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Surrey Events Calendar: October 9th to October 15th

Surrey events calendar: October 9th to October 15th Arts: A Tribute to Elvis Concert Direct from the UK Chris Connor and Canada’s one and only Pete Paquette in a Tribute To Elvis in Concert with The Rockin’ Royals Showband and the Tonettes. Location: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 St Date & Time: October 10, 2017 (7:30 PM – 9:30 PM) Cost: Free Family Sunday Drop in and enjoy a fun-filled Family Sunday of artmaking, storytelling, and performances! Create art with exhibiting artists and art educators that explore the theme “Sensing the Land” in connection with our Ground Signals exhibition. Interactive dance performances await...

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Bob Williams: Is Surrey truly the future of BC?

With the population of 525,220 people (in 2016) and expected growth up to 835,160 (in 2046), Surrey can easily become the future of BC. Bob Williams, an urban planner and former provincial MLA and cabinet minister, was giving a talk about it at Simon Fraser University. Williams is a president and chair of the Jim Green Foundation. He is an experienced civic leader and is currently on the management committee for 312 Main, Vancouver’s Social and Economic Innovation Centre. Formerly, Bob worked as a Vancouver city councilor, and a provincial cabinet minister with Premier Dave Barrett. Bob’s past career also included being...

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Ride For Refuge 2017 Helps Raise Nearly $2,000,000!

On a sunny day of September 30th, 761 people showed up to ride or walk and raise money for refugees. A number of charities were participating such as Ratanak International, Respect4Women, The Refuge, and many more. The Canadian wide fundraising goal of $2,000,000 is 98% done! The top raising money team is Journey Home Community – they have raised $81,413.00. those money will be used to provide housing, resettlement assistance and relational support for refugee families seeking asylum in Vancouver. The event is held in September because its organizers believe, “It gives participants a very small taste of what...

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Surrey Events Calendar – October 2nd to October 8th

Surrey Events Calendar October 2nd – 8th Arts: The Hound of the Baskervilles Hugely successful in the West End of London, comedy rules the day in this version of Sherlock Holmes’ greatest mystery, as three amazingly talented and hilarious actors—plus one wandering fireplace—bring all the characters to life in a hysterically funny, frantically fast-paced, and very clever spoof that nonetheless stays true to the story’s original thrilling plot. Running time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue Dates & Times: October 5–7, 2017: 7:30pm October 7, 2017: 3:30 pm Contact: Box Office – 604-501-5566 Thursday Artist...

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Adera’s Eastlake Brings Innovative New Tech Hub to Burnaby

Adera Development Corporation and Sun Life Investment Management recently celebrated the LEED Certification of Burnaby’s newest tech hub, Eastlake Campus. Eastlake property features: – Professionally landscaped, campus-style complex with picnic areas, fully lit walking trail and green spaces – Concrete construction, ‘curtain wall’ style glazing and unparalleled architectural features – Zoning is CD/M5 Industrial District which permits a wide variety of light industrial uses and high-tech uses including general warehousing, wholesaling / distribution, assembly, laboratory, and office. As for now, there are few organizations which are already happy with Adera services: 1. Stryker  It’s a medical technology firm with office...

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Surrey Pride Announcement on RCMP Inclusion – Community Board

Published 12/11/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

I would like to make a statement on behalf of Surrey Pride Society Board of Directors
and the statement is:

RCMP Welcome At Surrey Pride 2018

The Surrey Pride Board 2017/2018 has voted in favour of Including our Uniformed RCMP to Join us in celebrating Surrey Pride 2018.

  – President of the Surrey Pride Board for… read more ❯

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 ❯