Calender of the week


Poetry Night in Punjabi

3rd Tuesdays (September 19, October 17, November 21), 6:30 pm – 8 pm – George Mackie Library

Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.  This evening is offered in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver.


Let People, Places, and Pictures Inspire You!

Surrey Libraries continues its Authors Among Us series at Guildford Library on Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 pm. The evening will include a panel discussion and an opportunity to mingle with these talented authors:

  • Nova Bannatyne –Just Think, I Could Have Been Normal – Memoir About Growing Up With Cerebral Palsy
  • Stefanie Fields – Sometimes
  • Roy Jantzen – Active Vancouver: A Year-round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City’s Natural Environments

For more information and to save your spot, please call 604-598-7366. Details at www.surreylibraries.ca


The Indo Caribbean Canadian Cultural Society celebrating Diwal 2017

September 30, 2017

Venue: Khanna Banquet Hall, 11267-125A Street, Surrey, BC

Time: 6:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $20; Children  6-11 – $10.00, children 5 and under – free

For tickets contact:

Sheila Omaid – 604-438-9158

Ram Ramsaroop – 604-722-5892

James Prasad – 604-644-3751

Shama Ramnarine – 604-936-3194


Run For The Cure

The CIBC and Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Run for the Cure will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 8am to Noon at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Registration is at 8am but it is free for those who fundraise. 10 Members or more receive T-shirts with their team’s name on the back. The Deadline for registration is September 14. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/RunfortheCureSurrey/ or Sandhya Prasad

Cell 778-788-6936


Are You An Author? Publish Your eBook!

Local authors can now publish their work online for free through Self-e, brought to you by Surrey Libraries.  Your writing will be added to Biblioboard, Surrey’s new online collection, giving you greater exposure.  Details at surreylibraries.ca/localauthors


Richmond Multicultural Community Services

Our staff help people with –   Accessing Government services, Resume/cover letter, Employment, Information health care services, Information on housing, Information on Education,  Assistance with filling up the forms,  Any queries client have, Apart from this, we conduct workshops, English classes, computer classes, and special events every month. Anyone can contact -Neena Suri (South Asian Settlement Worker). P. 604-279-7160 F: 604-279-7168,Working hours: Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturday, Email: Neena@rmcs.bc.caVisit us at www.rmcs.bc.ca/ www.iamrichmond.ca


Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English

Tuesdays, August 15, 29, 1 pm – 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.


Workplace Integration For Mature Individuals

PICS Society is providing an employment program called Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals (WIMI 45+), offering classes in the following:

  • Resume and cover letter building
  • Strengthen job search experience
  • Mentorship in pairing with local professional of your original profession
  • Job placement assistance and follow up support
  • Develop Work Action Plan and employer engagement


This program partners with local community and business employers who provide one to one follow up support, up to date employment trends, and follow up assistance for up to 9 months.

Call now to reserve a seat for ongoing sessions in Vancouver and Surrey!

Call for more information at:

PICS WIMI 45+ Program – Vancouver

8159 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5X 3L2

604-324-7733 Ext. 230

PICS WIMI 45+ Program – Surrey

#205 – 12725, 80th Avenue, BC, V3W 3A6

604-596 7722 ext. 117 and 124 or via email: kcchau@pics.bc.ca


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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