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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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Latest News

Immigrants took the brunt of recession-year turn toward self-employment

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By Nicholas Keung | Link to Article

One-fifth of Chinese newcomers are self-employed, the highest among newcomer groups, followed by those from India, Pakistan, Iran and Ukraine.

Students taking ownership of eliminating bullying | Video

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By Austion M. Davis, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Richmond protesters blame immigration for their traffic woes

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By Philip Raphael, Richmond News | Link to Article

Mario Canseco: Chinese community remains divided on importance of ‘head tax’ apology

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By Mario Canseco, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Three degrees of frustration for Jordanian immigrant

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By Herald Business | Link to Article

Sataneeh Al Rousan hit the ground running when she and her two sons arrived in Nova Scotia from Jordan four years ago.

More condos needed to keep up with immigrant demand, CIBC says

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By Pete Evans, CBC News | Link to Article

Fears that Canada is building far more condominiums than it needs are overblown because of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are moving here in increasing numbers, one of Canada's biggest banks says.

Canada Needs a Plan to Address Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women

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By Huffington Post | Link to Article

Recent changes to Canadian immigration policy mean fewer social and health supports for immigrant women with a precarious immigration status -- putting them at an increased risk of violence, researchers say.

Clampdown on foreign workers puts Banff in a bind

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By Renata D’Aliesio, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

The heritage battle for Chinatown

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By John MaCkie, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Historic Vancouver neighbourhood is being redeveloped, raising fears it will lose its character

The marketing line for the Keefer Block condo development in Chinatown is “Heritage Meets Modern.”

Canada's job market growth spurt gives youths a chance to exit parents' basement

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By Greg Quinn, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Upcoming Events

Fresh Voices from Long Journeys: Insights of Immigrant and Refugee Youth (2014 Forum)

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A FREE 2-day event made by & for Immigrant and Refugee Youth in B.C.

Deadline to Apply: November 28, at 4:00 pm

WHEN?
For youth only – Monday, December 8th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Adults and youth – Tuesday December 9th from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Webinar: Brokering Success – Improving Skilled Immigrant Employment Outcomes

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Date: On Tuesday, December 2 from 10:30 – 11:30am (PST)

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Free workshop to help employers connect with new Canadians

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Date: December 3, 2014, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Venue: Inn at the Quay, Fraserview Room, New Westminster

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Healthy Eating For The Holidays- Tagalog & English

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Date: December 5, 2014
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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Nomination of Culture Days Awards 2014

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Nominations for the 2014 Culture Days Awards are

Newcomers Orientation And Get-together- Tagalog & English

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Date: December 12, 2014
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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Christmas Open House

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Date: December 13, 2014
Venue: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

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Excellent Volunteer Opportunity for New Immigrants in Surrey - Library Champions Project

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Date: Monday, December 5, 2014
Venue: Surrey Public Library City Centre Branch, 10350 University Dr, Surrey

Register here