Calendar-Feb. 28


Poetry Night In Punjabi and Hindi

Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

George Mackie Library, in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver, offers poetry night in Punjabi and Hindi. Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.


Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English

Tuesdays March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, 1 – 5 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life?  Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community.  Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC*.  Offered in partnership with PICS.  *Valid Permanent Resident (PR) card should be presented at the time of service.  Canadian Citizens and Temporary Foreign Workers will be referred to Options Settlement Service Office.



Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society announced the launch of its new program: PICS Kids Club. PICS Kids Club is for students in grade k-12 who need a little extra help with their school work and studies. The tutoring sessions are $20/hour and they run every Wednesday between 3:30pm to 5:30pm at PICS Society head office, 205-12725 80th Ave, Surrey, BC. For more information, please contact Sunita Dhaliwal at 604.596.7722 ext. 141


Income Tax Clinic

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is proud to announce that they will be establishing PICS Income Tax Clinic this year from the last week of February 2015 to April 2015 in partnership with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic Program of Canada Revenue Agency. This program will engage PICS volunteers who have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to help community members who have low incomes to electronically file their income tax returns. To be eligible to avail this free service:

•           Your income must be as follows:

o          Single Person: $30,000 or less

o          Single parent with child: $35,000 or less

o          Each additional child: $ 2,500

o          Couples: $40,000 or less

o          Investment income under: $ 1,000

•           You have a simple tax return (no self-employment, no bankruptcy, no forms for deceased, no capital gains/losses and no rental income).

•           You must attend in person.

Income Tax Clinics will be located at the following locations:

PICS Head Office

#205—12725—80 Ave

Surrey, BC V3W 3A6

PICS White Rock Office

#206—1461 Johnston Rd

White Rock, BC V4B 3Z4

PICS Vancouver Office

#200—8153 Main Street

Vancouver, BC V5X 3L2


Talent Show Needs Contestants

Surrey Newton Rotary club’s international is holding Surrey’s Got Talent!

All proceeds from this event will be donated to build a high school in the Philippines. They are asking all contestants to submit a 45 second clip to SurreyGotTalent@gmail.com; deadline to enter is Feb 26th. For more info call Kultarjit S. Thiara 604-617-8484


Borrow An eReader From Surrey Libraries

Always wanted to try one before you buy? Here’s your chance.

Check out a Kobo Touch for a 3 week loan from any Surrey Library.

Each Kobo Touch is loaded with Classics:

•           Anne of Green Gables

•           Tristan & Iseult

•           Anna Karenina

•           Count of Monte Cristo

•           Mysterious Affair at Styles

Check the library catalogue for availability or reserve one today! www.surreylibraries.ca


Child Care Meeting

The issue of child care is one that is always on the minds of parents in our city. A CCPA report in November showing that families in Surrey are paying the highest prices in the province highlights the issues of availability and cost. MP Jinny Sims will be holding a discussion about the issue of child care with interested community members.

Child care providers in our city do a wonderful job of keeping children safe, educating them and providing an important service. They have been invited, along with parents and interested community member, to take part in this discussion on child care.

March 3

7pm – 8:30 pm

Frank Hurt Secondary Theatre

13940 77 Avenue, Surrey


Enbridge Town Hall Meeting

MP Nathan Cullen will join local MP Jinny Sims in Surrey next week as part of the Take Back our Coast campaign. He has been working to oppose the Enbridge pipeline and to protect BC’s coastal environment. As part of this campaign, MP Cullen has written Bill C-628, An Act to Defend the Pacific Northwest. He will be presenting this bill along with the work he has done to protect the North Coast of BC.

Wednesday, March 4

Kwantlen Polytechnic Campus

12666 72 Ave, Surrey

Fir Building

Room 128

Doors at 6:30

Event 7pm – 8:30pm


Management of Pain ( Joints & Body ) for Seniors.

March 1st 2015 ( Sunday ) from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Adults/ Senior members as well as non members to attend a powerful presentation – Management of Pain ( Joints & Body ) for Seniors by Amit Kumar, BOT,MA,C/NDT, Director, Consultant Occupational Life Skills Therapy, on March 1st 2015 ( Sunday ) from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th Street Surrey BC. There will be questions and Answers Session also, Amit Kumar will answer all your health related questions, tea and snacks will be served after the presentation. Please call Surendra Handa Coordinator Tel. 604 – 507 – 9945 for further information. Project funded by Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for Hindi speaking Seniors.

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