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Meet Surrey Girl, Samantha Lenz

Freelance Journalist & Blogger Growing up, soccer was my life. We spent a lot of time on the fields and it’s a bond that can’t be described. My favourite thing about growing up in Surrey were the friendships I formed as a child. I am proud of where I’m from because it’s where I grew up. I made memories, my life, my family. I like knowing that I have roots somewhere and that I can take my son back there and show him where I came from. A favourite memory of mine has to be the endless amount of...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Monika Levarsky

Nursing Student & Behavioural Interventionist/ Respite Care Grew up in: Sullivan Heights | My favourite thing about growing up in Surrey was that I was surrounded by many parks and lived close to Crescent Beach. I always remember my childhood exploring new parks and enjoying the adventure that came along with it. I love that Surrey is very multicultural and everybody is accepted for who they are. I never feel out of place, no matter what part of Surrey I’m in; it makes me feel comfortable and feels like home. I’m proud to be from Surrey because it’s so unique....

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Meet Surrey Girl, Piya Sandhu

Owner & Chief Curator of The Handpicked Home Spent the most time in: Cloverdale | We moved around a lot when I was a kid, but the longest we stayed in one place (and where I moved back to as an adult for a while) was Cloverdale. My family moved there the summer before grade 7 and when my brother and I took our first walk to my new elementary school, I remember being so stoked to see how amazing the playground was. I’ve been a kid at heart my entire life and still get excited to see a cool...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Carolyn Turkington

High School Teacher | Softball Coach and Technical Director of the South Surrey and White Rock Minor Girls Softball Association | Softball Camp Coordinator of the Okanagan Softball Camp Grew up in: Ocean Park | My parents always taught me that where you are from tells a story of who you are and to be proud of who you are. I am proud to be from Surrey, it is nothing to be ashamed of. I love the opportunity and diversity our city has to offer. I feel incredibly fortunate to have grown up in the area I did. I was very naive...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Katherine Petrunia

Blogger, Our Happy Place; Co- Founder, Captured in Squares Grew up in Newton | I took where I grew up for granted. As recently as a few years ago I didn’t appreciate it at all. But looking back and reflecting, I know I’m lucky to call this place home and I love where I live. Our family moved to Delta a few years ago, but I was born and raised in Surrey; it’s still home to me in many ways. The beauty of this place still catches me off guard and even though it isn’t perfect (but where is?), Surrey...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Samantha Lenz

Published 9/24/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Freelance Journalist & Blogger
Growing up, soccer was my life. We spent a lot of time on the fields and it’s a bond that can’t be described. My favourite thing about growing up in Surrey were the friendships I… read more ❯

Surrey Events Calendar – September 25th to October 1st

Published 9/24/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey events calendar
September 25th – October 1st
Arts:
Diwali Downtown Surrey
Diwali Downtown features the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture with performances, rangoli, and an Indian-style bazaar (marketplace) featuring South Asian crafts and food. This year’s event welcomes various artists to showcase unity in diversity, with performances by Karima Essa & Aashritha… read more ❯

Get Your Tickets! deadmau5 with Kill The Noise Coming to Vancouver October 24, 2017

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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WorkBC and City of Surrey to host “Get Surrey Working” Hiring Fair

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

In recognition of the province’s Disability Employment Month, the five WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Surrey and the City of Surrey have partnered to host their second collaborative initiative with this… read more ❯

Celebrate 250 Years of Heer at Surrey City Hall on October 7th

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Event Partners: Dhahan Prize For Punjabi Literature, Hari Sharma Foundation, Indian Summer Festival, Skyrocket, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Tasty Indian Bistro
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