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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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'Tooth Trolley' delivers 200+ Vancouver kids to dentist

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By Refferty Bake, Vancouver Sun |

More than 200 elementary school children will be picked up this week by the Tooth Trolley and taken to the Vancouver Community College downtown campus to get some free dental care.

Now accepting ISSofBC Bursary applications

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ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with four unique bursaries. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 31, 2016.

2016 MARIAN DEWITT BURSARY

South Asian grandparents eight times more likely to live with grandchildren

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

Bikrangit Singh Pandher, 76, likes the way the “kitchen is always crowded” in the north Surrey mansion he shares with his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Kicked out of ballet, former refugee now dances with Canadian elite

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By Yvette Brend, CBC News |

Charlie Prince laughs recalling his first ballet class.

"It was horrible," he said.

"Pushing my body was not something that was foreign to me."

Chinese K-12 students a booming demographic for B.C. schools

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By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun |

The average age of Chinese students arriving in B.C. and Canada is dropping dramatically as growing numbers of international K-12 pupils, not just college students, are enrolling in local schools.

From language troubles to the female body, foreign doctors training in Canada can face challenges: study

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By Tom Blackwell, National Post |

For most of his colleagues, it would have been a routine part of the training to become a family physician. But as he began his first night on call in obstetrics, the medical-school graduate from abroad was frantic.

The changing face of Canadian immigration in one chart

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By Jason Kirby, Maclean’s |

Canada Now More Popular than the UK among International Undergraduates

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By Campbell Cohen Law Firm |


More international undergraduates are coming to Canada to study than to the United Kingdom (UK), with tighter immigration rules in the UK cited as one of the main reasons why the country has now been overtaken by Canada in the competition for these students.

Syrian refugee women coming forward with domestic violence allegations, group says

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By Philip Lee-Shanok, John Riet, CBC News |

Every week, one Syrian woman comes forward to say she's a victim of domestic abuse, a Toronto non-profit group says.

"Nice" Canadian parents defer to children on religion, most everything

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

A researcher has discovered that Canadian parents, unlike many others around the more patriarchal world, defer to their children when it comes to religion.

Upcoming Events

The Effective Use of Employment Service of WorkBC - Korean

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Date: May 27, 2016
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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Darts Hill Garden Park Spring Open House

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Date: May 28, 2016
Venue: Darts Hill Garden Park Parking Lot, 1633 170th Street, Surrey

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Interfaith Friendship Picnic

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Date: May 28, 2016
Venue: Hawthorne Park, 10513 – 144 Street, Surrey

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Hospitality Employment @ GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Date: June 1, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Career Talk - The Insurance Industry & Career opportunities

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Date: June 3, 2016
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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5th Annual Aging in Place Conference

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Rights & Obligations of Permanent Resident Card Holders - Tagalog & English

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Date: June 6, 2016
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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Seniors' Pensions in Canada - English with Korean interpretation

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Date: June 10, 2016
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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Transportation Employment

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Date: June 15, 2016
Venue:  GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Employer DIVERSEcity Luncheon

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Date: June 22, 2016
Venue: TBD

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Retail Employment

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Date: June 29, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Financial Services Employment @ GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Date: July 13, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Fusion Festival

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Date: July 23 & 24, 2016
Venue: Holland Park

Named the "Best Festival" at the annual Special Event Magazine Gala Awards in 2014, Surrey's Fusion Festival showcases and celebrates the cultural diversity of our City. 

Immigrant Entrepreneurial Fair

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Date: October, 2016
Venue: TBD

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