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Newly Launched 5X Festival and Conference Creates a Home for Global South Asian Culture

A block party, street bhangra battles, art nights, workshops and talks, the Metro Vancouver-based 5X Festival celebrates the evolution of global South Asian culture from June 13-17 2018. Headliners include Punjabi music superstars Sharry Mann and Jasmine Sandlas, international influencers and YouTube stars like KayRay and Manpreet Toor, and incredible local artists like Khanvict, Desi Sub Culture, and more. VANCOUVER – 5X is a world-class festival and conference showcasing contemporary desi culture from around the globe. Think SXSW meets Afropunk, right here in Metro Vancouver. After 13 years celebrating bhangra in downtown Vancouver, VIBC is replacing the City of Bhangra...

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Interview with Sam Roberts – Party For The Planet 2018

Surrey604’s Summan Kandola chats with 2018 Party for the Planet headliner Sam Roberts before the big show. Summan and Sam discuss the rock star life, visiting Surrey and environmental activism. The City of Surrey will host its eighth annual Party for the Planet—BC’s largest Earth Day celebration—at Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 14 from 10am–6pm. The Surrey signature event will feature an intimate matinee headline performance by Canadian rock singer-songwriter and five-time JUNO award winner Sam Roberts at 3:15pm. Presented by TD, this year’s free festival will also include multiple performances by Vancouver-based children’s musical duo Bobs &...

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Shambhala Music Festival Announces 2018 Headliner Lineup With Claude VonStroke, Feed Me, Destructo, Mr. Carmack, REZZ, Justin Martin, Malaa, Gramatik, Snails And More

After celebrating a historic two decades last year, Shambhala Music Festival is excited to return to the pristine Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada on August 10-13, 2018 for the 21st annual edition. Taking place on a breathtaking family-run farm, festivalgoers will have the chance to experience the best of what nature has to offer throughout four blissful days while witnessing hundreds of world-class artists across six unique stages that are individually curated and run by their own stage directors. The festival previously announced Canadian DJ and record producer REZZ and the pioneering electronic trio The Glitch Mob as the first two headliners, and now Shambhala has returned to...

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South Asian Filmmaker Hoping to Feature Surrey’s Fashion Community with StoryHive Pitch

Without a doubt, the diversity movement in the local film industry is booming. With Telus Storyhive’s grant applications, up and coming filmmakers are now stepping up to voice their stories. For South Asians, more content is on its way. Director and Writer Jacquile Kambo and his team are working hard to campaign for their project involving a South Asian model in the fashion industry. “Showstopper follows Anisha, an insecure model who is up against her Mom’s perfect vision as the Showstopper for their upcoming fashion show. When things don’t go well with her kickboxing coach, Anisha must hide her...

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Vancouver Fashion Week FW18 Highlights

March 19th to 25th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver This season featured an epic line up of design talent from across the globe. Showcasing the best in local Canadian talent as well as designers representing Australia, Ghana, Japan, Chile, Korea, and more, VFW offered variety like no other. Special guest Miss J Alexander, America’s Next Top Model Coach attended the shows, and the Instagram famous Christopher the Pig brought smiles to the audience as he opened and closed the show for Bia Boro Bamboo’s underwear line. Qiongxin Kou, a Chinese designer based...

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Newly Launched 5X Festival and Conference Creates a Home for Global South Asian Culture

Published 4/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

A block party, street bhangra battles, art nights, workshops and talks, the Metro Vancouver-based 5X Festival celebrates the evolution of global South Asian culture from June 13-17 2018. Headliners include Punjabi music superstars Sharry Mann and Jasmine Sandlas, international influencers and YouTube stars like KayRay and Manpreet Toor, and incredible local… read more ❯

Pop Up Junk Drop 2018 * May 5

Published 4/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Pop Up Junk Drop is back for 2018
FREE & Easy Disposal
Surrey Operations Centre Parking Lot
6549 – 148 St.
Saturday, MAY 5,  10am – 4pm

Up Coming dates: Saturdays, May 5, May 26, June 16, July 14
From 10am to 4pm.
For more information:
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/20196.aspx
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Surrey Students NOW Founders Run as School Board Trustee Candidates

Published 4/18/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Three founding members of the advocacy group Surrey Students NOW will run for School Board Trustee in Surrey’s upcoming civic election. Running are Cindy Dalglish, Charlene Dobie, and Mary-Em Waddington. Cindy Dalglish is a stalwart advocate for education in Surrey and she holds all three levels of government accountable for the dire straits of education in… read more ❯

What Can We Expect from Online Gaming?

Published 4/17/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

If you asked any player about their experiences with online gaming, they will likely wax lyrical about how enjoyable they are. While they may be thrilling and truly entertaining now, it’s always important to remember that there is still lots more to come from one of the world’s fastest growing industries. With the technology that goes into making online… read more ❯

Benefits and risks of eating fish

Published 4/11/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Is eating fish on a regular basis healthy or not? That seems to be the question of our century as there are people who do not consume it either because they do not like the taste or because of their regimens. Pescatarians are fewer compared to vegetarians and vegans these days, and so it is that fish has become a less popular source of nutrients over the… read more ❯