Diverse audience on hand to celebrate new DIVERSEcity building

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DSC_1555by Ray Hudson

Tuesday evening was the perfect final day of summer 2015, as over 400 people who could rightly be called diverse, gathered at the new offices of DIVERSEcity Community Services, at 134a and 75th Ave, to officially “cut the ribbon” on the project that saw the society relocate from their old second story offices on 137th that resembled a video game layout similar to Pacman with a number of addition offices in Newton.

With the proclamation by Board President Shara Nixon, that the new facility belonged to all the users, CEO Neelam Sahota handed a huge pair of scissors to MP Jinny Sims and with Surrey Councillor Vera LeFranc, and Surrey MLAs Bruce Ralston, Harry Bains, Marvin Hunt, MP Jasbir Singh and Vice President Bob Appleton, the ribbon fell and the facility was deemed “officially” open for business.

Following the official proceedings there was an evening of entertainment representing most of the city’s ethnic population, presented on a stage in the parking lot, while inside the building, the Society was showing what it does best with demonstrations of the ethnic diversity of the participants as well as information on the various services offered in the newest blue and white building in Newton.

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