Calendar of the Week




Saturday, December 17, 2 – 4 pm

The public is invited to participate in Mushaira, an open mic session where poets gather to perform their works.  This is a cherished tradition in Pakistan and North India that allow both the invited poets and members of the audience to perform.


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Employment Connect (YEC) Program

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Employment Connect (YEC) program is a FREE employment program funded by the government. The program provides skills training for youth aged from 15 to 29. Program participants will learn RESUME WRITING, INTERVIEW SKILLS and receive short term certificate trainings in a 4-week group based environment.

Information session is scheduled on the following date:

Thursday, November 24th at 2:00pm at SUCCESS Tri-City Service Centre. The address is: 2138-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

Individual Information Session – Ongoing – by Appointment only.

Interested persons please call 604-468-6007, or email to: [email protected].


Open Mic For Poets

Surrey’s first Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, is hosting a seasonal meet and greet and Open Mic at City Centre Library on Friday, December 9 from 6-8pm in Room 418. Participants are welcome to bring one page of their writing to read and share at an Open Mic hosted by the Surrey Poet Laureate who will read from her own work.

Since starting her role as Surrey’s Poet Laureate in October 2015, Renée has been working to create a legacy program of poetry-outreach that is multi-lingual and inter-cultural, in partnership with local organizations in Surrey.  She has contributed to numerous events, conferences, and workshops across Surrey, and she has held more than 50 writing consultations with community members, who are invited to attend the Open Mic on Dec 9 and read from their work.

“Renée has made a tremendous influence on so many people in Surrey—connecting with community groups and mentoring and inspiring writers from across the city. The event on December 9 is a celebration and culmination of the year, and we look forward to hearing people share their work!”—Meghan Savage, Surrey Poet Laureate Project Coordinator

Register in person at City Centre Library or call 604-598-7426.


PICS Offers Free WIMI 45 + Job Search Workshops for Mature Individuals

Are you 45 years or older, unemployed and live in Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland or South West of BC? PICS is offering an exciting free program called Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals (WIMI 45+).

This four week workshop/training will Increase your employment skills, get you valuable job search experience, will provide short term training and will also pair you with a mentor.

WIMI 45 + is offered in PICS Surrey and Vancouver location.

In Surrey call 604-596-7722 and ask for KC Chau or Manjinder Thandi for details.

In Vancouver call 604-324-7733 and ask for Danny Pendhall for details.


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 [email protected]


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!