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New Made-in-BC Electric Car Hits Road Next Month

Inside the bet that a BC-made, single-seat electric car is the next (really) big thing. The 80% of commuters who drive to work/school by themselves without a passenger and who may want to save gas costs & pollution might begin paying attention to the Solo, the new made-in-BC electric car being released next month at Sept 9, 2016. Electra Meccanica is claiming about $400 million to $4 billion for their first year of sales due to 20,000 to 200,000 orders for their new electric commuter car that is assembled in New Westminster and North Saanich on Vancouver Island. The...

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Review: Overcoming Obstacles taught to Surrey by Olympic medalist

Surrey and North Delta residents welcomed a lesson on how each of us can Overcome Obstacles by a Canadian Olympic medalist and world champion at ChangeDay health event at Surrey City Centre Library. Numerous health, emotional and other challenges that were needed to be overcome in order to earn Canada an Olympic medal were identified by Darcy Marquardt, (Wikipedia biography) who is now a professional motivational speaker (Official Website: www.darcymarquardt.com) The 3 main actions recommended by Darcy to achieve success in the face of obstacles were: Deal With It Control The Controllable (don’t let uncontrollable have overly-impact) Never Give...

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Newton baseball youtubes modern warm-up drill/dance

  Today’s child athletes use much more technology than their parents did. In addition to scheduling & statistics-keeping apps, teams now routinely use music, photography or filming, archiving on youtube and social media to share with the world. Seems a bit more fun with the relaxing warm-up drill shared on Youtube by Newton Baseball of their under-11 Mosquito baseball team. With boy on crutches and even the adult coaches moving to the music, relaxing drills can be so engaging that Newton Baseball claims it may have contributed to their winning at 2015 Burnaby Summer Fun Tournament. So perhaps modern...

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Future scenarios after transit plebiscite failure

Where will Surrey and Metro Vancouver go after the failure of the public-transit tax plebiscite? Negative cuts to transit services or positive city-specific expansions are among 8 possible solutions explored by Fraseropolis blogger Thomas Ian McLeod. Fast-growing Surrey is prominent in scenarios, including one where Metro Vancouver is cut in half with Surrey becoming the center of the eastern portion. His latest article also highlights 3 vaguely cheerful thoughts on Metro Vancouver’s transit vote: 1. End of shilly-shallying made region’s 10-year public-transit plan. 2. Margin of defeat not as bad as early indicators. 3. Broad pro-transit coalition emerged. The...

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PHOTOS: VISAFF 2017 Opening Gala at Surrey City Hall

Published 11/19/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

The Opening Night Celebration for Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) was “THE” event to be seen at as it kicked off the festival with unforgettable entertainment.

Attendees walked the red carpet with one of the finest actresses in Bollywood, “Ms. Huma Qureshi” to indulge in some distinctly Indian delicacies and experience a night to remember to begin a week of… read more ❯

PHOTOS: Drishti Awards Gala 2017 at Aria Banquet Hall

Published 11/18/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Last night the Drishti Media Group celebrated its 7th anniversary and presented the 3rd Annual Drishti Awards Gala honouring 10 individuals who have achieved innovation and excellence work in their fields of endeavour.

It was a splendid night featuring a cocktail reception, award presentation, mesmerizing entertainment, fashion show, dinner and dance. Partial proceeds go to BC Children’s… read more ❯

Social Innovation Summit Report November 2017

Published 11/18/2017 in Sr3y

Maximum Canada
How do we build the strategic imagination that can shape our cities and communities to lead the world in achieving prosperity, sustainability, equality and reconciliation? Questions such as this are raised by Doug Saunders in his book ‘Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough’. His book roots for the open, pluralistic and… read more ❯

Meet Surrey Girl, Steph Hassell

Published 11/17/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Co- Owner of Violet + Ruby
Grew up in: Whalley | I’m proud to be from a place that four generations before me lived, I went to the same high school as my dad and my grandfather – I’m not sure many people can say… read more ❯

The Shell Busey 75th Birthday Roast & Toast Fundraiser

Published 11/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

The Surrey Hospice Society will be hosting a 75th Birthday Roast and Toast for home expert broadcaster, Shell Busey, on Saturday, November 25th at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC.

The celebration will feature a good-natured roast of Shell, a delicious dinner, silent auction, table raffles, door prizes and a live band with room to dance.

100% of the proceeds benefit the Surrey… read more ❯

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