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

 

The Long, Long Table: A Canadian Affair

Pull up a chair and take your seat at The Long, Long Table at Civic Plaza on June 27th, 2017, for a dining experience like no other.

The Long Long Table brings together community members of all backgrounds to share a unique dining experience. It is a chance for people who work, live, and learn in our downtown core to come together and celebrate community. Additionally, this year The Long, Long Table will also be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Located in the centre of Downtown Surrey, The Long, Long Table will be set up in beautiful Civic Plaza, on June 27th, 2017. With over 200 seats available, diners can look forward an opportunity to build new friendships and connections within our diverse community.

The main feature of this event will, of course, be the food. The five-course meal highlights delicious Canadian cuisine. From traditional bannock and salmon, to fresh Slats Spring Island Salad, this dinner is fit for Canada’s milestone birthday celebration.

Tickets for The Long, Long Table are $40 each and available online until June 26th. Visit llt2017.eventbrite.ca and purchase your tickets today.

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