Free Outdoor Yoga Classes

Bring your yoga practice to the outdoor! This summer, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is offering FREE weekly outdoor yoga classes!
 
This yoga class will challenge you both mentally and physically. Why not strengthen your muscles while improving on posture and flexibility? A huge part of yoga is being aware of your body and reconnecting yourself to the earth. This is a great way to take in the sunshine and enjoy a moment of peace before the day ends.
 
The FREE classes will be held every Wednesday in the month of August (2, 9, 16, 23) at 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.
 
These classes are open to everyone so bring your friends and bring on the heat. Please bring water and a yoga mat or towel to practice on. In the event of rain, class for that day will be cancelled.

Music Marathon

Enjoy 12 hours of musical fun at the Music Marathon in Central City Shopping Centre Plaza, on Friday August 11, from 8am to 8pm!

Come out and support local pianists as they tickle the ivories!

With the success of Music Marathon from last year, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association has decided to do another one this year. This year, Music Marathon took place in the heart of Surrey City Centre, at Central City Shopping Centre’s outdoor plaza, along 102 Avenue. The one-of-a-kind Canada 150 themed piano is placed in an outdoor public space. Why? To transform parts of underutilized areas into a more vibrant metropolitan space. The theme for this year was none other than ‘A classic Canadian summer day’. This included elements of bountiful picnics on a relaxing lakeside day.

The DSBIA organized for pianists to play for twelve hours straight, from 8 am to 8 pm on Friday, July 21st. These pianists, hailing from different parts across the Lower Mainland, played different styles of music back-to-back for a stream of daylong entertainment. Although the weather was not in our favour, nothing could have depleted the Downtown Surrey spirit.

Highlights included Peter Tam, a JUNO nominee who played original songs. Peter even brought his own instruments, the tambourine and rock shaker to make it more fun. Other pianists specialized in classical music, while others played all Korean music. The “marathon” even featured our one and only Theatre Troupe, who sang and danced along to some of the pianists.

The open area just so happened to be surrounded by seating so there were many people that sat down for a few minutes to half an hour. Others caught their breath and smiled while on the go. Many took the time to stop and take photos and videos of the talented pianists. Our aim to create a more vibrant and engaged downtown city was made a reality by having talented pianists as well as engaged audiences.

In case you missed our first Music Marathon, we will be having another one on Friday, August 11th, 2017 from 8am to 8pm.

Canada 150 Pin Stop: Downtown Surrey Collection

Click On The Link Below To View Our Digital Pin Stop Map:
Digital Pin Stop Map

Similar to a scavenger hunt, the Downtown Surrey Pin Stop is an unique way to discover businesses, all while collecting little treasures along the way. Start your adventure by visiting the DSBIA website on July 1st for the map with all the Downtown Surrey Pin Stop locations. This project ends August 31, 2017.

Each business on the Downtown Surrey Pin Stop will have a different limited edition Canada 150 pin for you to add to your collection. No two pins will be the same as each pin will be unique to the business. Once you get your pin, don’t rush away; stay awhile. Along with a pin to collect, learn about the Canadian history connection at each stop. Downtown Surrey is a fast growing area with rich heritage just waiting to be explored. With every twist and turn on the Downtown Surrey Pin Stop map, there is a new story to unfold.

Once your pin collection starts to grow, come to the DSBIA office to get your limited edition Downtown Surrey Pin Stop Canada 150 Lanyard. Use the lanyard as a way to display all the pins you’ve collected so far. Just remember to bring in at least five of your pins to get your lanyard started. The DSBIA is open Monday through Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm.

This year’s list of Pin Stops will include the DSBIA, SFU Surrey, Canadian Tourism College, Bozzini’s, Save-On-Foods, Dan the Man, and many more. Its never too late to join in on the party. The Downtown Surrey Pin Stop is always looking for more participating local businesses. Please contact Melissa at melissa@downtownsurreybia.com to get involved.

This is the perfect way to learn more about the place you already love, or discover one that is completely new. The Pin Stop will begin on Canada’s 150th birthday, July 1st, and end last week of August.

Explore The George Lunch Tour

Begin your exploration of Downtown Surrey’s food scene this summer! Join us for the Explore The George Lunch Tour, every Wednesday in Downtown Surrey. 

To promote the Restaurant Guide, DSBIA will be hosting Explore The George: Lunch Tour. Each week over the summer, one local restaurant will host a special deal on Wednesday and people who work and live in Downtown Surrey will be invited to join the DSBIA interns for lunch. To find out about the next stop on the Lunch Tour, sign up for the Explore The George email list at explorethegeorge.com/.

 

 

 

Movies Under The Stars

Click here to view our Movies Under The Stars Poster!

The highlight of the summer is BACK! Movies Under The Stars is returning to Holland Park every Saturday in August for fun filled evenings of laughter and games with the family!

This all-ages event is perfect for movie loving families who are looking for a fun way to end their day each Saturday in August. As always, this event is free for all to attend and enjoy. Each movie will begin at dusk. We encourage attendees to come early to grab a good spot for viewing the movies. But don’t worry, there will be entertainment and activities beginning at 5pm to entertain the crowd until the movies begin. Alongside the featured film will be live performances, free popcorn courtesy of Prospera Credit Union will be provided for all attendees. All you need to bring is your lawns chairs and blankets for a night of entertainment that’s perfect for the whole family.

Want to make it dinner and a show? The North Surrey lions Club will be hosting a barbeque with all proceeds going towards local charities.

Movies Under The Stars is a highly anticipated event, and this year we are happy to announce that we will be showing Lego Batman on August 5th, Sing on August 12th, Moana on August 19th, and Beauty and the Beast on August 26th.

Movies Under the Stars is the perfect summer family night out! There is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbours, than over some popcorn and a movie under the stars.

Hockey in the Plaza

All summer long and across our downtown core, the DSBIA will be hosting Canada 150 events and celebrations to showcase our community’s Canadian pride. And what could be more Canadian than hockey? In July we are kicking things off with Hockey in the Plaza. On July 13th, 20th, and 27th come on down to Civic Plaza at City Hall from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Enjoy a game of pick up floor hockey in our giant inflatable arena. Whether you’re the next Sydney Crosby or a first time player, everyone is welcome. Each week there will be different community guests squaring off to see who is the Hockey in the Plaza champion. Hockey in the Plaza will kick off with teams from Simon Fraser University. The rest of the teams will be announced in the following weeks.

Eat Play Live Well Street Fair

Celebrate Canada’s big 150th birthday at the Eat Play Live Well Street Fair on July 16 at the Phoenix Society.

On Sunday July 16th the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) is hosting the Eat Play Live Well Street Fair. This year the event is being given a Canada 150 theme, with a focus on Indigenous peoples, Immigrants, French Canadians, and the history of our area. Running from 11 am till 4 pm at the Phoenix Society, the event will be a fun day of entertainers, artwork, food and local vendors.

This jam packed street fair will have not one, but two different stages featuring local entertainers. There will always be something to keep everybody entertained and interested. The highlight of the event will be a performance from Native American Pow-wow dancer Shyama-Priya. She began dancing as a teen and has since performed at many events including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Catch her performance after our opening ceremony, and hang out all day to watch the other fantastic musicians and dancers that will be performing. There may even be an opportunity for you to dance along with them! Randie and the Reehabs, a band of residents at the Phoenix Society, will close out the festival with some feel-good rock tunes.

There will be plenty of activities for kids at the DSBIA’s Kids Zone, including crafts, games, a bouncy castle, and face painters. Make some Canada 150 themed crafts to celebrate, or try your hand at building an Inuit Inukshuk in our sandbox.

There will be a number of vendors at the event including Whimsy Jewels, who will be selling a special collection of Canada 150 themed jewelry in celebration of Canada’s milestone birthday. There will be lunch available to purchase on site, as well as many other snacks. Keep an eye out for Ryley and Chloe who will be selling freezies with all proceeds going to the Food Bank.

Celebrate Canada and connect with your community at Eat Play Live Well, Sunday July 16th at the Phoenix Society at 13686 94a Ave from 11am-4pm

Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long

The winds are picking up and Mary Poppins is on her way to Downtown Surrey on July 15th!

Bring your singing voice and dancing shoes and get ready for a night of fun under the stars. The much anticipated Movies Under the Stars is back again this summer with a great lineup of movies, including a special Canada 150 celebration screening of one of our favourite classic films. On July 15th in Surrey Civic Plaza, join us for a special sing-a-long screening of Disney’s Mary Poppins! This is an additional movie night to the much anticipated movie nights every Saturday in August at Holland Park. But don’t forget, the location is different for Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long, this event will be held at Civic Plaza instead of Holland Park.

The whole night will be sweeter than a spoonful of sugar, with special vendors and entertainers beginning at 5 pm. Dipsy Doodle will be back with her popular candy creations, and Whimsy Jewel’s will be on site with some special Canada 150 and Mary Poppins themed jewelry. As always, Prospera will be on site handing out free popcorn, and the North Surrey Lions will be selling hot dogs and snacks.

We love to laugh, and we hope you do too, as there will be a number of games and fun activities planned before the show. Listen to a storybook reading courtesy of Surrey Library, or watch one of the many performers we have lined up before the show. There will also be a crafts tent and free face painting for all attendees.

Let’s go fly a kite! Or better yet, arrive early to watch world class kite dancer Tristan Underwood fly his kite around the plaza in a whirl of colour and music sure to impress all. Make sure you also visit the craft station where you can build your very own kite to fly around after the show.

So grab your blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family and join us at a special location in Surrey Civic Plaza for the first Movies Under the Stars of the year on July 15th!

Free Bollywood Aerobics Classes

Lets get moving! This summer, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is offering free outdoor Bollywood Aerobics classes. Join us once a week for a fun filled cardio workout to Bollywood music combining Indian dance moves with muscle strengthening.

Konch Bakshi, who is a certified Bollywood Aerobics instructor, will be leading the classes. Konch has been teaching Bollywood Aerobics for 18 years and her mantra is that “movement is life”. Whether you’re new to fitness classes or are looking for a challenge, we are ready to help you meet your goals!

The FREE classes will be held every Thursday in the month of July (6, 13, 20, 27) at 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Old Grosvenor Road School Site (13601 Grosvenor Road). 

The event is open to all ages, fitness, and experience levels. No equipment required. Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear such as runners or sneakers. Bring plenty of water and be prepared to have lots of fun! In the event of rain, class for that day will be cancelled. 

Sports Day with the Surrey RCMP

The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association invites you to Sports Day with the Surrey RCMP. Come hang out at Holland Park this summer and play a game with our officers on July 14th and August 4th, from 1pm to 3pm. All ages and all skill levels are welcome. Thos under 11 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The first 30 guests get a free fidget spinner!

Thank you to our partners Chuck Baily Recreation Centre and Surrey Mixed Martial Arts.