Halloween Craft Bag Event 2021

Free crafts at DSBIA's Halloween Event!

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This Halloween, The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association will once again be handing out FREE Craft Bags at Central City Shopping Centre!

Find us on the Main Floor near The Brick from 11am – 3pm on October 31st.

The craft bags will include:

  • 3 Halloween themed crafts or coloring sheets
  • Reusable AND customizable craft bag

Swing by to get some free crafts and to give your children the chance to show off their costumes! We’re so excited to see everyone dressed up and get in the Halloween spirit, so be sure to come and join in on the fun! ONE CRAFT BAG PER CHILD PLEASE

Soon Immune

Soon Immune

Planning to get your first COVID-19 vaccination? Or want to flaunt your immunization through some cute stickers and pins? Look no further! Our interns have teamed up with SFU Surrey and Fraser Health to prepare fun giveaways for newly vaccinated youth. Get your shot and receive a free “relax, i’m vaxxed” enamel pin, 5 stickers, and a $5 Tim Horton’s voucher.

Date: Monday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 10
Time: 11am to 4:30pm or until supplies last
Location: Surrey North Vaccination Clinic (old Best Buy), 10025 King George Blvd

Student ID required. Giveaways will be prioritized for youth receiving their first dose.

Music Marathon

Want to enjoy music during a nice summer day? Join us at the DSBIA’s Music Marathon for an entire day of musical fun!

With a lineup of student interns playing different genres of music at Civic Plaza (13450 104 Ave, Surrey), we are sure you’ll be jamming out on August 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

No registration needed! Just pop by!

Surrey Voices: Japanese Art, Dancing, and Music

Would you like to experience live Japanese classical dancing and learn more about Japanese culture?

Join the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for the last of three Surrey Voices events that will be taking place throughout the summer!

Surrey Voices is a new series of 3 events that will take place weekly at Holland Park’s amphitheatre. Each week, a different culture will be showcased in the afternoon through 90 minutes of storytelling, dancing, music, and art. The events will have a COVID-19 safety plan and will host a maximum of 50 people who must be registered in advance in order to attend.

The Satsuki-kai was formed in May 2011 by Nishikawa Kayo of the Nishikawa School of Japanese classical dance to give people an opportunity to enjoy learning Japanese dance. Led by Yoko Matsuno (professional dance name Nishikawa Kayo), the group participates in many events, especially at Nikkei Place, and works hard to showcase Japanese culture through dance. Past events include the annual Powell Street Festival, kimono fashion shows, performances at seniors’ residences and other multicultural events.

The Vancouver Ikebana Association presents 4 schools, each with their own distinguishing features of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging: IkenoboKado-SumiSangetsu, and Sogetsu. Ikebana is an ancient Oriental art that is based upon certain principles of art which are recognized the world over. The inspiration, dedication, and the ongoing practise and study of Ikebana all come about as a direct result of the love and appreciation of nature; and all aspects of it, both the perfect and imperfect. In Ikebana, works of art are created as a result of human imagination being stimulated by contact and experience with nature.

How much is a ticket?

Completely free of charge!

Where will the event be held?

Holland Park Amphitheatre

13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey BC V3T 5G8

Schedule

12:45pm Attendees check-in

1:00pm Dancing with Satsuki-kai

1:30pm Workshop with Satsuki-kai

2:00pm Ikebana Demonstration from 4 different schools

2:25pm Closing remarks

**The events will be in accordance with the COVID-19 PHO and will have safety precautions in place. A maximum of 50 people who must be registered in advance will be admitted, so be sure to register for your tickets today! All ages are welcome!

Find out more about our upcoming events through social media!

  • Instagram @dtsurrey
  • Twitter @dtsurreybia
  • Facebook @DowntownSurreyBIA

Surrey Voices: Caribbean Art, Dancing, and Music

Would you like to experience live steel drumming performances and learn more about Caribbean culture?

Join the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for the second of three Surrey Voices events that will be taking place throughout the summer!

Surrey Voices is a new series of 3 events that will take place weekly at Holland Park’s amphitheatre. Each week, a different culture will be showcased in the afternoon through 90 minutes of storytelling, dancing, music, and art. The events will have a COVID-19 safety plan and will host a maximum of 50 people who must be registered in advance in order to attend.

The musical group Sweet Pan is all about Canadians playing the steel drum, ‘pan’, the only acoustic musical invention of the 20th century, and clearly a major Caribbean contribution to world culture. They specialize in Caribbean rhythms on the many different sizes of drums and have played for dances, weddings, corporate events, community events and interactive concerts since 1994. Their leader & arranger, Bernard Fernandes, draws on his vast repertoire and experience of the Caribbean to lend both an innovative & authentic touch!

‘The Bahama Showgirl’ Androsia Wilde infuses the glitz and glamour of a Vegas-style showgirl with the rhythms and flavours of her home, The Bahamas. She has set stages across the province ablaze since 2014 with her charms and exuberance, such as the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival and Shambala Music Festival. Androsia is passionate about representing her heritage through dance, and sharing that joy with an audience to get them movin’!

How much is a ticket?

Completely free of charge!

Where will the event be held?

Holland Park Amphitheatre

13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey BC V3T 5G8

Schedule

12:45pm Attendees check-in

1:00pm Music performance by Sweet Pan

1:45pm Dance performance by Androsia Wilde

1:55pm Music workshop with Sweet Pan

2:25pm Closing remarks

**The events will be in accordance with the COVID-19 PHO and will have safety precautions in place. A maximum of 50 people who must be registered in advance will be admitted, so be sure to register for your tickets today! All ages are welcome!

Find out more about our upcoming events through social media!

  • Instagram @dtsurrey
  • Twitter @dtsurreybia
  • Facebook @DowntownSurreyBIA

Art Cart: Recycled Sculpturing POSTPONED DUE TO HOT WEATHER

Bring your recyclable items and make ART out of it! Join us for a recycled sculpture class, led by Angela Fraser!

Have you been missing doing arts and crafts? Join our fourth Art Cart, which will now take place on Thursday, August 19 at the Civic Plaza from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

The event will be social-distancing-friendly, with proper health protocols in place for your utmost safety. We recommend participants to wear masks. Registration on Eventbrite is required to attend the event.

Come get crafty and make recycling fun! 

Art Cart: Dough Sculpting

Have you been missing doing arts and crafts? We’re bringing the Art Cart back this summer, led by Angela Fraser!

On Thursday, August 5 at the Civic Plaza from 2:30pm-4:00pm we’ll be holding our third Art Cart this summer. The theme for this week is dough sculpting. 

The event will be social-distancing-friendly, with proper health protocols in place for your utmost safety. We recommend participants to wear masks. Registration on Eventbrite is required to attend the event.

Come on by and get crafty! 

Community Conversation: How Can We Make Schools and Workplaces More Accessible?

What is accessibility? How can we make our schools and workplaces more accessible? As BC nears the re-opening of many schools and workplaces, the topic of accessibility, especially in the realm of remote working and increasing use of technology, a discussion on accessibility is more important than ever.

Join the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for our last Community Conversations that have taken place throughout the summer!

Community Conversations aims to bring community members to engage in purposeful and meaningful conversation about the future of our community. Previous conversations have included the housing crisis, supporting BIPOC businesses, and food security.

Through a presentation from our guest speakers followed by facilitated discussions, we will be diving deeper into why accessibility is important, discussing how improvements can be made to current accessibility measures, and what community members can do to take action.

Our guest speakers are Stephanie Cadieux (she/her). Stephanie Cadieux serves MLA for Surrey South, and Critic for Gender Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion. Se is the first woman with a disability to be elected to the Provincial Legislature and to serve in the executive council. She was a disability advocate prior to entering politics.

How much is a ticket?

Completely free of charge! Register here. 

Where will the event be held?

Zoom: Link will be sent via email after registration.

**We will have a live transcription service on the side panel in-meeting. If you will be attending and have any needs or accommodations please email Victoria at victoria@downtownsurreybia.com.

Agenda (PST)

6:30 PM Event begins

6:45 PM Guest Speaker Presentation

7:00 PM Q&A

7:10 PM Discussion 1

7:30 PM Discussion 2

7:50 PM Event Wrap Up

Find out more about our upcoming events through social media!

  • Instagram @dtsurrey
  • Twitter @dtsurreybia
  • Facebook @DowntownSurreyBIA

 

Movies Under the Stars in Cars

Movies Under the Stars in 2021 will be different than in previous years. First, we will be in a different location, not Holland Park. We will only being doing one movie night. There will be no concession. You must register in advance. And the biggest change, it is a drive-in (no walk-ins allowed). A limited number of cars will be admitted.

If the PHO allows us to hold movie nights in the same way we have from 2005-2019, Movies Under the Stars in Holland Park will return in 2022.

We realize that many people look forward every year to Movies Under the Stars at Holland Park (so do we!) but we want to insure everyone’s safety and while we are in Step 3 of COVID-19 re-opening, we are planning to be extra careful. We don’t want to take a step backward after we have all been working so hard to carefully move  toward the end of the pandemic.

So … the movie this year will be Toy Story 4. In 2019, we asked attendees what movie they wanted us to show in August 2020 and Toy Story 4 was one of the top 3 requested movies.

The location will be the old Grosvenor Road School site at 13655 Grosvenor Road. Cars will be permitted onsite starting at 7:45pm and the movie starts when it is dark enough (we expect an 8:45pm start). Please try to arrive by 8:30pm.

You must register in advance through EventBrite. Click here to register. Please note: we have reached capacity and are not accepting any more registrations. However, we advise you to visit Event Brite daily – if people change their plans and cancel their registration space will open up.

We will be checking license plates as you enter so when you register, please state the license plate of the vehicle you will be driving.

The following rules will be in place:
-Cars will be allowed onto the site starting at 7:45pm. The movie starts at dusk which should be around 8:45pm.
No walk-ins.

– Everyone must remain in the car before and during the movie. You will be using your car radio to listen to the movie.
-If visiting the washroom facilities, children must be accompanied by an adult.
-When visiting the washrooms, please respect social distancing.
-There will be no concession.
-No smoking onsite.

 

 

Community Conversations: Harm Reduction

Community Conversations: Harm Reduction in Surrey

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 6:30PM – 8:00 PM PDT over Zoom

What is harm reduction? What are the effects of harm reduction? How can we highlight the benefits of harm reduction programs while keeping in mind the effects of harm reduction on the remainder of the community?

Join the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for the fourth of five Community Conversations that will be taking place throughout the summer!

Community Conversations aims to bring community members to engage in purposeful and meaningful conversation about the future of our community. Previous conversations have included the housing crisis, supporting BIPOC businesses, and food security.

Through a presentation from our guest speakers followed by facilitated discussions, we will be diving deeper into what makes a harm reduction program successful, how improvements can be made to current harm reduction programs, and what community members can do to take action.

Our guest speaker is Jennifer Conway-Brown. Jennifer Conway-Brown is a Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator with the Fraser Health Authority with geographic responsibility for Fraser South including Surrey. Jenn is new in her role at Fraser Health and brings previous experience in the non profit sector in shelter, housing, and peer based harm reduction practice. She is an uninvited white settler living on the traditional and unceded territories of the Katzie Nation, a cisgender queer woman, and a registered social worker. Jenn is passionate about harm reduction and aims to integrate this practice in various settings.

Register your spot on Eventbrite (free!) now. Click here to register

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