Daman Beatty

Daman Beatty

The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime media producer, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, technology and being a Daddy.
Fashion

Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 – Part 3 – RTTV – JJ Valaya, Samant Chauhan

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends. In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia's biggest Fashion Week "India Fashion Week" home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists of models, technicians, make-up crew, backstage help, security, volunteers, and more, which sums up to at least 150 people. Episode 3: SAMANT CHAUHAN: He is one of the major designers who presented their collection at Bridal Fashion Week Vancouver. This will be the third year he will be returning to our city "Vancouver" at "Bridal Fashion Week Vancouver" 2018. Samant Chauhan at FDCI presents AIFW SS’18 really stole our hearts with his show! With classy whites as his base, unique contemporary beauty looks and the Parisian music put...
Fashion

Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 – Part 2 – RTTV – Unleashed, Nida Mahmood Deivee, Anapumaa

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends. In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia's biggest Fashion Week "India Fashion Week" home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists of models, technicians, make-up crew, backstage help, security, volunteers, and more, which sums up to at least 150 people. Episode 2: UNLEASHED: This brand showcased innovative, beaded clubwear on the ramp. Speciality was the use of Hand embroidery on western Silhouettes. The star attraction for this show was Bollywood celebrity "Nargis Fakri." NIDA MAHMOOD for DEIVEE: She is known as the kitsch queen of India Fashion. She presented an innovative active wear in collaboration with "Deivee" (an export house based out of Bangalore, India). She revived activewear by...
Fashion

Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 – Part 1 – RTTV – The First Cut Designers

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends. In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia's biggest Fashion Week "India Fashion Week" home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists of models, technicians, make-up crew, backstage help, security, volunteers, and more, which sums up to at least 150 people. Episode 1: The Fashion Week opening show is by Rimjhim Dadu. She does lots of experiments with traditional weaving techniques using her innovative and creative ideas. Her label retails from all major designer-wear stores worldwide. The clean lines and tassel work were pure art on the runway. FDCI and ELLE introduce THE FIRST CUT DESIGNERS FOR 2017, under this category, five designers are selected after reviewing thousands of designers'...
People

SURREY DOMINATES LGBTQ YOUTH AWARDS

Three out of the five awards went to Surrey youth including one award going to a gay activist from Albania who recently moved to Surrey. Winner of the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award for 2017 is Prachi Khanna of Surrey with Runner-Ups Erjon Tela of Albania, Grace McDonell of North Vancouver, Serene Carter of Burnaby, and Ran Ya Chib of Surrey. “Congratulations to all the winners . . . may the legacy and light of January Marie Lapuz shine on all the applicants” stated Sher Vancouver President and January’s best friend Ash Brar. “The strength and quality and diversity of all the applicants was very impressive and it was very difficult for the selection committee to decide on an overall winner” stated Sher Vancouver Founder Alex Sangha. WINNER | Prachi Khanna | 18 years old from Surrey, B.C. | $500 cash prize donated by Sher Vancouver Biography | After initiating the formation of my...
The Local

Watch: The Local – Vancouver Giants

In this episode of ‘The Local,’ David Smith enjoys a Christmas visit with the Vancouver Giants at the stunning Langley Events Centre. Dale Saip, Senior Vice President, shares about the game day experience, the Giant's move to Langley, and their involvement in the community. 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 David Smith Homes David is passionate about local business, and takes the approach that a rising tide floats all boats. As his real estate business succeeds, he ensures others succeed around him – and as others succeed around him, his business succeeds too. David loves to point the spotlight on other locals, to tell their stories and to build a sense of community. Recognizing that...
Arts and Entertainment

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 of local shorts films, features and documentaries. The most awaited films are; Maple the Documentary, Welcome to Surrey (Web Series), Help Wanted, Ranvir, and No way to Return. It is Canada’s 150th birthday and the festival is taking this opportunity to celebrate with one of the best Women’s Organizations in the...
Arts and Entertainment

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...
BusinessEventsSponsored

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 providing value to the very special people we are trying to help, you! The entrepreneur. We understand your pain in the constant battle of marketing your business. You just want the straight goods on what you should be doing and why. That is what this seminar is about. Let us explain...
The Local

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 David Smith Homes David is passionate about local business, and takes the approach that a rising tide floats all boats. As his real estate business succeeds, he ensures others succeed around him – and as others succeed around him, his business succeeds too. David loves to point the spotlight on other...
HealthSponsored

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 focus and get your body moving! What’s even better is it tastes just like your favourite candies. “We launched PRE4 to steer Canadians towards healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. You can still get your “candy fix” while maintaining a healthy life." says Markus Kaulius.   The average person who works...
Charity

PHOTOS: 5th Annual Community Food Drive at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib

President-Elect for Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton, Perminder Chohan was a part of organizing the 5th Annual Food Drive in collaboration with Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, this drive took place on November 4th and a crowd of hundreds came out to support. The food collected will go towards the Surrey Food Bank and the Starfish Pack Project.   Photography by Daman Beatty, Surrey604...
Food & Drink

Catch the Big Cheese Celebration Menu at Milestones Restaurants – Only Until November 19

Milestones Grill + Bar has some exciting news to share! Their exceptionally talented Executive Chef, Jeff Dell, revamped their entire menu last year bringing them back to their roots with food that is unexpected with tasty twists to classics. This year, Chef Dell has turned his focus to creating four special menu celebrations. Following the successes of their Superfoods, Cantina & Canadiana Menu Events that were released earlier on in the year, Milestones restaurants is launching their next special menu celebration called: “The Big Cheese Event” which will be featuring 5 unique dishes inspired by numerous types of cheese from all over the world. These dishes are all made in house and will be available at every location across the nation until November 19th. Surrey604 dropped by the Guildford Milestones for the Big Cheese menu launch celebrations which featured tastings and complimentary wine pairings for each dish from Arterra Wines...
Fashion

Western Canada’s Only Immersive Men’s Grooming Lounge Calls Vancouver Home

Western Canada’s only immersive men’s grooming Regal Grooming Lounge has found its home in the historic Vancouver Heritage District. A one-stop shop destination for the stylish man, Regal’s roster of services includes traditional specialty services such as hot towel shaves, fresh cuts, shoe shines, beard trimming and shaping, line-ups, and fades, as well as eyebrow shaping, sports manicures, express facials, and complexion balancing makeup treatments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzwekzytgOo VIDEO: Surrey604 Producer, Daman Beatty (@Beatler) shows off some epic swag from Regal Grooming Lounge. “The modern man must be more conscious of their own fashion, style and appearance,” explains Regal Grooming Lounge's Founder Angelo Khoshaba. “Grooming is not a trend but a lifestyle choice. Regal is the premier destination for a complete grooming experience for the modern gentleman, and we are excited to show Vancouver men how great it feels to look sharp." The new location has been artfully renovated to be polished...
Arts and Entertainment

5 Fun Things You Can Do in Surrey This Fall

With over 1,000 people moving here each month, Surrey is one of the liveliest and fastest-growing cities in Metro Vancouver. Its natural beauty, flourishing culinary scene and cutting-edge recreational facilities make it a city just waiting to be discovered. This diverse community, rich with arts, culture, history, and heritage is also home to some of Canada's largest and most vibrant festivals. Surrey embodies a unique fusion of urban and rural, embracing both our buzzing urban centres and stunning natural landscapes. It is shocking just how vast the city is, and I am constantly making new discoveries. Just this week, I was introduced to five new places in Surrey that I have never experienced before. If you're looking for something fun to do this fall, you need to visit them! 1. Experience the Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch & Hayride Rondriso raises 25 cows per year, all on their farm. The Tamis...
Arts and Entertainment

250 Years of Heer Celebrated with Food, Drink, and Music

Last year marked the 250th anniversary since the creation of Waris Shah’s epic “Heer”. A timeless story of tragic love, and a metaphor for humanity’s quest for union with the Divine. On October 7th, 2017, Mo Dhaliwal celebrated this momentous occasion with an intimate evening of food, wine, and music at Surrey City Hall. Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar performing on stage The event featured performances by Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar who flew in from India for the evening. The eclectic program featured a mixed-media arts exhibition by the "dontdoze art collective", who took the Heer Ranjha story and reinterpreted themes of love and relationships—and even provided a display of "poison" laddoos that were quickly devoured by an enthusiastic audience. The evening began with an academic discussion between Dr. Anne Murphy and Madan Gopal Singh, who explored the cultural and spiritual significance of Heer on Punjabi expression....
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