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Record attendance tops 400,000 at 19th Annual Surrey Vaisakhi Parade

ORGANIZERS of the Surrey’s Khalsa Day Parade (Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan) on Saturday said they are thrilled to announce that in excess of 400,000 guests of all cultures and religions came together to celebrate a peaceful, family-oriented day full of performances, live music, and decorative floats. This was the 19th year of this spectacular event, the largest Vaisakhi parade in the ... Read More »

Satbir Singh Cheema to be PICS’ New Chief Executive Officer

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society’s (PICS)  Board of Directors is pleased to announce that PICS’ new Chief Executive Officer will be Satbir Singh Cheema, currently Director of Employment Programs and Planning. Mr. Cheema was selected through an open competition process spearheaded by a recruiting firm hired by PICS. “It was an extremely grueling process since we wanted the best for ... Read More »

Surrey’s Muslim women pick up camera to make movies on social issues

Commencing on Saturday April 8th and continuing for a total of four classes each Saturday of the month, the Voices of Muslim Women course offered by Muslim Food Bank Community Services Society in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Visual Media Workshop and Freed Education Co., is an exclusive program which offers an assortment of Muslim women from all ages and ... Read More »

Oh Canada!

Surrey students show us what they think of their home and native land They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Surrey students have a lot to say when it comes to our country. The works of hundreds of elementary and high school students exploring ideas about contemporary Canadian identity in a screen-based exhibit were displayed at the ... Read More »

Vaisakhi: Reason to celebrate gender equality

By Dr. Balbir Gurm As we celebrate Sikhi and the birth of the Khalsa, KPU Faculty draws attention to the fact that we have not lived up to Guru Nanak’s wishes of practicing gender equality Sikhi, Sikhism, or Sikh dharam was started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) AD.  Guru Nanak Dev Ji claimed that there is no such thing as ... Read More »

Beer Baroness Manjit Minhas

By Surbhi Gogia Manjit Minhas is just 36 year old who has risen to international fame of being a “beer baroness” by owning a booze empire with annual revenues of over 187 million dollars. Co-founder and CEO of the Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery in Calgary, Manjit started her business at the ripe age of 19 with her brother Ravinder ... Read More »

Arshpreet Chahal: Brining home International Glory

Arshpreet Chahal is a 16 years old teen from Vancouver, BC. She recently competed in the Miss Teen Petite International pageant which was hosted in El Salvador on March 3rd, 2017. She won the title of First Runner up. In 2015, Arshpreet won Miss Teen Canada Petite Globe. The pageant was held in Toronto from August 12 to 23 during ... Read More »

Richest actors of the world

Looking at the world of Hollywood, it may seem everyone has unlimited funds for big cars, bigger mansions and all of the luxuries found on Earth. For these actors, that perspective is very close to reality. Let’s have a look at the net worth of the top ten richest actors.  Merv Griffin Net Worth 2017 – $1 Billion Born in ... Read More »

Local Indo-Canadian Author Releases Debut Fiction Novel – Chasing Kismet

The story is written by Indo-Canadian author Amrita Kaur Lit. Lit lives in Surrey, British Columbia. Her writing regularly appears in several local newspapers and magazines, as well as on her personal blog, ‘Amrita Literature.’ Chasing Kismet tackles deeply convoluted human issues that will particularly resonate with Indian and South Asian readers. From the intricacies of family and community dynamics ... Read More »

US Syria strike largely backed by world; Iran, Russia condemn

London/Moscow, Apr 7 (PTI) The US military strike on Syria was widely hailed by the world community today with nations like the UK and Israel backing it as a “just” response to the chemical attack by President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, but Russia and Iran strongly condemned the unilateral move. The UK government said it “fully supports” the US missile strike ... Read More »