|November 20, 2012|
Listen up ladies!
As we gear up for the cold weather, we invite you to join us this Thursday
for a night filled with glitz, glamour, paparazzi, and beautiful faces dancing to intoxicating music aka a taste of the Mumbai nightlife! Mumbai Rogue is a fun and exciting club event aimed towards people that like to indulge in the finer things in life but love partying like rock stars
. See details below.
There's a lot more events on the horizon such as Discover Dance at the Scotiabank Dance Centre on November 29.
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|Vancouver's First South Asian Women's Network Hosts Diwali Celebration|
The Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network, Metro Vancouver's first South Asian networking group for women
, celebrates their inner light on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
The BYOBF Network Diwali Celebration will provide inspiring women
the opportunity to come together and celebrate the festival of light. Co-founder Sukhi Ghuman explains, "The evening will include a networking activity involving a game of cards also known as, Teen Patti
. We will raise a toast for this great tradition, even when the most puritanical among us are permitted, even encouraged once a year to gamble."
BYOBF Network co-founder Manpreet Dhillon said, "Playing Teen Patti
every Diwali is much more than a stress reliever, it brings into focus the extent to which randomness dominates our lives. Teen Patti
is no longer a male preserve, and provides women with the opportunity to feel empowered
Participants will be taught how to play the card game, and they will not be waging with real money, rather playing for fun
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Where: Copper Chimney Restaurant, Vancouver
Time: 7pm to 9pm
for more information and to purchase tickets.
The BYOBF Network hosts monthly networking events and workshops on various topics their members are interested in learning more about. Where many networking groups are about numbers, BYOBF Network is about creating intimate, quality, meaningful relationships.
This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
|Mumbai Rouge: Matchmaker Edition|
Ladies and gentlemen, as we gear up for the cold weather, we invite you to a night filled with glitz, glamour, paparazzi, and beautiful faces dancing to intoxicating music. We are inviting you to a taste of the Mumbai nightlife!
This is a fun and exciting club event aimed towards people that like to indulge in the finer things in life but love partying like rock stars!
The night features the most anticipated mixtape of the year release party by "The X-Fusion Roadshow" who will be giving out FREE copies of their mixtape at Barcelona Nightclub!!!!
We will also be celebrating the launch of the "South Asian Millionaires Club" matchmaking company who will be holding a special dating mixer for all singles that will start at 8:30pm untill 10pm, and after that, guests can enjoy a great night of music, dancing, drinks, and lots of fun!
DJs will be spinning Hip Hop, Top 40, House and Bollywood.
When: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Where: Barcelona Nightclub, Vancouver
Dating Mixer: 8:30pm to 10pm
Doors Open: 10pm
Tickets: $15 advance
***FREE complimentary champagne for Dating Mixer guests***
For tickets, please call Nav at 778.881.3851.
For more information, please click HERE.
|Discover Dance :: South Asian Arts and Sticks n' Skins|
The Scotiabank Dance Centre hosts a popular noon series called Discover Dance. It offers informative and inspiring shows by BC-based dance companies which combine performance, question-and-answer sessions with the artists, and sometimes even audience participation.
Join South Asian Arts, Uzume Taiko and Sambata - aka Sticks n' Skins - for an explosive performance of bhangra, and more! Originally a folk dance celebrating the harvest, bhangra has now surged in popularity worldwide, both in its traditional form and as a fusion with hip-hop, house, and reggae. This special collaboration brings together the percussive sounds of India, Japan, Brazil and Cuba.
When: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver
Time: 12pm (noon)
Tickets: $12 Regular | $10 Students, Seniors, & Children
to purchase tickets.
for more information.
|Learn more about Hepatitis C in English, Punjabi and Urdu|
yourlanguage.hepcinfo.ca is a website that provides hepatitis C information in English, Punjabi, Urdu, Simplified Chinese and Tagalog.
The website is part of a province-wide campaign to raise awareness about hepatitis C in Ontario's largest immigrant populations that have high incidence of this disease. Toronto Public Health's AIDS and Sexual Health Infoline can provide counseling about hepatitis, HIV and sexual health in up to 16 languages for clients across Ontario seeking information, counseling or a testing site within the province at 1-800-668-2437.
For more information about the project or its resources please contact Hywel Tuscano, email@example.com.
Links to the language specific sites below:
for more information.
|Vancouver's middle class shrinks, poverty spreads along SkyTrain|
Except for pockets of rich in the west and poor in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver was home to middle class folks in the 1970s.
But fast forward to 2010 and a starkly different city emerges.
The middle class shrunk to 53 per cent from 71 per cent, more people are rich or poor, neighbourhoods gentrified and poverty shifted east along the rapid transit line, according to UBC geology Professor David Ley's research on disparity in Metro Vancouver.
"It's a real suburbanization of poverty," Ley said. "I don't think our public image of cities has quite caught up with that."
His preliminary report
released this fall, "Divisions and Disparities in Lotus-Land: Socio-Spatial Income Polarization in Greater Vancouver, 1970-2005," looks at the average income in different census tracts to see if it falls above, at or below the city's average.
By 2005 more neighbourhoods in the west were rich while the poor - traditionally concentrated in the inner city - were priced out of the centre and moved along the SkyTrain to South Burnaby and North Surrey.
While no one reason can explain why, gentrification of neighbourhoods such as Yaletown, Fairview and Grandview-Woodland displaced people and caused homelessness, Ley said.
Click HERE to read more.