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.
Arts and Entertainment

Worlds of Wonder Comes to Museum of Surrey April 24

Where nature, technology and history come to life, through LEGO® bricks Surrey, BC – The Museum of Surrey has partnered with VLC (Vancouver’s Community for Adult Fans of LEGO) to present Worlds of Wonder, a feature exhibit built of LEGO® bricks, running from April 24 to Sept. 8. LEGO fans of all ages will be able to step through one of three portals and be transported to a parallel realm where nature, technology and history come to life, through LEGO bricks. “We are thrilled to offer this innovative and immersive exhibit for families right here in Surrey at our newly expanded world-class museum,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “In addition to being a community hub, the Museum of Surrey and its special exhibitions provide a fun environment to learn about the world at large. I encourage all brick builders, from beginner to the expert, to come join us at the Worlds...
Arts and Entertainment

5X, A South Asian Millennial Festival, Returns to the Lower Mainland in June

Festival features the best of music, art, fashion and film 5X, a world-class festival celebrating South Asian youth culture, has announced that its 2019 Festival will return on June 12-16, 2019. Following a successful launch last year, 5X is back for a second year and will host renowned artists such as Raja Kumari, Sidhu Moose Wala and Mickey Singh. The festival’s flagship event, 5X Block Party, will take place once again at Central City in the heart of Surrey. Last year’s event drew more than 10,000 fans who enjoyed performances by leading South Asian superstars Jasmine Sandlas and Sharry Mann. 5X will also host unique events at their pop-up Arts Hub in Vancouver. Tarun Nayar, Executive Director of 5X, said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing back our 5X Festival for another year. We have seen a surge of South Asian creatives that have hit the mainstream and pushed barriers and...
Arts and Entertainment

New Live Green World attracts crowds at 2019 Party for the Planet

Surrey, BC | The City of Surrey hosted its ninth annual Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet, at Civic Plaza this past Saturday, inspiring thousands of attendees to live more sustainably. Sponsored by TD, this year’s event featured the new Live Green World, where guests attended environmental workshops to learn more about growing vegetables, caring for trees, hosting sustainable park events, meditation, Indigenous smudging and sustainable apparel manufacturing. A variety of local and sustainable marketplace vendors included aromatherapy products, natural healing soaps and massage bars, beaded moccasins, earrings, dreamcatchers, mandala art, beeswax food wraps, pottery and sustainable cleaning products. “This year’s Party for the Planet encouraged attendees to be more sustainable in their personal lives and in their community,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Thank you to all of our passionate sponsors, performers, vendors, staff and volunteers who put on a fantastic event. Your contributions continue to help our city...
Business

Joseph Richard Group Disrupts Restaurant Industry Opening 100 Restaurants in 1 Day

On April 22nd, 2019 The Joseph Richard Group, under their newest venture Meal Ticket Brands, is set to open 100 restaurants in one day across the Fraser Valley. With strategic partnerships already in place, expansion into Greater Vancouver and across Canada will not be far behind. These delivery-only restaurant concepts reflect The Joseph Richard Group’s continued diversification and expansion as an innovative leader in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has been in research and development for over a year, curating popular foods and fine-tuning menu offerings. These ‘Ghost Restaurants’ will service customers through an online-only delivery concept, operating with increased efficiencies to streamline the operations process. The concept allows for brands to build out a number of cuisines, effectively optimizing their ability to cater to the ever-changing tastes and trends of consumers. The Joseph Richard Group continues to lead the way in the Canadian restaurant industry, shattering records...
Events

Five reasons to send your child to day camp this summer

Surrey, BC – Summer is quickly approaching, and parents are starting to fill their calendars with vacations and social commitments. It’s also a time when parents may struggle to find short-term childcare for their kids – or just want to keep their children active and limit screen time in the summer. The City of Surrey offers over 150 summer camps ranging from cooking and robotics, to art and sports – all designed to expand children’s interests, while supporting parents over the summer break. In addition to keeping children healthy and active, here are the top five reasons to send your child to camp this summer: Developing independence Camps provide the perfect atmosphere to foster self-development. Under the guidance of camp staff, children are encouraged to understand boundaries and develop critical thinking, in order to make safe decisions. Although summer camps are developed for your child’s specific age group, there are...
Travel

5 Tips to Ensure a Safe and Enjoyable Summer Vacation

With spring in full swing, it won’t be long before the sweet idea of a summer vacation resurfaces. Whether you’re a student looking to take a break from the books, or a family looking for an escape, make sure to get the most out of your trip by planning ahead. Here are our top five travel tips to ensure a fun and safe trip this year. Research Your Destination Everyone has their own definition of the perfect vacation. Some enjoy staying at an all-inclusive resort with activities and amenities on resort grounds, whereas some prefer to stay at a hotel and explore what the city or area has to offer. Whatever your preference, research your destination to make sure it truly meets your needs. Study up on nearby amenities and local attractions and be sure to read plenty of reviews. Organize Your Flight Early On If you’ll be flying to...
Events

Surrey releases 2019 Party for the Planet performance schedule

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey announced today the release of this year’s Party for the Planet performance schedule and site map, which are now available for download at surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet. The free event, which is B.C.’s largest Earth Day celebration, will feature the new undercover Live Green World, the popular Adventure Zone and over 70 environmentally friendly exhibitors and vendors. The new Live Green World will offer a series of environmental workshops, including: the benefits of trees, how to use and maintain beeswax food wraps, Sahaja yoga self-realization, indigenous smudging and cedar brushing, tree pruning basics, how to host a sustainable park event and how to care for your trees. “This year’s Party for the Planet will offer attendees more opportunities to learn about environmental initiatives than ever before,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “We can all take part in creating a thriving, green, inclusive city and we hope you’ll join...
Shopping

The Top 3 Types of Kitchen Lighting that You Need

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home and needs to be well decorated. Well, most Millennials enjoy having well-furnished kitchens in their homes, but usually forget good lighting in there is one of the crucial matters to take into consideration. Besides, having flashy and classic faucets and great drainage system, you need some lighting that is beaming on these attractive décor to make the kitchen glitter and brighter. If you lack balanced lighting in your kitchen, be sure that you will have crawling and creeping insects like cockroaches, mosquitoes, fruit flies, and playing mantis in those unlit corners of your kitchen. Having some balanced lighting in your kitchen will eventually enhance accomplishing your daily tasks. To enable this, you need to think of 3 types of lighting that will need to be fixed in your kitchen to make it more appealing: 1. Ambient This will...
Shopping

How to Find the Right Commercial Racking Company for Your Warehouse

Commercial racking is one of those things that will keep you on toes until the job is done. However, you should know that there are so many pallet racking companies around and the most important thing is to find one that works best for you. During your search for pallet racking services, you need to keep an extra eye out for con artists. Know that there are so many of them online and the worst part is that some are too good to detect. Even if they don’t collect money from you, they are capable of using wicked ways to access data in your computer. You avoid all this you should; Create a list There are so many companies that install pallet racks in commercial buildings, and you can get them online. From your list, you need to start crossing out companies that are not favoring you. Remember that some...
Business

Kelowna Office Opening for Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network

Businessman and philanthropist Perminder Chohan is expanding his reach in Canada with another Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network office in British Columbia this month. Mr. Chohan, Managing Director of DFSIN Richmond South, opened the new office in Kelowna at 310-478 Bernard Ave. The new office was inaugurated a month after the one in Abbotsford. Mr. Chohan now owns six offices in B.C. and plans to open one more in the coming months, adding to his constantly growing and flourishing business. “It is amazing how our business and our team keep growing together. We are one big family and our growth is the result of hard work and support from every member of our organization,” said Mr. Chohan. Every new office brings more opportunities and Mr. Chohan loves to work with new people and ensures his team gets all the support they need. “As our work family grows bigger, so does our success and the portfolio of investments,” he...
Arts and Entertainment

Sikh Heritage Month launches in B.C. with public awareness campaign exploring Sikh identity and youth art exhibit

Series of events in April invite British Columbians to celebrate the arts, heritage and culture of Sikh Canadians Sikh Heritage Month BC has launched a series of public awareness videos and premiere arts event – The Revival - to showcase the thriving arts and culture scene among Sikh youth in BC and educate British Columbians about BC’s diverse Sikh community. “This last year showed us, as a community in BC and Canada, we continue to be vulnerable to harmful stereotypes and the people who are most harmed by them are our young people,” says Jasleen Sidhu, Vice-President of UBC & SFU Sikh Students Association and spokesperson, Sikh Heritage Month. “This is an opportunity for us to tell our own stories, celebrate our contributions and our community’s diversity – and share experiences with all British Columbians.” Public awareness videos will also roll out over digital platforms that are designed to educate and raise awareness of the diversity that exists...
Travel

8 Ways to Make Your Road Trip More Fun

If you’re planning a road trip, it can be intimidating to pick an endpoint destination and realize, Wow, that’s actually 18 hours of driving. We get it, especially if you have kids in tow who need to be entertained for miles of endless driving. However, with the right set of supplies, the right attitude, and a sense of humor, your road trip will be smooth sailing. So, load up that podcast, get your GPS navigation ready, and adjust your mirrors - it’s time to hit the road! Below are 8 tips to make your road trip fun and successful: 1.  Make sure your set of wheels is reliable First and foremost: you can’t get to where you need to go if you have an unreliable vehicle. There’s nothing shameful or embarrassing about having a beater. With that said, when you’re 60 miles into a desert road and your transmission fails...
Music

Kids Play Foundation ran another free 3V3 Basketball Tournament, this time in Abbotsford

Gang activity, drugs, and violence continues to be of great concern to the residents of Lower Mainland. The community has seen an exponential increase of the drugs and gang violence epidemic in the last few years.. In an effort to break the cycle, Kids Play runs programs across the Lower Mainland and is primarily run by youth. Over 50,000 youth have gone through their free programs. These programs include sports and educational seminars. They also run after school programs in Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford. Sport has been a widely used mechanism to provide children with a positive constructive outlet and Kids Play has been determined to use this tool and give our youth a widened range of opportunities. In an effort to break this cycle, Kids Play Foundation continues to bring resourceful opportunities for the youth community. “We’ve all been directly or indirectly effected by the havoc wreaked by youth...
Business

WorkSafeBC offers new safety resources as craft-brewery industry bubbles with growth

WorkSafeBC is providing new health and safety resources for B.C.’s craft-brewery industry to help reduce injuries and incidents. The industry has tripled in size over the past ten years, growing from 54 employers to more than 160. With rapid growth of a new industry, the risk of workplace hazards can increase. From 2008 to 2017, there were 284 accepted time-loss claims for injuries in craft breweries and distilleries. The types of incidents most frequently resulting in injury included falls, overexertion, struck-by, repetitive motion, and exposure to heat and cold. Workers aged 25-34 accounted for the highest percentage of workers injured. “Craft-beer brewing is a complex process that involves multiple stages of production,” says Megan Martin, WorkSafeBC manager, Industry and Labour Services. “We know brewers and distillers spend a lot of time and effort focusing on the quality of their products, and we want to make sure they produce them safely.” To...
Music

MUSIC BC & GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PARTNER WITH TREEFORT MUSIC FEST

Treefort is a five-day indie rock festival in Idaho, United States Music BC and the Government of Canada (Consulate General in Seattle, Washington) are thrilled to announce a collaboration with Treefort Music Fest, a five-day indie rock festival. Held in downtown Boise in Idaho between March 20 - March 24, 2019, a total of 19 Canadian bands, including 11 from British Columbia, are set to perform at various venues at one of the Pacific Northwest’s most storied music festivals. Music BC and The Government of Canada will also be hosting a Canadian Spotlight on March 23, 2019 in Idaho at PreFunk Beer Bar (1110 W Front Street) from 1PM - 10PM featuring emerging Canadian bands, including: Jo Passed (BC) Blessed (BC) Art d’Ecco (BC) Haley Blais (BC) Goodbye Honolulu (ONT) Haviah Mighty (ONT) FRANKIIE (BC) & Booty EP (BC). This special event is free to those age 21+ and will...
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