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Author: Sheetal Reddy

The State of Newton

Your government is committed to taking action support in Newton,” said Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston Despite the torrential rain, members of the government and local business owners gathered in the heart of Surrey to envision a bright future for Newton. Talks of light rapid transit, building a community identity, and encouraging small business ventures flowed in the newly built offices of Newton as Newton Business Improvement Association (BIA) hosted its first ever State of Newton on Wednesday, October 17. Minister of Labour Harry Bains commenced the presentation with an opening speech while Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce...

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‘Well behaved women never make history’ Surrey MLA recognized at Shakti Awards

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Shakti Society honoured 16 women for both professional and personal achievements during its 15th annual Shakti Awards. The awards were presented by Shaki Society on Saturday, March 25, at Bollywood Banquet Hall in Surrey, B.C.. Sue Hammell, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, received the Shakti Award for Liifetime Achievement and the keynote speaker for the evening. As she accepted her award, she recalled how talking to Aboriginal women who lived in native reserves inspired her to co-found the Minerva Foundation for BC Women. “We’re talking to the women there and they were talking about...

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Candlelight vigil held in memory of Maple Batalia and other victims of domestic violence

On what would have been the twenty-fifth birthday of her sister, Maple Batalia, Roseleen Batalia and her family hosted a candlelight vigil to honour victims of domestic violence. The vigil was held Saturday evening, March 4, at Holland Park, across the street from Surrey’s SFU campus where the family had lost Batalia six years earlier. This year, the vigil was held in light of the recent sentencing of Batalia’s co-accused, Gursimar Bedi, who recieved 18 months in jail. Batalia’s killer, Gurjinder Dhaliwal, plead guilty to second-degree murder in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison. The family is...

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Day 3 at Vancouver Fashion Week F/W18

Published 3/22/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

King & Reign Photo by Tristen Williams

Featured image credit: Tristen Williams Photo – King & Reign

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – Vancouver, BC –at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver, was a night to highlight local design talents from Vancouver and Canada as a whole.

VCC kicked off the night with a wide variety of grad student talent. James Jurome created a fresh collection of edgy menswear with a military… read more ❯

Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W18

Published 3/21/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Tristen Williams Photo - Bone and Busk by Katharina Mior

Featured image credit: Tristen Williams Photo – Bone and Busk by Katharina Mior
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC
Tuesday evening at the Vancouver runway started with a succession of local BC based designers
at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver. Atelier Grandi showcased new collection Avium, bringing elements of nature to the runway. Inspired by winter birds of the north,… read more ❯

Vancouver Fashion Week Opens F/W18

Published 3/20/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Feature Image by Aziz Dhamani

Monday, March 19th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off the week in style with a sensational selection of designers as part of the designers preview showcase. 14 brands exhibited one key look from their Fall/Winter 2018 collections as a tease of the incredible talent that we are to see… read more ❯

Clean Sweep Week, April 21 – 28

Published 3/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up your community!
Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to organize their own clean up during Clean Sweep Week,
April 21 to 28, 2018.
Choose a location in Surrey to clean up, gather a group of volunteers and contribute to keeping Surrey clean!
Sign up before the deadline on April 1, 2018. Click on link… read more ❯

Mighty Speck Records: BC’s Community Music Label Has A Grand Purpose

Published 3/17/2018 in Sr3y

Written by Johnny Papan

“In probably 2013 I wrote a poem called the Mightiest Speck of Dust. The first line was: ‘The mightiest speck of dust, that’s us.’ I started thinking about something small having a grander purpose and being able to achieve big things. It reminded me of the Margaret Mead quote: ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the… read more ❯