B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, October 7

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Surrey Mounties host “Coffee with Cops”


Beginning October 12, the Surrey RCMP will be hosting multiple “Coffee with Cops” events around the city for residents and business owners. Coffee with Cops provides the public with an opportunity to meet police officers who work in their area and discuss neighbourhood concerns in an informal and neutral space. The events (and coffee) are free and open to all area residents and business owners. Join Staff-Sgt. Wendy Mehat, Acting Community Support and Safety Officer, who will be hosting the events with her teams, for coffee and conversation at the following locations (no registration required):
* City Centre / Whalley: October 12 – 10-11 a.m. at Café Nelly, 13401 108th Avenue
* Cloverdale / Port Kells: October 13 – 10-11 a.m. at Rustic Rooster, 5723 176th Street
* Guildford / Fleetwood: October 17 – 10-11 a.m. at Cuatro Coffee, 202 – 9014 152nd Street
* South Surrey: October 18 – 10-11 a.m. at Moka House Coffee & Bistro, 40 – 16041 24th Avenue
* Newton: October 19 – 10-11 a.m. at Espresso Café, 1112 – 7330 137 Street


Punjab Bhawan Surrey Canada


Punjab Bhawan Surrey Canada is hosting the Punjabi Literary & Cultural Summit of North America on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at 15453 Fraser Highway, Surrey. The main objective of the summit is to establish awareness about the present situation of Punjabi literature and culture in the community. Everyone is invited to join in. The following topics shall be discussed during the summit: 1. Arrival, establishment and social concerns of Indians in North America. 2. Status and condition of Punjabi literature, music and entertainment in North America. 3. Sports and media / journalism culture of Indians in North America. 4. Life, quality, and lifestyle of elderly Punjabis in North America. 5. Concerns and challenges faced by the new generation of Indians in North America. Chief Guest: Padma Shri awardee, Surjit Patar. Kavi darbaar, art, and cultural events will be a part of the summit. RSVP: +1-604-580-1000 (Canada) or Email: info@punjabbhawan.ca for more information.


Global Peace Alliance, Surrey Society


The 2017 ‘Give Peace A Chance’ (GPAC) Surrey Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2-5:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84th Avenue, Surrey. This is the second in a series of annual GPAC festivals to commemorate “International Day of Peace” set by the United Nations. People come together to enjoy exotic music, songs and dances as well as to look at exhibits of varied cultures around British Columbia, and beyond. Many supporting organizations will be on hand with information and display booths. At the same event GPA will recognize, with certificates and trophies, the participants and winners of its 2017 peace-themed arts & literary contests. These contests are used to create and annually expand a ‘Dictionary of Peace” for children and a data base of conflict transformation and peace-building ideas for adults. Winning works are exhibited in public venues. There will be fun for the young, such as face-painting, origami peace doves and poetry. This is a free event open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


250 Years of Heer


Featuring Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar on Saturday, October 7 at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue. 6 p.m.: Dialog with Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC. 8 p.m.: Performance.


UFV College of Arts


University of the Fraser Valley, College of Arts: A performance of “Umraan Langhiyan Pabhan Bhar” (A Lifetime on Tiptoes), a play written and performed by Mazhar Tirmazi in Punjabi on Sunday, October 8, 2-3:30 p.m., followed by Q&A, at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. It focuses on the separation from homeland and longing for it in the context of Partition of 1947. Tickets: Reserved $20; General $10; Seniors and Students $5. For info or tickets, email Prabhjot.Parmar@ufv.ca or call 778-552-1652. * A roundtable and poetry reading by Punjabi poets / writers at the University of the Fraser Valley on October 5, 3-6 p.m. A light meal will be served. This is a free event open to the community.

RSVP by email if you plan to attend.


70th Anniversary of Partition Film Screening


SAFES and SANSAD present three films on Partition of India on Sunday, October 8, 12-5 p.m. at 4955 SFU Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. * A Thin Wall, directed by Mara Ahmed, 65 min. A documentary about memory, reconciliation and the partition of India. Shot in Delhi, Lahore, and New York. * Milange Baba Ratan De Mele Te, director Ajay Bhardwaj, 95 min. A lyrical feature documentary focusing on the Dalit Sufis of Bhatinda that explores the continuities of local cultures and the crossings of religious identities in post-partition Punjab. * Sky Below, director Sara Singh, 75 min. A poetic portrait of the borderlands of Pakistan and India in which the landscape of ruins of past civilizations and the rhythms of local life intersect to question the lines of national borders, while the interviews with those who lived through partition offer reflections on the bordering. Ajay Bhardwaj will be present for  Q & A. There will be discussion following screening. Admission is free.




GirlKIND asked the B.C. Government to mark October 11 day in conjunction with the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child as “Every Girl Matters Day,” in B.C.  They are hosting a celebration to mark this occasion on October 11 from 4-6 p.m. at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. 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. Live performance by “Her Brothers,” an alternative rock band from Langley who are standing up for women and girls by spreading their message through their music. The public can take part in their community art project where they will be able to create their very own inspirational quote on canvas which they can take home, all supplies will be provided.


Careers in BC Cleantech


Cleantech needs engineering, IT and other technical professionals for jobs that often have above-average salaries. The industry also needs innovative entrepreneurs. Join this free conference to learn more from cleantech CEOs and start-up experts. Gain insight into an industry leveraging renewable materials and energy, decreasing natural resources use, and reducing emissions and waste. Participating employers include: BC Public Service Agency, Acuva Technologies, Awesense Wireless, Axine Water Technologies, ChopValue Manufacturing, Delta-Q Technologies, Ecotagious, Evok Innovations, Loop Energy, Pangaea Ventures, Corvus Energy. Seats are limited; register in advance to secure yours. On Thursday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.), at Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. To register, visit bit.ly/careersincleantech.


VAST: Immerse Gala


VAST is hosting their 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala, Immerse, on Thursday, October 12, 7-11 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver. Immerse Gala will welcome guests into a cultural experience. All proceeds will go towards supporting their programs and services. VAST supports the mental health of refugees who arrive in British Columbia with psychological trauma as a result of torture, political violence, and other forms of persecution on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Gala includes: Entertainment by Fame Art Group and Kizomba dancers; Food by Tayybeh, Nuba, and Chickpea; Henna Artist station; Silent auction and raffle.  http://vast-vancouver.ca. For more information on event visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789818144639751/  For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/immerse-gala-tickets-33301398379


Fiji’s 47th Independence Day Celebration


Presented by Fiji Canada Business Association on October 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Crown Palace, 12025 Nordel Way, Surrey. Special performance by We Are One. MC: Shanel Pratap. Includes entertainment with dinner and dance. Ticket: $30. For ticket info, contact Kavin Chand at 604-562-4569, Chandra Sharma at 604-720-6965, Kamini Prasad at 604-868-8513, Arvind Prasad at 778-918-4188, Ganesh Murti at 604-315-3166  or Kamila Singh at 604-537-5123.


Heart for Africa Fundraising Committee


Heart for Africa Fundraising Committee of BC of invites you on Saturday, October 14 at Roma Hall (Queensborough), 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster. Doors open and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Dancing to follow. Tickets:  $100 per person. For more information contact Lianne Gentile at (604) 527-1161 or cwhstaff@quaylawcentre.com.

An evening of hope of dinner, wine, live and silent auction, door prizes, education and dancing all to benefit Project Canaan Academy in Swaziland, providing care and hope for the future for children in this small African nation. Special celebrity host: Carmen Ruiz y Laza, Host of Carmen TV on Joy TV. DJ services provided by Girl on Wax, DJ Emilita. www.heartforafrica.ca. Free shuttles available from 22nd Street SkyTrain Station (running from 5 p.m.-1 a.m.) $50 charitable donation tax receipts will be provided for every ticket purchased.


North Delta: Celebrate Diwali


Bring your family to North Delta Recreation Centre to enjoy and experience a Diwali celebration on Sunday, October 15, 2-5 p.m. Take part in Rangoli, decorate and take home your own diya, get a henna tattoo, and enjoy sweets. Location: North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Avenue. Cost: $5 per person drop-in.


Surrey Libraries: Free Legal Workshops


Learn about wills, probate, strata law and tenancy law. Register for these free information sessions at Surrey Libraries, provided in partnership with People’s Law School. * Probating A Will – Monday, October 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Ocean Park Library. 604-502-6449 * Wills & Estates – Tuesday, October  17, 7-8:30 p.m. Guildford Library. 604-598-7366. * Tenancy Law – Wednesday, October 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Newton Library. 604-598-7406. * Strata Law – Thursday, October 19, 7-8:30 p.m. City Centre Library. 604-598-7426.


State of Newton: Inaugural Event


State of Newton on Friday, October 20, 9-11 a.m., at The Offices at Newton, 7327 137th Street, Surrey. Cost: Free. More info: http://www.newtonbia.com/state-of-newton. Register: www.eventbrite.ca/e/state-of-newton-tickets-37930158124 . Marketing Materials: https://goo.gl/74rELw . This will be an opportunity for the business community to engage in a dialogue that showcases the upcoming investment opportunities for Newton. The presentation outlines the Newton BIA’s proposals and policy directions for the upcoming year, as well as a detail of the achievements of 2017.


MOSAIC’s Immigrant Professionals Conference


2017 Theme: Take Control of Your Career! Find out how other immigrants succeeded in Canada; ask experts about practical next steps in your profession; get advice and inspiration

Conference is free – lunch included. On Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Hilton Hotel, Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby. Register at ipc.mosaicbc.org/register. Space is limited.


MOSAIC: Open House in Newton


Open House in Newton: Learn more about local resources. Discover the services MOSAIC has to offer. Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at MOSAIC Surrey Newcomers Centre, 200-7134 King George Boulevard. Phone: 778-591-9334.


Spooktacular Newton!


On Saturday, October 21, 12-4 p.m, at The Newton Grove, 13730 72nd Avenue, Surrey. www.facebook.com/events/479601192441051  Complete with trick-or-treating, petting zoo, kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks and a haunted train, Spooktacular Newton has something for everyone. Don’t miss the special dance performances by the Surrey Dance Company, and kickback with some popcorn in our spook theatre. Grab your free pumpkin by donation on your way out, all proceeds going to the Surrey Food Bank. Be sure to come in your costume.


George Mackie Library: Halloween Fun


Looking for a Halloween costume?  Come to the Halloween Costume Swap at the George Mackie Library on Saturday, October 21, between 1 and 4 p.m. Donated costumes in good, clean condition can be dropped off at the library between October 14 and 20.  If you want to swap a costume, just bring it with you on the 21st and exchange for something new to you. Want a unique picture of your little one in their Halloween costume?  Come dressed up to Babytime (Thursday, October 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.), Storytime (Tuesday, October 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.) and stay for a Halloween Photo Op.  Note: Green costumes or costumes with large amounts of white won’t work.  Photographs will be emailed to participants.


Diwali Celebration: Muriel Arnason Library


On Saturday, October 21, 1 to 3 p.m., at Muriel Arnason Library and the Township of Langley are celebrating their 14th annual Diwali (Festival of Lights). Everyone is invited to experience diversity of culture through crafts, face painting, Henna, Indian music and dance, displays, and delicious refreshments.  All Diwali activities are drop-in, free and open to the public. For more information, call 604-532-3590, or visit Muriel Arnason Library, located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 – 65th Avenue. 


Abbotsford Police Foundation Fundraiser


Abbotsford Police Foundation presents its 3rd annual breakfast fundraising event “Crime is Toast” on October 25, 7-9:0 a.m., at Tradex in Abbotsford,   raising funds in support of the Abbotsford Police Department’s community programs. Building on the success from last year’s event, the APF hopes to achieve a fundraising goal of $50,000. Every dollar donated to the APF helps ensure APD special initiatives are a success. APF President Kevin Boonstra invites you to attend and bring along your colleagues, family and friends to show support for the great work of the brave men and women of the Abbotsford Police Department. In accordance with their donation policy, the APF provides a charitable receipt for every qualified donation over $100. Supporters who purchase a table (8 seats) will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the total. This link http://abbypf.ca/crime-is-toast/ has details about the event including ticket sales (individual and tables) as well as sponsorship and donation information.


Sanjha Vehra Women’s Association


Presents their 13th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, #230 8166 128th Street, Surrey. Entertainment, door prizes, dinner and dancing. Cash bar. All proceeds go to Surrey Hospital and Outpatient Centre Foundation. Tickets: $30. For more information and tickets, call Rani mangat at 604-506-6123, Balli Hairan at 778-862-1556 or Tirath Sarai at 604-760-7235.


Annual “Run for Delta”


Sunday, October 29 at 9 a.m. at North Delta Recreation Centre – 11415 84th Avenue, Delta. The annual Run for Delta organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada to support the development of the Delta Hospital Foundation and Surrey Food Bank. The Run attracts professional runners, casual runners as well as walkers from across Delta, Vancouver and other parts of the province. Participants attend with their families and many seek additional fundraising for the Delta Hospital Foundation. The event is supported by the Corporation of Delta, the Delta Police and Delta School Board. Participants may take part in walking / jogging / running a 1km or 5km route. Further details are at www.runfordelta.com. Local businesses interested in sponsorship or marketing opportunities, are asked to reach out to info@runfordelta.com or call 778-988-1842. Register today and enjoy the complimentary breakfast and $5 lunch.


Shakti Society


Shakti Society’s 5th Annual Wellness Day on Sunday, October 29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Bollywood Banquet Hall, 8166 128th Street, Surrey. Cost: Free. A mini retreat for the mind, body and soul, a day of interactive workshops to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual well-being with yoga, meditation, Zumba, financial information and many other life enhancing modalities. Light and healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks; yoga session; inspiring talks and workshops on topics related to health and wellness, personal growth and practical tools for success; variety of modalities to experience including massage, aromatherapy, vaastu. Booths can be booked for a nominal fee of $50. To learn more, call 604-307-8796 or Email shaktisociety2000@gmail.com. First 100 early bird tickets will be entered into a draw to win some fabulous prizes.


Halloween Fun at Central City


Families are invited to come to Central City from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 for a spooktacular time at the centre’s free Halloween Fun Event.  Kids ages 12 and under dressed in costume can take part in centre-wide trick-or-treating at participating stores (while limited treats last).  Plus, families can enjoy Halloween craft activities, face-painting, balloon artists, entertainment, story-time, and more (near Winners). For more information on this free event, visit www.centralcity.ca.


2017 Surrey Business Award


On Thursday, November 2, the Surrey Board of Trade will recognize 7 of Surrey’s best businesses in different award categories at the Academy Awards style 19th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards. Networking Cocktail Reception: 6-7 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Avenue, Surrey). Tickets are $110 (+GST) each or $1,150 (+GST) for a table of 11. Tickets can be purchased at businessinsurrey.com or by calling 604-581-7130.


Author Rupi Kaur in Vancouver


The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society presents An Evening with Rupi Kaur on Wednesday, November 8, 8-9:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street at Seymour, Vancouver. Admission: $30.25 + fees.         http://bit.ly/2yahGmg. The New York Times bestselling author and performer is returning to launch her new book, “the sun and her flowers”.


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