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3 Simple Summer Salads!

3 Simple Summer Salads to get you in the mood for summer! Summer time is officially here! Time to start feeling those summer vibes, which means summer activities, summer music, and summer food. We’ve got a quick infographic here with a couple of recipes that you can easily make with locally sourced ingredients, that will get you in the summer mindset. Check out our recent post about BC Farmer’s markets to find the nearest location for you to pick up fresh ingredients! Enjoy!   Thanks again to our friends at Ritz Catering for the infographic. Be sure to check...

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Surrey Farmer’s Markets are Opening Soon!

Surrey farmer’s markets opening means good times are right around the corner! Summer is right around the corner for the Lower Mainland and that means it’s almost farmers market season. We are fortunate to have at least 1 major farmer’s market in every city in the Greater Vancouver area, from Surrey to Coquitlam, and that means good, fresh eating all summer long. We’ve put together this infographic to guide you in your farmer’s market quests this summer. You’ll see on the map, some of the markets sell more than just fruits and vegetables. Many of these markets have food...

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Should you become a personal corporation?

Should you become a personal corporation? What is better for your business – a personal corporation or sole proprietorship? The short answer is it depends. For many small to medium business owners, incorporating yourself may seem like an extra cost. However, there are many benefits to incorporating yourself. Aside from signalling to the market that you are serious about your business, the benefits include insulating your personal life from business risk, optimizing your personal taxation and deferring income. In Vancouver, it is extremely common to see people in the real estate sector working under personal corporations. Other common professions...

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Have a business idea? Here is what you need to make it work.

Have a business idea? Here is what you need to make it work. It isn’t easy lifting your first venture off the ground. Here is what you need to get it rolling in the right direction. Whether you are pitching your business idea to investors or looking to hire employees, you need to make sure that you are communicating your vision as effectively as possible. If people can understand what you are talking about, then you’re in business. The three aspects of a successful business launch are as follows. 1. You need to tell a story Ultimately, every business comes...

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Local Development Club Bringing Palpable Change to Surrey Communities

On a frigid field inundated with white, the Little Free Library shines brilliantly like a sapphire. Built and maintained by the Fraser Heights’ Local Development Club (LDC), the sky blue shed is open at all hours in Erma Stephenson park, even during snow days. And during times where it is too dangerous or inconvenient to play outside, anyone can enjoy a book without worrying about due dates or fees. Although the Little Free Library holds books that anyone can take, it does not issue or enforce return dates. Indeed, with a goal of a providing the families of Fraser Heights ready access to...

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Recent Posts

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 ❯