Toque Tuesday

Start collecting socks, underwear, hats and scarves for the Annual Toque Tuesday Ball Hockey Tourney.

This year, the event takes place at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, February 2 from 9am-3pm. If you have a team that would like to participate, contact Bonnie at the DSBIA office and she will put you in touch with Tim Baillie, the Supreme Commander of the event. There is no charge to enter but teams are requested to purchase a Toque Tuesday Toque ($10 each) and bring socks, etc. for people who are homeless.

Not only is this a fun team-building exercise but it helps people in our neighbourhood.

If you aren’t able to put together a team, please stop by – cheer on your favourite team, buy a toque and drop off a pairs of socks.

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Downtown Surrey BIA AGM

Save the Date: Friday, February 19, 2016

This year, the DSBIA’s AGM will take place at the City Centre Library on University Drive. Registration will take place from 11:30-noon and the AGM will take place from 12:15pm.

Further information will be available by January 28, 2016.

By |December 21st, 2015|Event|0 Comments|

Spirit of the Season

We were dancing in the streets on City Parkway on two Saturday nights for Spirit of the Season – November 28 & December 5.

At 6pm the dance parade began that featured local studios, schools, and dance groups dancing along City Parkway from City Hall Plaza to Central City Plaza. This multi-cultural holiday celebration of the performing arts had the parade audience clapping and cheering them on.

The performances by Tamanawis Secondary Drumline  and North Surrey Marching Band were highlights of the event.

At the end of the parade a Party on the Street near Central City Plaza began with a live DJ and a performance by DRS Breakdance. The dance floor then opened for anyone wanting to dance to the music, and all ages and skill levels let loose.

As everything wrapped up there was much smiles and laughter from all those who participate. It was the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season!

We would like to thank The City of Surrey for their support in helping make this event happen.

Missed it? Click here for a short video of the dance parade on November 28.

By |December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Big Rigs for Kids 2015

The Big Rigs for Kids – Lighted Truck Parade came to Downtown Surrey in December for the sixth year in a row.

On Sunday, December 6th, these spirit filled big rigs  paraded down University Drive covered in strings of lights. The trucks stopped in front of the City Centre Library for all onlookers to enjoy.

Although it was windy, everyone had a great time.

Not only did everyone appreciate the downtown core sparkling in hundreds of little lights, but everyone loved the the live music and face-painters in the Civic Plaza. The North Surrey Lions Club sold out of hot chocolate and hot dogs.

If you missed the fun, click here for a short video.

We would like to thank The City of Surrey for their support.

By |December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

DSBIA Seasonal Open House

Season’s Greetings

Join us for our Seasonal Open House on Friday, December 4 from 11:30am-1:30pm at suite 330 – 10362 King George Blvd. (above Starbucks in London Station). All Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association members (Business owners/managers/staff and Property owners within the DSBIA area) are welcome to attend.

By |December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Kicking off the Holiday Spirit – Spirit of the Season

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We were dancing in the streets on City Parkway on Saturday night for Spirit of the Season.

At 6pm the dance parade began that featured local studios, schools, and dance groups dancing along City Parkway from City Hall Plaza to Central City Plaza. This multi-cultural holiday celebration of the performing arts had the parade audience clapping and cheering them on.

The event began with live entertainment, free facepainting, and balloon art in City Hall Plaza. The major hit of the evening, other than the parade of course, was the free cookie decorating offered for the afternoon by Drake Medox College. The Surrey Animal Resource Center was also on site accepting donations.

The performance by Tamanawis Secondary Drumline was the perfect send off marking the end of the live entertainment and the parade that was soon beginning.

Everyone in the parade, the acclaimed Praise TEAM, DRS Breakdance, SFU Bhangra, SFU Dance Team, Spiral Dance, and Just 4 Kicks, put their heart and soul into wonderful dance routines.

At the end of the parade a Party on the Street near Central City Plaza began with a live DJ and a performance by DRS Breakdance. The dance floor then opened for anyone wanting to dance to the music, and all ages and skill levels let loose.

As everything wrapped up there was much smiles and laughter from all those who participate. It was the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season!

Missed it? Not to worry! The event will also be on December 5th with a different line up of live entertainment and parade members.

By |December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Spirit of the Season 2015

On November 28th and December 5th, come join us for the first ever Downtown Surrey’s Spirit of the Season. This three part multicultural holiday event includes a decor contest, fun activities and a dance parade.

Make sure you stop by Civic Plaza during your holiday shopping on both days! Free face-painting, balloon twisting and henna, in addition to live entertainment, will begin at 2:30 in Civic Plaza, and continue until 5:30pm.

Then skip over to City Parkway by 6:00pm so that you can watch over 200 dancers participate in the Spirit of the Season Dance Parade. We’ve booked some amazing groups- from Praise TEAM to local high school students from Queen Elizabeth and Frank Hurt. You can then continue your gift-getting after watching the parade end at Central City Shopping Centre!

By |November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Lighting Up the Season

Celebrate the holidays by enjoying the fascinating light display designed by local truck drivers.

The Big Rigs for Kids – Lighted Truck Parade will be coming back to Downtown Surrey in December for the sixth year in a row. Surrey’s John White, editor of Pro-Truckers Magazine predicted the community would love watching seemingly plain semi-trucks turn into beautiful representations of the holiday season. With his hard work, his vision came true; over the past few years the Lighted Truck Parade has become a staple for many Surrey families.

On Sunday, December 6th, these spirit filled big rigs will parade down University Drive covered in strings of lights. The trucks will be stopping in front of the City Centre Library for all onlookers to enjoy, from around 6:45 PM until just after 8 PM. Truckers spend hours decorating their vehicles, picking out the lights, creating a thoughtful design and finishing the tiny details. The trucks will twinkle no matter the weather, so you can admire them in rain or shine.

Not only can you appreciate the downtown core sparkling in hundreds of little lights, but you can also experience the live music and face-painters in the Civic Plaza at this family friendly event. The North Surrey Lions Club will be selling hot chocolate and hot dogs to help keep you warm.

Be sure to arrive by at 6:30 so that you don’t miss out on all of the action! Please note that the Surrey Christmas Bureau and Food Bank will also be onsite, and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the season of giving by bringing donations.  Celebrate the holidays by enjoying the fascinating light display designed by local truck drivers.

For further information 604.580.2321

 

 

By |November 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Spirit of the Season

What does this time of year mean to you?

Come celebrate with us!

A new event for November/December in Downtown Surrey.

A parade!

A decor contest for local businesses!

Spirit Spots – fun activities for everyone!

Saturdays – November 28 and December 5!

Watch for details ….

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Downtown Businesses – SHOW YOUR SPIRIT

We want you to show your spirit! Get involved. Spirit Spots are a great way to show your #surreyspirit. As a part of the BIA’s new multicultural holiday event, Spirit of the Season, Spirit Spots are great way to be involved and promote your businesses in the downtown core. Spirit of the Season will be hosted on three Saturdays this winter: November 28th, December 5th, and December 12th, with Spirit Spots occurring from 2:30 to 5:30pm each afternoon.

One way to be a Spirit Spot is to offer a family friendly holiday activity or promotion during that time period. Activities could range from face-painting to cookie decorating, and promotions could be anything from a free gift with purchase to discounts on special items in your store.

Is your business closed before 5:30 on Saturdays? One option for you is to grant a local charity permission to fund raise on your site. They could sell popcorn, do a choral performance, or some other family-friendly activity.

Your business will be promoted through our Spirit Spot Location Map, which will be available for download on our website as well as through our social media campaign.

To register or ask any questions you may have, call Maggie at 604.580.2321 or email maggie@downtownsurreybia.com today.

By |October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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