Community Clean-up 3

Our final Community Clean-up of the summer will take place on Wednesday, July 22 from 10am-noon. We will be focusing on the area north of 104 Avenue.

If you would like to participate, please contact Melissa at 604.580.2321 or

Movies Under the Stars 2015

Put down those phones and tablets, turn off those TVs, and bring the family to Holland Park in Surrey every Saturday in August! The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is proud to announce that Movies Under the Stars is growing this year thanks to generous support from Prospera Credit Union. The 11th Annual Movies Under the Stars will be marked by the addition of a fifth movie night!

There’s a fun-filled, family-friendly movie line-up planned this summer. Wreck-It Ralph starts off the summer movie series at Holland Park on Saturday, August 1, followed by Home on August 8, How to Train Your Dragon 2 on August 15, Cinderella on August 22 and Big Hero 6 wraps up the summer on August 29.

As always, the event is free for all to enjoy. Each movie begins at dusk, but everyone is invited to arrive early to participate in fun activities and watch great performances by local entertainers. Staff from local branches of Prospera Credit Union will be handing out free popcorn (by donation to the Surrey Christmas Bureau) as attendees settle in to enjoy the movie.

If you come early, bring a picnic dinner or support the North Surrey Lions Club, who will once again be barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs, with proceeds donated to local charities.

Prospera Credit Union has been a sponsor of Movies Under the Stars since the event moved to Holland Park in 2008 and it is presented as part of their BC-wide Cinema Under the Stars summer film series.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Prospera Credit Union has signed on to support Movies Under the Stars for another five years,” said Elizabeth Model, CEO of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association. “It is events […]

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Ryley and Chloe’s Safety Foodrazer

Have you seen old car seats left by the side of the road? Ryley (5) and Chloe (3) have and they want to do something about it. “Kids should be safe,” says Ryley. Car seats have an expiry date and should be retired if involved in an accident. Using car seats left by the side of the road is not a safe practice.

The two little girls have arranged to recycle old car seats as part of their Fun and Games Foodrazer on Saturday, July 25 from 11am-2pm at the parking lot by A&W on 102 Avenue and Whalley Blvd.

“There will be fun. There will be games. There will be singing and dancing,” says Ryley. “And the firemen will come and teach us about Fire Safety.”

The RCMP will also be attending.

So plan drop off the old car seats that have been collecting dust in your garage. A donation to the Surrey Food Bank would be appreciated.

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Eat Play Live Well Street Fair

The 3rd Annual Eat Play Live Well Street Fair takes place at Phoenix Society (13686 94A Avenue, Surrey) on Sunday, July 12 from 11am-4pm.

Emcee, high-energy Tony Profit will be back with a full schedule of fun and interesting entertainers.

Lots of resource booths to visit and fun for the kids: a bouncy castle, crafts, facepainter and balloon artist.

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Surrey Fest Downtown

It’s that time of year again! On June 20th 2015, Surrey Fest Downtown will be coming back for its 17th year. Surrey Fest Downtown is a real celebration of the community—made possible with the support of local businesses, sponsors, non-profit organizations, volunteers, employees of the City of Surrey, and residents.

This year, we are happy to present an impressive lineup of bands and performers on two stages. Acts ranging from the musically comedic That DAM Band to a Zumba class led by the Fit for Women Gym. Other groups includes Mission-based fusion group called the John Welsh Band, Double Shotzz (formerly known as Drift Away) and Arium, a girl band that promotes self-confidence to young girls. These acts are appropriate for all ages—you can bring everyone you know!

Kids will want to be sure that they attend Will Stroet, the engaging children’s performer who performed to sold-out houses at the 2014 Surrey Chidlren’s Festival.

The always-busy Kids Zone will be filled with engaging activities including face painting, arts and crafts, and bouncy castles. Kids will also enjoy interacting with a balloon artist and taking home their creations.

Come out and support local organizations. The silent auction and vendor booths are also back again this year. This is an excellent opportunity to check out what’s been happening in your community, support small businesses, and meet new people!

Surrey Fest Downtown is a fun, free and family friendly event put on by the Whalley Community Association and a great way bring in the summer season. It runs from 11:00am to 6pm and will be taking place in the front parking lot of the North Surrey Recreation Centre (on the corner of 102 Avenue and City Parkway) and in the plaza at […]

Long Long Table: Canada Coast to Coast

As technology becomes smarter and allows us to connect so much more thoroughly to those around the world, it often disconnects individuals from their immediate environments, experiences, and social connections. It is often difficult to reconnect in an increasingly disconnected world. That is why the Downtown Surrey BIA is proud to host The Long, Long Table for a second year on June 23rd, 2015.

The Long, Long Table aims to build community and regain connection by inviting people who work, live, and learn in Downtown Surrey to share a meal together at City Hall Plaza. This year, 250 guests will be enjoying a 5-course meal inspired by our theme: Canada Coast to Coast. Their taste buds will be tickled by the smoky grilled steak, savoury cheese course, and freshly baked donut holes. To complement the Canadian-style dishes, live music from local artists will be featured as guests enjoy their meal.

This event begins with a networking portion from 5pm-6pm at City Hall, followed by dinner at 6:15pm at the City Hall Plaza. Tickets are $35 plus tax and are available at the Downtown Surrey BIA office located at Suite 330-10362 King George Blvd. The office hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am-5pm, if you cannot make it at these times but would like to buy a ticket, email

On Tuesday June 23rd, come reconnect with us; rediscover community and develop relationships with your Downtown Surrey neighbors through the sharing of a meal and entertainment. And wear RED to show your Canadian Spirit.

Join us on Wednesday at City Hall

Your support and hard work has gotten the Better Transit & Transportation Coalition close to winning a YES vote. And momentum behind a YES vote is growing!

With less than three weeks before the final ballots are counted for Metro Vancouver’s transportation plebiscite, a strong final push will get us across the finish line.

Come join Surrey community leaders, students, and labour and small business leaders to stand up for better transit and transportation South of the Fraser.

When: 5:30pm, Wednesday May 13
Where: Surrey City Hall

We hope to see you on Wednesday, May 13!

Peter Robinson,
Iain Black,
Gavin McGarrigle
Bahareh Jokar

CEO; David Suzuki
CEO; Vancouver
BC Area Director;
VP External; UBC

Board of Trade
Alma Mater Society

PS. Keep up to date with the YES campaign by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Yes to Better Transit and Transportation

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
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Wreck it Ralph

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


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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
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!

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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.



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