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15th Annual International Mother Language Day

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Time: Doors open 1:30; Function 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

North Delta Rec. Centre 11415 – 84 Ave., Delta

* Discussions: Recent survey done in the Surrey’s Elementary schools and ongoing efforts to promote Punjabi Language education. Mr. Garry Thind from the Surrey School Board will be present.

*Guest Speakers: Jag Khosa, will share his experiences about the usefulness of Punjabi in his community work. Dr. Sadhu Singh will talk about the richness of Punjabi Language. Sukhwant Hundal will shed light on the importance of Punjabi Wikipedia on the internet.

*Special Honour: PLEA will honour Gian Singh Thind for his contribution to Punjabi language in Canada. Two local teachers will be honoured for their dedication to promoting Punjabi schools.

*Young Punjabi learners will share poetry, songs and ideas.

*PLEA cordially invites everyone to come and be part of the annual celebration of our mother tongue Punjabi.

*Free Event. Refreshments Provided

For more information Please contact:

Balwant Sanghera – 604-836-8976

Sadhu Binning – 604-437-9014

Parvinder Dhariwal – 778-838-1121

Paul Binning – 778-889-8255

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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

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For New Parents

Are you a new parent or caregiver of a child 23 months and younger?  Do you want to get out of the house and meet other new parents and caregivers?  Check out Babytime at your local library.  This free program, which makes language fun with bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories, starts up again on Thursday, January 11 from 10:30 am – 11 am and continues into May.  Everyone is welcome to stay for an extra half hour, from 11 am – 11:30 am, to relax and mingle at Parent Time where parents and caregivers can meet each other, learn new parenting skills and share information and resources!  What’s on the agenda?  On January 11, a guest speaker from Delta Parks and Recreation will talk about Swimming Babies – when to start lessons, and what Delta Parks and Recreation has to offer; on January 18, a Public Health Nurse will bring the scale to weigh the babies and speak on a variety of topics; and, on January 25, Michelle Jones from Delta Gymnastics will talk about physical literacy and their baby program.

On February 1, stay for a Baby and Preschool Oral Health Workshop, a fun and informative interactive session where parents and young children learn how to properly care for teeth at an early age.  There will be another opportunity to take part in an Oral Health Workshop on Tuesday, January 30, from 11 am – 11:30 am.

If you have older children between the ages of 2 – 6 years old, visit the library on Tuesdays and/or Fridays from 10:30 am – 11 am for Storytime  or on Saturdays starting on January 20 at 11:30 am – 12 pm for Storytime in French and English, and introduce them to the love of books and language.  Children and caregivers alike will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more.

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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.

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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.”

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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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