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.

GIVE (Giving Individuals Valuable Essentials)

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 info@downtownsurreybia.com or 604-580-2321 if you require pickup.

International Picnic Day

When was the last time you had a picnic? On June 18th, the City of Surrey will join the world in celebrating International Picnic Day.

Come on out for an evening of music, fun activities and of course, tasty bites.

Surrey Parks will be leading this year’s International Picnic Day by encouraging a get together
outside to enjoy a meal and be in one another’s company.

With the arrival of summer weather, this is a great opportunity to bring your friends, family
and neighbours outdoors to an exciting event.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Forsyth Park, lasting until 7:30 p.m. Surrey Parks will host a
light picnic. Since it is on a first come, first serve basis, make sure to come early. You are also
welcome to bring your own blanket, chairs, and any props that you would like to relax with.
During the event, various activities will be provided. There will be mini golf as friendly
competition for of all ages and a bouncy castle that will have kids laughing and
jumping.

For those who would simply like to relax and have some food under the sun, there is also
music for you to enjoy.

With so many beautiful places in the area, events like these create more opportunities
to connect with the rest of Downtown Surrey. Events like these exemplify the community
we know and love.

Guests are free to bring their own food and beverages. Pack your basket and picnic blanket; we will see you there!

 

The Long Long Table 2018

We’ve been cooking up a new look and a new menu for this year’s Long Long Table: Surrey’s Community Social.

What exactly is The Long Long Table?

The Long Long Table is a unique event that invites people of all ages who live, work, volunteer, and study in Surrey to sit at the same dinner table and share a five-course meal together. 

A networking event, The Long Long Table is a chance to expand one’s personal and professional network. Students, residents, professionals, business owners and other people from all walks of life can gather and mingle over a shared experience. Here citizens who would not normally interact with one another find themselves getting to know one another, making it a “friend-raiser” rather than a fundraiser.

With the success of last year’s event, we will be hosting the 4th Annual Long Long Table: A Surrey’s Community Social presented by Civic Hotel on Tuesday, June 26 at Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza (13450 – 104 Avenue). Networking will begin at 5:00 PM and dinner will start at 6:00 PM. Guests will sit at the elegantly decorated long, long table and be served a delicious five course meal that will reflect A Cosmopolitan Experience..

At the start of the meal, you will be greeted with a delicious assortment of appetizers. From port gelée to baked beet salad with bird eye chili dressing, there will be a variety of flavours to suit your taste. The main course will be a Cuban marinate flank steak paired with sage sweet potato whip and chimichurri. You will finish off with Cointreau crème brulée for dessert.

The food will be prepared by Rajeev Arora, Executive Catering Chef at Civic Hotel. A seasoned chef, Arora has cooked at world-class hotels and restaurants all over the globe—from a cooking show on India to an award winning-restaurant in Mumbai.

“I understand how meals can unify, and I love to bring people together around great food,” says Arora.

As a community social, we strive to make the event accessible for everyone. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! To keep the dinner affordable, we have some great community-minded sponsors who have stepped forward. A big thank you to Civic Hotel, VanCity Credit Union, KPU, SFU, SCDC, PWC, David Pel & Company, Eurocan and TD Canada Trust.

Tickets are now on sale for $40 on Eventbrite. Get them while they’re available!

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.

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