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For the ninth consecutive year, the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society presents the 2013 HSBC City of Bhangra Festival. From May 30th – June 8th, explore the many events the largest Bhangra festival in North America has to offer.
The VIBC Society is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to strengthening the community we live in [...]
Work is coming to an end, and you can’t wait for the evening to start. It’s about a 5-minute walk from your office to home, and you’re meeting friends for dinner and drinks in the Grand Lobby of your gorgeous, state-of-the-art building that you’re proud to call home. This will be a reality for residents [...]
Making the most of the many ways to stay connected online
By nature, human beings are social creatures. We join groups, crave acceptance, share our opinions and make time to mingle. Online is no different and, for many, just as daunting to develop a social life behind the screen as it is to choose who to [...]
Early Literacy: the best way to tackle low literacy is to prevent it!
Literacy Quick Facts!
In BC, 1 in 4 children is developmentally vulnerable when beginning kindergarten and 1 student in 5 is not completing high school in the expected time.
Almost 4 in 10 youths aged 15 have insufficient reading skills.
40% of BC adults struggle with [...]
In British Columbia, hundreds of individuals wait on organ recipient lists for the gift of life
As the world continues to get busier and busier, many individuals forget to check off items on their ‘to-do’ lists. For many of us, we have thought about organ donation, either as a living donor or after we pass away, [...]
This Sunday, November 11th marks Remembrance Day, a day honouring those soldiers and civilians who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month represents the end of the First World War and marks the date and time formally recognized to commemorate those lost [...]
REPORT TO THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012
The journey to having a Diversity Service began in 1996 with the development of a Multicultural Health Committee which included representation from staff and the community. Then in 2005, Surrey Memorial Hospital hired a Manager for Diversity Services to develop a comprehensive diversity program for the [...]
Effective and healthy communication is an integral part to any successful relationship. Whether business, personal, friendship or love, if two people don’t know how to talk constructively to one another, there is little doubt that the relationship will last.
According to Statistics Canada’s most recent study on divorce rates, just over a third of all Canadian [...]
Learning to be positive in a pessimistic world
The words “I can’t” seem to creep into our vocabulary more often than not these days. With images of disaster and destruction flashing across our TV screens and violence and fighting making the front page news, it should come as no surprise that the way in which we [...]
An examination of the issue of bullying, its effects on both the bully and victim and prevention and education for children and youth
“Every seven seconds in Canada, a child is bullied,” a Toronto-based study revealed.
Mitchell Wilson took his own life at age 11 after being bullied and mugged in Pickering, Ontario. Two days later in [...]