Public Responsibility During Snow and Ice Conditions

Remember that residents and businesses are responsible under City Bylaws to clear any accumulated snow from sidewalks located adjacent to their property as soon as possible to ensure the safety of pedestrians. In our temperate climate where snow can melt during the day and freeze into ice overnight, it is important to keep pathways where people could slip and fall clear of any snow or ice.

For snow shovels, salt, or anything else you might need during these winter conditions, visit a local shop such as Canadian Tire (13665 102 Ave) or Walmart (2151 – 10153 King George Blvd).

 

Christmas on the George

Christmas is coming early to King George Boulevard! From now until December 12th 2016, celebrate #ChristmasOnTheGeorge, a chance to #EatLocal, #ShopLocal, and win one of many fabulous gift baskets valued at over $400.

To enter, all you need to do is go into a participating business and ask for your Christmas on the George entry form! Participating businesses will have the above sign displayed outside their storefront, and there is a list of them below. No purchase is required (however we would love if you chose to support our local businesses) and each person is allowed ONE entry per store. The winners of the contest will be announced on December 12th at our Mugs and Mingle event, which will take place inside our office at 10362 King George Blvd from 4-6 pm. This event will provide free coffee and hot chocolate, and serve as an opportunity for members of the community and local businesses to mingle and talk with each other. The winners will also be announced on our social media channels following the Mugs and Mingle event.

We encourage you to follow our social media channels for updates on the Christmas on the George contest, business promos from shops participating in the contest, as well as sneak peeks at some of the prizes included in the gift baskets! You can follow us at:

Facebook – @downtownsurreybia | Twitter – @dtsurreybia | Instagram – @dtsurrey

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If you have any questions or comments about the contest, you can contact us at 604-580-2321. Thanks for choosing to celebrate #ChristmasOnTheGeorge with us this holiday season!

List of Business Participating:

  • African Cultural Village (10679 King George Blvd)
  • Blenz (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Browns Social House (9666 King George Blvd)
  • Bros BBQ (13652 Grosvenor Rd)
  • Bozzini’s (13655 104 Ave)
  • Canadian Tire (13665 102 Ave)
  • Craving for a Game (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Fukuda Sushi (10537 King George Blvd)
  • Lorenzo Clothing (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Mucho Burrito (9666 King George Blvd)
  • Nahm Thai (13650 102 Ave)
  • Northwest Eye Doctor (13737 96 Ave)
  • Pharmasave (10654 King George Blvd)
  • Past Time Sports (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Pet Solutions (10602 King George Blvd)
  • Round Up Café (10449 King George Blvd)
  • Safeway (10355 King George Blvd)
  • Save-On-Foods (10312 King George Blvd)
  • Staples (10136 King George Blvd)
  • Starbucks (10362 King George Blvd)
  • Sprite Computers (13597 King George Blvd)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (Central City Mall, 13450 102 Ave)
  • Tandy Leather (13624 108 Ave)
  • Taste of Punjab (10009 Whalley Blvd)
  • Whalley Optical (10706 King George Blvd)

Ryley & Chloe’s Funraizer

Every child should wake up to a toy on Christmas morning. This holiday season, seven year old Ryley and four year old Chloe are doing their part to make that happen in Surrey. On Saturday, November 26th 2016, Ryley and Chloe will be holding their 3rd annual “funraizer” to collect toys and donations to give to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

This year the funraizer will be a Spaghetti dinner, held at Knight & Day Restaurant at 9677 King George Boulevard. The dinner will run from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, and guests can arrive and leave as they please. However, guests are encouraged to stay till the end of the event so they can enter their name in a raffle to win a gift basket of prizes.

Tickets for the dinner cost $12 and can be purchased at the Downtown Surrey BIA office in person or by calling 604- 580-2321. In addition, Ryley and Chloe request all guests bring a toy or cash donation to give to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Why is the event called a “funraizer” you ask? Ryley says it is because their fundraiser is designed to collects toys for kids and “toys are fun”!

Enjoy a tasty dinner amongst friends and family and do your part to give back to the community this holiday season, by joining Ryley and Chloe in their mission to put toys on the shelf at the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Surrey Social Innovation Summit

From The City of Surrey:

Across Canada, cities are increasingly turning to social innovation to address complex community-based issues including poverty, addiction, unemployment, affordable housing, health and safety. In Surrey, we’re also seeing that new ideas, more creativity and greater collaboration between government, agencies, academics, and the community can have dramatic positive impacts on people and organizations. On November 23rd, some of Canada’s most effective and inspiring social innovation leaders will come to the 2nd Annual Surrey Social Innovation Summit to share their unique experience and insight, along with social innovation success stories from their communities. It’s a chance for us to carry on the conversation from last year’s inaugural Summit and to explore new ways to build better communities. Please join us at this exciting event and add your voice to this exciting dialogue for change. To register and learn more, please visit http://www.surrey.ca/community/19760.aspx.

The 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 Concord 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

Tree Lighting Festival

On Saturday November 19th, watch the magical 55 foot Christmas tree in City Hall Plaza twinkle with lights at Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival.

Every year, the City of Surrey decorates an enormous Christmas tree and holds a full day of fun events in the plaza at New City Hall. Come down this year from 12-7 pm to enjoy some free activities, get a head start on your Christmas shopping, and watch as the Christmas tree springs to life with dazzling lights.

While the tree isn’t officially lit until the evening, the fun begins long before that and it will be easy to make a full day of the event. There will be tons of ways to get into the Christmas spirit, such as festive crafts, games, and local entertainers. There will be a craft table inside City Hall, as well as stations set up with face painters and a balloon animal artist. There will also be events held inside City Centre Library. Those children who have been good all year may even get a chance to meet the one and only Santa Claus! Santa will be in the plaza throughout the day picking up letters and Christmas wish lists from children and posing for photos. You can check the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival’s website on November 1st for more news about fun events and local performers that will be appearing on that day.

If you’re in the giving mood this holiday season, show some support for the Surrey Christmas Bureau by stopping by their booth at the festival. They will be holding a sucker pole, where you can purchase suckers for 25 cents each. If your sucker has a black dot at the bottom, you win a prize! They will also be accepting donations to make sure every child wakes up to a present this Christmas.

As always, the festival is free of charge, so enjoy a festive day out with family and friends and join us at City Hall Plaza for a celebration of Christmas Spirit!

 Saturday, November 19th 2016

The Plaza at New City Hall and Atrium

13450 104th Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3T 1V8

Community Safety Breakfast

On Wednesday November 2nd, Dr. Terry Waterhouse, the Director of Public Safety Strategies for the City of Surrey, will be speaking about the City of Surrey’s new Public Safety Strategy at our Community Safety Breakfast. His talk will include topics such as keeping your business safe online and updates on safety initiatives.
 
The breakfast will run from 7:30 am till 9:00 am at Knight & Day Restaurant, and is free for all Downtown Surrey businesses. Please RSVP to info@downtownsurreybia.com or call us at 604-580-2321.

Date: Wednesday November 2nd 2016. 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Location:
9677 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC

Pie in the Plaza

Saturday, September 17 from 11am- 3pm

Pie in the Plaza is a free public festival to celebrate food and agriculture in Surrey. The feature event will be the creation of BC’s largest blueberry pie! This fun and educational event includes a mobile petting zoo, seed planting, live music, food trucks, crafts, food vendors, games, and interactive informational displays and activities.

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2016 Night Steps Lower Mainland, BC

On Saturday, September 24th, help make a change in the lives of those who are blind and partially sighted right here in our community. This exciting, family friendly 5 km walk under the stars raises funds to support CNIB’s vital services that help people who are blind or partially sighted to lead rich, independent lives.

Taking part is easy. Register as a team or an individual and they will give you all the tools you need to make fundraising simple and FUN! If walking isn’t for you, join us as a volunteer or make a donation to a team or walker in your community.

After the 5 km walk, there will be an evening celebration with music, fun, family and friends. Join us now by clicking the registration button above.

Event Details:

  • City: Surrey
  • Location: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey, BC
  • Event Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2016
    6:30  – Registration & BBQ
    7:30  – Walk
  • Contact:nightstepslowermainland@cnib.ca or 1-844-810-5408

For more information, please email nightstepslowermainland@cnib.ca or call us at 1-844-810-5408.

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SFU Terry Fox Run

Central City Plaza (10153 King George Blvd) SFU will be hosting the 7th annual Terry Fox run/walk. Come and join everyone at the Central City Plaza
and get ready to run or walk for a good cause. Let’s honour Terry Fox and support cancer research. Meet at Central City Plaza in front of SFU’s Surrey Campus

Friday, September 30, 2016
12:30 PM

2016 event timeline

12:30 PM Meet and greet at Central City plaza entrance
12:40 PM Introduction and welcome by Stephen Dooley
Executive Director, Surrey campus, and Student Speaker Enoch Weng
12:50 PM Walk/run starts
1:15 PM Light lunch
Silent Auction and Prize Draw

Things to remember

  1. There’s a competition for the team with the Best Team Spirit/Participation so teams should come coordinated and ready to be spirited!
  2. But be comfortable: dress for the weather – rain or shine.
  3. Be stay hydrated by bringing a filled water bottle. No water on route.
  4. Lunch is by donation – all proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

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