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.

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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

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24 Hour World Lunch Relay

North Surrey Lions Club Invites Community to Attend
 Lions World Lunch Relay Event on April 4th.
 The North Surrey Lions Club is inviting members of the community to join them on April 4th for a special international event. The Lions World Lunch Relay brings families and friends of Lions together in their local communities with families and friends of Lions around the world to share a meal and celebrate the value of service.

The North Surrey Lions Club would like to invite the community to join them for lunch at Bozzini’s Restaurant on Friday, April 4 at noon. This event will also be a fundraiser for the Surrey Food Bank.
“We hope people working or shopping in the area  have lunch with the Lions and bring a non-perishable item or cash donation for the food bank,” said the Club President. “The North Surrey Lions have been a long-time supporter of Surrey Food Bank, particularly the Tiny Bundles Program.”

“ The Lions World Lunch Relay is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the North Surrey Lions Club, its work and opportunities to get involved. “We want to share the great things we’re doing in the community, and let others know how they can help.”

 The Lions World Lunch Relay will kick off on April 4th at noon in New Zealand. As Lions clubs around the world host lunch events at noon in different international time zones, the Lunch Relay will move from time zone to time zone around the world, forming the Lions World Lunch Relay.

To learn more about the lunch event, the North Surrey Lions Club or its service projects, visit their website at The North Surrey Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesday […]

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

Party for the Planet

BC’s largest earth day celebration is back on Saturday, April 26th! Party for the Planet is a free family festival combining eco-education and live entertainment right in the heart of downtown Surrey at the brand new City Hall Plaza (13450 104 Avenue). It will be the first significant event for the City of Surrey at the plaza as crowds of up to 20,000 are expected.

In addition to live entertainment, festival goers will learn about the many ways we can sustain and better the planet through exciting and environmentally focused interactive exhibits. Families are encouraged to participate in activities that touch on agriculture, tree planting, transportation, wetlands, sustainability and energy. The all-day event showcases how Surrey’s communities, partnerships, and initiatives can make this city a greener space for all residents.

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

Community Safety Breakfast

The Downtown Surrey BIA will be hosting a Community Safety Breakfast for all business operators and local stakeholders on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Days Inn (13373 King George Blvd) from 7:30-9am.  Special guest, Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy is the key speaker. The event is intended to create open dialogue between community members addressing safety concerns and solutions.

As Surrey’s downtown core continues to transform, safety remains a key priority for the BIA and community members. All business operators in the Downtown Surrey Area are encouraged to attend. It is a great opportunity for you have meaningful input and share your ideas with people who can help.

There is no charge for DSBIA members (business and commercial property owners) to attend.

Please RSVP to Tracey at or 604.580.2321.

We hope to see you there!


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SFU Surrey Open House

SFU’s award-winning campus in Surrey will be on full display for their 2014 Global Community Open House on Thursday, March 6th from 4:30-8:30pm. The Open House is a chance for SFU to showcase the vibrant appeal and cultural diversity of students and staff at their Surrey location.

“This is a showcase event for the campus, it not only draws prospective students and their families but visitors of all ages who can learn more about the campus and how SFU is engaging with the community,” says Steve Dooley, executive director of the campus.

“We’re a growing campus with strong community ties and research programs that are expanding in a wide range of fields – health, crime and clean energy among them – all reasons for us to celebrate and share these accomplishments.”

Dooley says the annual Open House is a great way for the campus to celebrate its wide range of community partnerships.

The evening features interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities from each SFU’s 8 faculties. Visitors will be able to take part in: robot battles, experience how music can aid pain management, test “wearable” technology, dress in ‘period’ costumes, catch live science experiments and interact with touchable sea creatures.

The main stage will present an array of cultural performances and entertainment. As the evening winds down, the stage will also be the focus of the prize draws that visitors can be entered in through out the evening. Register online before attending for a chance to win an iPad mini!

Learn about the amazing range of SFU’s programs, student services and admission. Tour the campus, participate in games, and eat the food provided by SFU.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked #1 amongst comprehensive universities in Canada and one of the top […]

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DSBIA AGM Guest Speaker

Michael A. Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, The Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
His academic and public career spanned four plus decades.  From January 2002 to December 2004 he was Associate Vice President International at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the HR Fullerton Professor of Urban Land Policy in the UBC Sauder School of Business where he served as Dean of 1991 to 1997.  He joined UBC in 1968 on completing his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.  His research addresses cities, their transportation, housing and land use systems and their competitive position in the global economy and the policies needed to global enhance this competitiveness.  He has also explored globalizing real estate markets and Asian property investors in particular. Of special interest has been the economics of urban land policy and its impact on housing, urban development and transportation.  In this vein, he has stressed the necessity of understanding the interaction of urban transportation and urban land use policies.

He is currently a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Chair of the Board of the Surrey City Development Corporation and has served on more than a dozen other publicly listed company boards.

He has wholly or partly authored 9 books and over 200 academic and professional articles and applied them successfully with diverse businesses and governments in North America, Asia and Europe, often working with citizen, business and community groups, as well as governments to help them adapt to the changing demands of the global economy. He has given 60+ invited lectures at 50+ universities and research institutes in 16 countries, and numerous academic and public talks across Canada and in over […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Event, News|0 Comments|

Surrey Regional Economic Summit 2014

British Columbia’s most significant business and economic conference
Thursday, February 27, 2014
7:30am – 2:00pm
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel,  Surrey, British Columbia,
For more information – Surrey Regional Economic Summit
To register

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Where: Neptune Seafood Restaurant. Located inside Central City Mall (Lower level section L3) 10153 King George Blvd

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Time: 7:30-9am

 Join us for breakfast and our Annual General Meeting. There is no charge to attend. We will be discussing the year that was and the year to come.

On the Agenda:

Accept Audited Financial Statement for 2013 (check back – it will be posted by February 5)

Vote on 2014 fiscal budget

Election of new/returning Directors

Changes to Bylaws

Following the formal agenda, there will be a presentation by our Special Guest Michael Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emertius at UBC’s Sauder School of Business who will speak of transportation.



By |January 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Surrey to Sochi

DSBIA Surrey to Sochi Open House Flyer 

Come and join us for Breakfast and show your support for Team Canada!

Where: Downtown Surrey BIA office, #330- 10362 King George Blvd.

When: Thursday, February 13th, 2014.

Time: 7:30am-10:30am

In celebration of the Olympics and our Canadian athletes we will be hosting an open breakfast for community and DSBIA members. Breakfast will feature full catering done by local restaurant, Olympia.

We request that you show your team pride, wear red, and wave your flags as we watch athletes from around the world compete on the highest stage for a chance at the podium.

Some of the scheduled events of the day include:

Figure Skating



Speed Skating


And most notably Sid the Kid and Team Canada will start their quest for hockey gold!

If you cannot make it for breakfast, please join us on your coffee break until 10:30am. We will have coffee, tea and snacks served.

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