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Surrey’s Golden boy: Eric Basran

By Surbhi Gogia Eric’s story is an inspiring example of what South Asian kids can achieve if their energy is invested in sports from the early age Eric Basran, an 18 year BC champion and two time silver medalist from Surrey recently returned home from the 2017 BC Golden Gloves Championship in Mission with more hardware to add to his ... Read More »

Beer Baroness Manjit Minhas

By Surbhi Gogia Manjit Minhas is just 36 year old who has risen to international fame of being a “beer baroness” by owning a booze empire with annual revenues of over 187 million dollars. Co-founder and CEO of the Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery in Calgary, Manjit started her business at the ripe age of 19 with her brother Ravinder ... Read More »

Faith, God & Spirituality

By Dr. Suresh Kurl  The terms may sound abstract but they are closely connected to our everyday lives and adopting them in everyday life can help us survive everyday problems. Suresh Kurl explians Half a century ago, I left India, the country of my birth, but continued to protect and preserve, rather jealously, a travel kit my parents had handed ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Special: Introducing Staff Sergeant Major Beth McAndie

This Wednesday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day and a chance to recognize the contributions of over 500 female police officers, staff and volunteers at Surrey Detachment. This year’s campaign theme is “Be Bold for Change,” something that Beth McAndie exemplifies and champions in her newest role as the Surrey RCMP’s Staff Sergeant Major. Not everyone can remember the exact moment ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Special: Local Film Festival to showcase best of international cinema created by women

Opening on International Women’s Day on March 8, the 12th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) will be celebrating the best of cinema created by women.  Other Festival events include: film panels, master classes, guest filmmakers, artist talks, pitch sessions, receptions, and an award gala.  Women in Film and Television will present two local features, and four films ... Read More »

South Asian group in Brampton completes its pledge to Osler, raising $1,000,000

Osler working in partnership with Punjab’s Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha and Apollo Hospitals BRAMPTON: A $1-million donation to William Osler Health System (Osler) hospitals was announced at a fundraising dinner this month at Brampton’s Pearson Convention Centre. Led by Brampton-based entrepreneur Satish Thakkar and his wife Rimple, the Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler (ICFO) hosted the Butterfly ... Read More »

The Mental health crisis

By Surbhi Gogia Kulpreet Singh is marketing professional in his mid-thirties. While talking to him you would not realise that he went through a long struggle of fighting a mental illness throughout college, struggling everyday but not being aware about his problem. He had been an intelligent student since childhood, but he had always found it difficult to concentrate on ... Read More »

Real issues on the reel

Surrey kids pick up cameras to make movies on most heart wrenching issues A group of ten young students from Surrey recently participated in a program to learn short-filmmaking. Although their films were only a couple of minutes long, each student included some truly moving and powerful content. Students shared their personal experiences and insights through their work. The program ... Read More »

PALDI: Town soaked in Sikh History

This remote town in British Columbia’s lumber country is named after its founder Mayo Singh from Paldi Village in the District Of Hoshiapur in Punjab In most history books, the contributions of the Panjabis to the fabric of British Columbia’s culture and economy are not mentioned. One of the earliest towns for the early Punjabi settlers was Paldi, British Columbia  and ... Read More »

Why my fitness plan doesn’t work?

  Dhiraj Khatri has the answer So already January, the first month of the New year is gone and I believe many of you are disappointed with your resolution to keep up the fitness level or achieve your new year goal. Talking to hundreds of fitness enthusiast, I found out why your fitness plan don’t work or you fail. Following ... Read More »