Commonly called triple-talaq or triple-divorce, this instant, oral divorce can only be given by men. In India, Muslim women have been fighting an arduous battle to get this practice legally abolished. This is their story. Date: October 10. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Place: KPU Surrey Campus, FIR 128 (12666 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey.) Supported by the Faculty of Arts Excellence and Advancement Fund. For further details, contact Dr. Asma Sayed (asma.sayed@kpu.ca). FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2385629348360262/

Caste Matters: Talk and Discussion with Suraj Yengde

Dr. Suraj Yengde is a prominent personality who is based out of Harvard University. His recent book is Caste Matters. He will be visiting the Lower Mainland from October 10-13. * Caste Matters: a talk and discussion at 1855 West Mall, CK Choi Building, University of British Columbia on Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. * Caste Matters: a facilitated discussion with the Ambedkaf Reading Group, WAC Bennet Library, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus – October 11 at 1 p.m. * Dalits & #Jatts: a discussion, Room 128 Fir Building, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey at 12 p.m. * Participating in the congregation, Guru Ravidass Center, 7271 Gilley Avenue, Burnaby, October 13 at 11:30 a.m. * Dr. Ambedkar Chetna Awards Night, Khanna Banquet Hall, Surrey, October 13, 6:30 p.m. For information, email at info@chetna.ca or visit www.chetna.ca.

7th Annual Every Girl Matters Day

GirlKIND and the Reach Gallery Museum announce the seventh annual “Every Girl Matters Day,” in BC in conjunction with the UN’s “Day of the Girl” on October 11 – a day to call on all communities around the world to recognize the injustices girls face and to celebrate their abilities. Join them at the Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, from 5-6 p.m. The day will be officially proclaimed as Every Girl Matters Day. This is a free event open to the public to come network with others, to come get involved and help celebrate this day. Individuals are invited to take part and create an inspirational quote magnet, all supplies will be provided. Write down your favorite quote or inspiring words and affix to a magnet, colour it, jazz it up and make it your own, bring your creativity. In addition, they will also be having a draw where one lucky winner will take home a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. The first 50 attendees walk away with SWAG Bags. More details on:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2410021989241683/

Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.ca/e/every-girl-matters-day-in-bc-tickets-73774582763

Come Meet Your Surrey RCMP Over Coffee

October 15-18: The Surrey RCMP’s “Coffee with Cops” events will return this October for residents and business owners to connect with their local police officers. Inspector Wendy Mehat, Community Support and Safety Officer and the Community Response Unit will be hosting in each of Surrey’s five Districts. The sessions are open to all area residents and businesses and no registration is required. * Guildford / Fleetwood on October 15, 10-11 a.m., at Cuatro Coffee Shop, 202 – 9014 152nd Street, Surrey * Cloverdale / Port Kells on October 16, 10-11 a.m., at The Rustic Rooster, 5-5723 176th Street, Surrey * South Surrey on October 16, 2-3 p.m., at Joyful Indulgence Bakeshop Café, 101 – 15222 32nd Avenue, Surrey * City Centre / Whalley on October 17, 10-11 a.m., at Prado Café, 13495 Central Avenue , Surrey * Newton on October 18, 10-11 a.m., at Espresso Café, 1112 – 7330 137th Street, Surrey.

Sanjha Vehra Women’s Association: Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Friday, October 18 at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, 230 8166 128th Street, Surrey. All proceeds go to Surrey Hospital Foundation. Entertainment, door prizes, dinner and dancing. Cash bar. Tickets: $35. For more info and tickets, call Rani Manget at 604-506-6123, Balwinder Hairan at 778-862-1556, Tirath Sarai at 604-760-7235.

Indo Caribbean Canadian Cultural Society of BC

Diwali Celebration 2019 on October 19 at Khanna Banquet Hall, 11267 125A Street, Surrey, at 6:30 p.m. Adults: $20; Children 6-12: $10; Children 5 and under: Free. Includes a vegetarian dinner, entertainment and the Miss Indo Caribbean Pageant. For tickets, contact Sheila Omaid at 604-438-9158, Shama Ramnarine at 604-936-3194, Ram Ramsaroop at 604-722-5892 or 604-722-5892, James Prasad at 604-644-3751, Hari Singh at 604-731-4354, Annette Bacchus at 604-529-9079, Sherman Ramoutar at 604-522-2170.

South Asian Seniors

Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey is going to celebrate the Festival of Lights (Diwali) with a get-together and a group birthday of 30 senior members on Thursday, October 24 at Ultimate Banquet Hall, 8072 120th Street in Surrey at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment program with jokes, Bollywood music, a cake-cutting ceremony, appetizers, dinner and desserts. They have invited prominent musicians of the South Asian community to entertain. Prior registration is required. Contact Surendra Handa, Coordinator / Organizer at 604-507-9945.

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