PICS Golden Glam-Ma Pageant 2019 organized by Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), in support of PICS Diversity Village, a complex care home to be built in Cloverdale was a resounding success as over 500 people attended the event held at Taj Park Convention Center in Surrey. PICS Society was able to raise over $200,000.
The fundraiser beauty pageant consisted of three rounds with 14 senior women as participants. The two judges were Tarana Kaur and legendary Bollywood Diva, Ms. Zeenat Aman. The guests of honour at the event were Consul General of India, Abhilasha Joshi; Mayor, City of Surrey: Doug McCallum; and Minister of Health: Adrian Dix. Other dignitaries in attendance were Provincial Ministers: Bruce Ralston and Harry Bains; MLAs: Jagrup Brar, Jinny Sims, Rachna Singh, and Anne Kang; City Councillors: Doug Elford, Allison Patton, Mandeep Nagra, Laurie; MPs: Sukh Dhaliwal, Randeep Sarai and Don Davies.
There was a strong presence of local businesses, media, sponsors, donors, lifetime members, volunteers, community members, Board members, seniors from PICS Assisted Living and staff of PICS. The event had captivating performances by the pageant participants and local artists and other sources of entertainment included a grand entrance of Zeenat Aman, photo booth and door prizes.
PICS C.E.O. , Mr. Satbir Singh Cheema, thanks the community for the support, “I want to thank all sponsors, donors, staff, volunteers, members of the media and dignitaries who made the beauty pageant a huge success.”
The land procured for PICS Diversity Village passed the Third reading at the Surrey Council on January 22nd following a public hearing and has been rezoned, subdivided, and redesignated as Multiple Residential.