Retail Theft Seminar

 

On Wednesday August 30th, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association hosted a Retail Theft Seminar with guest speaker Stephen O’Keefe.

Stephen is a theft prevention consultant with the Retail Council of Canada.  He presented a very informative Seminar on Retail Theft and its effect on businesses across Canada.  

Business Owners from both small and large scale businesses and Loss Prevention officers from various retail locations were in attendance.  They were joined by volunteer members of the Surrey RCMP who will be taking the information and visiting businesses in Surrey to educate them on current practices to help alleviate this ongoing problem.  

If you missed the seminar and would like to hear what Stephen O’Keefe had to say, you can view the entire Seminar here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k44VeQYIU3w

 

 

DSBIA Renewal EGM

The Downtown Surrey BIA is currently going through the Renewal Process and part of the process is to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). All DSBIA Members are invited to join us on Thursday, September 28 at the City Centre Library at 10350 University Drive, Room 120.

The DSBIA Directors will be available to discuss plans for the future and details about the Renewal Documents from 5:30-6:15pm. At 6:15pm, Members will be asked to vote on:

  1. Renewal of the DSBIA for another five years.
  2. Levy over the next five years.
  3. Budget for 2018.
  4. Changes to the Bylaws to conform to the New BC Societies Act.

Further detailed  information can be found http://downtownsurreybia.com/agm/egm-2017/

Save the Date

Sunday, December 3

The Christmas Carol Sing-a-long and Lighted Truck Parade (Big Rigs for Kids) returns. Fun will start at 4:30pm at Civic Plaza with a special performance by Chris Hamilton followed by Christmas Carols. Trucks are expected to arrive from Cloverdale (via Fleetwood) by 6:30pm and will remain parked along University Drive (in front of the library) until 7:45pm.

More details to come …

Bike Patrol

The bike patrol is part of the DSBIA’s ongoing efforts to address safety concerns in the area with the goal of creating a vibrant and livable downtown. In addition riding throughout the area each shift monitoring “hot spots”, they meet regularly with the Surrey RCMP and the DSBIA to discuss data they compile from incident reports and security responses.

The bike patrol observes the Downtown Surrey area for nuisance activity and responds accordingly. They encourage DSBIA members to be proactive regarding security of their premises and the safety of their employees, and can be easily identified by the markings on their yellow jackets.

If you have nuisance concerns on your property and need assistance from the bike patrol, please call the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association from Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm at 604-580-2321. After hours (Monday to Friday between 5-7 pm and Saturday 9 am – 7pm) please contact Paladin Security and ask for the DSBIA Bike Patrol at 604-689-4005.

Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm: 604-580-2321

Monday to Friday, 5 pm – 7 pm: 604-689-4005

Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm: 604-689-4005

Surrey Fest Downtown

Saturday, September 9 from 11am-4pm at Holland Park

As our community grows and changes, so has the name of the festival. The organizing committee felt that the new name, Surrey Fest Downtown – A celebration of community better reflects the location of the event while at the same time, encourages other communities to participate.

Surrey Fest Downtown (originally known as the Whalley Community Festival) was formed in 1999 to promote and celebrate community pride through a day of fun and entertainment for all ages while providing a venue for groups and organizations to inform the community of their services.

Surrey Fest Downtown has continued to grow through the efforts of a small group of volunteers representing residents, businesses, city employees and non-profit groups.

We  mark the 19th anniversary of the festival this year. There is always something new or different for pre-schoolers, children, youth, adult and seniors. We encourage you to come out, enjoy some entertainment and visit with the many groups that will have a display – find out how you can become involved in the community.

For further information www.surreyfest.com

2017 Event and Entertainment Schedule

MAIN STAGE (Times Subject to Change)

11:00 am –  Bollywood Aerobics
11:30 am –  Pat Chessell Band
12:30 pm – Opening Ceremony
12:45 pm – J-ClaWsin
1:30 pm  –  Mazacote
2:30pm –   Sun Hang Do (on special events lawn)
3:00 pm –  Fab Fourever

KIDS ZONE

A-Star Balloon Artist
Bouncy Castles
Pacific Trackless Trains
Art & Crafts
A Star  Face painting

Retail Theft Seminar

Wednesday August 30th, 2017

8:00 – 9:30 am
Surrey City Hall

Protect your retail business from theft & shoplifting
Join us and learn how to recognize vulnerabilities and implement low-cost theft prevention solutions

Guest Speaker: Stephen O’Keefe
Stephen O’Keefe was Walmart Canada’s VP Loss Prevention & Risk Management for 15 years. Currently an external consultant for the Retail Council of Canada, O’Keefe advises on loss prevention affecting shrinkage and profitability for retailers. He has over 30 years experience in retail theft prevention with some of Canada’s largest retailers and is currently conducting research on the Economic Impact of Retail Crime.

Coffee and muffins provided.

Register here:  https://retailtheftseminar.eventbrite.ca   

For more information visit downtownsurrey.com or call 604-580-2321

Beauty and the Beast at Movies Under The Stars

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

To finish off the summer we will be showing the new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” on August 26th. Make sure you come early to make your very own rose, hear a storybook reading from Surrey Library, and watch the real life Belle grace our stage starting at 7:00 pm.

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, 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 a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

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.

Moana at Movies Under The Stars

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

Dive into Polynesian culture on August 19th with one of the hit movies of the summer, “Moana”. Susan’s Paradise of Polynesia dancers will be on site showing off their hula moves, and Surrey Sun Hang Do will do an interactive performance where you can learn some mixed martial arts.

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, 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 a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

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.

 

Sing! at Movies Under The Stars

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

August 12th will be all about animals and singing, with Urban Safari stealing the show starting at 6:30 pm. Make sure you warm up your vocal cords as we will be having a guess-the-lyrics contest before we show the night’s feature film, “Sing”!

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, 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 a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

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.