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Councilor Barinder Rasode ties a Rakhi bracelet on Jason Wong,  from Beta Collective, as the City of Surrey launches its fourth annual Rakhi project. Gerry Kahrmann  /  PNG

Surrey’s Rakhi Project: Domestic abuse is only shameful if you keep it secret

Domestic violence victim Sherri-Lee Woycik speaks at the Beta Collective, as the City of Surrey launches its fourth annual... (more...)

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Rakshabandhan: A protection band

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  An Indian woman chooses ‘rakhi’ (sacred thread) for a brother in preparation for... (more...)

Supporters of Surrey’ third annual Rakhi Project include, from left: Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge, Surrey RCMP; Neelam Sahota, acting executive director of DIVERSEcity; Surrey councillor Barinder Rasode; Jamie Taras, director of community relations, B.C. Lions; Mayor Dianne Watts; B.C. Lions player J.R. LaRose; Tracy Porteous, executive director, Ending Violence Association of B.C.; Insp. Manny Mann, Surrey RCMP.   — Submitted photo

Surrey’s project to combat domestic violence backed by B.C. Lions

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Surrey city councillor Barinder Rasode promotes the third annual Rakhi project. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Surrey bands together against domestic abuse with Rakhi Project

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