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

 

Here is what the candidates have to say

Vote on October 20th, 2018 Your Vote Counts!

Questions & Answers

We have given each candidate a list of questions.  Listed below are the Mayoral , Councillor and School Board Trustee candidates Questions and answers based on the order we have received them.  Click on their name to view the answers they have provided.

Answers from Mayoral Candidates

Rajesh Jayaprakash

John Wolanski

Pauline Greaves

Tom Gill

Imtiaz Popat

Bruce Hayne

Francois Nantel

Answers from Councillor Candidates

Laurie Guerra

Roslyn Cassells 

Felix Kongyuy

Kuldip Pelia

Paul Hillsdon

Mike Starchuck

Nicholas Loberg

Stuart Parker

Raminder Thomas

Adam McGillivray

Upkar Tatlay

Forrest Smith

Becky Zhou

Asad Syed

Vera LeFranc

Kashmir Besla

Narima Dela Cruz

Paul Rusan

Linda Annis

Bernie Sheppard  

Saira Aujla

Derek Zabel

Neera Agnihotri

Steven Pettigrew

Dave Woods, Barbara Steele, John Gibeau, Avi Dhaliwal, Rina Gill (Surrey Integrity Now)

Neneng Galanto

Maria Foster

Doug Elford

Nasima Nastoh

Thampy Rajan

Deanna Welters

Afshan Kamran

 

Answers from School Board Trustee Candidates

Martin Hilmer

Gary Tymoschuk

Niovi Patsicakis

Adele Yu

Diana Ng

Bob Holmes

Kapil Goyal

Dean McGee

Cindy Dalglish

Gord Hepner

Aronjit Lageri

Laurie Larsen

Amanda Smith Weston

Mary-Em Waddington

Charlene Dobie

Sonia Andhi

Jasvinder Singh Badesha

Terry Allen

Lisa Alexis

Julia Poole

Dupinder Kaur Saran

 

 

 

 

 

All Candidates running in the upcoming Civic Election

We are trying to connect with the candidates but we cannot find contact information. If you are a candidate, please send your email address to us at info@downtownsurreybia.com.

We have three All Candidates Meetings planned.

  • Mayoral Candidates – Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Civic Hotel, 6:30pm
  • Council – Thursday, Sept. 27 at Whalley Legion (106 Ave & 135A Street) 6:30pm
  • School Board – Friday, Sept. 28 at Chuck Bailey Rec Centre (107A Ave & City Parkway), 7pm

Prior to the meeting, we will be sending out a list of questions. Once the candidates have answered the questions, we ask they be sent back to us and we will post them on our website. Questions at the meeting will be based on the answers the candidates provide. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Civic Election: All Candidates Meetings

Come and learn what the candidates have to say. Make your vote an informed vote.

1. All Candidates meeting – Mayoral – Wednesday, September 26 at Civic Hotel at 6:30pm.
2. All Candidates meeting – Council – Thursday, September 27 at Whalley Legion at 6:30pm
3. All Candidates Meeting – School Board – Friday, September 28 at Chuck Bailey Rec Centre at 7 pm

 

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

Wonder at Movies Under the Stars

The final Movies Under the Stars screening is going to be a wonderful one.

On Saturday, August 25, catch Wonder on a three-story big screen. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, and perhaps a few tissues to Holland Park to enjoy this heartwarming film. Remember to bring your chairs, the grass may be a little damp.

Prospera Credit Union will hand out free popcorn. Stop by one of the many local restaurants in the area and bring your meal for a picnic in the park. The North Surrey Lions BBQ is cancelled for this show,

Pre-show fun begins at 6:30 p.m; movie screens at dusk. The DSBIA Performance Troupe will be playing their music, followed by other entertainers including Sun Hang Do Martial Arts and Matt the Magician!

Explore the George Lunch Tour: Grandt Kitchen

Get ready for a dining experience like no other—things are about to get hands-on at Grandt Kitchen – Filipino Cuisine. Known for their iconic Boodle fight, the feast involves a delicious spread of food eaten without utensils. 

On August 21-24, the restaurant offers 10% off the entire bill for patrons who visit between 11:00 am to 1 pm.

There is also a social media contest for a $50 gift card:

  • Take a picture at the restaurant
  • Post it on social media with the #ExploreTheGeorge hashtag,
  • Tag the DSBIA and Grand Kitchen.

Find them at 10257 King George Blvd. or grandtkitchen.com

Paddington 2 at Movies Under the Stars

Hats off to our next Movies Under the Stars Screening, Paddington 2.

On Saturday, August 18, follow the adventures of a comedic bear through a three-story big screen. Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to Holland Park to cozy up while enjoying the film. 

Prospera Credit Union will hand out free popcorn while the North Surrey Lions Club cooks dinner on the barbecue. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many local restaurants in the area and bring your meal for a picnic in the park.

Pre-show fun begins at 5:00 p.m; movie screens at dusk. The DSBIA Performance Troupe will be playing their music, followed by other entertainers including the Zumba by Dinah and Vancouver Puppet Theatre.

Explore the George Lunch Tour: Manis Pan-Asian Eatery

Dive in to the delicious tastes of Southeast Asia at our next #ExploreTheGeorge Lunch Tour. Manis Pan-Asian Eatery will take you on a dining journey touching down in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and more.

On August 13-14 and 16-17, Manis will offer a $10 lunch special between 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Their Lunch Special comes in a choice of chicken or tofu, and is served with house lemon iced tea. Choose from:

  • Thai green curry with coconut cream
  • Thai red curry with coconut cream
  • Cashew nuts and oyster sauce 
  • Sweet mango stir fry
  • Sweet red curry with peanuts

You can also win a $50 gift card through our social media contest. Take a picture in the restaurant, post it on social media using the #ExploreTheGeorge hashtag, and tag the DSBIA and Manis Restaurant.

Find Manis Restaurant at #116-10768 Whalley Blvd. or at manisrestaurant.com.

Movies Under the Stars – August 11: It’s on!

The movie scheduled for tonight (Saturday, August 11) is ON! We are not going to let a few clouds and drizzle stop us from showing “COCO” a popular Academy Award-winning family film. Fun starts at 5pm. Movie will start at dusk (with the clouds in the sky, that should be between 8:50-9:00pm).

Remember to bring your chairs!

 

 

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