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Surrey Fusion Festival Celebrates Africa

 Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey announced today that it will be featuring Africa – alongside other diverse cultures from around the world – at this year’s Fusion Festival. The new Celebrate Africa zone, presented in partnership with the African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance (AHFOMAD), will celebrate the continent’s vibrant history, music, dance and cuisine at Holland Park ... Read More »

Surrey Canada Day expands with a lineup of new attractions

SURREY Canada Day, presented by Coast Capital Savings, announced today the lineup of new attractions guests can expect at this year’s free annual event.   Returning to the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, Canada Day celebrations begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1 and this year’s celebrations are expected to be even bigger than the last. “Surrey’s Canada Day celebration ... Read More »

Families of teenagers Jason Jhutty and Jassi Bhangal appeal to public to identify those responsible for their murders

ON the first anniversary of the homicides of 16-year-old Jaskarn Singh Jhutty (Jason) and 17-year-old Jaskaran Singh Bhangal (Jassi), both residents of Surrey, their families appealed for the public’s help to identify those responsible for their murders. The two, who were students of Frank Hurt Secondary School, were not known to police. The bodies of the victims found on the roadside. Courtesy ... Read More »

Canada announces new initiative to support LGBTQ2 refugees

Canada is introducing the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, which will support more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ2 refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution. Starting in 2020, the new initiative builds on the success of the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Pilot, by increasing the number of privately sponsored refugees from 15 to 50 per year. This unique partnership is in addition ... Read More »

Kasari Govender to be BC’s Human Rights Commissioner

THE Special Committee to Appoint a Human Rights Commissioner has unanimously recommended to the legislative assembly that Kasari Govender be appointed as British Columbia’s first independent human rights commissioner. The committee’s recommendation is included in a report that was released on Wednesday, May 29. “Committee members were impressed by Ms. Govender’s extensive practice defending human rights coupled with her reputation as ... Read More »

School children release hundreds of butterflies at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Surrey, BC – Over 280 students from AJ McLellan Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Butterfly Release Celebration on Monday, at the Surrey Centre Cemetery. The annual event is part of the grade one lifecycle curriculum at AJ McLellan, educating students on the cycle of life.  For weeks, 11 classrooms raised butterflies from egg, to chrysalis, to adult butterfly ... Read More »

Munda Faridkotia: All set to spread love across borders

FROM engaging the audience with his cinematic work to further grabbing their attention with musical treats, Roshan Prince has always been very active in the Punjabi entertainment industry. He will soon be seen in another romantic Punjabi comedy film Munda Faridkotia. This is his 19th film. The film is produced by Vancouver businessman Daljit Singh Thind and Monty Sikka under the ... Read More »

Surrey Fusion Festival: Sharry Mann and 2Baba will perform at 12th annual event

SURREY Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, has announced Punjabi singer Sharry Mann and Nigerian Afro pop artist 2Baba will headline Surrey Fusion Festival on July 20 and 21 at Holland Park. This will be the first time the annual free event will see international headliners perform for both Saturday and Sunday nights. “Surrey Fusion Festival is an excellent opportunity ... Read More »