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October 17, 2012

Welcome to another MyBindi West Newsletter! 

Listen up ladies! South Asian Family Association (SAFA) is hosting the 4th event in their Women's Empowerment Series THIS Sunday in Vancouver. Enter our contest for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets to this inspirational evening. All you need to do to enter our draw is simply post a comment naming a strong female in your life who inspires you and tell us why. Winners will be announced Friday morning. Click here to read how you can illuminate your Inner Diva!  MyBindi is proud to be a media sponsor for this event.


On Saturday, October 20, we're delighted to also support the Cineplex Community DayEnjoy FREE movies at a Cineplex theatre near you. Select concession items will be available for only $2 each. 100% of proceeds to Starlight Children's Foundation Canada.  See below for more information! 


There's a lot more events on the horizon such as  Halloween THRILLA or the first ever South Asian Film Festival!  We've listed them all in the newsletter below. 


You can get a complete listing of all the events on the West Coast and in the Greater Vancouver Area on this convenient link.  Alternatively, simply check in at Mybindi West to catch up on news, stories and local celebrity features. 


As always, if there's an event or an initiative in Vancouver that you'd like us to promote on MyBindi West - please send me an email.


In the meantime, check out this list of all upcoming events on the west coast


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Mothers & Daughters :: Illuminate your Inner Diva
Iluminate your inner Diva
SAFA presents the 4th event in their Women's Empowerment Series, Mothers & Daughters. "Illuminate your Inner Diva" will be an evening of dinner, dance and inspiration.

Highlights include:
  • Guest Speaker: Spiritual health by Bindy Kang
  • Guest Speaker: Physical health by Bindy Bains
  • Dance competition
  • LIVE performance by Luv Randhawa

When: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Where: Fraserview Banquet Hall, Vancouver
Time: Doors open 5:30pm | Dinner 8pm | Dancing until 10pm
Tickets: $15

**Ladies only please. No reserved seating.*** 

For tickets, please contact 778.688.3996 or info@safa.ca.

For more information, click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


FREE Movies :: Cineplex Community Day
Cineplex Community Day
Enjoy FREE movies at a Cineplex theatre near you on Cineplex Community Day. Select concession items will be available for only $2 each! The following films will be playing for free:
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D)
  • Hugo (3D)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (3D)
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Puss in Boots
  • How to Train Your Dragon

When: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Doors Open: 8:30am

Movies Beginning: 9am


100% of proceeds to Starlight Children's Foundation Canada.


Visit cineplex.com/starlight for showtimes and more information.


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.





TO|FROM BC Electric Railway: 100 Years
TO|FROM BC Electric Railway: 100 Years
Centre A is pleased to present TO | FROM BC Electric Railway: 100 Years, a group exhibition with Raymond Boisjoly, Stan Douglas, Ali Kazimi, Vanessa Kwan, Evan Lee and Cindy Mochizuk. The show celebrates the historic BC Electric Railway (BCER) building's centennial anniversary, the current home of Centre A. Sitting below the six-story Second Empire Renaissance styled building, the early 1900s saw the BCER terminal blossom into a bustling interurban railway station. Addressing the building's importance to the collective memory of Vancouver, six contemporary artists will draw on the site and the neighbourhood's expansive history to consider the building's significance as a cosmopolitan centre for new immigrants.

When: On NOW and until November 10, 2012
Where: Centre A, Vancouver


Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


Be Your Own Best Friend Network presents "Revealing Your Goddess Self"
BYOBF Network
Connect with your inner goddess to enhance the beauty of your outer goddess and meet other women who are doing the same!

Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network is the first professional South Asian women's networking group in Metro Vancouver.

In October, we will be bringing our first workshop - Reveal your Goddess Self. We are very excited to be hosting this fabulous evening at the Girlfriendz Studio with the radiant Baljit Rayat, leading you to tap into your inner goddess power. Come and explore how inner beauty can make you an attraction magnet to all things ideal and look beautiful on the outside. Baljit will explain the #1 block that keeps you from living in your beautiful goddess power and how it can affect you from feeling beautiful inside out plus creating results in your life that is in alignment with your heart's desires.

The Girlfriendz will support you in learning basic hair and makeup tips from these pros to help accentuate your natural beauty. You may also have an opportunity to even get a sample of their beauty services at this workshop.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Where: Girlfriendz Studio, Surrey
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Tickets: $20 early bird | $25 at the door

Ticket includes complimentary appetizers!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
Halloween Thrilla 2012
Vancouver's #1 Halloween celebration is back.

Come experience the city's biggest, baddest, & sexiest annual costume party for over 7 years...THRILLA!!

Featuring the crazy stuff you only see in Vegas:
  • Fire dancers, MJ Zombie Dance Show, Sin City Burlesque,
  • Acrobatic performers, LIVE drums and sax
  • Cash prizes & giveaways
Music provided by: DJ's Flipout, Zak Santiago, Alex Wynn, Shane Golden, & RSM - spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, House, Party Rock & more!

When: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Where: David Lam Exhibition Hall
Doors Open: 9pm
Dress Code: Costume
Tickets: $40

So come out for the hottest costume party right in the heart of downtown where David Lam will be transformed into a haunted mansion!

For tickets, please contact Sukhi at 604.339.7400.

Click HERE for more information.


First-ever South Asian Film Festival
South Asian Film Festival
Whether it's a romantic thriller from India or a dramatic tale from Pakistan or a look at melting Himalayan glaciers, a collection of internationally recognized films will be shown and celebrated at the first ever South Asian Film Festival, taking place in Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford from October 31st - November 4th, 2012.

During the highly anticipated five-day celebration, 40 films from seven countries will be screened in theatres in three cities, to a highly diverse audience. Countries with submissions this year include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan.\

Hannah Fisher, SAFF Canada Co-Founder and Artistic Director, says the festival is a wonderful celebration, showcasing the latest feature and short films, documentaries and animation films by established and new South Asian filmmakers.

Click HERE to read more.
TD Retirement Calculator :: Chalo, plan banayein
TD Retirement Savings Calculator
Desis have a special relationship with numbers. You worked hard to get your finances into the right shape and now it's time for them to begin working hard for you. That's where TD comes in. Use hamara aasaan online  Retirement Savings Calculator as a quick financial check-up tool to make sure you're still on track.

We're the bank preferred by desis, so we're used to working with the priorities and ideals of a desi-style retirement. Like many desis have, you'll be able to discuss what impact immigrating to Canada has had on your investments or what it means when a new business has done better or worse than you expected.

Together, we can make a plan to make your retirement ke sapne a retirement reality. Chalo, plan banayein. Visit a nazdeeki TD branch so we can talk about your retirement plans aaram se.

Click HERE for more information.

In This Bulletin
Mothers & Daughters :: Illuminate your Inner Diva
FREE Movies :: Cineplex Community Day
TO|FROM BC Electric Railway: 100 Years
Be Your Own Best Friend Network presents "Revealing Your Goddess Self"
Halloween Thrilla 2012
First-ever South Asian Film Festival
TD Retirement Calculator :: Chalo, plan banayein

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Click HERE to read more.


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Click HERE to read more.

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