The Return of Gingerbread Village – 2019

Gingerbread Village is back and better than ever.

Pull out your whisks, icing and gumdrops! The 3rd annual Gingerbread Village contest hosted by the Downtown Surrey BIA is back! Gather your friends, family, classmates, teammates, and coworkers and enter the contest to show your creativity and holiday spirit! Plus, it helps raise money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau AND you can win some cash prizes!

How it works:

What would you like to put in your gingerbread village? Playgrounds? Disneyland? Skytrains? Flying cars? You can design, create and build your gingerbread creation based on what you whatever you would like to see in your gingerbread village.

The entries will be on public display at Central City Mall during mall hours from Saturday December 7th to Sunday December 15th.

Deadline to register is November 30th. If you would like to participate, please email entry forms to janette@downtownsurreybia.com.

Cash prizes:

The entry categories and cash prizes are as follows:  

  • Elementary Schools: $500, $250
  • High Schools: $750, $500, $250, $100
    • There will be a special prize of $500 to the top Surrey High School (whether or not they have placed in the top 4)
  • Post-Secondary: $500, $250
  • Charities/Non-Profits: $500, $250
  • Service/Community Groups: $500, $250
  • Businesses: $500, $250
  • Open: $500, $250

The winners in each category will be selected by our panel of community judges. Additionally, all entries are eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Award. Everyone who visits the display can vote for their favourite entry with a cash donation. Following the end of the display, the entry that receives the most donations will win the People’s Choice Award.

The donations will be given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau, a local non-profit that helped over 4000 children celebrate the holidays last year with toys and food. The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Facebook on December 17, 2018.

Make sure you come and visit Gingerbread Village to vote for your favourite gingerbread village and see what the community has created. If you smell the aromatic gingerbread, you’re in the right place! 

Again, deadline to register is November 30th. If you would like to participate, please email entry forms to janette@downtownsurreybia.com.

You can also contact the DSBIA at 604-580-2321 or at janette@downtownsurreybia.com if you have any further questions. 

Happy frosting! 

Do you have great ideas? Share them!

Environment – Affordable Housing – Entertainment – Culture – Recreation What’s on your mind?

Our Surrey Vision

The 20/20 Vision is a project by the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association,
which approaches a community driven change through active engagements
and ideas from all Surrey citizens of all different backgrounds. 

Looking
into the potential of a city in transition, the 20/20 Vision Project
represents and compiles the hopes and dreams of residents in Downtown
Surrey and all areas of the City who see this as THEIR Downtown. What do
you love about Downtown Surrey? What makes Downtown Surrey a wonderful
home and an ideal place to learn, work and play?

Why 20/20 Vision?

Our
report will build a clear vision for the future of Downtown Surrey and
will be presented at the beginning of 2020 as a guideline for future
initiatives to make your dream downtown come to life. 

Your ideas matter: Real innovations of the City’s core comes from its own citizens

In
addition to reflecting what makes Downtown Surrey a great place, we
want your positive, imaginative and actionable responses in order to
build the future of our downtown. You will realize great possibilities
of Downtown Surrey as you walk along with us throughout the 20/20 Vision
Project.

Where is this going?

Everything we learn through this process will be collected, studied and synthesized, to help vision the future of Downtown Surrey. The data collected will be used to help shape Downtown Surrey and highlight ideas that can be implemented by the City, Downtown Surrey BIA, other stakeholders, and community members on behalf of YOU to better your experience in Downtown Surrey.

Take the survey here http://oursurreyvision.com/survey/

Surrey City Centre – All Candidates Meeting

Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Civic Hotel

Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is hosting an All Candidates meeting for candidates running in the upcoming Federal Election to represent Surrey City Centre.

If you are a candidate (or representing a candidate), please contact Bonnie at info@downtownsurreybia.com for details.

If you are a voter within the Surrey City Centre Riding, please check back at the beginning of October for further information on the candidates that will be participating.

August 24: Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse

Movies Under the Stars 2019 – final week

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

On Saturday, August 24 the feature is “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse”.

This event is free for all to attend and enjoy. Each movie will begin at dusk (this can vary from week to week so best to arrive before 8:30pm). 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 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.

August 17: Lego Movie 2

Movies Under the Stars 2019 – week 3

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

On Saturday, August 17 the feature is “Lego Movie 2”.

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 movie begins. 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 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.

Movies Under the Stars – August 10

How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World

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

On Saturday, August 10 the feature is “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”, the final chapter of “How to Train YOur Dragon.

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 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.

Movies Under the Stars – August 3

The sun goes down and the opening credits roll up. Movies Under the Stars is returning this year! The first four Saturday evenings 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 a golden oldie to Oscar-winning adventure, the selection of movies will delight viewers of every age. This year’s lineup includes:

August 3: Space Jam

August 10: How to Train Your Dragon

August 17: Lego Movie 2

August 24: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Fun and entertainment begins at 5pm. The movie begins at dusk (as soon as it is dark enough. Please bring a chair or blanket.

Saturday, August 3

Space Jam

We Want Your Butts!

The DSBIA is holding a cigarette butt cash-back event on Friday, August 9, 2019, and all are welcome to participate! The event will be held at the Beta Collective parking lot, at 10328 Whalley Blvd., from 12pm-4pm. Free pizza and drinks will be available for participants!

There are two different ways to win money:

Register

You may register with the DSBIA in advance of the event, either as an individual or as a team. The top 5 teams/individuals with the most cigarette butts collected during the event will win cash prizes:

1st place: $150
2nd place: $125
3rd place: $100
4th place: $75
5th place: $50

To register, email jeanette@downtownsurreybia.com with the number of participants and team name (if applicable) before Thursday, August 8 at 3pm.

Drop-in

Alternatively, you can choose not to register and simply drop by on the day of the event. All drop-in participants will receive $0.05 per cigarette butt collected, but will not be eligible to win any of the above cash prizes.

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