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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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Asia-Pacific Report: B.C. builds on its network of students in Asia

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By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun |

As B.C. increasingly focuses on international education exchanges in Asia, efforts are being made to connect Canadian students overseas in order to strengthen economic and cultural relationships and to foster future ties.

Canada's Best City To Find A Job? Guelph, Ontario, According To BMO

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By Daniel Tencer, Huffington Post Canada |

If someone you knew needed a job fast, where would you advise them to move? A few years ago you probably would have said Alberta without thinking about it. Today, things aren’t so clear.

But the latest edition of BMO’s regional labour market reports card gives us some idea where to look.

Despite economic troubles, Alberta welcomes Syrian refugees

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By Michelle Zilio, Globe and Mail|

Albertans are opening their arms to incoming Syrian refugees looking for housing, social support and work, even as the province’s economy suffers from a slump in oil prices.

Migration trends can be surprising

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

Five years ago, Sun editors asked me to add migration to my beat specialties of spirituality, diversity and ethics.

Victoria to start receiving government-assisted refugees

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun |

The City of Victoria will become the first region in B.C. outside Metro Vancouver to receive government-assisted refugees, the federal immigration department announced Friday.

Annual festival presents an opportunity to celebrate our diversity

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By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun |

With the arrival of February, Metro Vancouverites will have undoubtedly noticed an uptick in the number of red lanterns, red envelopes and other harbingers of “good fortune” popping up throughout the community.

'We feel free': A Syrian refugee family's journey to a home in B.C.

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By Catherine Rolfsen, CBC News |

'We feel free': A Syrian refugee family's journey to a home in B.C. - British Columbia - CBC News

Permanent residents to B.C. from China drops by half

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun |

VANCOUVER — Overseas immigration to B.C. is down 22 per cent in the past decade, driven largely by a plunge in migration from China, which has long been this province’s largest source of immigrants.

Large refugee families hard to house in B.C.

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun |

Large family sizes and a shortage of three-bedroom units have meant the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. has been able to find housing for less than a quarter of the government-assisted Syrian refugees.

The remainder are housed in hotels or apartment buildings funded by the federal government through the society.

The tray of togetherness: Sweet blessings for Lunar New Year delight family, visitors

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By Jackie Kai Ellis, Vancouver Sun |

Upcoming Events

Spring Festival Parade – Year of the Monkey

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Date: February 14, 2016
Venue: Downtown Vancouver 

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IEC-BC's 2016 Employer Forum

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Date: February 16, 2016
Venue: TBD

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Accented beings: Narratives of the 1.5 generation

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Date: February 17, 2016 
Venue: SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre

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Free workshops-Diabetes Self-management Program, a licensed program produced by Stanford University

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Date: February 19, 2016
Venue: 13455 76 Ave. Surrey 

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Canadian Citizenship: What does it mean, and why is it valuable?

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Date: March 16, 2016
Venue: Surrey City Library 

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Business 2 Business with Surrey Board of Trade

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Date: March 30, 2016
Venue: TBD

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Youth Education and Job Fair

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Date: 1st week of May, 2016
Venue: TBD

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What is the barbaric Cultural Practice?

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Date: May  18, 2016
Venue: Surrey City Library Room 402

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Employer DIVERSEcity Luncheon

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Date: June 22, 2016
Venue: TBD

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Immigrant Entrepreneurial Fair

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Date: October, 2016
Venue: TBD

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