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Questions & Answers

We have given each candidate a list of questions.  Listed below are the Mayoral , Councillor and School Board Trustee candidates Questions and answers based on the order we have received them.  Click on their name to view the answers they have provided.

Answers from Mayoral Candidates

Rajesh Jayaprakash

John Wolanski

Pauline Greaves

Tom Gill

Imtiaz Popat

Bruce Hayne

Francois Nantel

Answers from Councillor Candidates

Laurie Guerra

Roslyn Cassells 

Felix Kongyuy

Kuldip Pelia

Paul Hillsdon

Mike Starchuck

Nicholas Loberg

Stuart Parker

Raminder Thomas

Adam McGillivray

Upkar Tatlay

Forrest Smith

Becky Zhou

Asad Syed

Vera LeFranc

Kashmir Besla

Narima Dela Cruz

Paul Rusan

Linda Annis

Bernie Sheppard  

Saira Aujla

Derek Zabel

Neera Agnihotri

Steven Pettigrew

Dave Woods, Barbara Steele, John Gibeau, Avi Dhaliwal, Rina Gill (Surrey Integrity Now)

Neneng Galanto

Maria Foster

Doug Elford

Nasima Nastoh

Thampy Rajan

Deanna Welters

Afshan Kamran

 

Answers from School Board Trustee Candidates

Martin Hilmer

Gary Tymoschuk

Niovi Patsicakis

Adele Yu

Diana Ng

Bob Holmes

Kapil Goyal

Dean McGee

Cindy Dalglish

Gord Hepner

Aronjit Lageri

Laurie Larsen

Amanda Smith Weston

Mary-Em Waddington

Charlene Dobie

Sonia Andhi

Jasvinder Singh Badesha

Terry Allen

Lisa Alexis

Julia Poole

Dupinder Kaur Saran

 

 

 

 

 

Wonder at Movies Under the Stars

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!

Explore the George Lunch Tour: Grandt Kitchen

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

Paddington 2 at Movies Under the Stars

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.

Explore the George Lunch Tour: Manis Pan-Asian Eatery

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.

Glitter Unicorn Festival 2

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.

Movies Under the Stars

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.

#WhalleyWednesdays

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

 

Eat Play Live Well 2018

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.

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