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Author: Summan Kandola

Stay in touch with Punjabi Culture with City of Bhangra Festival

This past week Vancouver and Surrey were colourfully lit up with the magic of the City of Bhangra Festival. Early in the week Rupi Kaur took the stage with her inviting presence as she read poems from her highly successful book of poetry “Milk and Honey”. Rupi magnetically captivated the audience with loaded words and an approachable demeanor. Her book heavily focuses on highlighting the many isolated trials and tribulations of being a woman within the Indian community. Kaur is connecting communities by bringing universal issues such as race, feminism, abuse, and sexuality to the table. A bestseller, Milk and...

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How Round is your Roti at first annual Voices of Muslim Women Film Festival

Last week Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the first Voices of Muslim Women (VMW) Film Festival as well as the first annual Muslim Woman of the Year Awards. VMW creates a space to open up conversation amongst a diverse group of Muslim women. Women of all ages sat together once a week for four weeks to create digital stories highlighting their individual experiences as Muslim Women. The program was lead by social justice visionary Aisha Amijie. “Digital, visual and multimedia literacies are emerging and invaluable skills that are increasingly being mandated at provincial and federal levels of government and within...

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Jazzy B Discusses Folk N Funky 2, Surrey Roots and Hard Work

The King of Bhangra comes home to Surrey Jazzy B (Bains) also known as the King of Bhangra, is currently cruising around the world making noise about his much anticipated new album, Folk N Funky 2. Folk N Funky 2 comes twenty-two years after his original Folk N Funky soundtrack hit the airwaves. Bains stepped away from his infectious hip-hop infused club bangers for some old school true to tune Punjabi hits. As Jazzy would like to say, he’s taking it all back to where it started from. Lucky for you, taking it back to where it started from...

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The Breathing Room, providing a safe place for Muslim Youth in Surrey

While I’m mindlessly scrolling through my news feed I get a good dose of everything that causes me fomo, motivates me and inspires me. I love catching up on articles, photos, videos of my friends chasing their dreams. Me, being as curious as I am, I always want to know more about what inspires them to create. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to sit down with my good friend Nidha Yaqub and pick her brain about the safe space she is creating for marginalized Muslim youth in Surrey. Find all about The Breathing Room below: What...

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KPU’s DigitaLENS Program Challenges Stereotypical Images of Surrey’s Youth

DigitaLENS is a digital literacy education program for young novice storytellers. The program creates a space for the youth of Surrey to share their individual interactions with the media, race, religion and social pressures of growing up in Surrey. DigitaLens is in community partnership with The Visual Media workshop, The Surrey School District, Princess Margaret Secondary School and Kwantlen Polytechnic University with generous funding by Telus. Youth are encouraged to challenge stereotypical images of Surrey’s youth – who are reduced to images of gang violence, cultural and religious conflicts. Students learn to create their own digital shorts on their...

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Surrey events calendar: October 23rd – October 31st

Published 10/23/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey events calendar:
October 23rd – October 31st

Halloween Activities
 
Sibling Rivals Halloween Ripper
Join us at Ocean Park Hall on October 28th for the best Halloween Party in the ‘hood!

Legion of Sound is proud to present for a special Halloween Ripper one of the peninsula’s own notorious bands – The Sibling Rivals, featuring White Rock legends Jim and Rice… read more ❯

Meet Surrey Girl, Kristy Powers

Published 10/21/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Photographer & Co- Owner of The Local Space
Grew up in: Guildford | I love SO many things about this city! As an adult I’ve lived in the Clayton/ Cloverdale area for the last decade, but growing up, Guilford was… read more ❯

Women Economic Forum-British Columbia Canada 2017 16th -19th November 2017 in Surrey, BC

Published 10/21/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

The WEF is happening in Surrey from November 16th -19th November 2017 in conjunction with the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival: “Women Leading New Global Thinking & Change”

Women… read more ❯

Western Canada’s Only Immersive Men’s Grooming Lounge Calls Vancouver Home

Published 10/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Western Canada’s only immersive men’s grooming Regal Grooming Lounge has found its home in the historic Vancouver Heritage District. A one-stop shop destination for the stylish man, Regal’s roster of services includes traditional specialty services such as hot towel shaves, fresh cuts, shoe shines, beard trimming and shaping, line-ups, and fades, as well as eyebrow shaping, sports… read more ❯

Who’s Up For A Surrey City Award This Year? We Have The Scoop!

Published 10/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Reg Natarajan, Whalley, City Awards, Surrey, Taslim Jaffer

image credit: Reg Natarajan
As Surrey residents, you know that there is a lot to boast about our beautiful city – and a large part of our pride rests on our business and community leaders. In an evening of recognition, the Surrey City Awards program will honour finalists and winners from 7 major categories who each contribute to our progressive and dynamic corner of the world. We are excited to… read more ❯

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