Find out about the DSBIA and Plans for the Next Five Years

As a follow-up to our recent survey, we are holding several meetings with DSBIA Members (businesses and property owners).

On March 31, 2018, DSBIA will be renewing its mandate for the next five years. The Board of Directors has drafted a proposal and budget based on the Strategic Plan and we want to give you, our Members, the chance to discuss them.

Join us on Tuesday, May 30 from 4-7pm or Wednesday May 31 from 8-10am or 11:30am-1:30pm. These sessions will take place at the DSBIA offices at 330-10362 King George Boulevard (above the Starbucks at London Station). DSBIA Directors and staff will be at the meetings and look forward to hearing what you have to say about the plans for the next five years.

Surrey’s Canada 150 Program Launch

Mayor Linda Hepner kicked off Surrey’s City-wide Canada 150 Program last Tuesday, February 21st at City Hall. As part of the announcement, the City had a number of performers and entertainers, including Laura Grizzly Paws, and a Canadian cover band.

Mayor Hepner announced that for Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, the City of Surrey will feature a number of special concerts and events. On April 22nd, Party for the Planet returns to Surrey City Hall with feature headliner Shawn Hook, best known for his single “Sound of Your Heart.”

On July 1st, the largest Western Canada Day Concert will take place at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with Canada-based group Hedley, who has garnered over 60 million video views and 17 number one MuchMusic videos.

Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park will be held on July 22-23rd, with the internationally successful Nelly Furtado headlining the event. Furtado has over 16 million records sold world-wide and her two-decade career has reached every part of the globe.

Canada 150 zones will be incorporated at every major event this summer, which showcase our history and include Canadian-themes activities. There will also be local performances by First Nation’s performers, hoop dancers, French-Canadian artists, and more.

DSBIA Members Get Your Survey In

The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is up for renewal in 2018. The current term ends March 31, 2018. As such, The Downtown Surrey BIA is surveying its members to determine the membership’s priorities over the next five years. The BIA provides a way for property owners and businesses to join together to promote and improve the economic vitality of their business district.

We have mailed out copies of the survey via unaddressed ad-mail to all BIA members. Please return the surveys to the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association at #330-10362 King George Blvd or fax to 604.580.6321 or email info@downtownsurreybia.com at your earliest convenience.

The survey is also available online and all surveys will be kept confidential. Take the survey here.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the BIA office at 604.580.2321 or email us at info@downtownsurreybia.com

The 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 Concord 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

Explore The George

Downtown Surrey is growing at an unprecedented pace, transforming into an urban downtown core. “The George,” formally known as King George Boulevard, runs right through a community of businesses, large and small. With a wealth of restaurants and shops, a developing medical technology hub, an expanding financial district, and some of the best post-secondary education in British Columbia, Downtown Surrey is your ideal urban community to work, live, and explore.

There are so many ways you can #ExploreTheGeorge any day of the year. Visit our website to get to know our local businesses and learn how you can start exploring the George!

http://explorethegeorge.com/

Public Responsibility During Snow and Ice Conditions

Remember that residents and businesses are responsible under City Bylaws to clear any accumulated snow from sidewalks located adjacent to their property as soon as possible to ensure the safety of pedestrians. In our temperate climate where snow can melt during the day and freeze into ice overnight, it is important to keep pathways where people could slip and fall clear of any snow or ice.

For snow shovels, salt, or anything else you might need during these winter conditions, visit a local shop such as Canadian Tire (13665 102 Ave) or Walmart (2151 – 10153 King George Blvd).

 

Ryley & Chloe’s Funraizer

Every child should wake up to a toy on Christmas morning. This holiday season, seven year old Ryley and four year old Chloe are doing their part to make that happen in Surrey. On Saturday, November 26th 2016, Ryley and Chloe will be holding their 3rd annual “funraizer” to collect toys and donations to give to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

This year the funraizer will be a Spaghetti dinner, held at Knight & Day Restaurant at 9677 King George Boulevard. The dinner will run from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, and guests can arrive and leave as they please. However, guests are encouraged to stay till the end of the event so they can enter their name in a raffle to win a gift basket of prizes.

Tickets for the dinner cost $12 and can be purchased at the Downtown Surrey BIA office in person or by calling 604- 580-2321. In addition, Ryley and Chloe request all guests bring a toy or cash donation to give to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Why is the event called a “funraizer” you ask? Ryley says it is because their fundraiser is designed to collects toys for kids and “toys are fun”!

Enjoy a tasty dinner amongst friends and family and do your part to give back to the community this holiday season, by joining Ryley and Chloe in their mission to put toys on the shelf at the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

The 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 Concord 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

Pie in the Plaza

Saturday, September 17 from 11am- 3pm

Pie in the Plaza is a free public festival to celebrate food and agriculture in Surrey. The feature event will be the creation of BC’s largest blueberry pie! This fun and educational event includes a mobile petting zoo, seed planting, live music, food trucks, crafts, food vendors, games, and interactive informational displays and activities.

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SFU Terry Fox Run

Central City Plaza (10153 King George Blvd) SFU will be hosting the 7th annual Terry Fox run/walk. Come and join everyone at the Central City Plaza
and get ready to run or walk for a good cause. Let’s honour Terry Fox and support cancer research. Meet at Central City Plaza in front of SFU’s Surrey Campus

Friday, September 30, 2016
12:30 PM

2016 event timeline

12:30 PM Meet and greet at Central City plaza entrance
12:40 PM Introduction and welcome by Stephen Dooley
Executive Director, Surrey campus, and Student Speaker Enoch Weng
12:50 PM Walk/run starts
1:15 PM Light lunch
Silent Auction and Prize Draw

Things to remember

  1. There’s a competition for the team with the Best Team Spirit/Participation so teams should come coordinated and ready to be spirited!
  2. But be comfortable: dress for the weather – rain or shine.
  3. Be stay hydrated by bringing a filled water bottle. No water on route.
  4. Lunch is by donation – all proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

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