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Surrey Spiritual Summit Strives for Positive Community Connections

(Surrey BC’s David Dalley, Surrey Spiritual Summit Event Coordinator. Photo by Bronwyn Scott) People from diverse belief systems are gathering at Camp Alexandra Retreat and Conference Centre on Saturday, March 1st, for Surrey Spiritual Summit, designed to promote understanding and build positive relationships across traditions. The free event, initiated by Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society, features workshops that explore such themes as values, youth, children, environment and art, with speakers from a range of backgrounds. The summit, funded by the provincial government, is designed to address the nuanced differences among our communities, focusing on worldviews rather than observable differences....

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Canucks Surprise Kids at Robson Square

Canucks from the 1994 Stanley Cup game, as well as current centre Mike Santorelli, surprised Strawberry Hill Elementary School students who were skating at Robson Square during a field trip on Tuesday afternoon. Jyrki Lumme, who played defence, Cliff Ronning, centre, and Kirk McLean, goaltender, laced up their skates and made their way to the ice to the great delight of the Grades 2, 3 and 4 students, whose interest was piqued by Fin the orca’s initial appearance a few minutes before 1:30. (Canucks centre Mike Santorelli making appearance at the Robson Square skating event on Tuesday, Feb. 25....

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Bronwyn’s Review of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

(Steve Charles & Lauren Bowler. Photo by David Cooper.) Leonard Cohen’s Tower of Song is the metaphorical construct giving form to the narrative of his life in Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, and although lyrics don’t meet code, the performance proves a solid tribute to the duly acclaimed Cohen, one of Canada’s greatest literary and musical icons. Not a concert, not a play, and most certainly not a musical, Chelsea Hotel makes its own mark on the arts scene with a song-based show that infuses Cohen’s poetry and lyrics with its inspiration, embodied in his somewhat mystic...

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Surrey’s New City Hall Open for Business

Surrey’s city centre just became more complete with the official opening of the new city hall building on Monday, Feb. 17th at noon. The 210,000 square foot facility also has a new parkade with 810 parking spots. There will be 750 staff working out of the new location. It features six storeys of office, meeting and community spaces and among the perks of the new design is its chamber room, which transforms into a theatre space when not in use for council meetings. A public daycare is another of the key amenities. The structure cost $97-million to build. Its...

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Antique stores closing their doors on the past

Some people live in the past but Frederick Sutherland has made a career of it. The owner of Cloverdale Antiques & Collectables fondly remembers a time when Cloverdale was home to 14 antique stores, but in recent years that number has dwindled and now just a handful remain in Surrey as online shopping takes hold in the minds of Canadians. He also blames foreign made, modern and disposable styles for the shutting of antique store doors, not just in Surrey but around the globe. “All over the world it’s happening, because China is buying antiques from all over the...

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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 ❯

How Surrey’s Coastal Flooding Affects The Crescent Beach Community

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Crescent Beach is a unique landmark, a popular destination among residents of Surrey and surrounding areas, and a community with an extensive history. Because of where it’s situated, there have always been changes to its shoreline and beaches from natural forces. The first dyke at Crescent Beach was constructed in 1913 and since then other layers of protection have been added. However, due to… read more ❯