Gingerbread Village – Come & Vote for your Favourite

Thursday December 14th marks the opening of our new signature event, Gingerbread Village! Come check out the display of over 30 entries at Central City Shopping Centre (on the 2nd floor near Winners) and vote for your favourite creation with a cash donation. The creation with the most votes will win the $500 People’s Choice Award cash prize! $1 = 1 vote, so the more you give, the more chances they have to win. The proceeds from all votes will be donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau, so you can feel good knowing you’re having fun and helping out a good cause at the same time.

We have entries in a variety of categories including: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Businesses, Charities, Community & Service Groups, and Open.

Visiting Hours for Gingerbread Village:
Thursday, December 14 from 5-9pm
Friday, December 15 from 10am-9pm
Saturday, December 16 from 10am-9pm

On Friday night (December 15th) we will have a special ceremony to announce the grand prize winners. Stop by between 4-7 pm for face painting, snacks, and entertainment from everyone’s favourite Organ Grinder, Ingmar.

Retail Theft Seminar

 

On Wednesday August 30th, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association hosted a Retail Theft Seminar with guest speaker Stephen O’Keefe.

Stephen is a theft prevention consultant with the Retail Council of Canada.  He presented a very informative Seminar on Retail Theft and its effect on businesses across Canada.  

Business Owners from both small and large scale businesses and Loss Prevention officers from various retail locations were in attendance.  They were joined by volunteer members of the Surrey RCMP who will be taking the information and visiting businesses in Surrey to educate them on current practices to help alleviate this ongoing problem.  

If you missed the seminar and would like to hear what Stephen O’Keefe had to say, you can view the entire Seminar here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k44VeQYIU3w

 

 

DSBIA Renewal EGM

The Downtown Surrey BIA is currently going through the Renewal Process and part of the process is to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). All DSBIA Members are invited to join us on Thursday, September 28 at the City Centre Library at 10350 University Drive, Room 120.

The DSBIA Directors will be available to discuss plans for the future and details about the Renewal Documents from 5:30-6:15pm. At 6:15pm, Members will be asked to vote on:

  1. Renewal of the DSBIA for another five years.
  2. Levy over the next five years.
  3. Budget for 2018.
  4. Changes to the Bylaws to conform to the New BC Societies Act.

Further detailed  information can be found http://downtownsurreybia.com/agm/egm-2017/

Retail Theft Seminar

Wednesday August 30th, 2017

8:00 – 9:30 am
Surrey City Hall

Protect your retail business from theft & shoplifting
Join us and learn how to recognize vulnerabilities and implement low-cost theft prevention solutions

Guest Speaker: Stephen O’Keefe
Stephen O’Keefe was Walmart Canada’s VP Loss Prevention & Risk Management for 15 years. Currently an external consultant for the Retail Council of Canada, O’Keefe advises on loss prevention affecting shrinkage and profitability for retailers. He has over 30 years experience in retail theft prevention with some of Canada’s largest retailers and is currently conducting research on the Economic Impact of Retail Crime.

Coffee and muffins provided.

Register here:  https://retailtheftseminar.eventbrite.ca   

For more information visit downtownsurrey.com or call 604-580-2321

Beauty and the Beast at Movies Under The Stars

The highlight of the summer is BACK! Movies Under The Stars is returning to Holland Park every Saturday in August for fun filled evenings of laughter and games with the family!

To finish off the summer we will be showing the new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” on August 26th. Make sure you come early to make your very own rose, hear a storybook reading from Surrey Library, and watch the real life Belle grace our stage starting at 7:00 pm.

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, this event is free for all to attend and enjoy. Each movie will begin at dusk. We encourage attendees to come early to grab a good spot for viewing the movies. But don’t worry, there will be entertainment and activities beginning at 5pm to entertain the crowd until the movies begin. Alongside the featured film will be live performances, free popcorn courtesy of Prospera Credit Union will be provided for all attendees. All you need to bring is your lawns chairs and blankets for a night of entertainment that’s perfect for the whole family.

Want to make it dinner and a show? The North Surrey lions Club will be hosting a barbeque with all proceeds going towards local charities.

Movies Under The Stars is a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

Movies Under the Stars is the perfect summer family night out! There is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbours, than over some popcorn and a movie under the stars.

Moana at Movies Under The Stars

The highlight of the summer is BACK! Movies Under The Stars is returning to Holland Park every Saturday in August for fun filled evenings of laughter and games with the family!

Dive into Polynesian culture on August 19th with one of the hit movies of the summer, “Moana”. Susan’s Paradise of Polynesia dancers will be on site showing off their hula moves, and Surrey Sun Hang Do will do an interactive performance where you can learn some mixed martial arts.

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, this event is free for all to attend and enjoy. Each movie will begin at dusk. We encourage attendees to come early to grab a good spot for viewing the movies. But don’t worry, there will be entertainment and activities beginning at 5pm to entertain the crowd until the movies begin. Alongside the featured film will be live performances, free popcorn courtesy of Prospera Credit Union will be provided for all attendees. All you need to bring is your lawns chairs and blankets for a night of entertainment that’s perfect for the whole family.

Want to make it dinner and a show? The North Surrey lions Club will be hosting a barbeque with all proceeds going towards local charities.

Movies Under The Stars is a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

Movies Under the Stars is the perfect summer family night out! There is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbours, than over some popcorn and a movie under the stars.

 

Sing! at Movies Under The Stars

The highlight of the summer is BACK! Movies Under The Stars is returning to Holland Park every Saturday in August for fun filled evenings of laughter and games with the family!

August 12th will be all about animals and singing, with Urban Safari stealing the show starting at 6:30 pm. Make sure you warm up your vocal cords as we will be having a guess-the-lyrics contest before we show the night’s feature film, “Sing”!

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, this event is free for all to attend and enjoy. Each movie will begin at dusk. We encourage attendees to come early to grab a good spot for viewing the movies. But don’t worry, there will be entertainment and activities beginning at 5pm to entertain the crowd until the movies begin. Alongside the featured film will be live performances, free popcorn courtesy of Prospera Credit Union will be provided for all attendees. All you need to bring is your lawns chairs and blankets for a night of entertainment that’s perfect for the whole family.

Want to make it dinner and a show? The North Surrey lions Club will be hosting a barbeque with all proceeds going towards local charities.

Movies Under The Stars is a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

Movies Under the Stars is the perfect summer family night out! There is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbours, than over some popcorn and a movie under the stars.

The Lego Batman Movie at Movies Under The Stars

For the 13th year in a row the much anticipated Movies Under the Stars is returning to Holland Park. With a great lineup of movies and entertainment beforehand, this is the best way for families to enjoy their Saturday night this August.

We will be kicking off the month of movies on August 5th with a showing of the “Lego Batman Movie” in Holland Park. Watch as this fan favourite embarks on his adventures, and get ready to meet his trusty sidekick, Robin, on the big screen. Don your superhero mask for the night! Come dressed up as your favourite superhero and strike a pose for a chance to win the costume contest. Also, stop by the crafts table to build your very own “Lego block” to take home with you.                                        

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, this event is free for all to attend and enjoy. Each movie will begin at dusk. We encourage attendees to come early to grab a good spot for viewing the movies. But don’t worry, there will be entertainment and activities beginning at 5pm to keep  the crowd energized until the movies begin. All you need to bring is your lawns chairs and blankets for a night of entertainment that’s perfect for the entire family.

What goes better with a free movie than free popcorn? As always, Prospera will be on site handing out bags of popcorn to all attendees. Come early to grab a seat and bring a picnic lunch while you watch the pre-movie entertainment, or help support local charities by purchasing hot dogs and other snacks from the North Surrey Lions Club.

Movies Under The Stars is a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that alongside featuring “Lego Batman Movie” on August 5th, we will also be showing “Sing!” On August 12th, “Moana” on August 19th, and Disney’s newest “Beauty and the Beast” on August 26th.

Movies Under the Stars in Holland Park is the perfect summer family night out! There is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbours, than over some popcorn and a movie under the stars.

 

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes

Bring your yoga practice to the outdoor! This summer, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is offering FREE weekly outdoor yoga classes!
 
This yoga class will challenge you both mentally and physically. Why not strengthen your muscles while improving on posture and flexibility? A huge part of yoga is being aware of your body and reconnecting yourself to the earth. This is a great way to take in the sunshine and enjoy a moment of peace before the day ends.
 
The FREE classes will be held every Wednesday in the month of August (2, 9, 16, 23) at 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.
 
These classes are open to everyone so bring your friends and bring on the heat. Please bring water and a yoga mat or towel to practice on. In the event of rain, class for that day will be cancelled.

Music Marathon

Enjoy 12 hours of musical fun at the Music Marathon in Central City Shopping Centre Plaza, on Friday August 11, from 8am to 8pm!

Come out and support local pianists as they tickle the ivories!

With the success of Music Marathon from last year, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association has decided to do another one this year. This year, Music Marathon took place in the heart of Surrey City Centre, at Central City Shopping Centre’s outdoor plaza, along 102 Avenue. The one-of-a-kind Canada 150 themed piano is placed in an outdoor public space. Why? To transform parts of underutilized areas into a more vibrant metropolitan space. The theme for this year was none other than ‘A classic Canadian summer day’. This included elements of bountiful picnics on a relaxing lakeside day.

The DSBIA organized for pianists to play for twelve hours straight, from 8 am to 8 pm on Friday, July 21st. These pianists, hailing from different parts across the Lower Mainland, played different styles of music back-to-back for a stream of daylong entertainment. Although the weather was not in our favour, nothing could have depleted the Downtown Surrey spirit.

Highlights included Peter Tam, a JUNO nominee who played original songs. Peter even brought his own instruments, the tambourine and rock shaker to make it more fun. Other pianists specialized in classical music, while others played all Korean music. The “marathon” even featured our one and only Theatre Troupe, who sang and danced along to some of the pianists.

The open area just so happened to be surrounded by seating so there were many people that sat down for a few minutes to half an hour. Others caught their breath and smiled while on the go. Many took the time to stop and take photos and videos of the talented pianists. Our aim to create a more vibrant and engaged downtown city was made a reality by having talented pianists as well as engaged audiences.

In case you missed our first Music Marathon, we will be having another one on Friday, August 11th, 2017 from 8am to 8pm.

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