The Long, Long Table: A Community Affair

We live in a bustling urban world. Though we are constantly surrounded, it feels as if we are drifting further apart from each other.  In order to help forge new connections and bring together the community, the Downtown Surrey BIA has decided to host an exciting new event The Long, Long Table.
The Long, Long Table is a unique event that aims to bring of all backgrounds and walks of life to come and share a meal together. Held at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday September 9th, The Long, Long Table event invites 500 people who work, live, and learn in Downtown Surrey for dinner. This encourages interaction that would not otherwise occur, enabling opportunities for friendship and networking within the community.
The event will begin with a networking portion started from 4:30-5:30 at City Hall, with everyone seated for dinner at 5:45pm. The dinner will be held in the new City Hall Plaza, which will elegantly decorated. Participants will be able to enjoy a delicious 5-course meal together.  From steaming samosas to refreshing blueberry pie, each of the five courses is inspired by different countries from around the world. In addition, while guests feast, background music from different cultures will be featured.
To be a part of this unique experience is easy. Tickets are available online at They can also be purchased at the Downtown Surrey BIA office located at Suite 330-10362 King George Blvd. Tickets are available for $35 plus GST.
On Tuesday, September 9th, escape the fast-paced nature of urban life and rediscover the beauty of connecting with your community through sharing a great meal at Surrey’s Long Table.

By |August 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cool Down this Summer with Disney’s Frozen

“Do you want to build a snow man?”
On August 23rd come “chill” at Holland Park as Movies Under the Stars plays the hit film Frozen.

Presented by Prospera Credit Union, and hosted by the Downtown Surrey BIA, Movies Under the Stars transforms Holland Park into a free outdoor movie theatre every year.   Movies begin at dusk at Holland Park, but the fun begins at 5pm.

Join Queen Elsa on this extra –special night as she leads our very own Frozen Sign-A-Long. Grab your friends and participate in this fun outdoor sing-a-long by belting out the tunes from the hit song “Let it Go”.

Before the movie starts kids can look forward to face painting, Frozen-themed crafts, and a visit from Queen Elsa herself! Kids also have the chance to win prizes by participating in our trivia contest before the movie and two lucky children will even take home a brand new bicycle courtesy of Whalley Printers.

Grab a burger from the North Surrey Lions Club BBQ and watch some great performances.  Be astounded by the magical tricks of popular children’s performer Norden the Magician. Listen as Jr Talent Winner and PNE Showcase Star eight-year old, Tyson Venegas, steals your heart with his soulful charm.

Join us on August 23rd for the fourth and final night of this year’s Movies Under the Stars.  Snuggle up under the stars with family and friends and create great summer memories as Frozen is sure to melt your heart.

By |August 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Lego Movie – August 16

Movies Under the Stars –Pajama Party World Record

Throw on your favourite pair of PJs, hunt down those onesies, and join the Downtown Surrey BIA as we attempt to break the World Record for Largest Pajama Party.

The current World Record is 1,075 people in pajamas, but with your help we can beat it!

On Saturday August 16th, get comfy in your PJs and come down to Holland Park at 5pm as we kick off our pajama party with some great pre-movie entertainment. We will also be filming a fun short video to submit to Record Setter. The totally number of PJs at our Pajama Party will be will be counted and announced at dusk- right before we begin playing The Lego Movie.

Also, in the spirit of world records and The Lego Movie we will also be attempting to build the largest Lego block out of canned food. Be sure to bring a can or two down and help us construct the largest Lego block possible! All cans of food will then be donated to the Surrey Food Bank.

This August 16 grab your pajamas and a can of food and snuggle up under the stars for a truly unforgettable evening!

By |August 12th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|

A Trip to the Amazon with Rio 2

Let your adventurous side take flight this Saturday, August 9th as Movies Under the Stars plays Rio 2 as the second feature in this year’s great line-up of family-friendly films. Presented by Prospera Credit Union, and hosted by the Downtown Surrey BIA, Movies Under the Stars transforms Holland Park into a free outdoor movie theatre the first four Saturdays in August.   Movies begin at dusk at Holland Park, but the fun begins at 5pm with activities and entertainment.

On August 9th Movies Under the Stars brings the wild to you with Cinemazoo. Cinemazoo will be bringing a variety of exotic animals to Holland Park. Movie goers will have the opportunity to learn about these fascinating creatures. Arrive onsite by 6pm if you want to see Cimenazoo.

Catch live performances by artists such as Derrick Fedele and Sung Hang Do Martial Arts Group. Win prizes with our pre show trivia game. Grab a bite to eat at the North Surrey Lions Barbecue. Participate in the Christmas Bureau’s special draw and support a great cause as they help families in need make their Christmas a little brighter.

On August 9th grab a blanket and some friends and escape to the wild as Movies Under the Stars brings you Rio 2! 

By |August 5th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|

Eat, Play, Live Well Street Fair

Eat, Play, Live Well won’t just improve your summer, but your life!

Eat, Play, Live Well is an outdoor street fair which will be held on Sunday, August 24th . This event runs from 11am-4pm at 13686 94A Avenue.

Eat, Play, Live Well is an exciting community festival put on by the Phoenix Society. This one of a kind street fair includes food vendors, activities for children, and live entertainment. What makes this festival unique is it combines education with fun by providing helpful information about the resources available within your community.

This summer be sure to treat your family to this inspiring festival where you can not only eat and play, but learn to live well.

By |July 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Movies Under the Stars – Aug 2

Ten Years of Movies Under the Stars – Despicable Me 2
                The only thing harder than being the world’s top supervillain, is being a single dad to three little girls as ex-villain Gru discovers in Despicable Me 2. In this humorous sequel, Gru is struggling to adapt to an honest living when a top secret Arctic lab is stolen. He is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to track down the villain responsible for stealing the lab with his quirky AVL partner, Lucy. And all the adventure happens at Holland Park in Surrey.

That’s right. Everyone’s favourite summer event, Movies Under the Stars, is back for the tenth year.  Presented by Prospera Credit Union, and hosted by the Downtown Surrey BIA, Movies Under the Stars transforms Holland Park into a free outdoor movie theatre every year.  This year Movie’s Under the Stars will be kicking off with Despicable Me 2 on August 2nd. Movies begin at dusk but there will be a variety of activities and entertainment starting at 5pm.

On August 2nd guests will be treated to a variety of pre-show musical performances by Derrick Fedele, the 2014 Jr. Talent Winners and the Children’s performer, Zox of the Forest. Also, movie goers can look forward to a BBQ provided by the North Surrey Lions Club as well as a 50/50 draw, trivia contest with prizes, and more!

Calling all minions! Saturday August 2nd be sure to grab a yellow shirt and some jean shorts and dress up like a minion as we try to break the world record for most minions in one place. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for a real life minion roaming around…

Help us kick our 10th Anniversary off right. […]

By |July 29th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|

Movies Under the Stars

It’s back.

There’s no better way to send off the summer than with everyone’s favourite event: Movies Under the Stars. Every year Holland Park transforms itself into an outdoor movie theatre for the first four Saturdays in August. Movies are free and begin each Saturday evening at dusk.

Movies Under the Stars is extra special this summer as this year marks its 10th anniversary.

To celebrate we have an incredible line up of movies and a few surprises in store. Be sure to check out Despicable Me 2 on August 2nd, Rio 2 August 9th, The Lego Movie August 16th, and Frozen on August 23th.

Each year this incredible event draws over 10,000 people and rumour has it that this year Queen Elsa herself is expected to appear. Remember, the fun and entertainment starts at 5pm.

This August grab your family, friends, and a blanket and join us as we celebrate a decade of Movies Under the Stars.

Community Safety Breakfast

Do you have something to say about the safety in your area? This is your chance to get involved.

This July 16 the DSBIA will be holding a Community Safety Breakfast. This event is for all citizens in the area and is aimed at promoting open dialogue among the members of the community regarding safety. Presentations on mental health as well as safety and businesses will also be given.  This event will take place at the Knight and Day Restaurant at 7:30am on July 16. Free breakfast will be provided.

By |June 24th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|

Community Connection

On Thursday July 3 the Downtown Surrey BIA and Whalley Community Association will host its Community Connection – an initiative of the City of Surrey that came out of last year’s Community Summit.

This event is a family-friendly outdoor picnic celebration and discussion on what to do with the Grosvenor Road open space. An interactive workshop will be held by SFU Urban Studies Students and everyone is invited to come out, share their idea, and participate in this community brainstorm.

This event also will feature a free BBQ, kids’ activities, and music. This event will be held at Grosvenor Road open field on Grosvenor Road and Whalley Boulevard from 5pm-8pm July 3. Come out, meet and work with fellow members of the community and help re-imagine the space!

By |June 24th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|

Whalley’s Corner Community Festival


How much do you know about the city you live in? Check out DOORS OPEN on Saturday, June 21.

As a special feature of Surrey’s Doors Open event, Whalley’s Corner Community Festival is being held on June 21, 2014 from 11am-4pm.

The festival is a celebration of community and history so be sure totake advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Whalley’s historical richness. The festival is being appropriately being held on Grosvenor Rd. and King George Blvd., which is also known as the original “Whalley’s Corner.”

Arthur Whalley opened a gas station on this corner in the 1920’s and the name of the corner has stuck; the area has since become commonly
known as simply “Whalley.” this June 21st stroll through Whalley’s Corner Community Festival car show and compare your favourite
with the judge’s prize winners. Kids will love the crafts and face painting. Enjoy live performances from extremely talented instrumentalists
and singers as they set the atmosphere for this unique outdoor festival. whether you’re a car fan, a history buff, or a craft lover, one things for certain: you won’t want to miss Whalley’s Corner Community Festival.

By |June 10th, 2014|Event|0 Comments|