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PHOTOS: VISAFF 2017 Opening Gala at Surrey City Hall

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 incredible big screen entertainment. VISAFF celebrates International, Canadian films and music. Some of the top picks are Actor in Law, Cinema Travellers, The Valley, The Snake Charmer, Abu and The Union Leader. They also have a line...

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PHOTOS: Drishti Awards Gala 2017 at Aria Banquet Hall

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 Hospital Foundation. More than 600 persons attended the gala at Aria Banquet Hall in Surrey, British Columbia. Photography by Daman Beatty and Silvester Law drishti-awards-2017 - 1drishti-awards-2017 - 2drishti-awards-2017 - 3drishti-awards-2017 - 4drishti-awards-2017 - 5drishti-awards-2017 - 6drishti-awards-2017 - 7drishti-awards-2017 - 8drishti-awards-2017 -...

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Learn the Digital Basics So You Can Grow Your Business

Your time is valuable. You want to grow your business. You don’t know where to start to improve your online presence… Join RTOWN and other Surrey business leaders for our Digital Marketing Basics seminar and local networking event! Meet our best Digital Marketing Strategists, Cristina Esposto and Melanie Carter, as they discuss digital marketing essentials for local businesses and demonstrate how you can generate return on investment from your marketing efforts. “Are you tired of being sold to when you attend a marketing seminar? We don’t blame you! This seminar is not about selling you our products, it’s about...

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Watch: The Local – BC Prep Academy

In this episode of ‘The Local,’ David Smith meets Surinder Grewal, the visionary behind BC Prep Academy – where elite athletic training meets community involvement. BC Prep Academy exists with the help of a number of corporate sponsors, including Sussex Insurance, and is a great example of organizations working together for the good of the communities they serve. About The Local, a Surrey604 Original The Local is a Surrey604 special web series focused on building up our local communities. Catch all the episodes here and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more exciting videos. Hosted by David Smith from...

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Surrey Company Launches Groundbreaking Candy Flavoured Pre-workout

Owner of Magnum Nutraceuticals, Markus Kaulius, wants to steer Canadians in a healthier and more positive direction. How? By launching a brand new pre-workout that tastes just like candy. Magnum is focused on creating a healthier Canada. They continue to see a deterioration in health year over year and an increase in obesity and illness. Magnum created PRE4 to get Canadians fired-up and exercising. It is so strong that after taking this amazing pre-workout you simply have to get up and work off the extra energy. PRE4 is sure to give you a huge boost in energy and mental...

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Mastering Your Business For Maximum Profit & Success Workshop Event

Published 12/9/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine


This 2-hour event is jam-packed with tools and strategies that you can implement in your business immediately. This is not another fluffy “introductory event” like you may have experienced, it’s designed to get you on the right track to maximizing growth, sales and profit.
This is the first step in getting your Business… read more ❯

Last night I promised you wouldn’t die – I rescind that promise.

Published 12/7/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

This is the written response to a real event which took place on Tuesday night at the shooting at 148th and 64th. 
Last night I promised you wouldn’t die.

I am now rescinding that promise.

Last night as I was driving home, I came upon what I thought was a car accident scene. I could hear you yelling for help. I could vaguely see your shape lying on the road in the dark.

I saw the… read more ❯

Coffee Lovers – Make Your Next Brew A Level Ground Trade

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Coffee lovers – pay attention!

Stacey Toews and his team at Level Ground Trading are bringing something incredible to the global economy that is lacking in most transactions – something so powerful it changes the way we think about the products we purchase and our consumer impact.

They are bringing the human narrative into the story.

“There is so much of the global economy that has… read more ❯

The World-Wide Inspiration Behind Surrey’s Light Rail Transit

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia and by 2041 it is expected that another 300,000 residents will be joining our neighbourhoods. One of the top questions from Surrey residents is, “How are we all going to get around?” We want to know what will happen to our roadways and the infrastructure. And we are concerned that if something isn’t put in place soon, we’ll not only be… read more ❯

How Surrey’s Coastal Flooding Affects The Crescent Beach Community

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Crescent Beach is a unique landmark, a popular destination among residents of Surrey and surrounding areas, and a community with an extensive history. Because of where it’s situated, there have always been changes to its shoreline and beaches from natural forces. The first dyke at Crescent Beach was constructed in 1913 and since then other layers of protection have been added. However, due to… read more ❯