B.C. EVENTS: For the week of Saturday, April 8



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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.


Free Income Tax Filing: Muriel Arnason Library


If your return is straightforward, and you have a low income, visit or call the library staff to book an appointment with a community volunteer to get your tax return filed free of charge. The program will run till April 24. Muriel Arnason Library is located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 65th Avenue. Phone: 604-532-3590.


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.


Launch of Jagrup Brar’s Campaign Office


Former MLA, Jagrup Brar has announced the launch of his campaign office for Saturday, April 8 in the riding of Surrey-Fleetwood at 16144 84th Avenue, 1-4 p.m.


NDP Campaign Kickoff Rally


NDP campaign kickoff rally – Working for a Better BC with John Horgan – on Sunday, April 9, 1-2:30 p.m., at Aria Banquet Hall – 12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey.


South Asian Seniors: Anxiety Disorder & Mental Health


Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults / senior members as well as non-members for a  presentation on Anxiety Disorder and Mental Health by Dr. Jogi Harrad, a well known psychiatrist in the community, on Sunday, April 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple at 8321 140th Street, Surrey. There will be a question and answer session. Tea and snacks will be served. Contact coordinator Surendra Handa at 604-507-9945 for further information.


Stanley Park Easter Train


Operated by the Vancouver Park Board, the Stanley Park Easter Train will run April 13 to 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Easter bunny will be on hand to greet children and join them in photos. Included with the cost of admission are: bean bag toss, ring toss, hula hoops, and planting a posy. A preview with the train only runs April 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Easter egg hunt, mini golf, inflatable bouncers and face painting cost extra. Food trucks will be on site, in addition to the Cob House, operated by Stanley Park Ecology Society, and the Bunny Hop Café.


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.


2017 Delta Career Fair


The Corporation of Delta invites you to the 2017 Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair on April 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is a free event. Situated throughout the spacious arena at Sungod Recreation Centre and in the surrounding parking lot, you can expect dozens of exhibitors offering hands-on introductions to a variety of new and unique careers. In addition to the many interactive exhibits the Show Stage is bringing along with it a variety of fascinating presentations, including the tantalizing artistry of the White Spot chefs, as well as frank, motivational talks on women in trades.The Job Fair will host different organizations with immediate job opportunities that they are looking to fill now. From 4 to 8 p.m., come interview ready and armed with your resume. The Boat Race will give students in grades 10 through 12 the chance to work alongside marine industry professionals to construct a vessel that can withstand the wild waters of Sungod’s aquatic centre. Learn more about the exhibitors, Boat Race, and Job Fair at Delta.ca/CareerFair.


Dance Canada in Richmond


Celebrate Canada’s rich multicultural diversity with Dance Canada: A Celebration of International Dance Day in Richmond on April 28 and 29. Aberdeen Centre has partnered with Sudnya Dance Academy and Clarkson Events to host this year’s celebration. The community is invited to learn a variety of culturally diverse dances through free workshops on Friday, April 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and a free performance showcasing dance traditions from around the world will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Both events are open to people of all ages and abilities and will take place in the Central Atrium at Aberdeen Centre. For more information, visit iddrichmond.wixsite.com/iddrichmondbc.


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. 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


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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