B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, April 1



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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.


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: 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.


White Rock Business Improvement Association


Merchants of Marine Drive would like to invite you and your family to the Waterfront for a day of fun on Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. White Rock BIA will give the first 500 people, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., a Loonie back on their parking. Just bring your ticket stub to the Tourism Booth to redeem your dollar back. * White Rock Museum will be hosting Historical Marine Drive Walking Tours as 12. 1 and 2 p.m. Meet on the Promenade at Elm Street to join in. * Take the kids on a free train ride from West Beach to East Beach running between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. * East Beach will have a free Bounce House for the kids (weather permitting) * The Drive will be alive with music with DJ’s spinning your favourite songs. * An “All Day Hiring Fair” will take place as many merchants are looking for additional staff as the summer season comes. Bring copies of your resume for hiring businesses.


Tsawwassen Mills: Vaisakhi


Saturday, April 1: Tsawwassen Mills will host Red FM to celebrate their annual Vaisakhi promotion where shoppers are invited to enter for their chance to win a car and enjoy live Bhangra folk dancing. * Red FM Car Giveaway Promotion: 1-5 p.m. at Promo Court, inside Entry 3, Tsawwassen Mills. Shoppers are invited to enter for their chance to win a 2017 Toyota Corolla. One finalist will be selected from the ballots. All finalists must attend the final event on Saturday, April 22 at the Surrey Vaisakhi Celebration at the Red FM stage where one lucky finalist will win a car. * Dance Event: 2-4 p.m. Traditional Bhangra dance performance.


South Asian Seniors: Bingo


Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members to come and play Bingo for fun and make some new friends on Sunday, April 2, 2-3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple at 8321 140th Street, Surrey. Bring only two dollars with you to play two games. If you do not know how to play, members will explain the game. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact coordinator Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further information.


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.


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 Monday, April 3 at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A – 56th Street for an Introduction to Advanced Integrative Energy Healing.


Sikh Heritage Society of B.C.


The Sikh Heritage Society of B.C. is hosting an event where the BC Government will he honouring the Sikh community of B.C. and its accomplishments in the province on Friday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Aria Convention Centre, 12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey.


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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