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Author: Ashley Smith

Stanley Park Brewing’s WinterGlow Mandarin IPA

BEER. WINTERGLOW MANDARIN IPA. Now that I have your attention… I always say right around the holidays is my favourite time of year. Yes, it is partly because of all the love in the air and the beautiful lights, but it is mainly because I have a massive crush on mandarin oranges, and by crush, I mean I think they’re delicious. The slightly smaller relative of the standard orange, although cultivated for over 3,000 years in China, did not reach Europe and North America until the nineteenth century. It only makes sense to make up for lost time and figure...

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Review of ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ – On Until Oct. 22

On October 12th at the Main Stage at the Surrey Arts Centre, I attended one of the best plays I have seen in quite some time. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is, as claimed, a fast-paced farcical adventure based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs and filling the audience with an outrageous amount of laughter. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit. As...

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3rd Annual Inclusive Employer Awards Winners Announced

A dazzling cityscape was projected on the walls of the Surrey Arts Centre as the 3rd annual Inclusive Employer Awards kicked off. We were lucky enough to have a quick, behind the scenes introduction to Marco Pasqua, the emcee of the night. The Inclusive Employer Awards recognized Surrey, Delta and White Rock employers for their innovative and inclusive business practices. It was a sold out, full house, 150+ people kind of night. The goal of this event is to promote inclusive hiring and showcase businesses that go above and beyond to make it a reality. Employers are recognized for...

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Day 3 at Vancouver Fashion Week F/W18

Published 3/22/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

King & Reign Photo by Tristen Williams

Featured image credit: Tristen Williams Photo – King & Reign

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – Vancouver, BC –at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver, was a night to highlight local design talents from Vancouver and Canada as a whole.

VCC kicked off the night with a wide variety of grad student talent. James Jurome created a fresh collection of edgy menswear with a military… read more ❯

Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W18

Published 3/21/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Tristen Williams Photo - Bone and Busk by Katharina Mior

Featured image credit: Tristen Williams Photo – Bone and Busk by Katharina Mior
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC
Tuesday evening at the Vancouver runway started with a succession of local BC based designers
at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver. Atelier Grandi showcased new collection Avium, bringing elements of nature to the runway. Inspired by winter birds of the north,… read more ❯

Vancouver Fashion Week Opens F/W18

Published 3/20/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Feature Image by Aziz Dhamani

Monday, March 19th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off the week in style with a sensational selection of designers as part of the designers preview showcase. 14 brands exhibited one key look from their Fall/Winter 2018 collections as a tease of the incredible talent that we are to see… read more ❯

Clean Sweep Week, April 21 – 28

Published 3/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up your community!
Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to organize their own clean up during Clean Sweep Week,
April 21 to 28, 2018.
Choose a location in Surrey to clean up, gather a group of volunteers and contribute to keeping Surrey clean!
Sign up before the deadline on April 1, 2018. Click on link… read more ❯

Mighty Speck Records: BC’s Community Music Label Has A Grand Purpose

Published 3/17/2018 in Sr3y

Written by Johnny Papan

“In probably 2013 I wrote a poem called the Mightiest Speck of Dust. The first line was: ‘The mightiest speck of dust, that’s us.’ I started thinking about something small having a grander purpose and being able to achieve big things. It reminded me of the Margaret Mead quote: ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the… read more ❯