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

 

Ryley, Chloe and Aubrey’s FunRaizer

Little girls can do big things, and big things can help local charities like the Surrey Christmas Bureau! On November 18th Ryley and Chloe (and their latest team member Aubrey) will be hosting their 4th annual FunRaizer Spaghetti dinner to raise toys and cash for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

The dinner will take place at Knight and Day Restaurant on King George Boulevard in Surrey from 5-7 pm. Tickets will be sold for $12 which includes a buffet style pasta dinner (vegetarian options available). We ask that all guests please bring a toy or cash donation to be given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau in addition to their ticket.

Ryley and Chloe first decided to hold a FunRaizer in 2014. Every year since she was 2 years old, Ryley and her Auntie Bonnie would buy a toy and take it to the Christmas Bureau for Ryley to put on the shelf. Ryley said she wanted to find a way to take more toys to the Christmas Bureau, and Bonnie gave her the idea to hold a fundraiser dinner. However, not any old fundraiser would do for Ryley and Chloe. The girls wanted to call it a “FunRaizer” instead of a “Fundraiser” because “toy’s are fun, and all kids should have fun at Christmas!”. The first annual Spaghetti dinner was a success, and as it has progressed over the years the girls have gotten more and more involved, holding meetings in the summer to plan the upcoming dinner. Every year after Christmas they hold a follow up meeting to decide what they would like to do next year, and they always say they want to raise more toys for the Christmas bureau. Ryley and Chloe like being able to bring the toys to the Christmas bureau themselves, lining the shelves with all the gifts they have worked hard to collect.

In the past three years, Ryley and Chloe have raised over $4000 and 10 boxes of toys. Aubrey, who was an intern elf in 2016, is excited to help with this year’s annual Spaghetti Funraizer dinner. Please join us for some delicious food and exciting door prizes. Your generosity is sure to put a smile on many children’s faces.

If you’d like to purchase a ticket, please contact Bonnie or Tracey at the Downtown Surrey BIA office 604.580.2321.


 

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