Calender of the Week



Celebration Of World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 6, 2016

The Global Clergy Association of Canada, in association with North Wood United Church, will celebrate World Interfaith Harmony on February 6, 2016

at 8885-156 St, North Wood United Church in Surrey. The spiritual leaders of twelve faiths will offer  peace prayer and deliver a short speech on the theme- “Navigating Peace Through Faith” and it will include a piece of  devotional song by the students of Naad Foundation. The program will be from 1.00 to 4.00PM and refreshment will be served at the end.  IT IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME. For further information, please call to Acharya Shrinath Dwivedi-604 507 3099 or Dr J. Das 604 599 6876


Caste, Beef, And Hindu Nationalist Violence In India

South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD) in partnership with Radical Desi and Chetna Association are holding a public forum on Caste, Beef, and Hindu nationalist violence in India

Saturday, February 13: 2 PM – 4 PM

Ambedkar Room (418)

Surrey Centre Library

10350 University Drive, Surrey

Screening: “Caste on the Menu Card”, a film by students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences was banned from screening by the Govt. of India at a festival on October 31, 2015. The film focuses on the consumption of beef in Mumbai to explore the relation between caste, occupation, diet, and discrimination.

Jai Birdi will speak on the current situation of Dalits in India. Background: There have been a number of attacks on Muslims in India in recent months, including the lynching by a Hindu mob of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri, UP last September on the rumor that he had consumed beef. Several states have banned cow slaughter and many have been targets of violence on suspicion of trading in or consuming beef.


Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate The Year of The Monkey on Saturday, February 6, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Guildford Library. Drop in for this free, fun family event, open to all ages. Win a prize at the wheel of fortune! Enjoy multicultural performances, children’s crafts, face painting, and Lunar New Year stories. Opening celebration at 12 noon with the Fortune Man. Photography is welcome. Presented in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Tzu Chi Foundation.


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]


Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Muriel Arnason Library

Tuesday, February 9   3:30 – 5 pm:  Muriel Arnason Library is celebrating its annual Chinese New Year, and families are cordially invited to join the library staff  to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Make a Year of the Monkey card and a lucky envelope, and enjoy some New Year’s foods.

This is a free, drop-in program. All supplies are provided.

Muriel Arnason Library is located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 – 65 Avenue, and the phone number is 604-532-3590.


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.”


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!


Holistic Healing ( Reiki ) ByNona Khanna – 7th Feb. 2016 from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Adults/ Senior Members and non members also, Everybody is welcome to attend the workshop on Holistic Healing ( Reiki ) by connecting your body with mind and soul by Nona Khanna a Grand Master in Reiki of Cosmic Souls New Delhi India on 7th February 2016 ( Sunday ) from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th street surrey BC. You can discuss your emotional and physical problems with Nona Khanna. Tea and light snacks will be served to all participants in the end. Please contact Surendra Handa Coordinator Tel. 604 – 507 – 9945 for further information.