Author: Summan Kandola

Discovering your inner artist with Priscilla Yu

I’ve lived in the Lower Mainland most of my life and have always enjoyed the vibrant street art within our cities. When I saw Priscilla Yu’s mural in Guildford Town Centre, being the journalist that I am, I wanted to know more about her journey, art and dreams. Today, I am excited to share her answers to my q’s with you. Take me back to when you first started creating art, what was the energy that encompassed you at that time? From a young age, I had a creative and visually expressive inclination to paint, collage, assemble, and draw...

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VIDEO: Interview with Anumation

VIDEO: Who is the woman behind the captivating illustrations of “Anumation“? Surrey604’s Summan Kandola gets up close and personal with Anu Chouhan as she delves into the intentions behind her art and her hustle. Meet Anu Chouhan (Anumation) Anu Chouhan is an illustrator from Surrey BC, Canada. Growing up, she always knew she wanted to pursue an artistic career and spent a lot of time learning about animation and fashion, while drawing inspiration from video games, movies, and nature. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree and Commercial Animation diploma, Anu worked as a Mobile Game Artist in...

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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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Social Innovation Summit brings local and national experts to Surrey September 6

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Nearly fifty local and national experts will gather at the Surrey Social Innovation Summit on September 6th to… read more ❯
A Day Trip From Surrey, The Garibaldi Lake Hike Is My First Big Hike Ever

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Hiking today up Garibaldi Mountain, a potentially active volcano in Brackendale BC, was both a challenge and a thrill. At over 8,700 feet elevation, the 18 kilometre return climb is being hosted by two expert hikers. They say it is doable if we take breaks, and it is so beautiful that it’s worth the effort, and the hiking trail is only accessible from July… read more ❯
Catch the action at the 2018 Surrey Lifeguard Competition

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

The City of Surrey invites spectators to the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex and Bear Creek Pool on Saturday, July 21 for the 2018… read more ❯
Surrey Fusion Festival set to welcome a record 53 cultural pavilions

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey, BC | Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, will introduce 14 new… read more ❯
KPU Civic Plaza Sign Installed in Surrey Civic Plaza

Published 7/10/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

The transformation of Surrey’s downtown city centre is quickly gaining momentum.

Civic Plaza is leading the way with a flurry of recent grand openings for Civic Hotel, Dominion Bar + Kitchen, Prado Cafe and the first annual Dominion Day outdoor concert event. Today, we saw more changes as TDH Experiential Fabricators mounted a massive new sign for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Civic… read more ❯