Gingerbread Village 2018

The Downtown Surrey BIA’s Gingerbread Village is back! This event adds some creative fun to the holidays and raises money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Plus, you could win some sweet cash prizes (including a $500 People’s Choice Award).

How It Works:

Build a Gingerbread Creation of one of your favourite buildings in the area or something that you would like to see in Downtown Surrey – A carousel? A playground? LRT? Now is the perfect time to get creative! The entries will be on public display during mall hours from Saturday, December 8th to Sunday, December 16th.

The deadline to register is November 30th, 2018. If you would like to participate, please email the entry form to info@downtownsurreybia.com. You can also call 604.580.2321 for more information.

Important Dates (Please Read):

  1. Entries must be delivered to Central City Shopping Centre on December 7th between 10am-3pm.
  2. Entries must be picked up at Central City Shopping Centre on December 17th between 9:30am-12pm. We cannot store entries after that date/time.    
       If you do not want to pick your entry up, please let us know in advance. We will display it as part of a Silent Auction.    All the money raised will go to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
  3. There will be an Award Reception. The date will be announced later.

 Cash Prizes:

The entry categories and cash prizes are as follows:  

  • Elementary Schools: $500, $250
  • High Schools: $750, $500, $250, $100
  • Universities, Colleges: $500, $250
  • Charities/Non-Profits: $500, $250
  • Service/Community Groups: $500, $250
  • Professional/Post-Secondary Culinary Programs: $500, $250
  • Businesses: $500, $250
  • Open: $500, $250

 

The winners in each category will be selected by our panel of community judges. To sweeten the deal, 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 18, 2018.

Gingerbread Village 2018 – Entry Form

 

Eat Play Live Well Street Fair 2018

Phoenix Society and Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association are hosting the 5th annual Eat Play Live Well Street Fair on Sunday, July 15th. The event seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to improve their well-being, such as through learning about fitness programs at the local recreation centres and ways to volunteer in the Surrey community. In addition to informative and interactive booths, there will be food, local vendors, and a variety of talented entertainers. The Street Fair will be located at Phoenix Society, near Surrey Memorial Hospital, and run from 11am to 4pm.

Glitter Unicorn Festival

Ryley and Chloe are back with another fun-raiser! This time, it’s full of sweets, sparkles, and sunshine.

Come out with your family and friends to the Glitter Unicorn Festival on July 14 at Forsyth Park 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.

Bring your empty bottles and cans for recycling. All proceeds will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank.

Canucks Autism Network Birthday Festival

The Canucks Autism Network is celebrating their 10th Birthday Party at the Surrey Civic Plaza on July 7. This inclusive, free event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Enjoy outdoor inflatables, family-friendly activities, vendors and food trucks, photo opportunities with the Canucks mascot (FIN), and a chance to meet local celebrities.

The Birthday Festival will also host sensory-friendly hours from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This session will offer smaller crowds, shorter line-ups, and reduced volume to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities. RSVP to attend sensory friendly hours at canucksautism.ca/bdayRSVP.

 

Whalley’s Corner Community Festival

Get to know the past and present of Downtown Surrey.

On July 7, Whalley’s Corner Community Festival will take place at the corner of 108 Ave & King George (old Grosvenor Road School Site). Celebrate with the community on July 7 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Come out to enjoy ethnic food, craft vendors and farmers’ markets, and a Kids Zone featuring classic games. Check out exhibits such as the Surrey Firefighters Vintage Firetruck, the Whalley Historical Tent, and more.

Community Safety Breakfast

On July 11, Knight and Day Restaurant is hosting the annual Community Safety Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast and seminar will take place at 9677 King George Boulevard.

Learn how to spot counterfeit bills from guest speaker Farid Sajli. As part of the Bank of Canada’s currency awareness and education team, he is experienced in detecting various forms of counterfeit. Farid has taught police and merchants how to identify fake bills and prevent debit card, cheque and other currency fraud.

This event is free for Downtown Surrey BIA members—anyone that runs a business within the DSBIA boundaries.

RSVP at safetybreakfast2018.eventbrite.ca.

Glitter Unicorn Festival

Ryley and Chloe are back with another fun-raiser! This time, it’s full of sweets, sparkles, and sunshine.

Come out with your family and friends to the Glitter Unicorn Festival on July 14 at Forsyth Park 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.

Bring your empty bottles and cans for recycling. All proceeds will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank.

Canucks Autism Network Birthday Festival

The Canucks Autism Network is celebrating their 10th Birthday Party at the Surrey Civic Plaza on July 7. This inclusive, free event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Enjoy outdoor inflatables, family-friendly activities, vendors and food trucks, photo opportunities with the Canucks mascot (FIN), and a chance to meet local celebrities.

The Birthday Festival will also host sensory-friendly hours from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This session will offer smaller crowds, shorter line-ups, and reduced volume to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities. RSVP to attend sensory friendly hours at canucksautism.ca/bdayRSVP.

 

Whalley’s Corner Community Festival

Are you ready for an afternoon with music, delicious food vendors, and local businesses?

Come out on Saturday, July 7 for the fourth annual Whalley’s Corner Community Festival. Find us at the corner of 108 Avenue and King George Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Explore the unique history of the Whalley community. Photos and newspaper articles will give you a snapshot of Whalley’s past at the Whalley Historical Tent. There will also be a Vintage Firetruck from the Surrey Firefighters.

Want to see what your local business vendors and organizations have to offer? Visit the variety of booths at the festival for the opportunity to support local businesses and buy well-made crafts and other goods.

If you’re feeling hungry, try out one of the many ethnic food vendors that will be on site. Be sure to pick up your fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market. Visit the Kid’s Area for a chance to play fun games. Spend the day enjoying live music performances as you experience all these wonderful activities.

Come enjoy this free, family-friendly event and get to know your Whalley community.

International Picnic Day

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. The fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Forsyth Park, lasting until 7:30 p.m. 

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