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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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More international students are choosing Canada, opting for permanent residence

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By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Latest statistics show a significant increase in the number of international students enrolling in Canadian universities for the 2017- 18 academic year.

Values of some immigrants contrast sharply with 'Canadian' values

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

Our discussion of “Canadian values” couldn’t be more hobbled.

When Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch recommended screening immigrants for “Canadian values,” politicians and pundits mocked her.

'No one chooses to be a refugee': Manitoba refugees share stories, tackle misconceptions

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By CBC News |

People who now call Manitoba home but came to Canada as refugees shared their stories in Winnipeg on Tuesday night to expand the conversation around the recent increase in refugee claimants and asylum seekers.

Anti-immigrant protesters accused of 'fear-mongering' at Red Deer school following fight

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By Wallis Snowdo, CBC News |

RCMP officers stood guard outside a high school in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday morning as more than 40 demonstrators staged an anti-immigration protest in the parking lot across the street.

‘Significant’ health gaps found between Canadian and immigrant seniors

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By Nicholas Keung, Canadian Immigrant |

Eighty-year-old Sung-hak Choi keeps active and healthy by volunteering in the community and caring for her seven grandchildren.

Express Entry PNP Update: Provinces Continue to Welcome New Applications

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By Canada Immigration Newsletter |

Interactive museum exhibit exploring immigrant experiences opens in Regina

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By CBC News |

Thursday marks the opening of a new interactive exhibit at Government House in Regina as part of International Museum Day.

The exhibit, titled Canada: Day 1, explores the experiences of immigrants who arrived in Canada around the time of Confederation in 1867.

The unveiling of Yucho Chow, chronicler of old Chinatown

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By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun |

The small, round Yucho Chow Studio seal, with its Chinese characters and Vancouver Chinatown address, is embossed on hundreds of group and individual portraits taken over four decades during the early 1900s.

Canada’s refugee health care program still falls short

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By Y.Y. Brandon Chen and Vanessa Gruben Waterloo Region Record |

Despite changes to Canada's refugee health care program in April 2016, many people still don't have adequate access to care, according to a series of interviews we conducted recently with refugee service providers in Ottawa.

Canada 150: Gu Xiong turned garbage into art after leaving China following Tiananmen Square

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By Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun |

Gu Xiong has known many low points in his life. One of the lowest was shortly after he moved to Canada from China following the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

Before emigrating, Gu had been a well-respected professor of art. He was also a well-known artist.

Upcoming Events

MOSAIC Voyages Youth Conference

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Date: June 3, 2017
Venue: SFU Surrey Campus 

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Inclusive City Cafe: Engaging Newcomer Residents in Emergency Planning

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Date: June 5, 2017
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library

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English Conversation Class (Advanced)

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Date: June 7
Venue: Surrey Libraries 

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Arabic Women's Support Group

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Date: June 13
Venue: Surrey Libraries 

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Current Issues for Refugees in Canada

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Date: June 20
Venue: Burnaby Bob Prittie Metrotown Library 

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Youth Education, Volunteer & Career Fair

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Date: June 23
Venue: Newton Recreation Centre

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DIVERSEcity Immigrant Entrepreneurial & Small Business Fair

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Date: October 11
Venue: SFU

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Internationally Trained Professionals Networking Fair

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Date: November 2017
Venue: KPU Cloverdale

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If you would like more info on our upcoming events, please contact: John Suyte at jsuyte@dcrs.ca