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Light Rail Transit Vehicle Showcase Offers Street-Level View of the Future

Pictured left to right: Cllr Mike Starchuk, Cllr Tom Gill, Mayor Linda Hepner, Anita Huberman/Surrey Board of Trade CEO, Caitlin McCutchen/Kwantlen Student Association President, Phillip Aguirre/Newton BIA Executive Director, Jinny Sims/Minister of Citizens’ Services, Surrey-Panorama, Cllr Vera LeFranc, Elizabeth Model/Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Mayor Linda Hepner and Surrey City Council launched the Light Rail Transit Vehicle Showcase at Central City Mall today. On hand for the launch were community, business and student advocates in support of Surrey Light Rail Transit. Over the next 9 weeks, Surrey residents will have the opportunity to explore the LRV and see what future...

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BRANDED INDIAN DESIGNERS CAN NOW BE FOUND AT SURREY’S ONLY MULTI-DESIGNER BOUTIQUE

If you are a resident of Surrey, then we’re sure you’ve likely heard or attended a big phat Indian Wedding – the week-long extravaganza with delicious food and impeccable décor and music. It’s obvious that the Indian Wedding industry is booming in Surrey and it even inspired a CBC journalist to create a documentary last year called, ‘Little India Big Business’. The documentary estimates that an Indian wedding has a price tag of $100,000. The wedding industry market has caught the eye of the top fashion designers based in India – one of India’s most famous wedding designer, Shyamal...

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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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