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Meet Surrey Girl, Ally Matos

Photographer, Videographer + Blogger-  AllyFotogafy Media Co. + Blog Grew up in: Whalley | Surrey is a beautiful, growing city. It keeps evolving and is so beautiful. I travel a lot with my work and the cities I have seen that are described as run down are actually that; Surrey gets called similar things and is looked down on, and yet there is so much good here. There are awesome shopping malls, parks galore, and the multiculturalism is just so beautiful. It is also much more affordable to live in Surrey than elsewhere in the Lower Mainland. My studio is...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Steph Hassell

Co- Owner of Violet + Ruby Grew up in: Whalley | I’m proud to be from a place that four generations before me lived, I went to the same high school as my dad and my grandfather – I’m not sure many people can say that! My favourite thing about growing up in Surrey was the sense of community. Whalley was really great for that – everyone had a connection to everyone else, people looked out for each other, families helped each other. Surrey is a great place with lots to offer: commerce, education, recreation, lifestyle, etc.  Any large...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Natasha Raey

Entrepreneur, Co- Founder SheTalks Global, Women’s Empowerment and Medical Marijuana Advocate Grew up in: Fleetwood | There’s a lot to be said for having a built- in family in your community, and a place that really feels like “home”. I live in Toronto half of the time, but nothing beats coming back to Surrey where I’m surrounded by greenery, fresh air, parks, the ocean, and space. I love the diversity and the small town feel, and I’m still friends with many people I went to highschool with. We don’t pretend our community is perfect.  No community is.  But we embrace...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Kristy Powers

Photographer & Co- Owner of The Local Space Grew up in: Guildford | I love SO many things about this city! As an adult I’ve lived in the Clayton/ Cloverdale area for the last decade, but growing up, Guilford was my ‘hood. I literally lived across the street from the mall and it quickly became a place I frequented as a tween. First stop was usually The Bay makeup counter to put on some lipstick and then a frozen yogurt at Yogun Fruz, and I loved birthday parties at Stardust! Geographically speaking we are central to everything and you get...

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Meet Surrey Girl, Jenifer Wiens

Stay at Home Mom, Co- Owner of Cedar Creek Fencing, Small shop owner Cozy Darling Crochet Grew up in: Birdland & Guildford | Growing up in the Whalley/Guildford area I knew what low income looked like. Even though our family wasn’t well off I knew that we had things that other families didn’t. My mom taught me that there is always someone less fortunate than you and there is always someone you can help. We ran a small food bank as a family and I remember being maybe 18 and talking to the building manager at a low income rental...

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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
Help Us by… read more ❯

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 ❯