B.C. EVENTS: For the Saturday of September 16

(These are FREE listings. Your submission must be emailed by Wednesday night in typed form. Please do not send posters. Email: EditorVoice@gmail.com)



Dr. Naurang Singh Mangat in Surrey


Dr Naurang Singh Mangat, the founder of free shelter-cum-nursing home for the poorest of the poor, is visiting Surrey and adjoining areas from September 21 to 25. During this visit he will stay at Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Surrey. This free shelter-cum-nursing home is being run under the non-profit, non-political, registered charitable Trust “Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram” founded by Mangat in August 2005. The charity has been looking after the homeless, disabled, mentally sick, paralyzed, terminally-ill and the poorest sick people for the last 12 years free of cost. Mangat, a former professor and scientist of PAU, Ludhiana, University of Windsor, and Morrison Scientific Inc. Calgary, and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society of London (UK), says that on completion of three more floors of the ashram, it will be catering to hundreds of such needy people in the future.  For more information, Mangat can be reached on his cell phone at 403-401-8787 or at nsmangat14@hotmail.com, or visit www.apahajashram.org.


Canada 150 Community Awards


John Aldag, MP for Cloverdale-Langley City, has launched his Canada 150 Community Awards that will recognize residents in his riding for their outstanding service to country and community. Aldag is inviting you to nominate a resident you believe has made an outstanding contribution to one or more of the following:  * Community Leadership * Entrepreneurialism * Environmental leadership * Support for indigenous reconciliation * Promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion * Seniors or youth advocacy & engagement * Volunteerism. To qualify, nominees must be a Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Cloverdale – Langley City. All ages are welcome to apply. Nominations close October 15 and the winners will be announced on November 16. Residents of Cloverdale-Langley City can nominate themselves or a friend on MP Aldag’s website. To learn more, visit johnaldagmp.ca/canada150awards.


Sangam Temple, Delta


Sangam Temple at 9326 116th Street, Delta, is inviting everyone to join Perutassi pooja which begins on Saturday, September 16 at 7 p.m. The pooja will be on every Saturday: September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 15.  Starting time will be at 7 p.m.  For further information, call 604-584-0958.


South Asian Seniors: Group Birthday


Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian senior members to attend the group birthday of 25 senior members born in July, August and up to September 16 on Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 140th Street, Surrey. There will be refreshments including a cake and live entertainment. Well known guest singer Tejaswita Mohan and others will perform. Special vegetarian lunch will be served along with dessert. Registration required for non-members. Contact coordinator Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for prior registration.


Free Eye Health Clinic


Canadian Eyesight Global Free Eye Health Clinic at Dashmesh Darbar, Surrey, on Sunday September 17, 1-4 p.m., supported by Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford , Rotary Club of Burnaby and dedicated volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Anyone interested sponsoring a free eye camp and implant lens surgeries lens  in their village in Punjab or any part of India, may contact Anup Singh Jubbal, President, Canadian Eyesight Global, at 604-582-0579 or email: nfo@CanadianEyesight.org. www.CanadianEyesight.org


South Asian Seniors: Presentation on Anemia


Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members to attend a power presentation on ‘Anemia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment’ by Dr. Saroj Kumar, on Sunday, September 17, 2-3:30 p.m., 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 coordinator Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for more information.


Vancouver Fashion Week


Vancouver Fashion Week is taking place from September 18-24 at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver. Vancouver Fashion Week will be hosting international, and local designers, showcasing their Spring, and Summer 2018 collections. The week will begin with the Opening Gala on September 18. The Vancouver Fashion Week line-up is hand-picked talent from across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and around the world, who will showcase their designs over the seven days. VFW will be showcasing returning designers like Katherine Tessier, and local designer Alex S. Yu, who deliver unique pieces to the runway.


Roundtables on Immigration, Racial Discrimination


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is hosting a series of community roundtables, All Our Neighbours, to engage local communities in open and genuine conversations on the idea of neighbourliness, with a focus on recent anti-immigrant sentiments and racially discriminatory incidents in Canada. The next session will be held in Richmond on Tuesday, September 19, 6-8:30 p.m., at Kid’s Place Room, Richmond Public Library – Brighouse (Main) Branch, 100-7700 Minoru Gate.


Jobs at Civic Hotel, Surrey


Surrey’s newest landmark Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection and accompanying restaurant, Dominion Bar + Kitchen, will be hosting a hiring fair on Tuesday, September 19, 4-7 p.m., at Surrey City Hall Atrium, 13450 104th Avenue, looking to fill 165 new positions ahead of its opening in November. Positions to be filled include: servers and bartenders, bussers, hosts, sous chefs, chef de partie, cooks and dishwashers, housekeeping supervisors, room attendants, laundry attendants, housekeepers, front desk agents, bell staff, concierge, switchboard and reservations, security supervisors and officers and shift engineers. What to bring: resume, cover letter, references and a smile! For more information about the hiring fair, including the full list of available positions and their descriptions, please visit: https://civichotel.ca/careers/


Sangam Temple, Delta


Sangam Temple, 9326 116th Street, Delta, invites everyone to join Navratri which begins on Wednesday, September 20 and ends on Thursday, September 28.  Starting time is 7 p.m. every day. For further information, call 604-584-0958.


#TalkDelta Public Open House


The #TalkDelta Public Open House returns to the North Delta Recreation Centre on Wednesday, September 20, between 4 and 8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about important departmental services and initiatives, as well as transportation issues affecting your community. Be sure to take part in the Transportation Townhall at 7 p.m. with Mayor Lois E. Jackson, which includes a special presentation and Q & A session on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project with Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie.


BC-India Business Network: Diwali Gala


2017 Annual Grand Diwali Gala – an evening filled with excitement and powerful networking. Also have a chance to win four Air Canada YVR-Delhi premium economy tickets. On Friday, September 22 from 6:30 p.m. onwards at “Ballroom” Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place, Vancouver.


Pacific Oral Health Society


Free oral cancer screening: The Surrey Newton Rotary Club in partnership with Dr. Harinder Dhanju and the Dental Team of Pacific Oral Health Society affiliated with UBC Dentistry are providing a free community oral cancer prevention and screening clinic on Sunday, September 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Unit 300 15850 24th Avenue, Surrey, at the Pacific Oral Health Centre Building. Pre-registration is required: Call 604-536-2700 to make your appointment. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Harbhajan Parhar, President, at 604-307-7447 or Perminder Chohan, President-elect at 604-518-7300. The goal of the clinic is to help reduce the barriers to oral cancer screening and support the prevention and early detection or oral cancer and pre-cancer. Last year, this event had been a great success as over 260 people pre-registered for the clinic and over 200 patients were examined by the dental team. The data collected by the Pacific Oral Health Society (POHS), indicated that 20 people were found to be at high risk of having oral cancer and 5 cases showed positive signs for oral cancer.


2017 Walk for Reconciliation: Vancouver


Multifaith Action Society: Walk for Reconciliation, Sunday, September 24. * Walk for Reconciliation at 9:30 a.m., Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Cambie Street,Vancouver * Reconciliation Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Strathcona Park, 857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver. At the end of the walk, the Reconciliation Expo will feature a full-day of activities including community reconciliation booths, experiential cultural activities, a place for children to play educational games, a space for Indigenous craft making, as well as a variety of Vancouver based food-trucks serving ethnically diverse foods. The main stage will feature captivating performances running throughout the afternoon. These performances will include live singing, dancing and various displays of local artwork.


World Alzheimer’s Month


To mark the beginning of Home Instead Senior Care is on a mission to educate Canadians by encouraging them to pledge to learn more about the disease. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving White Rock will be offering a free public webinar featuring a panel of senior care experts on September 26: Alzheimer’s Learning Day Public Webinar on September 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up at: http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.ca/AlzLearnDay//


Fiji’s National Federation Party Event


The leader of Fiji’s National Federation Party, Professor Biman Prasad, will be in Metro Vancouver this month for a meet and greet event. He will be accompanied by party president, Lt-Col (retired) Pio Tikoduadua. Organizers say the NFP wants true democracy to return to Fiji and all restrictions on individual and media freedom to be immediately removed. There will be a free public meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Khanna Banquet Hall at 11267 125A Street, Surrey


Cancer Care Workshop in Surrey


InspireHealth’s one-day cancer care workshop in Surrey is being held on Wednesday, September 27, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Canadian Cancer Society, Surrey / North Delta Office, #150 10362 King George Boulevard. All programs are available free of charge. Have you or a loved one been touched by cancer? If so, join medical doctors and nutrition team for a free workshop on supportive cancer care. Practical and evidence-based sessions will cover topics including: nutrition, exercise, stress management, emotional support. Participants will learn empowering information and tools to take charge of their health and well-being. Open to all adults (16 years +) with a current or past cancer diagnosis and their supports. To register, call 604-734-7125.


Indo Caribbean Canadian Cultural Society


The Indo Caribbean Canadian Cultural Society is celebrating Diwali 2017  on September 30 at 6 p.m. at Khanna Banquet Hall, 11267 125A Street, Surrey. Tickets: Adults – $20; Children 6-11 -$10; Children 5 and under – free. For tickets contact: Sheila Omaid at 604-438-9158, Ram Ramsaroop at 604-722-5892, James Prasad at 604-644-3751 and Shama Ramnarine at 604-936-3194.


Prime Minister of Fiji Dinner Event 2017


Presented by Fiji Canada Business Association on Wednesday, October 4 at 6 p.m. at Crown Palace Banquet Hall, 12025 Nordel Way, Surrey. Ticket: $40 / per person. Limted seating available. Table sponsors are available for $600 for a table of 8. Preferred seating with acknowledgement on screen. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of the Republic of Fiji. 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


Canada India International Expo: Rescheduled


CIIEXPO 2017 has been rescheduled and will now take place from October 12 to 15 at Cloverdale Rodeo & Fairgrounds in the Agriplex and Showbarn in Surrey.


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.


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.



Nepali Cultural and Spiritual Center


Nepali community of BC is planning to establish a Cultural and Spiritual Center – Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath temple in the Lower Mainland, preferably in Surrey at the earliest. Hindu Buddhist Foundation of Canada (HBFC), which is registered as charity with Canada Revenue Agency under Income Tax Act, is appealing everyone to donate generously and support this objective. This will be the first Nepali Cultural and Spiritual Centre in Lower Mainland providing a venue for not only cultural and spiritual activities but also for life rituals and prayers. HBFC will issue tax receipt for the donations received, and ensure transparency by regularly publicizing the name of the donors and amount of donations made. Donation can be made by cash, cheque, e-transfer or Paypal. For further details, visit website http://hbfcanada.org/about.html or email: hbfcanada.bod@gmail.com or contact by regular mail at PO Box 33635 Central City, Surrey, BC, V3T 5R5.


UBC Infant Studies Centre


At the UBC Infant Studies Centre, we study how babies learn languages. For our current study, we are looking for babies exposed to South Asian languages like Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, etc. We have a new fun study for babies * between 0 and 12 months * whose parents speak a language listed above at home. Come to UBC for a 30-minute-long, one-time visit and receive a UBC Baby Degree Certificate and an Infant Scientist T-shirt for your baby. Sign up online at http://infantstudies.psych.ubc.ca/southasian/ If you are coming by car, we provide free reserved parking; by transit, we provide single-use compass tickets. Email: infants@psych.ubc.ca Phone: 604-822-6408.


(For more events, please visit the “Events” section of our website voiceonline.com)