Events & Member Services

  • Identifies opportunities for partnership in DSBIA events in Downtown Surrey
  • Identifies opportunities for the DSBIA to participate in City, community or stakeholder events
  • Showcases and profiles the Members and Downtown Surrey with DSBIA event related activities
  • Engages, coordinates, communicates and profiles all self-supported and partner related events in Downtown Surrey to profile the area

Chair: Soleman Hashmi

Our Success

  • In the absence of entertainment venues, the BIA has used special events in various locations in an effort to create a sense of place in downtown:
    • The Movies Under the Stars program started in 2005 to demonstrate that families could enjoy a social evening outside during the summer. This grew to three movie nights in 2008 and four in 2009, 2010, five in 2011, four in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and five in 2017.. This event is supported by the City of Surrey, local businesses and developers.
    • The BIA has been the major sponsor of the Surrey Fest Downtown since 2004. This is the largest and most successful community festival in Surrey with annual attendance of 5,000+ and is held at Holland Park.
    • The BIA has participated in a number of City-sponsored events as First Night (2 years); Winterfest (2008,2009,2011); Fusion Fest (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Canada Day (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); Party for the Planet (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015, 2016, 2017 ), Stanley Cup Comes to Surrey (2010), Stanley Cup Play-offs Fan Site (2011), Tree Lighting Festival (2012, 2013, 204, 2015, 2016) and the Lantern Procession (2006, 2008).
    • In 2014, 2015, 2017, the DSBIA held “The Long, Long Table” a catered five course dinner on Civic Plaza.
    • Since 2010, the DSBIA has held Big Rigs for Kids – the City Centre portion of the Lighted Truck Parade.
    • Since 2013, the DSBIA has partnered with Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Centre to hold Eat Play Live Well Street Fair every summer at the Centre on 94A Avenue.
    • In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 the BIA partnered with TienSher/Quattro Development to hold a Block Party called Q Fest held in the North/East area of the DSBIA area.
    • In 2014 and 2015, the DSBIA sponsored and helped organize Whalley’s Corner Community Festival.
    • In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 the DSBIA participated in the Pride Festival at Holland Park.
    • In 2010, the DSBIA was involved in the “Santa arrives at Central City” event, Christmas Movie Day at Digital Lightyear Theatre at SFU and the Lighted Truck Parade at Holland Park.
    • The BIA has also participated in the RCMP Block Party (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016). In 2011, the BIA coordinated a 60th Anniversary BBQ to celebrate the RCMP’s 60th Anniversary in Surrey.
    • In 2006, the BIA supported the Canadian Little League Championships hosted by Whalley Little League with marketing supports, commemorative banner competition and banner costs.
    • In 2006, the BIA partnered with Canadian Tire and A & W to hold a Show & Shine.


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