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3 Big Reasons To Stay At Four Points by Sheraton In Calgary West

The drive to Calgary, Alberta is a familiar trek for many Lower Mainlanders. It’s a gorgeous stretch of mountains and valleys with more lakes than you can count. There are so many places to stop along the way, whether it’s a hike in Hope to stretch those legs or a couple nights on a houseboat in Sicamous. But for your final destination in Calgary, we recommend a stay at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary West. Here’s why we think you should book there when you’re packing up your family to hit the road. Location After 10 hours of driving...

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5 Road Trip Tips To Keep Your Kids Happy (And You, Sane)

If you’re a family that loves to get behind the wheels and explore, you probably know that the greatest challenge to that can be entertaining the kids. While most adults are content to just stare out the window and admire natural beauty, children have a certain limitation when it comes to that ability. These road trip tips will help keep your kids happy and preserve your own sanity, whether you’re driving from Surrey to Calgary or California. Pack Small, Individual Activities Tailored To Each Child Involve your child in filling a backpack with activities they can do solo. From...

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Stories By Canadian Immigrant Women To Be Celebrated On June 6, 2017

Wherever I Find Myself is an anthology of stories written by Canadian immigrant women. Twenty four voices from around the globe (Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and the United States) contribute to this collection that guarantees you will find yourself in its pages. Edited by Miriam Matejova and published by Caitlin Press, this book inspires, educates and builds bridges among us all. Matejova’s moving introduction paints the backdrop of our current time with the rise of anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe, increasing hate crimes in North American neighbourhoods, and a general distrust of anybody who looks like...

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Primo’s Mexican Grill Celebrates Its Relocation To White Rock

During a merciful break in the rain a couple Saturdays ago, the sun appeared in a blue sky as my husband and I made our way to White Rock beach for date night. The theme of the evening? Mini-Mexican escape! Who in the Lower Mainland hasn’t been dreaming of a tropical vacation during this not-quite-Spring Spring? When we arrived at the Marine Drive location, we took in the view of the famous pier, the happy couples and families milling about, and the gorgeous stretch of sand exposed by the low tide. Directly across from this perfect scene was our...

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5 Foods You Absolutely Must Try On Your Next Trip To Victoria, B.C.

Just a scenic ferry ride away, our province’s capital is a gem of a city located on an island that boasts a mild climate, unrivaled parks and beaches, and a thriving arts community. From Surrey, the Tsawwassen ferry terminal is approximately 30 minutes away – among the call of the gulls, the big boat belches and the waft of salty sea air, a sense of adventure awakens as soon as you arrive. Whether you are going to Victoria for a romantic weekend getaway, a solo retreat, or a family vacation, you are going to need to eat! Thankfully, this...

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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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