Bike Patrol

The bike patrol is part of the DSBIA’s ongoing efforts to address safety concerns in the area with the goal of creating a vibrant and livable downtown. In addition riding throughout the area each shift monitoring “hot spots”, they meet regularly with the Surrey RCMP and the DSBIA to discuss data they compile from incident reports and security responses.

The bike patrol observes the Downtown Surrey area for nuisance activity and responds accordingly. They encourage DSBIA members to be proactive regarding security of their premises and the safety of their employees, and can be easily identified by the markings on their yellow jackets.

If you have nuisance concerns on your property and need assistance from the bike patrol, please call the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association from Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm at 604-580-2321. After hours (Monday to Friday between 5-7 pm and Saturday 9 am – 7pm) please contact Paladin Security and ask for the DSBIA Bike Patrol at 604-689-4005.

Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm: 604-580-2321

Monday to Friday, 5 pm – 7 pm: 604-689-4005

Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm: 604-689-4005

Information Session

fortisbc-tag-stackedl-c-cmykFortis is planning upgrades in our area to ensure the reliability and integrity of the system to meet current and future energy needs.

Visit talkingenergy.ca/systemupgrades

Want to attend the information session? Visit talkingenergy/infosessions now to register for the following information session:

January 24, 2017 from 6-8pm at City Centre Library (room 120 – 10350 University Drive)

 

 

 

Christmas on the George

Christmas is coming early to King George Boulevard! From now until December 12th 2016, celebrate #ChristmasOnTheGeorge, a chance to #EatLocal, #ShopLocal, and win one of many fabulous gift baskets valued at over $400.

To enter, all you need to do is go into a participating business and ask for your Christmas on the George entry form! Participating businesses will have the above sign displayed outside their storefront, and there is a list of them below. No purchase is required (however we would love if you chose to support our local businesses) and each person is allowed ONE entry per store. The winners of the contest will be announced on December 12th at our Mugs and Mingle event, which will take place inside our office at 10362 King George Blvd from 4-6 pm. This event will provide free coffee and hot chocolate, and serve as an opportunity for members of the community and local businesses to mingle and talk with each other. The winners will also be announced on our social media channels following the Mugs and Mingle event.

We encourage you to follow our social media channels for updates on the Christmas on the George contest, business promos from shops participating in the contest, as well as sneak peeks at some of the prizes included in the gift baskets! You can follow us at:

Facebook – @downtownsurreybia | Twitter – @dtsurreybia | Instagram – @dtsurrey

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If you have any questions or comments about the contest, you can contact us at 604-580-2321. Thanks for choosing to celebrate #ChristmasOnTheGeorge with us this holiday season!

List of Business Participating:

  • African Cultural Village (10679 King George Blvd)
  • Blenz (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Browns Social House (9666 King George Blvd)
  • Bros BBQ (13652 Grosvenor Rd)
  • Bozzini’s (13655 104 Ave)
  • Canadian Tire (13665 102 Ave)
  • Craving for a Game (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Fukuda Sushi (10537 King George Blvd)
  • Lorenzo Clothing (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Mucho Burrito (9666 King George Blvd)
  • Nahm Thai (13650 102 Ave)
  • Northwest Eye Doctor (13737 96 Ave)
  • Pharmasave (10654 King George Blvd)
  • Past Time Sports (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Pet Solutions (10602 King George Blvd)
  • Round Up Café (10449 King George Blvd)
  • Safeway (10355 King George Blvd)
  • Save-On-Foods (10312 King George Blvd)
  • Staples (10136 King George Blvd)
  • Starbucks (10362 King George Blvd)
  • Sprite Computers (13597 King George Blvd)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Tandy Leather (13624 108 Ave)
  • Taste of Punjab (10009 Whalley Blvd)
  • Whalley Optical (10706 King George Blvd)

Surrey Social Innovation Summit

From The City of Surrey:

Across Canada, cities are increasingly turning to social innovation to address complex community-based issues including poverty, addiction, unemployment, affordable housing, health and safety. In Surrey, we’re also seeing that new ideas, more creativity and greater collaboration between government, agencies, academics, and the community can have dramatic positive impacts on people and organizations. On November 23rd, some of Canada’s most effective and inspiring social innovation leaders will come to the 2nd Annual Surrey Social Innovation Summit to share their unique experience and insight, along with social innovation success stories from their communities. It’s a chance for us to carry on the conversation from last year’s inaugural Summit and to explore new ways to build better communities. Please join us at this exciting event and add your voice to this exciting dialogue for change. To register and learn more, please visit http://www.surrey.ca/community/19760.aspx.

Foodrazer Success

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On Saturday, July 25, Ryley Patterson, 5 and her best friend Chloe Gravel-Fallis, 3, held a Foodrazer for the Surrey Food Bank in the parking lot at the A & W on 102 Avenue in Surrey.

The girls had planned a variety of games and Dr. Wilson, their friend from Phoenix Society whose volunteer Red Shirts were there to help, came out and won a ribbon by putting a puzzle together. He also joined them in a Zumba Dance.

“It’s so important to support youth that have such a passion,” said Michael Wilson.

Their policeman friend, Josh Waltman attended with his daughter, Norah, 2.

“We wouldn’t miss it,” said Josh. “Norah loves playing with Chloe and Ryley.”

Children who stopped by participated in the duck pond game, the sucker pull and the ping pong ball in a glass game to win prizes. They also got to make some crafts and have their faces painted, all activities planned by Ryley and Chloe.

But it wasn’t all about Fun & Games. There was lots of information about safety and people were invited to stop by to drop off their old car seats so they wouldn’t be left by the side of the road. Over 30 car seats were collected and prepared for recycling.

The girls raised over $220 and 400 pounds of food for the Surrey Food Bank.

Movies Under the Stars

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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
  • Home
  • Cinderella
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Wreck it Ralph
  • Brave
  • Maleficent

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

 

Vote YES for the Future

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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

 or 

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!

Better Transit and Transportation Coalition Forms

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New Coalition Forms to Support Better Transit and Transportation Investment

Business, labour, environmental, community and other organizations have formed the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition to support the Mayors’ Council regional transportation improvement plan for dramatic transit and transportation improvements.

The new Coalition’s founding members include the Vancouver Board of Trade; Unifor, Canada’s newest and largest private sector union; Tourism Vancouver; Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association; David Suzuki Foundation; Greater Vancouver Gateway Council; and BC Chamber of Commerce.

“Our coalition is quickly gathering momentum,” said Iain Black, CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. “We’re one proud part of a full range of environmental, labour, transportation, tourism, health and other groups, and together we’re focused on fighting congestion through transit and transportation improvements.

“Whether you ride the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Coast Express or any combination of those, our riders see the urgent need for better transit service just to deal with existing demand, let alone what happens when Metro Vancouver grows by 1 million more people over 30 years,” said Unifor BC Area Director Gavin McGarrigle. Unifor represents over 30,000 members in BC, including 5,000 transit operators, mechanics, SeaBus and maintenance workers in Metro Vancouver in Union locals 111 and 2200.

“The Mayors transit and transportation plan is designed for future generations, with a clear focus on increased goods movement, and it contains plans for managing congestion more effectively over the next 30 years.” said Elizabeth Model, CEO of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, also a founding member of the Coalition.  “It starts with a specific 10-year plan that will begin next year if the public approves it in the regional Referendum.”

One of the Coalition’s first initiatives has been circulating a Pledge for interested citizen groups and organizations to sign. It states:
“One of the most important decisions facing Metro Vancouver for the next generation is the 2015 Referendum on transit, transportation, and goods and people movement. A positive outcome is a crucial step to expand transportation options, strengthen our economy, reduce pollution, improve the health of our communities, and help make this region a more affordable place to live.”
In addition to the diverse collection of organizations who comprise the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition, other groups – including student and educational organizations, medical health officers and others – have also already signed on to its pledge.

The Mayors’ Council will be voting on December 11, on whether or not to proceed with the mail-in ballot question and recommended revenue source.

For further information, contact Elizabeth Model at the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association at 604-580-2321.