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There's lots happening these days in Surrey and its surrounding communities. Check here often to stay posted on lively cultural celebrations, useful government programs and more.

This section is also your source for the latest multiculturalism news from B.C. and beyond. We’ll be adding relevant news items each week.

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A father's legacy in a ledger: Memories of family grocery store in Vancouver reveal little-known story of Chinese immigrants

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By Douglas Quan, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Tucked away in my father’s desk is a small collection of bound ledgers from his days running a grocery store with his father in this city’s west side.

Canada faces dramatic drop in citizenship, prompting concerns about disengaged immigrants

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By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star | Link to Article

Sponsored Content: Economic migrants being drawn to the West and North

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By Gayle Wilson, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Western Canada, which has long drawn workers from eastern provinces to fuel its economy, is also attracting a disproportionate number of economic migrants from around the world.

Little India Plaza set to boost Surrey neighbourhood

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By Evan Duggan, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Immigrants to Metro Vancouver’s Tri-Cities battle language barriers, isolation

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Saskatchewan streamlines immigration rules for entrepreneurs

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By Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Saskatchewan is streamlining rules for entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to the province.

Canadians feel rift growing between Western and Muslim societies: poll

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Most Canadians think “irreconcilable” differences exist between Western and Muslim societies, according to polling to be revealed at this week’s Metropolis conference in Vancouver.

Sponsored Content: Canada’s unique approach to immigration and multiculturalism sets the country on a good path, Daniel Hiebert says

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By Sharon Lindores, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

At a time when many countries around the world are cutting back on immigration and rethinking multiculturalism, Canada continues to embrace the policies that have made the nation what it is today.

Canadian diversity complicates foreign worker policy-making

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By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Upcoming Events

CCDI Event: Diversity on a Dime

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Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.
Venue: Dentons Canada LLP – 250 Howe Street, 20th Floor Vancouver

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Speed Interview Event

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Date: April 1, 2015
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library 

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Accredited CELPIP Preparation Program (ACPP)

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Date: April 13, 2015
Venue: DIVERSEcity, 13455 76 Avenue, Surrey

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4th Annual MOSAIC Vancouver Job & Career Fair

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Date: April 14, 2015
Venue: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show

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Date: April 18/19, 2015
Venue: Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Delta Trades & Technical Career Fair 2015

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Date: April 30, 2015
Venue: Sungod Recreation Centre (7815 112 Street, Delta)

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CCDI Community of Practice Event

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Date: June 16, 2015.
Venue: Dentons Canada LLP – 250 Howe Street, 20th Floor Vancouver

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CCDI Webinar: Evaluating Foreign Credentials

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Date: May 7, 2015

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Diversity & Inclusion in Canada: 25 years and still not that far along

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Date: September 29, 2015
Venue: TBD

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