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Author: Esmir Milavic

VIDEO: Interview with Chris Hadfield: Canadian Astronaut-Celebrity

In this insightful interview, Surrey604’s Esmir Milavic sits down with pioneering Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield via Skype to discuss his experience in space, life and the future of space exploration. Chris Hadfield, first Canadian to walk in space, became a global celebrity through his Twitter feed while aboard the International Space Station in 2013. Now a published author and musician, Hadfield started his career as an engineer and Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. He flew two successful space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space...

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Former Senior Advisor to the US National Security Advisor, Samantha Vinograd Discusses World Economic Situation

Surrey604 Foreign Correspondent, Esmir Milavic sits down with Ms. Samantha Vinograd (Former Senior Advisor to the US National Security Advisor) during her visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss the world economic situation.   Ms. Samantha Vinograd, Vice President, Goldman Sachs – 2016-2017 Millennium Fellow – United States of America Samantha Vinograd began her career in Baghdad working for the US Department of the Treasury, and subsequently served as the Director for Iraq, Director for International Economics, and Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor at the White House. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 where her...

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Interview with Former CIA Director, General David Petraeus

In this exclusive interview, Surrey604’s Bosnian Foreign Correspondent, Esmir Milavić sits down with former CIA Director and commander of the US/Coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, the current Chair of KKR Global fund, General David H. Petraeus. Petraeus as one of the world’s leading experts on security, military strategy and politics. Esmir asks questions about geopolitics, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), homegrown terrorism and more. Petraeus comments on current issues such as the migrant crisis, and comments on the recent visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina by his successor at the CIA, John O. Brennan and Europe’s ability to fight...

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Sole Girls are Coming to Surrey

Healthy, happy girls make strong communities Sole Girls is a successful organization aimed at creating and helping the development of healthy, happy and strong girls and is coming to Surrey this spring. If you are looking for an amazing experience to work with girls and develop your leadership skills this summer, then you’ve come to the right place! Ashley Wiles founded Sole Girls some 24 months ago in effort to help tweenage girls to improve their lives, strengthen their running abilities and all of that supplemented with support aimed to build their confidence, and self esteem. Girls who have mentors are 2.5 times more...

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Is Surrey Wasting Half a Million in Taxpayer’s Money?

Image Source Many Surrey residents are concerned about two very different issues. The first is legal action against City Councillor Tom Gill in a private case related to his publicly stated comments about a local business man. The Second is the issue of funding a “Yes” campaign for the upcoming plebiscite on transportation. According to publicly available information, the City of Surrey chose to cover costs of a legal process brought in front of the court in a private matter against Councillor Tom Gill. Gill is being sued by local businessman, Harjit Atwal over comments he provided to a...

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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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