Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society’s (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. PICS CEO Mr. Charan Gill also thanked the community for coming out in big numbers. Gill along with others was honored at the gala as well. While Mr. Gill received the Legendary Journey Award for thirty years of exemplary service, PICS Honorary Award was given to long-timevolunteer and board member Paul Resham Dosanjh. PICS Exceptional Youth Leader award went to Jonathan Gomes and the PICS Community Pioneer award was givento 93.1 RED FM. PICS Board member Sarwan Randhawa too was honored for his service to the Society. PICS’s new CEO, Satbir Singh Cheema made an impassioned appeal to everyone asking them to support this project. “Irrespective of which party forms the government this month, this project needs your support,” said Cheema to a number of provincial candidates in the room.