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Author: Katherine Petrunia

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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Introducing The Surrey Girl Project

I was born and raised in Surrey and like many others, grew up being called a ‘Surrey Girl’, knowing that it wasn’t meant as a compliment no matter how jokingly the term was thrown around. I remember being half way around the world on vacation and telling someone where I was from and they laughed, having heard the term. It didn’t hurt my feelings, it didn’t define me, but on some level I always disliked it, even though I laughed it off. I love where I’m from; this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We are surrounded by so much natural beauty, with the City of Surrey in the heart of it. In a way I always took being from here for granted, but I’ve come to appreciate it so much more, and am proud to be a BC girl- a Surrey Girl, born and raised. I love the idea of changing the image and perception of what it means to be from that area and to positively change what the term ‘Surrey Girl’ means. Enough of the outdated jokes made in poor taste; like many places Surrey isn’t perfect, but I know so many amazing people who’ve come from this place and I think it’s time to redefine what it means to be a girl from Surrey. I know the City of Surrey is working towards...

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Mom’s The Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty Now Playing At Surrey Civic Theatres

Published 10/17/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes the next chapter in their stories of family life and strife. Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty is about adult children, marital breakdowns and dysfunctional bodies. Life doesn’t get any prettier for these moms who unabashedly share every embarrassing detail from their lives. Filled with a-ha moments, secrets, and… read more ❯

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Published 10/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 and Raasleela by Parvesh Jai are taking you to Amazon India Fashion Week SS18! Stay tuned for stories, photos, videos and more!

The elaborate work of genius Japanese contemporary photographer, Nobuyoshi… read more ❯

Surrey Events Calendar: October 16th to October 22nd

Published 10/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey Events Calendar:
October 16th to October 22nd

Halloween Activities
 
1. Halloween Family Dance
There will be music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for the best costumes. Dress up and gather your friends and family for some festive fun. Register in advance to book your spot!

Don Christian Recreation Centre
Friday October 20 at 6pm to 9pm
Cost: $3.50 per person;… read more ❯

WATCH ‘Welcome to Surrey’ — a show about real people

Published 10/14/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

You can now watch all episodes of ‘Welcome to Surrey’ Season One (above) online.

‘Welcome to Surrey’ is a TV show launched this summer on Storyhive with the premiere held in August at Surrey City Hall. Two friends – Kashif Pasta… read more ❯

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