Fences: More Than Just Chain Links

Starting in July, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association will partner with members of the community, like you, to do two fence art projects in Downtown Surrey. The first art project will be located along 135a Street between 106 and 108 Avenue, and the other will be around the temporary housing on 105 Avenue.

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Party for the Planet 2019

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

Surrey Food Bank Shred-a-thon

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!

Toque Tuesday 2019

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: tjlee@pcrs.ca 

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.




Gingerbread Village – Winners Announced

Our community judges have visited Gingerbread Village 2018 and we are pleased to announce the following winners.

Secondary Schools
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

Elementary Schools
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.

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