Pakistan-India Peace: People’s Need vs State Interest


Surrey Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC

Since their creation as independent states in 1947 india and Pakistan have fought three wars and taken the subcontinent to the brink of nuclear holocaust. The two militarized states face each other across an uneasy “line of control” in divided Kashmir, frequently bringing the miseries of war to those living along the border. People of the subcontinent need peace, yet peace remains elusive. How can the roadblocks to peace be overcome?

Karamat Ali is a founder and Executive Director of Pakistan Institute for Labour Research and Education (PILER). He is a life-long activist for peace on the subcontinent and the recipient of the first Dadi Nrmala Deshpande Peace and Justice Award in 2013.

Contact: Chin: 604-421-6752; Shahzad: 604-613-0735


Call For Volunteers

Calling all Volunteers for PICS Mega Job Fair & BC Small Business Expo 2015!

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is inviting volunteers to apply for numerous positions to help organize the PICS Mega Job Fair & BC Small Business Expo 2015 on September 24, 2015 at Aria Convention Centre, Surrey. PICS Mega Job Fair & BC Small Business Expo is slated to be one of the biggest job fairs South of the Fraser with over 100 exhibitors showcasing their businesses and over 8000 people expected to visit this year.

Don’t miss this unique volunteer opportunity. To register or for more information call Sunil Rawat / Jagtar Dhaliwal at  604-596-7722, or email at [email protected] / [email protected].


Next PICS Self-Employment Program

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society will deliver the next PICS Self-Employment Program in September 2015. Through this initiative, PICS would be supporting potential entrepreneurs in Delta and Surrey.

Selected clients may be eligible to receive up to $300 per week for 48 weeks. For more information as to how individuals may access PICS Self-Employment Program, please attend an information session at PICS Head Office as below:

PICS Head Office – Unit 205, 12725 80th Avenue, Surrey on

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Seating is limited; to attend the session you must pre-register at [email protected] or [email protected] . For further information please contact Mr. Deshpal Grewal at 604-596-7722, Ext 126, or Mr. Sunil Rawat at 604-596-7722, Ext 128.


Movies Under The Stars!

Put down those phones and tablets, turn off those TVs, and bring the family to Holland Park in Surrey every Saturday in August! The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is proud to announce that Movies Under the Stars is growing this year thanks to generous support from Prospera Credit Union. The 11th Annual Movies Under the Stars will be marked by the addition of a fifth movie night! There’s a fun-filled, family-friendly movie line-up planned this summer. Wreck-It Ralph starts off the summer movie series at Holland Park on Saturday, August 1, followed by Home on August 8, How to Train Your Dragon 2 on August 15, Cinderella on August 22 and Big Hero 6 wraps up the summer on August 29.


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!


Bollywood Movie – Morning Walk

23rd August 2015 at Shanti Niketan from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Adults/ Senior members and also non members, even family members to come and watch the Bollywood Movie – MORNING WALK – on big screen free on August 23rd 2015 ( Sunday ) at 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm at Shanti Niketan hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th street Surrey BC. A retired professor Anupam Kher experiences his morning walk changes his life forever, when he meets his once a classmate and friend Sharmila Tagore. A beautiful and heart tugging tale of two families who are so different from one another, yet connected through a special bond. Light snacks and tea will be served during intermission.Please contact Surendra Handa Coordinator Tel. 604 – 507 – 9945 for further information.