September, 2019
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Saje Brar: In a league of her own

The young Vancouver Whitecaps REX soccer player was recently picked by the prestigious Yale University to play for its soccer team while pursuing academics By Surbhi Gogia While there are still few days before Saje Brar turns 18 years old, she has achievements that are ahead of her age. Be it playing in teams above her age group, or setting ... Read More »

DIMPLE SARAN: THIS NURSE IS ON THE GO

By Surbhi Gogia A new step in the direction of private home care for South Asians is on the way Born in a Sikh family Dupinder(also known as Dimple) Kaur Saran has always known the importance of Seva. Seva translates to service in English. But in Sikhism it expands to much more than just its literal translation. It means serving ... Read More »

For a very special cause

Special Olympics BC Seeks to Engage South-Asian Community through ‘Try-It Days’ at Khalsa School, Newton By Scott Howe Individuals with an intellectual disability around the world face societal stigma, poor health outcomes, and frequently report feelings of social isolation.  Here in BC, individuals with an intellectual disability don’t often meet recommended guidelines for physical activities and nutrition, leading to reduced ... Read More »

Living to Serve

How Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen is making a community impact   By Balraj S. Kahlon Every Sunday, around the break of dawn, a group of volunteers prepare hot meals for lunch. This lunch is packed in food safe containers and taken to the most marginalized community in Canada: The Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). By Noon, the Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) ... Read More »

VPD issues warning about ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

Vancouver– Vancouver Police are warning the public after two students from China were targeted over the weekend, in separate and elaborate extortion schemes dubbed “virtual kidnappings.”  It all starts when the student receives a phone call, sometimes from a number that appears to be from the Chinese Consulate. They are advised there is a warrant for their arrest in China, or ... Read More »

KidsPlay Foundation to organize soccer tournament for downtown Eastside youth

KidsPlay foundation will be organizing its annual sports tournament at BC stadium on May 28 for the youth. The tournament aims to involve youth from Eastside Vancouver and those who are financially unequipped to pursue sports. KidsPlay Foundation is the non profit organization working towards keeping kids away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence. Kids Play holds sports tournaments, ... Read More »

Vancouver To host its First Conference On Ayurvedic Medicine

After becoming a popular city for Yoga, Vancouver is all set to step into another branch of Ancient India ie Ayurveda. For the first time, Vancouver will be hosting a conference on Ayurvedic Medicine in the coming Month of May. This conference is designed as 3 days of intensive of discussions and  teachings and headlines two of the world’s most ... Read More »

‘NDP broke its promise on affordability’

By Surbhi Gogia Andrew Wilkinson is the new leader of the BC Liberal Party. The second-term MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena defeated former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts on the fifth ballot, to become the leader of the opposition in the BC Legislature in 2018. Wilkinson served as Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services under last BC ... Read More »

Advait Kolarkar: The painting prodigy

By Surbhi Gogia Four-year-old Advait from India has taken Canada by a “colour blizzard”. He has been hailed as “prodigy” by The Telegraph Journal and CTV, Canada and Times of India, also making him one of the youngest artists worldwide It is very common for toddlers and pre-schoolers to hold crayons and fill paper with random colours. However, it is an ... Read More »

Sandeep Singh: Spinning around the world records

By Surbhi Gogia Dribbling and shooting are the most common and conventional basketball skills that you would like to master once you start playing the game. But there is one man from Abbotsford, who is setting and breaking records for his unconventional and yet very impressive basketball skills. Meet 25-year old Sandeep Singh Kaila who has mastered the art of ... Read More »