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7 Reasons for Your Family to Start Going Organic

Image: source Organic living is where it’s at today, at least that’s what you read on the internet or in your news. But how do you know that organic living is right for you? Well, we are here to tell you that it’s the safest alternative for you and your loved ones when it comes to the food that you consume. To be organic, in its simplest terms, means to be free of any synthetic materials or chemicals. When it comes to our produce, this means that only natural pesticides are used on our lettuce and our tomatoes weren’t...

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City of Surrey receives $624,000 in funding for Climate Change Programs

Surrey | The City of Surrey has received $624,200 for new projects to help it become more resilient in a changing climate. The projects are supported by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as part of its Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program funded by the Government of Canada. “The City of Surrey is leading the way in planning for the challenges presented by a changing climate,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “As a coastal community, it is important that we bring together our partners and stakeholders to develop solutions to the impact of climate change. Collaboration across all orders of government is needed and the...

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Social and Economic Inclusion: Cities as Solutions

Surrey Social Innovation Summit – Wednesday, November 15 Sold out third annual Summit connects community, business, academic and political leaders to create economic wealth and inclusive communities for all Cities play a significant role in creating their communities, but it takes more than just the efforts of City Hall to truly engage its citizens and build better hometowns for all. The City of Surrey hosts the third annual Surrey Social Innovation Summit on Wednesday, November 15th at Surrey City Hall. Entitled Social and Economic Inclusion: Cities as Solutions, the one-day Summit has 8 sessions and two workshops on the agenda...

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Surrey tops list of best place to invest in real estate in BC

A new report ranks Surrey as the best place for real estate investment in British Columbia. The report entitled Top 10 Towns and Cities – British Columbia, is produced by the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) an independent research and analysis firm that has been producing reports on housing markets across Canada for 25 years. “I am pleased that Surrey takes the top spot, but I am also not surprised when you factor in Surrey’s planned growth and close proximity to critical trade and transportation routes,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “As a City Council, we have worked hard to...

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BC’s largest blood drive will see the Sikhs across Metro Vancouver donate blood en masse

Each year, the Sikh community across BC, rally to donate blood in the largest annual lifesaving campaign in the province. The 19th annual Blood Donation by Sikh Nation campaign has helped save over 120,000 Canadian lives since its inception in 1999.  Each year the campaign has steadily grown, and Blood Donation by Sikh Nation has become the largest Partners for Life (PFL) donor group for Canadian Blood Services in the B.C. and Yukon region.  In 2016, the campaign donated more than 2,400 units of blood and surpassed its tally in 2015 by more than 300 donations. This year’s campaign in November will include 18 collection...

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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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