PICS had a strong presence in both the Vaisakhi parades this year. Hundreds of people visited our booth and sought out information about our various programs. People showed interest in PICS Newest project the PICS Diversity Village and promised to help. And of course they were delighted to take away with them some of PICS' super promotional materials!
Twenty Five future entrepreneurs were handed out their certificates at the Business Entrepreneurial Start-up Training Programs (BEST) graduation ceremony at PICS Head Office recently. The ceremony was attended by MP Ken Hardie (Surrey-Port Kells), representatives from MP John Aldag (Cloverdale-Langley City) and Minister Peter Fassbender’s (Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink) office; and Work BC Centre case managers.
Humjoli, Better at Home’s social initiative program for South Asian Women celebrated Vaisakhi at PICS Head Office this week. Women dressed in colourful Vaisakhi colours had a hearty celebration with singing, dancing and discussing the significance of the festival.
The world after all is not such a bad place. While everyone is trashing and admonishing a certain someone who made racist remarks against Vancouver City Park Board Commissioner Nikki Sharma, currently running for a seat on the board of Vancity Credit Union, a kind gentleman visited PICS today to donate a whopping 180 boxes of butter cookies to PICS clients comprising Syrian refugees and their children, women at Harmony House and seniors at PICS Assisted Living Facility and Day Care Program.
Danny Pendhall, Job Developer/Facilitator for WIMI 45 + program was conferred with the annual BCCDA Award of Mentor of the Year at the recently held Career Development Conference sponsored by the BC Career Development Association in Vancouver. The conference being held for the 19th year is well known in the field of career development and draws almost every organization /agency working in this field.
PICS Staffers Shruti Prakash-Joshi and Ikagarjot Singh represented PICS at the IGINTE 2016 conference recently at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey. They said it was an amazingly rewarding experience to talk to the students about the work PICS does and the importance of social work.
The Black Tie Affair, a gala fundraiser organized by PICS in support of PICS Diversity Village, a culturally sensitive extended care home for seniors on Saturday garnered a whopping $400,000 bringing the total up to an impressive $850,000 for the project.
Here is a great video rendering of what the PICS Diversity Village will look like once complete.
Extremely happy with the level of care her mother received at PICS Assisted Living, Shelina Mawani and Naseem Dhanji sisters and owners of Nana’s Kitchen and Hot Sauces ltd recently donated $5,000 to PICS Diversity Village.
Join us for a night of elegance at PICS’ annual fundraiser. Enjoy a cocktail reception, fine dining and dancing, entertainment, unique silent and live auctions, and an opportunity to learn more about how you can support PICS Diversity Village. Defence Minister Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan will be the key note speaker for the evening!