Calendar of the Week


Community Income Tax Volunteer Training

When- February 1,2017 9am-5pm

Where- #340-7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond BC

Facilitator-  Canada Revenue Agency

Do you want to become a tax volunteer? Do you have background in accounting?

Join this workshop to learn how to file an income tax return.

Eligibility- Participants need to commit for 30 hours volunteer work during tax season in March and April 2017.

Call 604-279-7160 or email Ashok@rmcs.bc.ca or kara@rmcs.bc.ca to register.


Family Literacy Day Celebrations

Surrey Libraries is excited to honour Family Literacy Day with its annual celebration, Surrey Kids Read, taking place on Saturday, January 21st, 11 – 2 pm at Guildford Town Centre’s Centre Court.

Family Literacy Day is a national initiative involving annual events held on or around January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of families reading together and engaging in other literacy-related activities. This year’s theme is to learn at play, every day.

“Family Literacy builds strong brains and family bonds. Taking time to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well,” says Sara Grant, Manager of Youth Services at Surrey Libraries.  “We are proud to report that over the past year, Surrey Libraries welcomed an additional 17% more kids and teens at our library programs that support family learning. These include storytimes, book clubs, board games, LEGO clubs, Teen Library Councils, crafting as well as computer classes and Minecraft clubs and so much more.

Surrey Kids Read, a fun, free, family event will feature storytelling by Silly Susie and children’s performers Tony Prophet and the Purple Pirate. Families can drop by to enjoy face painting, button making and other crafts as well as entertainment. This event is sponsored by The Leader Newspaper and the Guildford Town Centre.

For inquiries/interview requests:

Sara Grant

Manager, Youth Services




Michelle Meech

Youth Services Librarian – Coordinator



Free Self Employment Program Offered By PICS

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 Ave, Surrey – Every 2nd Wednesday of the month


8153 Main St (near Marine Dr), Vancouver – Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

All info sessions are from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

This program offers

•           Business Start-Up Training

•           Business Plan Writing

•           Business Advisor Support

•           Networking Events

•           Support During Business Launch Period

Seating is limited. To attend a session, please pre-register at Katarina.Low@pics.bc.ca or 604-596-7722 Ext 150


Settlement Workers: Mandarin/English

Wednesdays, 1 – 5 pm – George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112 Street, Delta

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.


Mosaic Networking:

Are you new to the country looking to meet new friends or seeking

networking opportunities?  You are invited!  Refreshments will be served!

Mosaic Church meets on Saturday evening 6:30 pm in Surrey/Abbotsford.

Surrey: 12150-92 Avenue; Abbotsford: 2940 Clearbrook Road  For more info

call Dave at 604 897-4224 or email dmclauren@gmail.com


Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre

“Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre supports both employers and employees. We assist employers find suitable employees through programs such as Wage Subsidy and we assist individuals to find employment through many services, including training. Best of all, all our services are FREE.  For more information, please call our office at 604-580-9740.”


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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