Calling All Businesses – Come Eat Lunch On Us!

Lunch On Us! is the time of year for the businesses and the DSBIA to gather together and shape our collective vision for Downtown Surrey. We are eager to work together and develop relationships with all of Surrey’s establishments in order to gather as much input as we can over the future of our city.

We are happy to be able to provide a free BBQ-style lunch to business owners and associates, catered by Pacific Coast Catering. There will be plenty of time to network, and we will have music as well.

We are hosting two Lunch On Us! events to ensure we can fit as many of your schedules as possible.

Lunch On Us! North: Wednesday, August 7: 11am-2pm at David Pel & Co (full address & parking)
Register on Eventbrite HERE!

Lunch On Us! South: Thursday, August 8: 11am-2pm at Holland Park (Address/Parking/detail)
Register on Eventbrite HERE!

Sign up is free and can be done by applying at one of the above Eventbrite links. You are welcome to bring any associates along for the lunch – we look forward to your attendance!

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact our office by email at or phone 604-580-2321.

Glitter Unicorn Festival: A Fun Event for a Great Cause!

Come out to Forsyth Park on Saturday, July 13th from 11 am to 2 pm for the second annual Glitter Unicorn Festival! With crafts, games, music, face painting and more, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Freezies and treats will be sold on site, and all proceeds will go towards the Tiny Bundles program at the Surrey Food Bank.

The Glitter Unicorn Festival was an idea created by nine-year-old Ryley and seven-year-old Chloe.

This festival is a chance to celebrate the history and future of Whalley, so don’t forget to stop by the historical booth and check out photos and facts from the area’s past!

Last year, the girls were able to raise a total of $400, with the proceeds going to the Surrey Food Bank, Centre for Child Development, and the Surrey Christmas Bureau. This year, they hope to raise even more money – and they want your help.

Please bring your empty bottles and cans to the event – the money collected from recycling them will go towards the Surrey Food Bank. What better way to spend your Saturday than by having fun in the sun while helping your local community?

Thank You For Making the Long Long Table a Success!

The Downtown Surrey BIA would like to say thank you to all who came out to the Long Long Table last week at Civic Plaza – we had a great time, and we hope you did too!

We lined up 25 (!) fold-up tables side-by-side to create one massive table, which sat almost 200 people for the community event.

Civic Hotel catered the event, with Chef Liban Shirwa and his team preparing the full five-course meal. First up was a charcuterie board, followed by a delicious summer frisée salad and then a panna cotta palate cleanser. The main course soon followed, with spiced vindaloo beef accompanied by potatoes and a rice pilaf. A delightful vanilla bean mousse dessert finished off the meal, leaving stomachs very full in the process.

The course that got the night started – a West Coast charcuterie board!

Steve Dooley was our MC and guided us through the evening – introducing all the meals and directing the games that were played in between certain courses, such as our trivia game.

Swing Patrol! provided musical entertainment throughout the night, with their upbeat swing music adding a nice atmosphere to the night.

This event could not have happened without the support of all our sponsors – we are grateful for all of your help in making the Long Long Table 2019 possible.

Civic Hotel
Vancity Credit Union
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Simon Fraser University
Lark Group
Eurocan Industries
Goodbye Graffiti

Whalley’s Corner is Back!

Enjoy a day of crafts, face painting, and games while listening to live performances by local musicians and the Downtown Surrey BIA interns while browsing local vendors from the Whalley area.

The annual Whalley Corner’s Community Festival will take place on Saturday, July 6 from 11am – 3pm at the corner of King George Boulevard and Grosvenor Road.

Make sure to take a photo with one of several vintage cars. This festival is a chance to celebrate the history and future of Whalley, so don’t forget to stop by the historical booth and check out photos and facts from the area’s past!

Whalley’s Corner Community Festival is made possible by the Whalley Community Improvement Association, with special help from the Downtown Surrey BIA.

Check out the gallery from past years’ Whalley’s Corner events!

Fences: More Than Just Chain Links

Starting in July, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association will partner with members of the community, like you, to do two fence art projects in Downtown Surrey. The first art project will be located along 135a Street between 106 and 108 Avenue, and the other will be around the temporary housing on 105 Avenue.

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