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Calendar March 28 2015

3 On 3 Basketball

Team Izzat – a non-profit organization founded by Surrey RCMP Sergeant Jet Sunner, will be hosting their 11th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament to be held at Seaquam Secondary school, located at 11584 Lyon Rd in Delta on Saturday April 11th.  This tournament is free to participate and we also provide free tshirts and pizza to all the participants. The age groups are from Grades 7-12 for boys and grades 7-10 for girls.  The deadline to enter is April 5th , please contact Jet Sunner at jssunner@telus.net or go to teamizzat.com for more info.

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Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English

Tuesdays March 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.

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Autism Awards

Friday April 17 at 6:00PM

Angels for Autism is holding their 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday April 17th. The Angels for Autism organization would like to invite everyone to attend this wonderful event! Whether you know someone with Autism, or would like to learn more about it, or if you just want to have a good time, please come out and help us raise money for this great cause! There will be plenty of food and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

WHERE – Crown Palace Banquet Hall

12025 Nordel Way Surrey

COST – All Tickets $25

Children 5 & under Free!!

For Awards Inquiries call Ramen Saggu 604-838-0785 or email her @ ramens@pacificaba.com

For Ticket Inquiries Call Bobby Saggu:778-868-7771, Daud Patel: 604-808-1145, Robert Weishuhn: 604-377-1736

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PICS Launches KIDS CLUB

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

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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

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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

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Bingo On The House

March 29th 2015 from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Adults/ Senior members and non members  to come and play Bingo for the sake of fun and make some new friends, on March 29th 2015 from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan hall  8321 – 140th street Surrey B.C. Please bring only two dollars with you to play 2 games, do not worry if you do not know how to play, members will explain you the game just for the sake of fun. Tea & light snacks will be served after the game is over. Please contact Surendra Handa Coordinator at 604 – 507 – 9945 604 – 507 – 9945 for further details.

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Filing Income Tax Returns Free

From March 9th 2015 to April 20th 2015.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey informs South Asian Seniors that during the Tax filing period we can help you to file your Income Tax Returns for the year 2014 free of cost, through the community volunteer program of Canada Revenue Agency, from March 9th 2015 to April 20 th 2015. If you are living in Surrey / Delta. The eligibility Criteria are as follows 1.Single indiviual 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 $ 1,000.00 and this income will be included as total eligibility. With no investment income, no rental income and no partnership income, sin# card and photo identity will be required to prove the documents. If you are eligible then please contact Surendra Handa Coordinator Tel. 604 – 507 – 9945 for further information.

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