B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, February 3  


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Anniversary of Quebec Grand Mosque Massacre


Vigils are being held all across Canada to mark the first anniversary of the massacre at the Grand Mosque in Quebec last year. On January 29, 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette murdered six men while they were praying at the mosque. A vigil will be held at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, February 3 at 4 p.m.


Surrey Libraries: Lunar New Year Celebration


Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Surrey Libraries on Saturday, February 3, 12-3:30 p.m., at Guildford Library. Join them at this free, fun family event for cultural performances, fortune wheel, face painting, storytimes, crafts and more. Presented in partnership with Tzu Chi Foundation and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.


South Asian Seniors: Manage Anxiety & Stress Through Yoga


Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members to attend a presentation on ‘Manage Your Anxiety and Stress through Yoga’ by Swami Ashwini Prajnaa, a yoga expert from First Humanity Fellowship, New Brunswick, on Sunday, February 4 at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. There will be a question-and-answer session. Tea and light snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further details.


English Conversation Circle


MOSAIC: Facilitator: Jane Shim. Topics: Federal and provincial government * Illness and medical care * Banking * Library and post office * Work * Food. Language requirement: Minimum English Level 3. Wednesdays, February 7 and February 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Contact: MOSAIC at 304-2730. Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Shaima: 604-438-8214. sjaff@mosaicbc.org


Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network


On Sunday, February 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network is teaming up with Neighbourhood Art Studios to present The Joy of Painting where you can experience a guided painting session. Women will have the opportunity to raise their glass to a new kind of girls’ night. Enjoy an afternoon of creating art over coffee and cocktails at the Pelican Rouge Café at 15142 North Bluff Road in White Rock, guided by a professional artist, Preeti Dhillon. Meet some fabulous women and spend two hours mingling, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. No experience is necessary and all art supplies will be provided. This is a step-by-step guided painting session. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. Registration: $30 (includes art supplies). Register at www.meetup.com/Be-Your-Own-Best-Friend-South-Asian-Womens-Networking/


Psychology Month: Talks in Punjabi


Free public presentation series for Psychology Month: * Thursday, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m.: Supporting young adults heading to post-secondary by Dr. Manbeena Sekhon at VPL South Hill branch, 6076 Fraser Street, Vancouver * Sunday, February 25, 2-3:30 p.m.: Supporting young adults heading to post-secondary by Dr. Manbeena Sekhon at Newton Library, Surrey, 13795 70th Avenue, Surrey. (For info on more talks, visit www.psychologists.bc.ca or call 604-730-0501.


Muriel Arnason Library: Year of the Dog


Saturday, February 17, 2-3 p.m.: Muriel Arnason Library is celebrating its 10th annual Chinese New Year, and everyone is invited to join the library staff and some special artists  to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Come and enjoy the Chinese dance and music, make a craft and a lucky envelope, and taste some New Year’s foods. This is a free, drop-in program. All supplies are provided. Muriel Arnason Library is located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 – 65th Avenue. Phone: 604-532-3590.


Lohana Cultural Association of BC


Lohana Cultural Association of BC invites all to Shree Jalaram Bapa’s 13​7th Punya​t​ithi on Saturday, February 1​7 at Shiv Mandir, 5600 Dorset Street, Burnaby. ​Priti Bhojan will be served from 5:30 p.m. onwards, followed by Satsang and Kirtan from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more info, please call Vasant Lakhani at ​604-987-1925.


5th Annual Delta Idol Competition


Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture: 5th Annual Delta Idol Competition – Delta Idol 2018. Live event: Friday, February 23 at Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56th Street, Tsawwassen. If you have a passion and talent for singing, auditions, 2018. Interested in attending as an audience member? Call 604-943-9437 to purchase tickets in advance, $11 each.


Delta Students: Training for Emergencies


Are you a Delta resident in grade 10 – 12 and in need of volunteer hours?  Do you have an interest in Emergency Services?  Register for the Teen Emergency Preparedness Program and get trained for emergencies on Friday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will earn 7 volunteer hours while learning how to be prepared and protect yourself, your family and your friends in case of a disaster.  The program held at the North Delta Public Safety Building – 11375 84th Avenue, Delta, is offered by the George Mackie Library in partnership with the City of Delta, Delta Fire and Emergency Services and Delta Police. Registration is required.  For more information, and to register, contact Sylvia Hampton at sylvia.hampton@fvrl.bc.ca or call 604-594-8155.


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