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Good For Grapes – Show Me The Ropes Music Video Released

Surrey’s own Folk / Rock septet Good For Grapes has released a brand new music video for “Show Me The Ropes”, the title track off of their sophomore record “The Ropes”. Tommy Lee, co-director of the band’s previous “Skipping Stone”, and “Renminbi Tips” videos, returned for a third time to lend his quirky, story-telling style to their music. Show Me The Ropes follows a young Lara Thomas interacting with her future self as she faces the struggle of choosing her future. Actors Meghan Dubé, Danielle Klaudt, and Ava Vinet all play Lara during different stages in her life. The...

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Prepping for the Holidays River Market Style

The River Market in New Westminster is known for a variety of culinary delights, and specialty foods, and restaurants. There are always an abundance of food choices at the market whether that is shopping for local ingredients at Donald’s Market for a delicious Sunday dinner to picking up specialty items to try from the many food vendors. All this food amidst the backdrop of the Fraser River waterfront. Sounds like a fun food experience, right? VIDEO: A New Westminster River Market Shopping Experience In addition to the fabulous food finds, there are a variety of retailers who share the...

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The Big Decision: Buying a Baby Stroller

Since I became pregnant I’ve been getting a lot of advice on just about every topic such as: what to wear, what to eat, how to sleep, bathe and exercise. It’s all about sharing information and knowing what your options are, of course. I appreciate all the pieces of advice from the women and men in my life and their stories of what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to a new little one. One of the most pertinent discussions has been centred around the question of What to buy for baby?! So I am going to...

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[VIDEO] High Chai and Social: Sweet Indulgence for Mom

WATCH: Mother’s Day High Chai Event in Surrey We had the pleasure of taking part and sponsoring the first ever Mother’s Day High Chai event in Surrey at the Royal King Banquet Hall. There was a line up to get in on time at noon. Mothers, grandmothers, daughters, aunties were all dressed up for this special event. It was also great to see men at the event escorting their loved ones. Upon entering, each lovely lady was given a rose and provided an opportunity to take a photo against the High Chai backdrop. Violinist on Stilts, Alli Rice. Photo...

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#StandUp4FSHD Fundraiser: A Night of Comedy Sat July 19th

New Westminster’s historic Columbia Theatre will be home to the first #StandUp4FSHD fundraiser. The event will be held July 19th, 2014 starting at 6 pm with a warm welcome from New Westminster’s Mixed Company, a barbershop quartet. The laughs begin at 7 pm featuring Vancouver-based comedian Carter Hortie, famous for satirical social commentary; and California native Dino Archie, who has been a familiar face in the Vancouver comedy scene for the last 11 years. Net proceeds raised at this inaugural event will go directly to fund research for FSH Muscular Dystrophy. FSHD Canada is the Canadian non-profit dedicated to funding research targeted...

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Newly Launched 5X Festival and Conference Creates a Home for Global South Asian Culture

Published 4/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

A block party, street bhangra battles, art nights, workshops and talks, the Metro Vancouver-based 5X Festival celebrates the evolution of global South Asian culture from June 13-17 2018. Headliners include Punjabi music superstars Sharry Mann and Jasmine Sandlas, international influencers and YouTube stars like KayRay and Manpreet Toor, and incredible local… read more ❯

Pop Up Junk Drop 2018 * May 5

Published 4/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Pop Up Junk Drop is back for 2018
FREE & Easy Disposal
Surrey Operations Centre Parking Lot
6549 – 148 St.
Saturday, MAY 5,  10am – 4pm

Up Coming dates: Saturdays, May 5, May 26, June 16, July 14
From 10am to 4pm.
For more information:
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/20196.aspx
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Surrey Students NOW Founders Run as School Board Trustee Candidates

Published 4/18/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Three founding members of the advocacy group Surrey Students NOW will run for School Board Trustee in Surrey’s upcoming civic election. Running are Cindy Dalglish, Charlene Dobie, and Mary-Em Waddington. Cindy Dalglish is a stalwart advocate for education in Surrey and she holds all three levels of government accountable for the dire straits of education in… read more ❯

What Can We Expect from Online Gaming?

Published 4/17/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

If you asked any player about their experiences with online gaming, they will likely wax lyrical about how enjoyable they are. While they may be thrilling and truly entertaining now, it’s always important to remember that there is still lots more to come from one of the world’s fastest growing industries. With the technology that goes into making online… read more ❯

Benefits and risks of eating fish

Published 4/11/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Is eating fish on a regular basis healthy or not? That seems to be the question of our century as there are people who do not consume it either because they do not like the taste or because of their regimens. Pescatarians are fewer compared to vegetarians and vegans these days, and so it is that fish has become a less popular source of nutrients over the… read more ❯