PICS annual fundraising event, The Spring Garden Gala to raise funds for PICS Diversity Village, a complex care home to be built in Cloverdale was a resounding success with the Society raising upwards of $150,000 at the event. More than 600 people attended the event which was beautifully themed on the concept of spring. Tabla and sitar players greeted the crowds with soothing music during the networking portion of the event while Surrey’s PRAISE Team performed during the main event.
CBC Radio One visited our Guru Nanak Niwas Assisted Living facility in Surrey to see how culturally sensitive care homes matter today. By now you’ve heard the news, Canada’s population is aging. Recent numbers from Statistics Canada show that for the first time seniors outnumber children under the age of 14. And as Canada’s population growth is increasingly driven by immigration, delivering care to seniors that is culturally sensitive is an emerging issue.
Management and Residents of PICS Assisted Living organized their annual Akhand Path (continuous recitation of the Sikh Holy Book, Sri Guru Granth Sahib) from August 4 to August 6, 2017. Thank you to all those and especially all MPs, Ministers, MLAs and prominent members of the community who took time out of their busy schedules to visit us. Thank you management, staff, residents and volunteers for working tirelessly day and night and making the event a great success.