Gingerbread Village Event

This year the Downtown Surrey BIA is presenting a brand new signature event: Gingerbread Village.

We’re inviting YOU to create your own piece of the Gingerbread Village and submit it to be on display from December 14th-16th at Central City Shopping Centre! Prizes of up to $1000 will be awarded.

Here’s how it works: 

Participants will build a Gingerbread House to enter into the category that fits them best. The categories are: Elementary School, High School, Post-Secondary, Community & Service Groups, Charities/Non-Profits, and an Open category to include businesses and individuals within the community.

Entries will be on display at Central City Shopping Centre from December 14th-16th. We ask that participants drop off their entries between 11 am – 1 pm on December 14th so they can be included in the display. The display will be open to visitors from Thursday December 14 from 5-9pm as well as Friday, December 15th and Saturday the 16th during mall hours (10 am – 9 pm). On Friday night, we will hold a short presentation at 5 pm to announce the winners in each category. There will be music and face painters from 4-6 pm.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 2 entries in each category. The prize amounts are as follows:

  • 1st place – $500
  • 2nd place – $250

In addition to awards chosen by our secret panel of community judges, there will be a “People’s Choice Award”. Over the course of the weekend, we will ask everyone who visits the display to vote for their favourite entry with a cash donation that will be given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau. The entry who receives the most donations will be awarded a $500 prize following the end of the display. The “People’s Choice” winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday, December 18.

Create a house that models after your favourite local business, your residence, or even an iconic building in Downtown Surrey; now is the perfect time to get creative! This event is a great way to get your family, friends, or staff into the holiday spirit, raise money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau, and potentially win a cash prize.

If you would like to participate in this event, please email the attached entry form to info@downtownsurreybia.com by December 1st. You can also call 604-580-2321 for more information.

 

We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!

 Gingerbread Village 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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