OPED: BEYOND FABULOUS with Guo Pei

By Ursula Maxwell-Lewis Guo Pei Couture Beyond, Vancouver Arts Gallery’s signature exhibit (until Jan. 20, 2019), offers artists, clothiers, storytellers, photographers and day-trippers an unforgettable art, fabric and fashion experience. This talented Chinese designer challenges viewers to explore the hidden secrets and design dramas. Collections like Samsara (2006), An Amazing Journey in a Childhood Dream, (2008), or 1002 Nights (2010) …

CITY: Surrey Lights Up…A Christmas Tree Nov 24

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival: Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival returns to Surrey’s Civic Plaza! The expanded holiday market will return to offer locally-made goods. The lighting of Surrey’s 60-foot Christmas tree will cap the event. This is one of the tallest Christmas trees in Canada. Nov 24, 12 – 7pm | Surrey City Hall, 13450 …

ELECTORAL REFERENDUM: Get Out And Vote!

British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. The referendum is being held by mail from October 22 to November 30, 2018. Registered voters will get a voting package in the mail from Elections BC between October 22 and November 2, 2018. First Past The Post vs Proportional Representation – BIG DECISION …

PSA: Surrey Intl Lantern Festival OPENS OCT 31

The Surrey International Lantern Festival 2018 called the ‘Art of Lights’ is finally set to open its doors to the public starting October 31st – Halloween! But no need to panic – it is scheduled to run until January 6th. The scene at the Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Park is one of complete wonder. From Giant Dinosaurs to revolving Pagodas …