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Changing Surrey’s Image, One Episode at a Time

The Local, a Surrey604 Original Series
The Local, a Surrey604 Original Series

Let’s face it – Surrey has a reputation. Just read the comments on social media under any story about Surrey. It’s the ‘burbs, it’s full of gangs and gang shootings, you might get shot while walking down the street, etc, etc.

Change comes with time and with more unaffordability around the region, more people from north of the river are now moving to Surrey and the Fraser Valley. So, how do we change this image of Surrey? Well, realtor David Smith wants to take a shot at it.

“Surrey, Langley, Delta, Abbotsford, etc… are all wonderful cities in their own right. We don’t have to spend too much time actively combating a perceived negative identity; what we should spend our time on is sharing the objectively true reality that our communities are incredible places to live and work,” says Smith.

He is hosting The Local, a new web series on Surrey604 highlighting notable people in Surrey and the surrounding places. These individuals have made an impact in the community, which helps shed positive light on the negative image of the region.

Daman Beatty is a Surrey resident and the man behind Surrey604. “We hope the viewers will understand how great it is to be part of this community, and we want to help bring people together by introducing them to their neighbours and showing what a great place we live in.”

To attend the launch party on January 25, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm at Hollywood 3 Cinemas, RSVP here.

Episode one is now online. Upcoming episodes will feature ElleBox, Trading Post, Vancouver Giants and many more. Watch it here.

For more information about The Local, visit  


Surrey604 Staff
Surrey604 is an online magazine and media outlet based in Surrey, BC. Through writing, video, photography, and social media, we secure an intimate reach to the public. We promote local events and causes.