Calendar of the Week



Tutoring Sessions

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is pleased to announce the launch of its new program: PICS Kids Club. PICS Kids Club is for students in grades K-12 who need a little extra help with their school work and studies. The tutoring sessions are $20/hour and they run every Thursday between 2:30pm to 4:30pm at PICS Society head office, 205-12725 80th Ave, Surrey, BC. For more information, please contact Sonia Chaudhary at 604.596.7722 ext. 130


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.”


Sai Birthday

All devotees are cordially invited at Hindu Cultural Society and Community

Center of B.C. (3885 Albert St., Burnaby) to participate in the

celebration of Sai Bithday on Saturday,November 28 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

Program 5.15 6.15 Bhajan/Kirtan; 6.30 to 7.15 Sai Japa

7.30 Priti Bhojan

Contact; Rajubhai Parekh 604-327 8259;Vijaybhai Dayal 604 986 5958

Kantibhaio Patel 604 522 7989 Mandir 604 299 5922


Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants

If you’re an immigrant, 45 years or older and you want to get back into the job market then PICS has the program for you. Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is launching a new employment program called Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants (WIMI 45+). This program partners with local community and business employers, to generate job placements for participants. To qualify for this program, you must be:

•           An Immigrant (either a PR or a Citizen) 45 years or older.

•           Unemployed or underemployed @ less than 20 hours per week

•           Non – EI  receiver and out of School

•           Legally entitled to work in Canada

•           Job ready, committed and dedicated to finding a Job

•           Living in Mainland and Southwest of BC

The first session starts on November 2, 2015 at PICS Surrey Head Office located at  #205 – 12725, 80th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6. For more information contact K. C. Chau at 604.596.7722 ext. 117 or via email at

[email protected]


CME Programs

CME offers skills development, training and labour market development programs and services to help companies develop their human resources in areas including workforce development, training, essential skills and access to labour-related resources and services.

Skills Connect for Immigrants Program Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters offers employment services to immigrants targeting the manufacturing sector. You are eligible to participate in the program if you:

• Have obtained Permanent Resident status in the last 5 years

• Have a profession, trade or skilled occupation from your home country

• Have intermediate to advanced level of English language

• Are not receiving Employment Insurance

Employment counsellors will provide you with free services and support to start your manufacturing career in BC! Get Connected with Great Employers! For more info go to their website


Group Birthday of 22 Senior Members

Celebration on October 31st 2015 from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Vedic Senior Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Senior members to attend group Birthday of 22 Senior members born in September &October, to be celebrated on October 31st 2015 ( Saturday ) from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm at Shanti Niketan hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th street Surrey BC. Shree Sukh Dhaliwal recently elected MP will be our Guest of Honour . The program will start with serving snacks, tea and there will be live entertainment, Smt. Tejaswita Mohan well known to the members will be our Guest Artist ( Singer ) & Neeru Mukesh Kanotra will also be our guest Singer, hilarious jokes and Hindi songs will be sung by our talented members also. Cake cutting ceremony will take place and slice of cake will be served to all participants. Specially prepared vegetarian lunch will also be served along with the dessert. Registration required for non members. Please contact Surendra Handa Coordinator Tel. 604- -507- -9945 for registration.


Free English for the Workplace Classes at PICS

PICS’ new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT) is now offering free English classes for the Labour Market. It helps immigrants overcome language barriers that hinder new immigrants’ path to employment. The priority for this project is to attach clients to Labour Market and help them actively seek employment or prepare them to enroll in a training course or move to an enhanced Labour market program. Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more. To avoid disappointment, please register for classes by calling 604-596-7722 ext 138 ASAP. Free Childminding on site.


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!


Seniors and Chronic Pain Management.

November 1st 2015 ( Sunday ) from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Adults/ Senior members as well as non members to attend a powerful presentation – Seniors and Chronic Pain Management ( Body & Joints Pain ) by Amit Kumar, BOT,MA,C/NDT, Director, Consultant Occupational Life Skills Therapy, on November 1st 2015 ( Sunday ) from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th Street Surrey BC. There will be questions and Answers Session also, Amit Kumar will answer all your health related questions, tea and light snacks will be served after the presentation. Please call Surendra Handa Coordinator Tel. 604 – 507 – 9945 for further information.