Surrey604 Staff

Surrey604 Staff

Surrey604 is an online magazine and media outlet based in Surrey, BC. Through writing, video, photography, and social media, we secure an intimate reach to the public. We promote local events and causes.

Global Fashion Collective at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 19

Expressive colour palettes, artistic fabric manipulations, and whimsical playfulness lead the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. First up, Canadian brand FAUN by Marisa P. Clark, brought a collection of elegance and subtlety to the runway, as an ode to the timeless, sophistication of New York City Style, referencing icons Audrey Hepburn and Blair Waldorf. Rich jewel-toned fabrics, with elegant necklines and fluttering hems, Effortlessly complemented intricately handcrafted pieces, such as pearl bralettes and opera glasses. A highlight piece- a colour blocked suede jacket in pink with yellow contrast. Models carrying bunches of Baby’s Breath flowers stayed true to FAUN’s signature whimsical, feminine style. Thick structured leather, glistening silks, and opaque organza gave texture to an artistic collection by Canadian designer Kirsten Ley (Canada). ‘NAISSANCE’, representing the birth, or ‘rebirth,’ of her label as an official Parisian fashion house gave life to classical French couture techniques while...

Is Gaming Really Effective for Reducing Stress

The past few decades saw the rise of an ever-growing dispute – does gambling cause stress or does it relieve stress? Gambling is generally considered a harmless recreational activity, and as such, it is believed not to cause stress. This is confirmed by many gamblers – in a survey, 500 UK citizens confirmed that they use gambling as a way to relieve stress. What is more, a 2015 Australian survey showed that more and more Australians use gambling to reduce everyday stress levels. And yet, in spite of survey results, the dispute continues. Psychologists and behavioural analysts have long been working on the relationship between gambling and stress in an attempt to find out whether gambling causes stress or relieves it. Amazingly, experts have found out that gambling can actually do both – some people relax and reduce stress levels when they gamble, but others actually increase their stress levels...

Mercedes-Benz Surrey CLS and A-Class launch event.

More than 100 guests attended the launch of the all new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS at OpenRoad Mercedes-Benz Surrey last Thursday, February 7th. Both vehicles are highly anticipated new model launches with the new Mercedes A-Class being an “entry-level” Mercedes-Benz starting at $38,000 and the newly designed, ultra sporty and luxurious CLS coupe, starting around $120,000. Jeremy Schaab, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Surrey emceed the event and highlighted the main features of both vehicles. Guest were treated to refined catering and refreshments. For more about both vehicles, click here: A-Class CLS

Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival attracts thousands of fans

Tournament draws 800 players to Surrey for more than just hockey Surrey, BC | Thousands of spectators gathered in Surrey January 31 to February 3, 2019 to catch the highly-anticipated Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival (WickFest) at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre and Newton arena. After nine successful years in Calgary, the festival announced the expansion to Surrey in the spring of 2018 and sold out quickly, registering over 800 female athletes from 48 teams from around the world. “The turnout for this event, both from the players and the spectators, demonstrates that this festival not only creates development opportunities for our youth, but brings the community together through sport, while supporting the local economy,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Hosting high-profile events like WickFest gives us the opportunity to highlight our state-of-the-art facilities and advances Surrey as a leader in the sport tourism industry. We look forward to hosting this event again next year.” For...

Smart Cities AV Shuttle Demos Come to Surrey

Experience a Driverless Shuttle in Your Community ELA Visits Surrey and Vancouver as part of the Smart Cities Challenge The future of driving is coming to Greater Vancouver! If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to ride in a driverless vehicle, here is your chance to be one of the first people to experience a driverless shuttle ride in Surrey. Rides will be available at the following times and locations: Surrey Civic Plaza in Surrey City Centre: February 1 to 17, 2019 Vancouver Olympic Village: February 23 to March 5, 2019 of Surrey and the City of Vancouver’s Smart Cities Challenge bid to create Canada’s first two collision-free multimodal corridors using smart mobility technologies.” “Driverless vehicles are anticipated to eliminate one of the leading contributors to collisions – human error,” says City of Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “By piloting them on these corridors, we can learn more about how they can be used...
Community Board

Surrey receives community funding towards wildlife viewing platform

Port Kells Community Association presents cheque at Annual General Meeting Surrey, BC | The City of Surrey received $20,000 from the Port Kells Community Association (PKCA) during a cheque presentation as part of the association’s Annual General Meeting held last evening, January 31. The funds support a $40,000 wildlife viewing platform project, which is now open to the public at Pork Kells Park. “I would like to thank the Port Kells Community Association for its generous financial contribution towards this park improvement,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Parks play a strong role in building healthy, welcoming communities. Protecting this habitat and enhancing this popular lookout point will better serve visitors for years to come.” The viewing platform provides wildlife viewing opportunities of the Latimer Creek vista, expanding across the floodplain. It also addresses the wear and tear on the streambank from this popular lookout point. The City of Surrey is continually working to ensure its...

Open Road Auto Group acquires fourth Toyota dealership with purchase of Peace Arch Toyota

OpenRoad Auto Group is OpenRoad Auto Group is proud to announce the company’s acquisition of Peace Arch Toyota in South Surrey, marking the dealership group’s fourth B.C. Toyota dealership and 28th automotive retail location. As of today, the dealership will operate as OpenRoad Toyota Peace Arch. “We are honoured to continue the legacy and family success story of Peach Arch Toyota as a leading B.C. Toyota dealer in White Rock and South Surrey,” said Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. “We look forward to maintaining the dealership’s excellent reputation for offering superior customer service, being a committed community partner, and a great place to work.” Located at 3174 King George Highway in South Surrey, Peace Arch Toyota is an award-winning Toyota dealership that has been proudly serving White Rock and South Surrey customers since 1966. Under the leadership of the Vines family, the dealership was awarded Toyota’s highest honour...

7-Eleven Collaborates with Ghostbusters World to Bring Customers an Unforgettable AR Experience

7-Eleven Canada stores transform into Dimensional Doors VANCOUVER, BC | January 21, 2019 - 7-Eleven Canada has collaborated with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps, publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. (4:33), and developer Next Age to bring the augmented reality location-based game Ghostbusters World to Canadian stores. The collaboration, which brings together legacy brands 7-Eleven and Ghostbusters, will transform all 7-Eleven stores in Canada into ‘Dimensional Doors’ where Ghostbusters World players can collect traps, weapons and other resources that will help them take down ghosts like Slimer, Fearsome Flush, Boogaloo and more. 7-Eleven Dimensional Doors will have an increased spawn rate for 3 ghosts: Goast, Ghost Buffalo, and Sandman. Ghostbusters World leverages the latest in AR technology with Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit to create an immersive world where ghosts roam the streets, transforming anyone with a mobile phone into a ghostbuster tasked with fighting and trapping ghosts straight out of their...

Which diet trend works best for you?

Eat better. If this is your goal for 2019, you are not alone. In fact, ‘eat better’ tops the list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. And while the decision to munch on healthier foods is easy to make, the next steps can be overwhelming and confusing. For starters, what does it mean to eat better? Your neighbour is noshing on veggies non-stop while your mother-in-law swears she feels amazing when she eats as much meat as possible. Everyone has a different opinion and your Facebook feed is buzzing with all of them! You scroll past vegan recipes and deliberate over invitations to join the latest Whole 30 challenge, then shut your computer off and grab some leftover holiday baking. Eat better. Easier said than done when you aren’t sure exactly how to do it. As much as it can feel like a challenge to make changes to your...

Comprehensive Guide on How to Manage your PDF Files

Portable Document Format (PDF) is popular with many people owing to its multiple features. Its portability and mobility are among the features that most people like. It is easy to share and transfer the PDF file format over the network. Many users have declared it as the best file format. If you are searching for a PDF creation software, you can head to The PDF website offers a complete solution for all your PDF needs. Having the best PDF creation software is one thing, knowing how to manage your PDF files will enable you to get the best out of your software creation tool. This guide will show you how to manage your PDF files like a pro. 1. The large sized PDF document Large sized PDF documents provide a significant challenge when you open it or want to send it through email over the network. Trying to open...

Could You Run a Shop and Never See Your Stock?

The short answer to this is 'yes, you can!' The retail industry is undergoing a transformation at the moment, moving from large, luxurious stores that can be a drain on finances towards smaller, more contained premises linked to large warehouses that are usually sited far away from urban centres but easily accessible on good roads. In this way, a retailer can keep overheads and salaries low, while still offering a good range of products and services with very little delay. Customers can often choose whether they want to visit a shop in person, or simply shop online from the comfort of their own homes, or even while out and about during a busy day. If you are thinking about setting up a retail business, you might want to consider one very important fact: you might already have everything you need to begin! A modern retail business no longer needs a...
Arts and Entertainment

Fusion Festival Wins Special Events Magazine Award for “Best Festival”

Surrey Fusion Festival has been named the world’s “Best Festival” at the 2019 Special Events Magazine Gala Awards, held on Thursday, January 10, in San Diego, California. The Gala Awards are the oldest awards program in the event industry and recognize the finest work in special events worldwide. The 2019 awards received entries in 34 categories from 13 countries. This is the second time the Surrey Fusion Festival has been recognized, previously accepting the award in 2013. “We are honoured to be recognized by Special Events Magazine for this prestigious award,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Surrey Fusion Festival is now B.C.’s largest multicultural event, bringing our community together through diverse food, arts and entertainment. Community events like this create strong connections within our community and foster civic pride. We thank our presenting sponsor, Coast Capital Savings and the many community groups who come together to make this event possible year...

Social Justice Activist Shilpa Narayan Bags Sher Vancouver’s Youth Leadership Award!

Surrey, British Columbia | Sher Vancouver is pleased to announce the winners of the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award for 2018. The January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award is an annual award bestowed upon a deserving youth who is 16 to 30 years of age and who has demonstrated involvement, commitment, and leadership in the LGBTQ community. WINNER Shilpa Narayan | Gold Award $1000 | Surrey Mike Hsiao | Silver Award $500 | Burnaby Hunter Levi Hastings | Bronze Award $250 | Surrey Hanna Jacobsen | Honourable Mention $100 | Victoria “There were many strong applicants this year and it was difficult to select a winner. I am just amazed by the quality of the applicants and the wonderful work they do in the community. We wish we could have recognized and supported everyone,” states Sher Vancouver Founder Alex Sangha. A 12 member jury independently ranked the Top 4 applicants. Each judge allocated points from 4 for the...

Perminder Chohan’s 2019 DFSIN Awards Night a Grand Celebration with Incredible Gifts

B.C. philanthropist and businessman Perminder Chohan, Managing Director of the Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network Richmond South, organized the annual DFSIN Richmond South Excellence Awards on Jan. 5, 2019 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of his advisors at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC. The gala took off with a VIP reception for the advisors and some respected members of the community. The evening was filled with fun, great food and some surprises. One of the top advisors at DFSIN Richmond South, Shivani Sobti took home a BMW car, awarded in honour of her achievements this past year. Many other advisors were also recognized and awarded for their milestones in the network. There was a special dance performance to entertain the guests, followed by everyone enjoying some good times on the dance floor, moving to the tunes of some upbeat Bollywood and Punjabi music....

How to Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

January is underway - how are you doing with those New Year's Resolutions? A recent study shows that a whopping 80% of people who set a New Year's resolution fail by the second week of February and for those who make it that far only 8% see it through for the entire year! Where some people see failure, New Westminster Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Allana Polo, sees opportunity! She wants to help people get back on track to make 2019 their healthiest year yet! "If you’re on the brink of abandoning your resolutions, you're not alone. Crumpling up your page of resolutions isn’t something to be ashamed of. Likely the problem isn’t you but the type of goals you set," says Dr. Polo. "Before you throw in the towel, hit the reset button and be smart about it. Make sure the goals you set are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based....
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