Ready to Party for the Planet? The City of Surrey is hosting it’s 9th annual Earth Day celebration. Join us for BC’s biggest Earth Day celebration on Saturday April 13th at Surrey’s Civic Plaza from 10am to 6pm. Party for the Planet is a FREE event and will feature the new Live Green World, environmental workshops, a sustainable marketplace, an acoustic concert series, local vendors, food trucks, and many more festival attractions.
There will also be an Adventure Zone with a free zipline, rock climbing wall, road hockey, and food trucks.
Presented by TD Bank, they will be offering 1,000 complimentary succulents to attendees! Looking to purchase some plants? This year’s tree and plant sale will offer native trees for $20 each, and plants will range from $2 to $4.
Live music will be heard all throughout the event! Here is this year’s performance lineup:
- Colin Bullock, Harlequin Gold, and Bobs & Lolo at TD Main Stage
- A DJ in The Adventure Zone
- Acoustic performances in Live Green World and City Hall Atrium
For more information visit the Party for the Planet website https://www.surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet/ & https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/11076.aspx
The best way to Explore the George is by visiting the restaurants in the area. Make sure you don’t miss any of the hidden gems.
Check out the newest issue of our Restaurant Guide. http://downtownsurreybia.com/restaurant-guide/
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
Are you doing some New Year cleaning and want to safely shred away your old documents? The Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey RCMP are hosting a Shred-a-thon! Bring your confidential documents on Saturday February 9th 2019 from 10am to 2pm and have them safely shredded at the Safeway parking lot at 10355 King George Blvd. It’s a free event but donations of cash or non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted!
UPDATE: If it snows, there will be a snowball fight!
Help us Raise The Roof for the homeless and drop off donations of scarves, socks, or gloves for the annual Toque Tuesday Hockey event! There will also be Raise The Roof swag available for purchase, ranging from $15-$20 each. Firefighters will also be on site selling hotdogs this year! Every little bit helps as this event aids in keeping those in need stay warm this winter.
Come join us on Tuesday February 5th, 2019 for Toque Tuesday. The event will be held at Surrey’s City Hall Civic Plaza at 9:00am
If you have a team that would like to participate in this event, please contact Tyler Lee, the Supervisor of the Pacific Community Resources Society. Tyler can be reached at his email: email@example.com
There is no charge to participate, but teams are requested to purchase a Toque Tuesday toque or other Raise The Roof swag.
Don’t have a team? No worries! Please feel free to stop by and support those in need in our neighbourhood by cheering on your favourite team, dropping off donations, and purchasing Raise The Roof swag. Toque Tuesday is a great event for helping provide warmth for the homeless during the winter.
Our community judges have visited Gingerbread Village 2018 and we are pleased to announce the following winners.
4th place $100 is awarded to McNair Secondary School
3rd place $250 is awarded to Garibaldi Secondary School – Mackenzie & Joseph
2nd place $500 is awarded to Garibaldi Secondary School – Regan & Emma
1st place $750 is awarded to Garibaldi Secondary School – Alejandra & Lucia
2nd place (tie) $250 is awarded to Panorama Park Elementary School – Division 6
2nd place (tie) $250 is awarded to Panorama Elementary School Mrs. Jacobs Grade 2 class (our youngest competitors)
1st place $500 is awarded to KB Woodward Elementary Grade 4 Division 8
We have a special award in this category to Hyland Elementary who came up with the idea of have a Surrey Centre of Science. Their award will be a field trip to Surrey’s Med Tech District which will be arranged for 2019.
Non-profits and charities
Competition was fierce in this category. Only ½ point separate first and second place and one point separated a tie for third place.
Honourable Mention $100 is awarded to Mercy Canada
Honourable Mention $100 is awarded to Mackie’s Place
2nd place $250 is awarded to SOS Children’s Village
1st place $500 is awarded to Elim Village
2nd place $250 is awarded to Guildford Athletic Club
1st place $500 is awarded to Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church
2nd place $250 is awarded to BC Lions
1st place $500 is awarded to Hamilton Duncan who is donating their winnings to the Surrey Food Bank.
Professional (new this year)
1st place $500 is awarded to Just Cakes Bakeshop
2nd place $250 is awarded to Kyla Fraser from SFU
1st place $500 is awarded to KPU – Marketing and Advancement Departments for their creation that depicts their new location at Civic Plaza in Downtown Surrey.
2nd place $250 is awarded to Yas Nakamoto
1st place $500 is awarded to Cloverdale Skating Club
We would like to thank everyone who entered this year’s competition and congratulate all the winners.
We would like to remind everyone that the People’s Choice Award will be announced on Monday December 17 in the afternoon through our social media. Voting for the People’s Choice Award continues until Sunday, December 16 at 6pm.
Encourage all your friends and family members to come out and vote for your entry – the winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $500. Each vote is $1 and all money will be donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
Ryley and Chloe are back with Glitter Unicorn Festival 2! Just like last time, it’s full of sweets, sparkles, and sunshine.
Come out with your family and friends to the Glitter Unicorn Festival on August 16 at the Surrey Civic Plaza from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Delight in unicorn-themed crafts like glitter tattoos, unicorn slime, and face painting. Cool down with frozen treats while enjoying fun games and upbeat music.
Proceeds from the sale of Sucker Pull, Unicorn Poop, Freezies, Slime, and Silent Auction will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items for donation.