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Weekend Getaway With Friends At Cypress Mountain

In Collaboration with Looking for a weekend away with friends that isn’t going to cost you half a day of travel time? The perfect solution for a mini-escape is not much farther than your backyard and it’s exactly the break from reality that you’re craving. At Cypress Mountain, winter is celebrated and there is something for all levels of skill and adventure! Just a short distance from downtown Vancouver, situated on the North Shore, Vancouver’s largest ski and snowboard resort is a haven for locals and tourists alike – whether it’s the downhill thrill you pursue or the...

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The Family Behind Surrey’s Independent Movie Theatres

Thanks to the Manji family, Surrey residents have ample choice of friendly, inviting movie theatres in which to catch the latest flick or enjoy discounted rates on second-run movies. Surrey604 decided to take a peek behind the scenes and get to know this family that works, plays and lives right here in Surrey. Their journey as a theatre family actually began on Vancouver Island in the small, sleepy town of Qualicum Beach where Salima Manji’s parents purchased a hotel with a pub in the basement. The pub itself was closed; instead of re-opening it, Salima’s mom, Rosy Amarsi, suggested...

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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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