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WHAT IS WE DAY?

The WE day movement has been making its rounds from city to city and recently stopped by Vancouver. The star studded event ranged from multi-award winning actor Jacob Tremblay to musical sensations Hedley and Sonrea. Martin Sheen, well known actor and activist also participated in the Vancouver event, as well as lead an open discussion with WE founder Craig Kielburger. As WE day continues to make it’s way across Canada we want you to be in the know of what WE day is and what it means to it’s founder, supporters and participants. What is WE day? WE day...

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Stay in touch with Punjabi Culture with City of Bhangra Festival

This past week Vancouver and Surrey were colourfully lit up with the magic of the City of Bhangra Festival. Early in the week Rupi Kaur took the stage with her inviting presence as she read poems from her highly successful book of poetry “Milk and Honey”. Rupi magnetically captivated the audience with loaded words and an approachable demeanor. Her book heavily focuses on highlighting the many isolated trials and tribulations of being a woman within the Indian community. Kaur is connecting communities by bringing universal issues such as race, feminism, abuse, and sexuality to the table. A bestseller, Milk and...

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How Round is your Roti at first annual Voices of Muslim Women Film Festival

Last week Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the first Voices of Muslim Women (VMW) Film Festival as well as the first annual Muslim Woman of the Year Awards. VMW creates a space to open up conversation amongst a diverse group of Muslim women. Women of all ages sat together once a week for four weeks to create digital stories highlighting their individual experiences as Muslim Women. The program was lead by social justice visionary Aisha Amijie. “Digital, visual and multimedia literacies are emerging and invaluable skills that are increasingly being mandated at provincial and federal levels of government and within...

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Jazzy B Discusses Folk N Funky 2, Surrey Roots and Hard Work

The King of Bhangra comes home to Surrey Jazzy B (Bains) also known as the King of Bhangra, is currently cruising around the world making noise about his much anticipated new album, Folk N Funky 2. Folk N Funky 2 comes twenty-two years after his original Folk N Funky soundtrack hit the airwaves. Bains stepped away from his infectious hip-hop infused club bangers for some old school true to tune Punjabi hits. As Jazzy would like to say, he’s taking it all back to where it started from. Lucky for you, taking it back to where it started from...

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The Breathing Room, providing a safe place for Muslim Youth in Surrey

While I’m mindlessly scrolling through my news feed I get a good dose of everything that causes me fomo, motivates me and inspires me. I love catching up on articles, photos, videos of my friends chasing their dreams. Me, being as curious as I am, I always want to know more about what inspires them to create. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to sit down with my good friend Nidha Yaqub and pick her brain about the safe space she is creating for marginalized Muslim youth in Surrey. Find all about The Breathing Room below: What...

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Raasleela Trends TV for Surrey604: “Amazon India Fashion Week” Episode 2

Published 1/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends.

In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯

Funding for Homes for the Homeless – No longer just a promise – Now a solution.

Published 1/12/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey has 650 homeless people and 470,000 residents.

As Whalley continues to develop, the local clash between the haves and the have-nots is becoming more evident. Businesses are growing impatient with the RCMP’s three year plan. They can’t afford to wait three years. They are tired of promises. Residents and business owners want solutions and answers now.

The business community in… read more ❯

Raasleela Trends TV for Surrey604: “Amazon India Fashion Week” Episode 1

Published 1/9/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends.

In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯

DFSIN – Richmond South Excellence awards on Saturday, January 6th

Published 1/8/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

DFSIN Richmond South Excellence Awards were held on January 6th at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC. The event was held in order to celebrate the achievement of all the advisors of DFSIN – Richmond South, the night started off with a VIP reception which included many staff along with some well-respected community members. It was night full of entertainment, great food, some very well deserved… read more ❯

SURREY DOMINATES LGBTQ YOUTH AWARDS

Published 1/4/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Three out of the five awards went to Surrey youth including one award going to a gay activist from Albania who recently moved to Surrey. Winner of the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award for 2017 is Prachi Khanna of Surrey with Runner-Ups Erjon Tela of Albania, Grace McDonell of North Vancouver, Serene Carter of Burnaby, and Ran Ya Chib of… read more ❯