PICS staff celebrated 2015 and the holiday season at a fun party recently. More than 100 PICS staff attended the celebrations and apart from fun and games which included the PICS new staff initiation bottle game and a fantastic dress up game, some key staff members were also recognized for their hard work and dedication towards the society.
'Tis the season and honoring the spirit of giving, a group of compassionate caring women from Newton neighbourhood calling themselves Clevedon Gals have donated purses filled with goodies for women residing at PICS Harmony House - a 2nd stage transition home.
Prominent South Asian developer Daljit Thind promptly responded to a call out made by PICS and Spice Radio 1200 AM to help with housing issues for the incoming Syrian GARs by offering seven units in his development in Vancouver. The Liberal government has promised to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees by year end and housing for them needs to be arranged quickly. PICS made out a call last week on Spice Radio for people to offer their unused basements, apartments and othe housing units and Daljit thind graciously offered seven units for the refugees. We are pleased that the media has covered this offer extensively.
Twenty five thousand Syrian government assisted refugees will soon start arriving in Canada and approximately 3000 of these might come to BC. PICS in partnership with Spice Radio and other agencies has promised to help. To begin with, if you have any kind of accommodation such as houses, basements, apartments or any other rental housing, please contact PICS.
Five long-time friends of PICS have once again generously donated $5000 each towards PICS Multicultural Extended Care Home Project which will be built in Cloverdale.
The executive Committee members of No 5 Road Sikh Temple in Richmond recently visited PICS Assisted Living facility in Surrey. As PICS ramps up its efforts to fundraise for the new multicultural extended long term care home for seniors, organizations are very keen to see for themselves the level of care that PICS is providing at the existing seniors homes. And undoubtedly they were mighty impressed with the levels of care and upkeep of the building.
Winners of fabulous door prizes which were drawn at PICS 8th Annual Megajob Fair in Surrey on September 24 were at PICS head offices to claim their prizes. Congratulations to M Paul Cook who won a 49 inch Toshiba LED TV, Gian S. Gill, who won a Samsung Notebook and Sugeys Bermudez who became proud owner of an iPAD.
The first ever Akhand Path (continuous recitation of Sikh Holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib) at Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society’s (PICS) Assisted Living Seniors facility was a great success with hundreds of people visiting the facility last week.
Surrey - Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Dr. Kellie Leitch visited the head offices of Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society and toured Harmony House, a second stage transition home run by the organization in Surrey this morning.