Author: Taslim Jaffer

Monster: Not Just Another Film About South Asian Gang Violence In Surrey

This is not your typical film about a South Asian teen involved in a Surrey gang. In fact, this isn’t your typical film at all. One conversation with filmmaker and actor Inderveer Sodhi, who created Monster, will turn every stereotype you have on its head. Sodhi describes Monster as a “socially-relevant story and burning cause that our community should be aware of. Often throughout the years, many filmmakers have attempted to tell these stories but unfortunately do not do justice to the depiction of South Asian culture, the lifestyle of first generation teenagers and their immigrant parents, and the...

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Lack Of Services For African Youth Immigrants In Surrey Addressed By Surrey Youth

Big dreams. When you’re an immigrant moving to a new country in search of a better future, you pack those dreams into whatever suitcases you can reasonably take with you. You carry those dreams onto the airplane, and hope with all your might that the cards will fall in your favour, that saying farewell to everything you know will one day lead to the kind of life you wish to give yourself and your family. And when you land on new soil, you pray for a guardian angel to carry you into your new life. Bienvenue Osee, a 22...

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Ucluelet or Tofino? This Will Help You Decide.

Ucluelet or Tofino? That is the ultimate West Coast wanderer debate. Both towns are situated only 30 minutes apart on the wild and rugged western coast of Vancouver Island. The journey to the brink of the Pacific Ocean is majestic itself; dock at Nanaimo after a scenic sail on BC Ferries from the mainland and begin an epic road trip through rainforest and mountains. With stops along the way, this 2.5 hour drive evolves into a memorable day before you arrive at your final destination. So, which town should you set your luggage down in? Because they are so...

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Enter To Win $500 And Learn How Surrey’s Farmers Are Affected By Climate Change

If you’ve driven by flooded farm fields or caught footage of the storm surges at Crescent Beach this winter, you’ve seen evidence of a number of things: Surrey has a large area of floodplains within its boundaries, and our current flood management system requires some updating. Surrey has over 35 km of coastline and about 20% of our land is sitting on floodplains. Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, the Nicomekl and Serpentine Rivers, through Cloverdale toward Newton, the Campbell River and Semiahmoo First Nation are areas we frequent, live in or farm. Due to climate change which is causing sea...

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Visit Tulum And Xel-Ha On Your Next Trip To Mexico

While beach-bumming on the white sands of an all-inclusive resort is heaven itself, there’s a whole lot more of Mexico to discover. If you’re staying anywhere between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, we have two recommendations for you that are perfect for the entire family – and you can do both in the same day! Excursions to the historic site of Tulum and the natural ecological park of Xel-Ha can be booked right from your resort with comfortable and reliable transportation provided. You just have to sit back, enjoy the ride, look forward to creating more memories (and snap...

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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 ❯