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Latest News and Events

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.

Events

Latest News

6 cities earn “A” grade for attracting newcomers

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By Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Waterloo, Ont., Calgary, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Ont., Vancouver and St. John's are the most attractive cities to live for newcomers, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.

Survey looks at how Chinese British Columbians compare life in BC vs in home country

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By Alison Bailey, News 1130 | Link to Article

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – People often see Canada as a pretty good place to live; many in other parts of the world make it a goal to move here.

London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

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By Shadi Bushra, Reuters | Link to Article

Danger to Jamila Bibi of Saskatoon in Pakistan real: journalist Bina Shah

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By CBC News | Link to Article

A Pakistan journalist says the danger to 63-year-old Jamila Bibi is very real.

Kenney: Foreign workers overhaul a success as applications plummet

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By Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Report offers rare peek into Canadian gang life and high-risk youth

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By Allan Maki, The Globe and Mail | Link to Article

He has walked alone through some of the most unsafe neighbourhoods in Calgary in hopes he’d be stopped by gang bangers wanting to know what he was doing on their turf.

Surrey could be the key to unlocking trade with India

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By Patrick Blennerhassett, Business in Vancouver | Link to Article

Skilled newcomers face 'huge' hurdles trying to find jobs: Report

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By Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Spirit of volunteerism is a virtue for immigrants in Canada

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By Jagdish Pathak, The Times of India | Link to Article

Opinion: We should support immigrant women entrepreneurs

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By Barj Dhahan, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Upcoming Events

Youth Fest

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Surrey's largest celebration for youth!

Date: September 20, 2014
Venue: Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 – 176th Street

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Guru-Shishya Parampara

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Enjoy Indian classical music performed on sarod and tabla. 

Date: September 20, 2014
Venue: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre

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BC Small Business Expro 2014

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Date: September 20, 2014
Venue: Surrey City Hall,  13450 104 Ave Surrey

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Discovery Saturday: BC's True Stories

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Join costumed re-enactors at the Surrey Museum as they bring to life stories of early settlement in British Columbia.

Date: September 20, 2014
Venue: Surrey Museum, 17710 - 56A Avenue, Surrey BC

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BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

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Date: September 25, 2014
Venue: Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage 13450 104 Avenue

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Volunteer Literacy Tutor Information Session

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Date: September 29, 2014
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Room 306 

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Ride for Refuge

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Date: October 4, 2014
Venue: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Cloverdale Campus 5500 180 Street

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Career, Education & Settlement Fair at Vancouver Public Library

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Date: October 6, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Public Library Central Library 

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Focus on Seniors Forum – Financial Focus – Presented in English

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Date: October 4, 2014
Venue: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre

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Volunteer Opportunity for New Immigrants in Surrey - Information Session of Library Champions Project

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Date: October 20, 2014
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library 10350 University Dr. Surrey 

Click here to register for this information session 

7 Success Secrets for Canadian Immigrants

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Date: November 4, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

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