Our community judges have visited Gingerbread Village 2018 and we are pleased to announce the following winners.
4th place $100 is awarded to McNair Secondary School
3rd place $250 is awarded to Garibaldi Secondary School – Mackenzie & Joseph
2nd place $500 is awarded to Garibaldi Secondary School – Regan & Emma
1st place $750 is awarded to Garibaldi Secondary School – Alejandra & Lucia
2nd place (tie) $250 is awarded to Panorama Park Elementary School – Division 6
2nd place (tie) $250 is awarded to Panorama Elementary School Mrs. Jacobs Grade 2 class (our youngest competitors)
1st place $500 is awarded to KB Woodward Elementary Grade 4 Division 8
We have a special award in this category to Hyland Elementary who came up with the idea of have a Surrey Centre of Science. Their award will be a field trip to Surrey’s Med Tech District which will be arranged for 2019.
Non-profits and charities
Competition was fierce in this category. Only ½ point separate first and second place and one point separated a tie for third place.
Honourable Mention $100 is awarded to Mercy Canada
Honourable Mention $100 is awarded to Mackie’s Place
2nd place $250 is awarded to SOS Children’s Village
1st place $500 is awarded to Elim Village
2nd place $250 is awarded to Guildford Athletic Club
1st place $500 is awarded to Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church
2nd place $250 is awarded to BC Lions
1st place $500 is awarded to Hamilton Duncan who is donating their winnings to the Surrey Food Bank.
Professional (new this year)
1st place $500 is awarded to Just Cakes Bakeshop
2nd place $250 is awarded to Kyla Fraser from SFU
1st place $500 is awarded to KPU – Marketing and Advancement Departments for their creation that depicts their new location at Civic Plaza in Downtown Surrey.
2nd place $250 is awarded to Yas Nakamoto
1st place $500 is awarded to Cloverdale Skating Club
We would like to thank everyone who entered this year’s competition and congratulate all the winners.
We would like to remind everyone that the People’s Choice Award will be announced on Monday December 17 in the afternoon through our social media. Voting for the People’s Choice Award continues until Sunday, December 16 at 6pm.
Encourage all your friends and family members to come out and vote for your entry – the winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $500. Each vote is $1 and all money will be donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
The final Movies Under the Stars screening is going to be a wonderful one.
On Saturday, August 25, catch Wonder on a three-story big screen. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, and perhaps a few tissues to Holland Park to enjoy this heartwarming film. Remember to bring your chairs, the grass may be a little damp.
Prospera Credit Union will hand out free popcorn. Stop by one of the many local restaurants in the area and bring your meal for a picnic in the park. The North Surrey Lions BBQ is cancelled for this show,
Pre-show fun begins at 6:30 p.m; movie screens at dusk. The DSBIA Performance Troupe will be playing their music, followed by other entertainers including Sun Hang Do Martial Arts and Matt the Magician!
Get ready for a dining experience like no other—things are about to get hands-on at Grandt Kitchen – Filipino Cuisine. Known for their iconic Boodle fight, the feast involves a delicious spread of food eaten without utensils.
On August 21-24, the restaurant offers 10% off the entire bill for patrons who visit between 11:00 am to 1 pm.
There is also a social media contest for a $50 gift card:
- Take a picture at the restaurant
- Post it on social media with the #ExploreTheGeorge hashtag,
- Tag the DSBIA and Grand Kitchen.
Find them at 10257 King George Blvd. or grandtkitchen.com
Hats off to our next Movies Under the Stars Screening, Paddington 2.
On Saturday, August 18, follow the adventures of a comedic bear through a three-story big screen. Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to Holland Park to cozy up while enjoying the film.
Prospera Credit Union will hand out free popcorn while the North Surrey Lions Club cooks dinner on the barbecue. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many local restaurants in the area and bring your meal for a picnic in the park.
Pre-show fun begins at 5:00 p.m; movie screens at dusk. The DSBIA Performance Troupe will be playing their music, followed by other entertainers including the Zumba by Dinah and Vancouver Puppet Theatre.
Dive in to the delicious tastes of Southeast Asia at our next #ExploreTheGeorge Lunch Tour. Manis Pan-Asian Eatery will take you on a dining journey touching down in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and more.
On August 13-14 and 16-17, Manis will offer a $10 lunch special between 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Their Lunch Special comes in a choice of chicken or tofu, and is served with house lemon iced tea. Choose from:
- Thai green curry with coconut cream
- Thai red curry with coconut cream
- Cashew nuts and oyster sauce
- Sweet mango stir fry
- Sweet red curry with peanuts
You can also win a $50 gift card through our social media contest. Take a picture in the restaurant, post it on social media using the #ExploreTheGeorge hashtag, and tag the DSBIA and Manis Restaurant.
Find Manis Restaurant at #116-10768 Whalley Blvd. or at manisrestaurant.com.
Ryley and Chloe are back with Glitter Unicorn Festival 2! Just like last time, it’s full of sweets, sparkles, and sunshine.
Come out with your family and friends to the Glitter Unicorn Festival on August 16 at the Surrey Civic Plaza from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Delight in unicorn-themed crafts like glitter tattoos, unicorn slime, and face painting. Cool down with frozen treats while enjoying fun games and upbeat music.
Proceeds from the sale of Sucker Pull, Unicorn Poop, Freezies, Slime, and Silent Auction will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items for donation.
The sun goes down and the opening credits roll up. Movies Under the Stars is returning this year! Every Saturday evening in August, come to Holland Park to experience this summertime favourite.
Presented by Prospera Credit Union, Movies Under the Stars will bring outdoor films to the community. From humorous flicks to heartwarming tales, the selection of movies will delight viewers of every age. This year’s lineup includes:
August 4: Ferdinand
August 11: Coco
August 18: Paddington 2
August 25: Wonder
Entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. before the movie starts screening at dusk. Complimentary popcorn will be served courtesy of Prospera Credit Union.
The event is FREE for all ages; all you need to bring are your lawn chairs and blankets to cozy up while watching the film.
For the past few years, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) has been implementing different placemaking activities throughout the area. This year, we are happy to announce the beginning of #WhalleyWednesdays.
#WhalleyWednesdays are community events happening every Wednesday in July at the Grosvenor Road School Site, near King George Blvd and 108th Ave along Grosvenor Road.
These events intend to engage and strengthen the community. Each week brings a different theme:
July 4: Survey Session (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Asking people what activities they’d like to see
July 11: Chalk the Block (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.)
Chalk artist demonstration, hands-on drawings, bubbles, hoola-hoops
July 18: Kids Corner (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.)
Ring toss and Giant board games like Chess and Connect 4
July 25: Get Fit at Grosvenor (5:00 to 5:45 p.m.)
Free Zumba class by Fit for Women Gym
Get educated and entertained at the Eat Play Live Well Street Fair on July 15 at the Phoenix Centre.
This annual event is a chance to meet local organizations and learn what they bring to the community. This year’s educational theme will offer resources on how to make healthy, informed choices so that you can eat, play and live well. Learn from local groups about health, financial literacy, safety and other lifestyle topics.
Eat Play Live Well Street Fair also brings fun and entertainment for the family. With a front and back stage, enjoy live performances from a lineup of local musicians. Children will love the bouncy castle, games and interactive activities. Take a stroll among booths to support local vendors and see the well-crafted products they create. Food vendors will also be on site to keep you energized during the fair.
Admission is free for all ages.
By the end of June, people who are currently living in tents and in local shelters will be moving into the temporary accommodations that have been under construction in the area for the past few months.
As people move into their new home, we want them to get off to a good start. We are helping Lookout Society put together welcome kits to help them get a fresh start. Please GIVE (Giving Individuals Valuable Essentials) what you can – make it a staff initiative!
The DSBIA is offering a space to collect donations. On June 13-14, items can be dropped off at the DSBIA office at 330-10362 King George Blvd. between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-580-2321 if you require pickup.