Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars will take place in the first four Saturdays in August 2015 at Holland Park (if we get enough sponsorship, we will also add the fifth Saturday).

What movies would you like to see? They must be family-friendly and under two hours in length. Right now, the top contenders are:

Big Hero Six
Home
Cinderella
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Wreck it Ralph
Brave
Maleficent

Send your favourite 5 movie titles to info@downtownsurreybia.com so we can include your votes in our tabulations.

 

By |April 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments|

Vote YES for the Future

You are invited to come and learn why it’s important to vote YES for the Mayors’ Plan.
We will be hosting two info sessions at different times in the day to make them more accessible.
Thursday, March 12th11:45am - 1:30pm Neptune Restaurant
10153 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
 or 
4pm – 6pm  Chuck Bailey Rec Centre
13458 – 107A Avenue, Surrey, BC

Please invite your co-workers and neighbours to attend with you.
There will be delicious food for you to enjoy, so please bring your friends!

By |March 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments|

It’s time to say yes to investing in our growing region

Metro Vancouver is growing. We need to invest to solve our congestion problems, and to get ready for that growth. The Mayors’ Council Plan will help you spend less time commuting, more time with your family, and more productive time at work. It’s a plan that prioritizes our environment, our local economy, and our quality of life.  http://www.bettertransit.info/

 

 

By |February 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments|

DSBIA Supports Improved Transit to Transform Region

The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) is supporting the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition’s (BTTC) efforts to increase investment for improved transportation in Metro Vancouver.

Citing an April 2014 study on the transit needs of the rapidly growing population in the South Fraser region, the DSBIA recognizes the necessity of improved transit to support businesses in the region and the needs of the citizens of the City of Surrey.

“There is an urgent need for improved transportation across our entire region,” says Elizabeth Model, CEO of the DSBIA. “Surrey is the fastest growing urban centre in Canada and improved transit is a key to creating a vibrant city and community,” said. “Our Association is fully behind the efforts of the BTTC to improve transportation throughout Metro Vancouver and the quality of life for all its residents.”

The need for solutions to increasing congestion through transportation corridors has necessitated the need to improved transit. The BTTC, a group comprised of business, labour, environmental and community organizations, advocates that citizens vote “yes” in the upcoming mail-in ballot referendum in order help local economies, the environment, and overall quality of life in the region.

“Voting ‘Yes’ is the single biggest step we can take to improve the region’s health, economy and liveability while fighting climate change,” said James Stewart, Chair of the DSBIA. “It’s the most important decision our region will make for the next 20 years as we prepare to add 1 million more residents.”

Under the proposed plan, the committed investments to Surrey include three light rail transit lines to the city, as well as improved B-line fast bus service, upgrades to the Skytrain lines that service the region, improved cycling paths, road improvement projects, and a new Pattullo Bridge.
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By |February 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Toque Tuesday Hockey Tournament

Imagine the excitement of winning the lottery: that is the excitement Supreme Commander aka Tim Baillie retired Firefighter has when sharing the story of Toque Tuesday Hockey Tournament – which this year will take place February 3rd at 10am, outside, in the new Civic Plaza near Surrey City Hall.
“Everyone loves hockey, and we wanted an event everyone could participate in,” Tim explains, so excited he’s bouncing.
Four years ago, Tim wanted to find a fun, inclusive way he could get people involved in an oftentimes serious topic: homelessness awareness.
“It’s supposed to be fun, so I tell the players any serious business will be penalized,” Tim winks.
Tim gathers a range of teams from all over the city to play against each other; from a team of those living on the streets to a mixed team of MLA’s – Tim jokes it can be quite entertaining to watch.
With little gear, a huge outdoor rink, and no rules except have fun, the tournament becomes quite a spectacle. There are hot dogs, hot chocolate, and popcorn for munching.
Many of the players go out of their way to dress up for the event. Rumor has it the “Chicks with Sticks” team may be dressed all in pink this year – including their gear! There has even been a challenge issued from the Supreme Commander himself for people to come out creatively dressed as cheer squads to cheer on the players.
Pacific Community Resources Surrey (PCRS), Lookout, and Surrey Urban Mission Society, will be onsite at the event accepting donations of: socks, underwear, and work clothes or equipment for both males and females.
So come on out February 3rd to Civic Plaza to cheer on the Toque Tuesday Hockey Tournament, support a […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Community Safety Breakfast

Join us and get involved!

The Downtown Surrey BIA would like to invite all business owners and employees to attend our Community Safety Breakfast to hear what’s currently being done to address issues in our area.

We also want to to hear from you – the goal is for everyone to work together to ensure we have a successful Downtown.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 from 7:30-9AM
CHUCK BAILEY REC CENTRE: 13458 107A AVENUE, SURREY
GUEST SPEAKERS

Bill Fordy, Chief Superintendent Officer in Charge, Surrey RCMP

JD Martin, District 1 Commander

Colleen Kerr, Crime Reduction Manager

Aileen Murphy, Senior Social Planner

Jas Rehal, Manager Surrey Bylaws

RSVP to Tracey at 604.580.2321 or info@downtownsurreybia.com

By |January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Downtown Surrey BIA AGM

Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Surrey City Hall
13450 – 104 Avenue, Surrey BC
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Networking and hors d’oeuvres

6:15pm – Annual General Meeting

Following the formal agenda, there will be a presentation
by  Special Guest – Mayor Linda Hepner

All Businesses and Property owners within the DSBIA area are invited to attend (no charge).

Further information pertaining to the AGM 2015 will be posted as it becomes available http://downtownsurreybia.com/agm-2/

Please note: if you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of the DSBIA, you must have your paperwork in to the office no later than January 29, 2015. For information on eligibility to be on the Board, please contact Elizabeth Model, CEO or Bonnie Burnside, Manager at 604.580.2321.

By |January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Better Transit and Transportation Coalition Forms

 
New Coalition Forms to Support Better Transit and Transportation Investment
Business, labour, environmental, community and other organizations have formed the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition to support the Mayors’ Council regional transportation improvement plan for dramatic transit and transportation improvements.

The new Coalition’s founding members include the Vancouver Board of Trade; Unifor, Canada’s newest and largest private sector union; Tourism Vancouver; Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association; David Suzuki Foundation; Greater Vancouver Gateway Council; and BC Chamber of Commerce.

“Our coalition is quickly gathering momentum,” said Iain Black, CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. “We’re one proud part of a full range of environmental, labour, transportation, tourism, health and other groups, and together we’re focused on fighting congestion through transit and transportation improvements.

“Whether you ride the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Coast Express or any combination of those, our riders see the urgent need for better transit service just to deal with existing demand, let alone what happens when Metro Vancouver grows by 1 million more people over 30 years,” said Unifor BC Area Director Gavin McGarrigle. Unifor represents over 30,000 members in BC, including 5,000 transit operators, mechanics, SeaBus and maintenance workers in Metro Vancouver in Union locals 111 and 2200.

“The Mayors transit and transportation plan is designed for future generations, with a clear focus on increased goods movement, and it contains plans for managing congestion more effectively over the next 30 years.” said Elizabeth Model, CEO of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, also a founding member of the Coalition.  ”It starts with a specific 10-year plan that will begin next year if the public approves it in the regional Referendum.”

One of the Coalition’s first initiatives has been circulating a Pledge for interested citizen groups and organizations to […]

By |December 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Big Rigs for Kids

Prospera’s Big Rigs for Kids is back for the fifth year! Big Rigs for Kids, more commonly known as the Lighted Truck Parade, will be illuminating the streets of Surrey on Sunday, December 7th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

The Parade of Lights will consist of trucks all dressed up in bright and colourful Christmas lights. Starting from Cloverdale Town Centre at
5:00 pm, the convoy will then move towards Downtown Surrey. The lighted  trucks will then park along Old Yale Road – north of Holland Park and everyone will have a chance to see them up close. It’s a great opportunity to have your picture taken in front of the trucks with thousands of lights.

The Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau will be on site starting at 5:30pm. The North Surrey Lions Club will also be selling hot
dogs and hot chocolate. Carollers will be singing Christmas carols later in the evening. 

Come out to take pictures and vote for your favourite truck by donation. The vehicle with the most votes will also win a trophy!

All proceeds will go towards the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

On December 7th, be sure to bring your family and friends Holland Park  to enjoy this wonderful festive event.

By |November 18th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|

Santa Window Walk

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Get into the spirit of the holidays with the second annual Santa Window Walk on Thursday November 20th from 11:30am-1:30pm.

The Santa Window Walk is a fun holiday event that connects local businesses with charities/non-profits for a fun lunch hour of music, art, and holiday spirit. Each charity/non-profit will be paired with a business. Artists from local high schools will then paint the window of the business with a holiday theme that represents that charity/non-profit.

On November 20th from 11:30am-1:30pm everyone is invited to walk around and admire the windows. Charities will be stationed outside their business fundraising for their cause with various holiday activities. Participants are encouraged to donate to their favorite windows and participate in these various holiday activities.

Charities/non-profits will also be handing out ballots to all those who stop by their window.  These ballots can be submitted to the Dell Shopping Centre by 1:30 PM on November 20th for a chance to win some great prizes.

Be sure to check out our Map for a complete listing of charity and business pairings as well as performance locations by clicking here.

By |November 6th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|
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