First Community Clean-Up a Big Success

Charan Sethi (L) and Councillor Rasode (R)

Donning their bright yellow t-shirts that read “Love where you work, live, and learn,” participants from 18 local businesses and community groups covered the streets, cleaning up the area and demonstrating their community pride.

The clean-up was a great opportunity for community members to connect with one another while making a positive contribution to the area. The event was organized by the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, which encouraged its members to help clean the streets, using gloves and garbage pickers to help clean up the area.

Community Safety Officer, Joshua Waltman, was amongst the RCMP who joined the clean-up team and said, “Its great to see all the businesses and community groups come together to make a better Downtown Surrey”. Surrey Councillor, Barinder Rasode, also demonstrated her support for the initiative, joining the clean-up team for the morning.

The community event ended at the Quattro Development at Whalley Boulevard and 108 Avenue, where participants enjoyed a free pizza lunch, generously sponsored by Blackwood Partners Management Corp.’s, Bill Rempel. The clean-up project was also sponsored by Tien Sher Group of Companies, who supplied the t-shirts for all participants.

Building on the success of this month’s event, the next Community Clean-Up Day will be Tuesday June 26 at 10am and will cover 96 Avenue to 104 Avenue. The DSBIA encourages all interested businesses, volunteers, and community groups to participate. For more information about the next clean-up contact the DSBIA at 604-580-2321 or

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