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Mindful Aging: The Secrets To Growing Happier As You Grow Older

“Aging means a decline in health and happiness.” “Aging means having to back out of social groups and the things that bring us joy.” “Aging means being frail and afraid.” What if I told you these were all fear-based myths and stereotypes? What if I told you I had a conversation with someone who comes from a long line of women who have thrived in their 90’s? And what if I told you – I learned her secrets? Dr. Andrea Brandt is a renowned psychotherapist, speaker and author who tells all in her latest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your...

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

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 share with you these people and projects that are putting our city on the map! Sport In The City Award What brings a community together like nothing else? A...

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

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 humour that will make you blush and snort (or slap your knees and roar), this brand-new show—starring Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Barbara Pollard, Deborah Williams, and Beatrice Zeilinger—is both hysterical and deeply touching. And it’s not a...

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Diwali in B.C.: A Conversation With Artistic Director, Rohit Chokhani

A Culturally-Relevant Celebration of Diwali Mumbai-native, Rohit Chokhani, is bringing a new province-wide Diwali celebration to the streets of Metro Vancouver. The idea behind the artistic platform, Diwali in B.C., according to Chokhani, is “not to recreate the Indian celebration of Diwali but to celebrate the new year and South Asian culture in a way that is inclusive and welcoming of other cultures that represent Metro Vancouver.” He felt it important to produce something non-denominational so that anyone of any background who felt drawn to the theatre, dance and film performances could be a part of the conversation. Diwali...

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5 Local, Healthy Products At Choices Markets For Your Next Dinner Party

You know you’ve reached the West coast of Canada when you see Choices Markets pop up on city street corners and in suburban plazas. Widely recognized and well-established, the Choices brand represents a healthy, fresh and local focus. Consumers trust that when they walk out of one of the 11 conveniently located stores, they are carrying a reusable cloth bag full of goodness. In the Lower Mainland, the rains are already upon us, the leaves are preparing to dazzle with their vibrant fall colours and food enthusiasts are switching out their barbecue recipes for indoor dinner party menus. With...

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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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