Surrey events calendar:
October 23rd – October 31st
Sibling Rivals Halloween Ripper
Join us at Ocean Park Hall on October 28th for the best Halloween Party in the ‘hood!
Legion of Sound is proud to present for a special Halloween Ripper one of the peninsula’s own notorious bands – The Sibling Rivals, featuring White Rock legends Jim and Rice Honeywell.
They will be playing a Halloween Ripper at Ocean Park Hall on Saturday, October 28th.
Location: 1577 – 128 St., Surrey, BC
Doors at 7:00 pm, Show starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: $20 CDN (19+ only, All drinks $5)
Halloween Family Dance
There will be music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for the best costumes. Dress up and gather your friends and family for some festive fun. Register in advance to book your spot!
- Fleetwood Community Centre
Friday October 27 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $5.00 – Dinner included! – Register with code # 4553384
Halloween Family Fun
Halloween family fun afternoon with games, crafts and a costume parade and contest!
- South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Sunday October 29 at 1 pm to 3 pm
Cost: $3.50 per person – Register with code # 4549747
55+ Halloween Activities
Join us for a fun afternoon with live entertainment, light lunch, desserts and halloween activities! Dress up in your best costume for a chance to win a prize.
- Guildford Recreation Centre
Tuesday October 31 at 12:00pm to 1:45pm
Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members – Register with code # 4547477
- Fleetwood Community Centre
Tuesday October 31 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members – Register with code # 4561377
Halloween in the Forest
Dress up for some fun at Halloween in the Forest! Bring your family and friends to this indoor/outdoor event and:
- Meet the Forest Fairy and her forest creature friends
- Check out our “Pumpkin Path” scavenger hunt
- Learn about bats, owls and spiders
- Carve a pumpkin (while supplies last)
- Enter the costume prize draw
Where: Surrey Nature Centre – Saturday October 28 at 10 am to 2 pm
Haunted Farm Family Day
A shadowy barn, creaky floorboards, rustling trees – visit our haunted farm if you dare! Haunted Farm Family Day shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats.
- In the kitchen, sip hot chocolate while you have your fortune read with “fate cakes”
- Have your fortune read further by palm reader upstairs
- Take part in a spooky scavenger hunt to find things like rats, bats and eyeballs throughout the house
- Head to the barn for an even spookier scavenger hunt
- Finish the hunts and be rewarded with candy
- Play Halloween themed games like Monster Charades, Flies in the Web,and Shoe Toss Fortune
- Take photos with our infamous cardboard horse, Horace, who will be in costume for the occasion
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – Saturday October 28 at 12 pm to 3 pm
Halloween Howl Pool Parties
Come practice your tricks and treats with us and have a good time in the pool! There will be games and activities for everyone to enjoy. Regular admission applies.
Saturday October 28 at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
- South Surrey Indoor Pool
- North Surrey Indoor Pool
Sunday October 29 at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Newton Recreation Centre
Halloween Skates in Surrey
Grab your wand or broom and head out to one of our fun haunted public skates! This spooktacular event will have fun games and a costume contest. Suitable for all ages. Regular admission applies.
- Cloverdale Arena – Friday October 27 at 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
- South Surrey Arena – Saturday October 28 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex – Sunday October 29 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Each child who paid an admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest.
As they depart from their adventure they will be given a child size pumpkin to remember their day. (Adults and children under 2 years old do not receive pumpkins)
Location: 13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd. Surrey, BC
When: October 13 6:30 PM – October 31 10:00 PM
Cost: $11.00 per person – Adult or Child (2 years old – 12 years old) including tax.
The Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy a hayride down to our pumpkin fields and pick out your own pumpkin, or choose from an assortment of already-picked pumpkins.
Hay wagon rides go from 10:00-6:00 on weekends, holidays and professional days, and 3:00-6:00 on weekdays throughout October.
We also have mini-pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and hay bales available for sale at the farm stand. Don’t forget your winter veggies from our general store! Finish off your day with a visit to our cows and chickens.
TIPS FOR YOUR PUMPKIN PATCH VISIT:
- If you want to get your pumpkin from the field, plan at least an hour for your visit.
- We have parking available on our farm, with overflow parking on the road. But make sure to check our lot first!
- Make sure you visit our cows and chickens – children love to see our animals up close.
- The best time for families with young children to visit is on weekdays from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. We find that visiting the Pumpkin Patch while things are quieter will help your toddler have a more enjoyable experience!
When: October 1 10:00 AM – October 31 6:00 PM
Location: Rondriso Farms, 8390 172 Street, Surrey, BC
Family Pumpkin Carving
October 26, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm
Come join us for an evening of Halloween treats, crafts, and pumpkin carving!
FREE (but need to register 4574349); you can register over the phone at 604.501.5100
1 pumpkin per person
Where: Chuck Bailey Rec Centre
Plus, families can enjoy Halloween craft activities, face-painting, balloon artists, entertainment, story-time, and more (near Winners).Visit Centralcity for more information
Family Movie Night
October 24, 2017 6:00-8:30 pm
Come join us for an evening of crafts, treats, and Halloween movie fun! Movie starts at 6:30pm.
FREE (but need to register 4574350); you can register over the phone at 604.501.5100
Where: Chuck Bailey Rec Centre
Immigrant Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair 2017
The 2nd annual Immigrant Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair will bring together knowledgeable business professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners as they share their challenges, triumphs and words of inspiration to start and grow a business in Canada.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in these activities:
- Featured Panel Discussion – 3 successful entrepreneurs who were once new to Canada will share their challenges, triumphs and words of encouragement for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs.
- Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant for 2017 – 3 winners of the $1000 entrepreneur grant will be announced! Event participants can discuss with small business/start-ups owners and get inspired by their business ideas and implementation plan.
- Exhibitor Booths – where sponsor organizations showcase their business and self-employment services which are available to assist in aspiring entrepreneurs’ journey to become successful business owners.Community Art Planning Sessions
Location: SFU Surrey – Mezzanine, 13450 102 Ave
Date & Time: October 27, 2017; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Website: 2017 DIVERSEcity
Florence K, An Evening of Jazz –
AFS 30th Anniversary
Enjoy the soothing sounds of Florence K, the Montreal jazz singer whose latest book sold over 200,000 copies. On stage, Florence invites us to discover her universe with this intimate performance, sharing her story through her new compositions.
Opening this evening is Éléa Saunier and her band, Chic Soirée. This jazz ensemble hails from Vancouver, and has toured in various cities with their expanded repertoire of jazz and French songs.
Location: Centre Stage – Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Date & Time: October 28, 2017; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Community Art Sessions
Are you interested in group art projects and events? Do you want take leadership in your community? Come join the Community Art Planning Team. This is a great chance to meet new people and share your creativity. No art skills required. Open to young people ages 15 to 30. Food and beverages provided.
Visit Community Art site to see examples of the types of projects this team creates.
Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107a Ave
When: October 26th at 6.30 pm – 8.3- pm (Room: Youth Lounge)
Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival is a fundraising community event for the whole family in support of 3 local charities, running from September 23-October 31.
Art’s Scarecrow Festival kicks off with a full day festival September 23rd including a DIY Build-a- CROW station, music, crafts and activities, and DIY demos to create a festive fall. In the spirit of our fabulous local outdoor markets, local vendors will be on hand providing artisan crafts and foods for all to enjoy. A special thanks to over 50 local businesses for sponsoring the creative and crazy scarecrows to be found throughout the nursery!
Location: Art’s Nursery, 8940 192 St
Date & Time: September 23 to October 31, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Website: Art’s Nursery’s Scarecrow Festival
Newcomer Youth Employer Connection
Come to the Newcomer Youth Employer Connection afternoon.
- Learn about new youth education and employment programs.
- Connect with reputable employers and make meaningful connections.
- Win door prizes
The Newcomer Youth Employer Connection afternoon is part of Surrey Newcomer Employment Week (NEW) and presented by Pacific Community Resources Society and DIVERSEcity.
Location: Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre, 10334 152A St
Date & Time: October 25, 2017; Noon – 4:00 PM
Westcoast Harmony Chorus Open Rehearsals
Do you love to sing? Join Westcoast Harmony Chorus for seven open rehearsals of Christmas songs in four-part harmony, acappella style. Receive music, learning aids, weekly musical education, and the opportunity to sing with us at our Christmas Sing-a-Thon on December 9th.
Location: Parkland Church, 9574 160 St
Date & Time: October 25 to December 6, 2017; 6:45 PM – 10:15 PM
Oct 25 | 6:45 – 10:15 m
Nov 1 | 6:45 – 10:15 pm
Nov 8 | 6:45 – 10:15 pm
Nov 15 | 6:45 – 10:15 pm
Nov 22 | 6:45 – 10:15 pm
Nov 30 | 6:45 – 10:15 pm
Dec 6 | 6:45 – 10:15 pm
Website: Westcoast Sings
9th Annual Youth Speak Up Forum
Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to speak up and have their say! Help make Surrey a better place to live and come discuss community issues at the 9th Annual Youth Speak Up Forum.
Lunch will be provided to all participants. Attendance also qualifies for volunteer hours.
- Call 604-501-5100 or
- Register online using the course code 4564673 or
- Visit any recreation facility and register in person
For more information, visit the Surrey Youth Website.
Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Date & Time: October 27, 2017; 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Parks and Environment:
Releaf Community Tree Plantings
Join us in your local parks as we grow Surrey’s urban forest! Plant trees and shrubs to help create wildlife habitat, improve air quality and make Surrey a more beautiful place for all of us.
Bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome to volunteer! No experience needed; tools, training and light refreshments provided. Dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Groups of 5+ please RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com.
Drop-in, rain or shine. Parent participation required for children ages 13 and under.
When: Saturday, October 28 at 11 am – 1:30 pm
Bulbs for Beauty Community Plantings
Drop by and help plant flower bulbs to brighten one of Surrey’s parks for spring! Everyone is welcome to these free community planting events. Events run rain or shine. Tools provided. Bring a mug for hot chocolate after the planting.
- Bryan Place Park – 8969 King George Boulevard (Friday, October, 20th; 11 am – 1 pm)
- Forsyth Park – 10632 139 Street (Saturday, October, 28th; 11 am – 2 pm)
- Queen Elizabeth Meadows – 9400 134 Street (Friday, October, 30th; 2 am – 4 pm)
Come out and celebrate the official opening of Surrey City Centre’s newest park. Drop by to get this know this special place and:
- Explore the new TD Nature Play Area
- Enjoy family-friendly entertainment
- Walk your dog in Surrey’s newest dog off-leash area
- Go on a scavenger hunt (and enter a prize draw)
- Plant a tree
Location: Forsyth Park, 10635 140 St
Date & Time: October 28, 2017; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Public Meetings and Open Houses:
Regular Council Public Hearing Meeting
The public is invited to attend the Public Hearing meeting and speak to the following applications.
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
Date & Time: October 23, 2017; 7:00 PM
Artist Talk with Thomas Nelles
Thomas Nelles grew up in Surrey and is a graduate of Sullivan Heights Secondary School and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He also created the mural Cultural Synthesis in Newton Town Centre. He is the winner of an open call to artists to create a temporary mural to surround the construction hoarding of the Surrey Central SkyTrain station while TransLink does upgrades.
His two-part artwork titled Chrysalis and Butterfly Locomotion; Camouflaged are now installed and will be on display throughout the construction period.
Location: City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr
Date & Time: October 24, 2017; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Artist Talk with Marianne Nicolson
Marianne Nicolson will talk about her practice in relation to her new work developed for UrbanScreen. She will be joined in conversation by writer Siku Allooloo, and artist respondents Brandon Gabriel and Peter Morin. The event will open with Semiahmoo welcoming remarks by artist Roxanne Charles, and will be moderated by the Gallery’s Curator of Education and Engagement Alison Rajah. An online publication with a commissioned essay by Siku Allooloo, as part of the Surrey Art Gallery Presents series, about The Way In Which It Was Given To Us will be available.
Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue
Date & Time: October 26, 2017; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Surrey Art Gallery
God is a Scottish Drag Queen
A two-act comedy of biblical proportions! Dressed in a floral power suit, God comes to skewer religion and pop culture—everything from circumcision, Scientology, and Adam & Eve to Justin Bieber and Star Wars. Mike Delamont delivers an unforgettable night of laughter!
Comedy Series, with special pricing.)Part of the
Audience advisory: mature themes and strong language
Running time: approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, including intermission
Location: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Date & Time: October 26, 2017 at 8 pm
Cost: Zone A $35; Zone B $25
Sound Thinking 2017: Sounds for Action
Founded in 2008, Surrey Art Gallery’s Sound Thinking symposium is an annual event that brings together practitioners and professionals in sound art. The symposium features leading sound artists, scholars, and researchers in the field of sound studies, along with visual artists who use sound as key components of their practice and musicians who experiment with the limits of music and sound.
Sound Thinking is part of Surrey Art Gallery’s Open Sound program and relates to the sound artworks on display during the year.
The presenters in Sounds for Action examine the relationships between identity and place, memory and history, performance and ritual, language and song, and local and global. Traces left on the land by lived experience, or industrial incursion, are as important as art-historical legacies embodied in the pictures of nationhood typically found throughout art history.
Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave
Date & Time: October 28, 2017; Noon – 4:00 PM
Contact: 604-501-5566; firstname.lastname@example.org
A Salon of Cultural Trailblazers
An evening salon featuring innovative cultural trailblazers and word-artists (literary, theatre, music, poets & multidisciplinary) with time for socializing, stimulating conversation and frivolity. Refreshments and no host bar.
Date and time: Thursday, 26 October 2017; 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre – 14601 – 20th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Build Your Business 101
Learn how you can grow your business by attending this free workshop in partnership with Public Service and Procurement Canada and Export Development Canada. You will learn about how to access grants to build capacity for your small business, how to do business with the federal government and learn to export to access new markets internationally.
Registration ends October 25th
Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave (Community Room 1 E (A&B)—Ground floor)
Date & Time: October 31, 2017; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Meditation and Yoga:
Empower: Nurture the Power Within
Shakti Society presents its 5th Annnual Wellness Day, a mini retreat where you can participate and learn various ways to keep yourself healthy, physically, mentally and spiritually. Workshops on various self care techniques will be presented and health care practitioners will be on site to demonstrate their products and services.
Date and time: Sunday, 29 October 2017; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Bollywood Banquet Hall & Convention Centre Ltd, 8166 128 Street, #201, Surrey, BC
Meditation for Beginners (free Yoga event)
Date and time: Saturday, October 28, 2017; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RajYoga Meditation Foundation Course
Brahma Kumaris RajYoga Meditation Foundation Course. Learn how to stay in positive state of mind all of the time. Learn to make life peaceful and happy. RajYoga meditation is a form of meditation that is accessible to people of all backgrounds. It is a meditation without rituals or mantras and can be practiced anywhere at any time.
2020 Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shifts to Digital Platform
Out On Screen Announces Interim Executive Director, Festival Dates, Gala Films, & Creative Design Tickets on Sale July 13 at queerfilmfestival.ca
(Vancouver, B.C.) – Out On Screen is proud to present a virtual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) this summer from Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 23, 2020. Announced today, VQFF and Out On Screen as a whole will be guided by the leadership of new Interim Executive Director, Brandon Yan. Brandon has served as Out On Screen’s Deputy Executive Director and was previously the Director of Education for Out In Schools.
“I am more than delighted to continue to be of service to Out On Screen and the communities I so deeply care about,” says Yan. “In times like these, the importance of art and storytelling is even more apparent. We must remain committed to being a platform to uplift and celebrate the LGBT2Q+ stories at the margins.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 32nd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival has adapted to an online format in order to offer at-home audiences the best in independent queer cinema along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, parties and – most importantly – the feeling of gathering with friends and kin.
Out On Screen is working hard to ensure this year’s Festival is accessible and safe for community members who are immunocompromised or part of another vulnerable sector. Tickets for VQFF 2020 will be available to the public on July 13 at www.queerfilmfestival.ca. Tickets range in price from $10 to $14 with a special COVID19 access pricing ranging from $2-$5.
Curated by Artistic Director, Anoushka Ratnarajah, the theme of this year’s Festival is “Still Here”. “VQFF is on this August, and will feature films and interdisciplinary programming from queer filmmakers and artists whose work shows the many ways we fight for the fullness of our lives, for what and who we love, and for our shared futures,” says Ratnarajah. “Our theme this year is ‘Still Here’, because our survival is an inevitable miracle. Nothing can stop us from taking root; we will always reach for the light and sky.”
Illuminating and celebrating LGBTQ2+ lives in all their dimensions and complexity, VQFF is Vancouver’s second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. Welcoming its presenting sponsor RBC once again, this year’s Festival will open on August 13th with a soon to be announced Opening Gala film and a virtual celebration of our local queer community.
The Festival’s Centrepiece Gala film is Lingua Franca, an ambitious feature film that follows a trans Filipina migrant as she navigates being undocumented in a Trump-era America. The film is written, directed by and stars trans actress Isabel Sandoval, who will join audiences virtually to discuss the film in a digital Q&A.
VQFF will once again feature a variety of youth focused programming, including a Youth Gala screening of the inspirational documentary Changing The Game, which follows three boundary-breaking young trans athletes changing the face of sports in their communities and across the United States.
The Festival will continue to celebrate B.C.’s most standout emerging and established filmmakers with Festival favourite, The Coast is Queer – an evening dedicated to local talent. Finally, this year’s VQFF will close with the heartwarming queer Muslim romantic comedy, Breaking Fast, directed by Mike Mosallam.
The 2020 VQFF program will be available online at www.queerfilmfestival.ca on July 13, 2020.
For more information, please visit the following platforms:
3 Way to Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend!
Why not crack a cold one & fire up the grill with dad, and serve up a feast with Stanley Park Brewing’s do-it-yourself BBQ Kit? They’ll prep all the ingredients and you’ll do all the cookin’. And they’ve partnered with Filson to add a little something to keep your dad’s beer cold on Father’s Day. Receive one insulated stainless-steel can cooler with your kit. *While supplies last.
Order your Father’s Day BBQ Kit here: https://stanleyparkbrewstore.com/products/fathers-day-bbq-kit-with-filson-gift. Kits are available for 2, 4, and 6 people. Depending on the size of kit, you will receive a mix of the following at different quantities: lemon and herb marinated chicken, 8oz steaks, burgers with all the fixings (6 person kit only), Sunsetter baked beans, child lime roasted corn, sweet potato salad, coleslaw, and homemade cornbread.
Finish off your order by adding on a 6-pack of your choice. Our recommended beer pairing would be Stanley Park Brewing’s new Waypoint Hazy Pale Ale!
Note: All orders must be placed by 3pm on Wednesday, June 17th. Packages are available for pick-up at Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub on Saturday, June 20th or Sunday, June 21st.
Looking to take Dad out to celebrate? The Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub will be having a special dine-in only Father’s Day Feast Menu for $38 per person. You can also add a pint of flight of your choice for only $5.75 (happy hour pricing)! The menu includes: Pretzel with spicy mustard and Noble Pilsner beer cheese, half a pound of Chicken Wings, Halibut n Chips with coleslaw, and a Cheesecake by The Cheesecake Factory Bakery for dessert.
Want to give Dad some TLC?
Filson and Fortknight Barbers, two Gastown staples, have teamed up to help you give dad a gift he’s going to love. We all need a little TLC as we re-enter the world after our little time-out and what better way than with a stylish professional haircut and a brand new Button up shirt. On top of that a very special gift from Stanley Park Brewing.
Here’s how it works:
01. Dad books a time for a haircut with Fortknight Barbers. Capacity is limited due to safety protocols, so please book this appointment first. Fortknight Barbers | 46 Alexander St | 604-620-7930
02. Call Filson to schedule a private shopping time either before or after your cut. They have set up the space in the back of the store just for private shopping and a sanitized fitting room will be reserved for you. Filson | 47 Water St |604-689-1836
03. Your shirt, along with any other purchases, will be steamed for sanitization and packaged along with your special gift of a 6-pack of Waypoint Hazy Pale Ale from Stanley Park Brewing. You can either take it with you from Filson, or they will deliver it to you at Fortknight once you’ve been all cleaned up.
This package is $140 including all taxes and is available for purchase through either the Filson or Fortknight Barbers locations. They will provide you with a certificate at time of purchase that will need to be presented at each establishment to redeem. While the Filson location will be open only for curbside pickup prior to Father’s Day, you can call ahead and pay for it and then they will hand you the certificate at the front door when you arrive, or they can mail it to you if you prefer.
This package is a great way to treat yourself, a friend, a dad or any guy you know that just needs a little pampering. Quantities are limited, so please order today.
The Punjabi Market Goes Virtual for its 50th Anniversary
- May 31st, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Vancouver’s Punjabi Market
- The Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective presents “PM50” on May 31st
- “PM50” will be a virtual celebration, streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram
- The Punjabi Market Regeneration is a registered nonprofit organization that seeks to revitalize the Punjabi Market in Vancouver thus facilitating opportunities for cultural belonging and also economic success for business owners
Vancouver, B.C. – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Punjabi Market, The Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective presents “PM50”, taking place virtually on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube on Sunday, May 31st, 2020. Hosted by Hockey Night in Punjabi’s Amrit Gill, the livestream will feature an interview with the Market’s first shop owner, Mr. Sucha Singh Claire, and performances by Shaan-e-Punjab, Nachiye, and Amarjeet and Baljit Singh.
The Punjabi Market runs along Main Street, from 49th to 51st, and is the oldest “Little India” in North America. In 1983, the Punjabi Market became home to the world’s first set of street signs written in Punjabi script outside of India. Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara opined that “[the] Punjabi Market is an important part of the historical and cultural history of both the city of Vancouver and of my riding, Vancouver-Langara.
Since the first store opened in 1971, the Punjabi Market has been considered a place to support cultural identity as is demonstrated every year by the sheer number of upwards of 100,000 attendees at the annual Vaisakhi Parade through the Punjabi Market.”
The 50th Anniversary celebration will include an online shopping portal that aims to support business owners with recovery following the economic impact of the pandemic. In addition, the celebration includes a piece of public art by PMRC Creative Director, Jag Nagra, that will be unveiled closer to the date of the celebration. The event is a collaboration between the Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective, South Asian Arts Society, Indian Summer Arts Society, 5X Festival, Daily Hive, Westcoast Foundation, and the City of Vancouver.
Date: May 31st, 2020
Time: 7:10 – 7:40 PM
Location: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube
City of Surrey to host virtual Canada Day Celebration
Surrey, B.C. – The City of Surrey has announced Surrey Canada Day will be hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consideration for public health and safety. Presented by Coast Capital Savings, Virtual Surrey Canada Day will take place on July 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the kid’s and senior’s segment, and regular programming from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., broadcasted on Facebook and YouTube Live.
“While the safety of our community is the top priority during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to celebrate this great country of ours,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Surrey will have its annual Canada Day celebration, but this year we will be coming together virtually.
Hosted by a true Canadian icon, Hayley Wickenheiser, and featuring nationally recognized musical artists from BC such as Colin James, Bif Naked and 54-40, Virtual Surrey Canada Day will be an opportunity to safely celebrate and show our national pride on Canada’s birthday.”
Hosted by four-time Olympic gold medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser, this year’s free family-friendly virtual event will feature a series of segments including, musical entertainment, virtual tours, indigenous and cultural acts, a “Family Hour” for kids and seniors, dance lessons, a rodeo tribute, and a virtual firework finale to end the night.
The livestream will feature musical performances by local Surrey artists and Canadian groups including Colin James, 54-40, Bif Naked, Toque, Said the Whale, and Madeline Merlo.
The broadcast will pay tribute to those affected by COVID-19 and honour the courageous local frontline health care workers and essential service providers. Additionally, Virtual Surrey Canada Day is working alongside corporate sponsors to raise $10,000 for the Surrey Food Bank to support the City’s vulnerable population.
“Although it will look a bit different this year, Coast Capital is delighted to support Virtual Surrey Canada Day.” said Maureen Young, Director, Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings. “In this unique time, it is absolutely essential that we find innovative ways to continue to nurture a strong relationship with our friends, families and our wider community.
This virtual celebration offers us all a chance to come together in a new way to celebrate our diversity and our pride in our nation while still focusing on keeping everyone safe and healthy.”
The City recognizes the impact the current pandemic and physical distancing measures may have during the summer event season. Residents are encouraged to continue to connect with each other online to limit the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. The City of Surrey is working closely with the Fraser Health Authority, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to monitor and to respond to the current COVID-19 situation.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
For more information, visit surrey.ca/canadaday
Surrey fruit trees neglected no more: Sources Food Hub offers free pruning workshop
To kick off the 2020 growing season, Sources Food Hub is offering a new and free resource. Fruit tree owners in Surrey are invited to attend a pruning workshop to learn how to take better care of their fruit-bearing trees while supporting our community at the same time.
This workshop, to be held on January 25 (1 to 3 p.m.) at the Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey, is part of Sources Food Hub’s Community Harvest Program – a gleaning service to actively rescue food that might otherwise be wasted.
“During the growing season in Surrey and with the support of volunteers, we pick plums, apples and other fruit from the trees of residences and farms, who are unable or too busy to harvest it or simply happy to donate the fresh food,” said Denise Darrell, Executive Director of Community Services at SOURCES.
Tree owners can keep one-third of the harvest if they want, and the rest is distributed to local charities including Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank, where fresh produce can be challenging to provide for the more than 600 people who use their services each week.
“The harvested produce that our Food Bank receives from the Food Hub is a blessing, as it allows us to offer healthy, fresh choices to the people who come to us for help. It’s a win-win – the tree owners also stand to gain from healthier trees, better fruit, and bigger yields,” Darrell said.
Interested fruit tree owners are asked to contact email@example.com or 604-596-0973 to register for the workshop. Residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer or donating the fruit from their trees to the Sources Food Hub this summer are also encouraged to get in touch. Learn more about Sources Food Hub at www.sourcesfoodhub.ca
DID YOU KNOW?
In Canada, most recent estimates set the annual waste of edible food, across the farm to fork system, at about 11 million tons. Divide that number by Surrey’s population, and edible food waste in Surrey equals almost 170 million pounds each year. That’s enough to feed half of Surrey’s population for the next year!
– View All Events –
Halloween Spooky Cans
An Outside-the-Box, DIY Halloween Costume Combination
Surrey Today Podcast: Kal Dosanjh of Kids Play – Keeping Kids Away From Drugs, Gangs, and Violence
City Council Approves Land Purchase For Future Park And Community Centre In Newton
Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund To Provide $1 Million To Help Young Canadians Return To Hockey
City2 weeks ago
Surrey Police: Liberals Promises vs. The NDP’s Resolute NO
Hide Featured2 weeks ago
Surrey Today Podcast: An Interview with DJ Goddess – Jessica Dhillon
Health1 week ago
Cancer Survival Story – Surrey Hospital Foundations Invests $500K For 3D Tomosynthesis Technology
Arts and Entertainment6 days ago
Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am: Semiahmoo First Nation Exhibit Comes to Museum of Surrey
Health1 week ago
Safe Entertaining Tips in a COVID-19 World
City2 days ago
City Council Approves Land Purchase For Future Park And Community Centre In Newton
Hide Featured2 days ago
Surrey Today Podcast: Kal Dosanjh of Kids Play – Keeping Kids Away From Drugs, Gangs, and Violence
Education5 days ago
Surrey Libraries Announces Winners of 2020 Young Adult Writing Contest