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.

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 at 7 pm

Glitter Unicorn Festival 2

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.

Movies Under the Stars

The sun goes down and the opening credits roll up. Movies Under the Stars is returning this year! Every Saturday evening in August, come to Holland Park to experience this summertime favourite.

Presented by Prospera Credit Union, Movies Under the Stars will bring outdoor films to the community. From humorous flicks to heartwarming tales, the selection of movies will delight viewers of every age. This year’s lineup includes:

August 4: Ferdinand

August 11: Coco

August 18: Paddington 2

August 25: Wonder

Entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. before the movie starts screening at dusk. Complimentary popcorn will be served courtesy of Prospera Credit Union.

The event is FREE for all ages; all you need to bring are your lawn chairs and blankets to cozy up while watching the film.

Central City’s Noontime Notes

Spend your lunch break with sunshine and tunes. Central City’s Noontime Notes has returned to the Central City Plaza. On July 3 to August 3, enjoy live music every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This 24-concert series is free for all ages.

Discover a variety of musical offerings—from rock and country, to jazz and folk. Discover local musicians like rock artist Taylor James and Celtic folk guitarist Pat Chessell. For a full schedule, visit centralcity.ca/event/noontime-notes.

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

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!

 

 

#WhalleyWednesdays

For the past few years, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) has been implementing different placemaking activities throughout the area. This year, we are happy to announce the beginning of #WhalleyWednesdays.

#WhalleyWednesdays are community events happening every Wednesday in July at the Grosvenor Road School Site, near King George Blvd and 108th Ave along Grosvenor Road.

These events intend to engage and strengthen the community. Each week brings a different theme:

July 4: Survey Session (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Asking people what activities they’d like to see

July 11: Chalk the Block (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.)
Chalk artist demonstration, hands-on drawings, bubbles, hoola-hoops

July 18: Kids Corner (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.)
Ring toss and Giant board games like Chess and Connect 4

July 25: Get Fit at Grosvenor (5:00 to 5:45 p.m.)
Free Zumba class by Fit for Women Gym

 

Community Safety Breakfast

On July 11, Knight and Day Restaurant is hosting the annual Community Safety Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast and seminar will take place at 9677 King George Boulevard.

Learn how to spot counterfeit bills from guest speaker Farid Sajli. As part of the Bank of Canada’s currency awareness and education team, he is experienced in detecting various forms of counterfeit. Farid has taught police and merchants how to identify fake bills and prevent debit card, cheque and other currency fraud.

This event is free for Downtown Surrey BIA members—anyone that runs a business within the DSBIA boundaries.

RSVP at safetybreakfast2018.eventbrite.ca.

Glitter Unicorn Festival

Ryley and Chloe are back with another fun-raiser! This time, it’s full of sweets, sparkles, and sunshine.

Come out with your family and friends to the Glitter Unicorn Festival on July 14 at Forsyth Park 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.

Bring your empty bottles and cans for recycling. All proceeds will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank.

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