Over $100,000 Raised For PICS Multicultural Long Term Care Home

SURREY – Over $100,000 was raised at Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s gala event for their multicultural long term care home project.

The event was emceed by Shachi Kurl, Sr. VP Angus Reid Institute and the key note speaker for the evening was Minister of Employment and Social Development, Pierre Poilievre.

Over 700 guests including politicians, business leaders and community members from all walks of life were present at the event which included a stellar line up of entertainment.

The event began with the singing of PICS theme song ‘Giving Back’, composed specially for the event by local songwriter and singer Lowry Olafson in collaboration with PICS staff. He was joined on the stage by seniors at PICS Assisted living facility, a few PICS staff members and CEO Charan Gill.

This was followed by a speech by senior Saroj Sood and a cheque presentation by Suman Sharma of Suman Sargam dance school who donated proceeds from her Mother’s Day variety entertainment function to PICS long term care home.

PICE CEO Gill in his speech thanked the entire community for standing firm with the society as it has now embarked upon yet another project of building the much needed multicultural seniors long term care home.

Also, showcasing support for the project was BC Minister of Justice and Attorney General Suzanne Anton who was introduced by former cabinet minister and past president of BC NDP,  Moe Sihota.


  1. Bruce Kehler – $25,000
  2. Bernie Simpson (Simpson, Thomas and Associates )   – $10,000
  3. Mamta Foundation – $5000
  4. Gurpal Virk – $5000
  5. Krishna Syal – $5,000
  6. Dr. S S Deol – $1,000
  7. Param Boparai -$1,000
  8. Schmunk and Associates – $1,000
  9. Surjeet Kaur – $1,000

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