May, 2020

Life & Etc

Progressing with community

By Surbhi Gogia In an interview with Desi Today, PICS new CEO Satbir Singh Cheema talks about the changing role of the organization and his vision Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) is a household name for new and old immigrants living in Metro Vancouver. The non-profit organization has been serving the community, especially the South Asian community, under its founder …

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Designed for success

Entripy Custom Clothing ( www.entripy.com) founder Jas Brar shares the success story of this unique company In today’s world, social media might be the easiest medium to send across messages of support to a cause or promote a brand. However, another popular way for people to express their association with a group or a business is through custom clothing. T-shirts …

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MOUTHWATERING RECIPES TO KEEP YOU NOURISHED THIS RAMADAN

Muslims around the world are celebrating the blessed month of Ramadan. With longer days and higher temperatures, it’s important to be well-prepared. After all, we want to enjoy and make the most of this blessed month, and keep our focus on religious observance and self-reflection. Eating a balanced and colourful diet that includes a variety of unrefined carbohydrates, proteins, and …

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Staying energized at work during Ramadan

With Ramadan approaching, many Muslims are getting ready for a month of fasting and special prayers. Since Ramadan falls primarily during the month of June this year, those observing can expect long days of fasting. During the warmer days, it can be hard to retain your energy, especially during long work hours. Stay hydrated. During the Suhoor and Iftar meals, …

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A New Generation of Punjabi Voices

By Harman S. Pandher On May 25th, the Surrey School District held it’s 3rd annual Punjabi Speech Fest for elementary school students in grades 5, 6 and 7. Four schools – Green Timbers, Newton, Strawberry Hill, and this year’s host school, Beaver Creek – participated, with around 300 students in total either giving Punjabi speeches or performing Punjabi cultural items …

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Teaching your Kids About the Value of a Dollar

By Gary Thandi Have you ever had that conversation with your children, one that maybe your parents had with you when you were a kid, that starts with “When I was your age ….” You know, it’s the one where you tell them how much harder life was back when you were younger, and how hard you worked when you …

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First daughters of BC

By Harvinder Sandhu Zhindagee — A book by Mahinder Kaur Doman written in 2010 is worth remembering on Canada’s 150 years of celebration. It is a timeless collection of stories of first daughters who helped raise the first Sikh families in BC In celebrating Canada’s 150 year’s birthday, Canadians of all walks of life have been invited by the Canadian …

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Surrey’s Golden boy: Eric Basran

By Surbhi Gogia Eric’s story is an inspiring example of what South Asian kids can achieve if their energy is invested in sports from the early age Eric Basran, an 18 year BC champion and two time silver medalist from Surrey recently returned home from the 2017 BC Golden Gloves Championship in Mission with more hardware to add to his …

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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 …

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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 …

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