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|

Nominate A Winner

Do you know someone who is making Surrey a great place to live?

The City of Surrey is calling for submissions for the 2014 City Awards Program – a family of awards introduced in 2011 to celebrate excellence in urban design and sustainable community development, beautification and heritage. Submissions for 2014 will be accepted beginning April 22nd through to June 23, 2014.

The City Awards recognize citizens, community groups, businesses and developers who are making outstanding contributions. The awards are part of the City’s ongoing commitment to programs and initiatives that support the City’s vibrant communities, promote modern urban development, protect and enhance the environment, and celebrate our heritage.

“There are so many remarkable individuals and exceptional projects within Surrey that deserve special recognition,” said City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “The City Awards help celebrate and showcase important accomplishments in areas such as: sustainable living, community spirit, civic beautification and excellence in building and urban design.”

This year’s six award categories include:
 NewCity Design Award: Excellence in Urban Design & City Building
 Clean Energy City Award: Innovation in Energy Conservation & Efficiency
 Heart in the City Award: Selfless Acts of Community Spirit
 Beautiful City Award: Outstanding Contributions in Civic Beautification
 Green City Award: Environmental Leaders who Take Action & Inspire
 Heritage Award: Excellence in heritage preservation, interpretation and promotion

Candidates may be nominated or submitted from April 22 to June 23, 2014. Award recipients will be recognized by Mayor and Council during the City Awards reception on October 22, 2014.

Nomination and submission details are available at www.surrey.ca/awards.

By |May 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments|

3rd Community Clean-up

We Want YOU!

We are currently looking for volunteers for a community clean up and we want YOU to aid us on our mission to make Surrey tidier.  This month our continuous commitment to clean up Surrey will take place on Tuesday, July 22 with our community cleanup and we would like to invite you or your organization to participate! Beginning at 10am the cleanup spans the DSBIA area north of 104 Ave and runs till around 11:30 with all cleaning materials provided. And what’s hard work without a little bit of a reward? The event ends with a d refreshments for all our hard working volunteers. This July 22 grab your friends, co-workers, and some pickers and show your community you care! Contact alex@downtownsurreybia.com  by July 17 if you or your business is interested.

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RCMP Open House

Come meet the men in blue working for you! Wednesday May 14th the Surrey RCMP will be opening their doors and welcoming the public. Come stop by, steal a donut and some coffee and meet the wonderful staff at the RCMP who work to keep you safe. Running from 11am until 8pm, the event hosts a variety of activities and community safety information. Featuring children’s activities, entertainment, and a variety of RCMP displays such as Police Cars, an ATV, and a Speed Watch, the RCMP Open House ensures there is something for everyone! So stop by say hi and meet your local law enforcement on May 14.

District one located at:

City Centre

10720 King George Boulevard

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

Celebrate Community

This June 14th the City’s annual Surrey Fest Downtown celebrates its sweet 16! While the name has changed over the past 16 years, the goals and the popularity of this event have not. Previously known as Whalley Community Festival, Surrey Fest is an extremely popular event put on each year in order to celebrate the area and foster a sense of community. Formed in 1999, Surrey Fest promotes and celebrates community pride through a full day of fun and entertainment for every age group by providing food services, vendors, exhibits, entertainment, and live music. This year some of our musical guests include Music with Marnie, Drift Away, Tony Profit, Jane’s Blonde as well as a host of other talented local performers. Running from 11am- 6pm, Surrey Fest Downtown is appropriately held in the heart of Downtown Surrey, spanning Central City Plaza and the North Surrey Rec Centre across the street ( 13450 102 Avenue). Attracting over 7,000 people this popular event is a perfect way to spend the day celebrating the community with family and friends, no matter what age.

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

Surrey Urban Screen

Imagine an entire wall of a building transformed into a public arts exhibition at night. That’s exactly what will happen Thursday, April 24th as almost the entire west wall of the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre turns into an interactive art display.

Urban Screen, a public art initiative by the Surrey Art Centre, will be back to showcase some of the finest work in digital art. In partnership with SFU’s Dance Program, this exhibition will be fully interactive through a downloadable app. Spectators will be able to control the dancers projected onto the wall through their mobile devices. The “ArtWalk” app (downloaded from iTunes or Google Play) will let you interact with the display, as well as provide you with all of the information you need to see and learn about the 11 other artworks on display in City Centre. The SFU Dance exhibition will begin 30 minutes after sunset and will be viewable until midnight.

Surrey Urban Screen projects artwork selected from hundreds of applicants onto Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor screen. The displays can even be seen from the SkyTrain in between Gateway and Surrey Central stations. The Urban Screen is a satellite venue of the Surrey Art Gallery helping to promote arts and culture in our area. Initiatives like the Urban Screen and ArtWalk help build a sense of community in Downtown Surrey and make it easy to appreciate the local arts scene.

By |April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Breakfast with the Bank

The Surrey Food Bank will be hosting their annual Breakfast with the Bank on Friday May 2nd from 7am-8am at Bombay Banquet Hall. This is the Food Bank’s only fundraiser every year that allows community members to engage and give a “hand up, not a hand out” to people that find themselves in a less fortunate circumstance.

The breakfast is one hour and includes free continental breakfast and a set program providing inspiration and information on the Surrey Food Bank. They ask that you pledge your support in order to help people like you and that are struggling with life’s challenges.

The Surrey Food Bank operates only because of the generous donations of food and money. They do not receive any government funding, and because of this, support from the community is crucial to the service they provide in our community. The Food Bank assists over 14,000 people a month with the dedication of 13 staff and hundreds of volunteers.

For more information or to attend, please contact your Table Captain or call Katrina Albert at 604.581.5443 ext 105 or email events@surreyfoodbank.org

By |April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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