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Free Mega-Cultural Namaste Event Celebrates Indo Canadians in Surrey

Namaste Canada 2017 was a free mega-cultural event held on Sunday-Monday 3-4, September 2017 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. It was hosted by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver in collaboration with Indo-Canadian Associations and Cultural Societies across British Columbia. This annual event was planned for the second year in 2017 with a focus on celebrating the ties between India and Canada. Showcasing Indian Arts and Culture | Indian arts including classical, popular and folk music and dance as well as floor based Rangoli designs and colourful decorations were on display as part of the rich heritage that binds...

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Surrey’s 10th Fusion Festival was a Spectacular Sight

It was the 10th anniversary of the Surrey Fusion Festival which is being held at Holland Park over this weekend, July 22 and 23. The City of Surrey’s Fusion Festival is an award winning event that offers diverse cultural entertainment, live performances, international cuisine, arts and crafts from various countries and a selection of kid’s events too. The place was just abuzz with activities and festivities. Holland Park had come alive as if the world had come together for BC’s largest multi-cultural celebration. The evening promises a musical entertainment bonanza featuring a diverse lineup of performers, including headliner Nelly...

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Celebration of International Yoga Day

The United Nations declared June 21st as International Day of Yoga and since 2015 this day is celebrated by practitioners of Yoga everywhere.  Yoga exercises, breathing techniques and meditational focus are increasingly popular among various communities aspiring for physical fitness and mental wellbeing. Yoga is known to promote a healthier lifestyle and research identifies the important role Yoga can play in prevention and treatment of illnesses. These benefits include improved cardiovascular health, blood pressure control, reduction in chronic back pain, managing diabetes, stress relief and many more. Yoga isn’t as simple as taking a pill, but mounting evidence suggests...

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Natural Health Supplements: Do they enrich our health or endanger our wellness?

Have you recently purchased dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals or nutritional or herbal supplements? Many of us with common problems like hair loss, skin wrinkles, irritable bowel, weight management or stress relief have reached for some of these over the counter natural health products. Or at least we know a friend who may be a proponent of these products.  According to the Health Canada website 71% of Canadians have used natural health products. What are Natural Health Products? Natural health products (NHPs) include vitamins and minerals, herbal remedies, homeopathic medicines, traditional medicines such as traditional Chinese medicines, probiotics,...

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Growing Herbs in Containers

Pots and containers serve well for the gardening enthusiasts who do not have a spacious backyard. You can get started with pots or old buckets or wooden boxes. Consider starting this season with growing herbs to get more out of the gardening experience! Herbs are compact and easy to grow in a small space. Their flowers and foliage can add great beauty to your garden and great flavour to your cooking. Try growing some mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme or parsley. Herbs such as Basil, Chives which are extra sensitive to the cold can be grown in pots indoors...

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Published 1/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends.

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Published 1/12/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey has 650 homeless people and 470,000 residents.

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Raasleela Trends TV for Surrey604: “Amazon India Fashion Week” Episode 1

Published 1/9/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Published 1/8/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

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SURREY DOMINATES LGBTQ YOUTH AWARDS

Published 1/4/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

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