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Skate, Surf, and Action! BC Brothers build dream in Nicaragua

“We were drunk and we decided to Google ‘cheap land in the world.’ Nicaragua, Philippines and Borneo came up.  We read that beheadings were a common occurrence in Borneo – too sketchy. The Philippines – too far. So we settled with Nicaragua because it was closer and seemed the safest of the three.” It’s a Monday morning and I’m sitting pool-side at the Surf Ranch Hotel and Resort, just on the outskirts of San Juan del Sur – appropriately nicknamed “San Juan del Surf.”  It’s hot and humid out, and the pool water looks so blue and inviting. I’m...

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Q&A with Peking Duk!

Covering the annual Squamish Valley Music Festival this year was the ultimate experience.  The bulked-up lineup was impressive, featuring over 70 artists, including energetic electronic duo from Canberra, Australia – Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles, better known as Peking Duk!  Peking Duk first formed in 2010. Since then, they’ve racked up their share of accolades including being voted No. 5 in the inthemix top 50 DJs in 2013 and having their hit single  “High” nominated for “Best Dance Release” at the ARIA Music Awards in 2014. They’re dynamic, entertaining, and more importantly – they’re likeable. I had the opportunity to chat with...

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Q & A with IndigoPaper Jeans

I recently interviewed the visionary behind the clothing line, IndigoPaper Jeans! This family brand produces all kinds of fashion forward jeans from skinny to boyfriend and from light to dark wash, all crafted with an eye for quality!    Q: How did you get your start in the fashion industry? Fashion is in my blood. My family has been in the fashion business for over 40 years creating jeans for designers all over the world. For as long as I could remember, I would always spend my summer holidays in the factory.  I was always fascinated by how the threads skip and...

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Why do some good when you can do some awesome: Wize Monkey tea

Sometimes, being bitten by a dog in Central America can lead to an unexpected partnership. For Max Rivest, that dog bite is how he and his business partner Arnaud Petitvallet found Armando – their pioneer tea leaf farmer in Nicaragua – and began brewing a relationship integral to helping farmers and their families living and working in the country’s coffee regions. Vancouverites Rivest and Petitvallet are the entrepreneurs behind the brand Wize Monkey, Vancouver’s first coffee leaf tea. Their product is a tea blend made using 100% pure organic coffee leaves, also known as “the forgotten leaf.”  The blend contains many health benefits including more antioxidants than...

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[VIDEO] Bif Naked hungry to raise welfare rates: Food Welfare Challenge

Rocker and activist Bif Naked takes on the October Welfare Food Challenge Could you live on 610 dollars a month? Rocker and activist, Bif Naked has pledged to, volunteering to take on the Food Welfare Challenge.  The Raise the Rates 3rd Annual Welfare Food Challenge begins on October 16 and ends seven days later.  For Bif and participants, that’s seven days that they will be expected to live on only the food they can purchase with just $21 dollars. The BC government provides single, able-bodied persons who can prove that they are looking for work, with $610 dollars a month in welfare.  This...

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Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 – Part 4 – RTTV – Prama By Pratima, Samant Chauhan

Published 2/17/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

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… read more ❯

How to Get More Involved with Your Child’s School in Surrey

Published 2/16/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Is your child going to kindergarten in September this year? If yes then you have probably filled up the registration forms and other documents in the last few weeks. From Monday, January 15, 2018 Surrey public schools opened the… read more ❯

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids premieres on CBC

Published 2/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Locally produced web series, Daisy & The Gumboot Kids, premieres online at this Thursday. The series is a spin-off of the award-winning television series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids, which is recommended by the Parents’ Choice Awards and was recently named a finalist for the international children’s media award – Prix Jeunesse.

Each episode, Daisy makes a nature… read more ❯


Published 2/13/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey-based astrologer, psychic and aura reader, Sanjeev Katoch has your love horoscope for 2018.
ARIES | Arians are full of energy and enthusiasm, their love is sudden and is high in passion. Jupiter is very well placed in Libra until October 2018. Saturn is also sitting in their sign of fortune for the entire year so their love life and relationships are… read more ❯

6 Delicious Dining Options in Surrey this Valentine’s Day

Published 2/12/2018 in Sr3y

Love is in the air.. or is that just the smell of food?
It’s February and love is in the air…or is that just the smell of delicious food? When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are so many places for food options to choose from that it’s hard to decide, so here are just a few that you should check out right here in Surrey.

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