Ferris wheel at wedding reception helps send neighbors into orbit

Surrey neighbors angered by noise at the wedding reception of Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and Liberal politician Geet Grewal

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Angry neighbors have filed more than 50 noise complaints with the RCMP about a noisy wedding reception in Surrey where guests could ride a Ferris wheel.


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Tuesday’s reception was part of a traditional Punjabi wedding that lasted for several days, according to The Times of India. The article said the marriage took place between “Punjabi idol, musician and actor Parmish Verma” and Canadian politician Geet Grewal, who ran for “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party.”

Grewal lost in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding to Brad Vis, a Tory. On Instagram, Verma has 6.5 million followers.

Surrey Cpl. Vanessa Munn said she couldn’t tell how many people were at the reception on Tuesday night but it was a big event, “which was very loud.

“We have received over 50 separate complaints about noise,” she said Thursday.

The house at 7711-192nd Street near 76th Avenue is listed as 15,440 square feet with eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms on 4.67 acres of land. One entry had an estimated value of $ 4.89 million.


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Surrey city officials issued 15 parking tickets and towed a number of vehicles, Rob Costanzo, general manager of business services, said in an emailed statement.

“City bylaw officers advised the wedding organizer to stop and cease operations due to noise and traffic issues affecting the neighborhood,” Costanzo said.

Surrey city officials returned to the property with gendarmes, building and electrical inspectors on Wednesday in what was described as “several illegal tents”.

“A Ferris wheel was also located on the property,” said Costanzo. “The city issued a stop-work order to the owner for failing to obtain a permit for the large tents.”

Surrey said it would also issue fines for zoning and construction violations.


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The CBC reported that there were less than 130 people at the reception.

The Times of India article said that for every ceremony of her wedding, Grewal wore a “lavish lehenga (an ankle-length skirt), intricately embroidered and in rich colors.”

“For their wedding attire, Geet wore a red lehenga and ornate jewelry, while Parmish matched his bride in her red turban and cream-colored embellished sherwani (a long, cloak-like garment).”

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