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Surrey Events Calendar: January 1st to January 15th

Surrey Events Calendar: January 1st to January 15th

Surrey Events Calendar: January 1st to January 15th



Winter Ice Palace

Enjoy a seasonal skate around the old fashioned pond and get into the Christmas spirit!

When and Where: January 1st to January 7| Cloverdale Arena

Contact: 604-502-6410
Cost: $4.50/person; $3.25 for skate rentals; $1.75 for helmet rentals. Free admission for Recreation Pass holders.

Christmas Tree Chipping and Bottle Drive

Support a good cause and get your Christmas tree chipped at the same time at this annual Christmas Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive

Emmanuel Covenant Church, 17029 16 Ave or North Surrey Secondary , 15945 96 Ave

Date & Time:
January 6, 2018; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and January 7: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Contact: or

Cost: Donation

Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park

Come ride the Christmas Train Bear Creek Park.  Visit with Santa and receive a candy cane, Christmas activity kit and enjoy a train ride through the Christmas forest.  Santa is at the station December 9 – 24th. Admission: $11 + taxes (adults & children).

When: January 1st– January 7th
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Bear Creek Park
Address: 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey

Aequitas Singers Choir Rehearsals

The Aequitas Singers group meets regularly to promote respect and equality. The group represents a not-for-profit choir accepting everyone. No auditioning is necessary.

The purpose of the choir is to sing, learn, share and support. Ongoing rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening from September to June.

New members are always welcome! The cost to join is $60 per term (September to January, or February to June), which covers the cost of performance music.

For more information see Aequitas Singers on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Carol Sirianni.

Location: David Brankin Elementary Music Room, 9160 128 St

Date & Time: January 9, 2018; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (every Tuesday evening)

Carol Sirianni

Cost: $60 per term


Kids and Family:

Free Foster Parent Information Session

Come to a free information session to learn about how to become a foster parent and what to expect. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need.

Location: MCFD Office – 102-9180 King George, Surrey

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 3, 2018; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact: Foster Home Recruitment Team 778-609-2141

Cost: Free

Family Nights in Cloverdale

Evening filled with family-fun at recreation facilities in Cloverdale! 

Contact: 604-598-7960

Cost: Free

Cloverdale Recreation Centre:

  • January 19 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Date Night
    Join us for winter crafts and activities.
  • February 16 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Movie Night
    Dress in your coziest jammies for a movie and popcorn.
  • March 16 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Fun Night
    Enjoy a night of everything green, as well as crafts and cookie decorating.

Don Christian Recreation Centre:

  • January 26 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Fun Night
    Play in the bouncy castle and participate in games and crafts.
  • February 9 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Healthy Hearts
    Join us for delicious DIY fruit smoothies and play with the mini gym equipment.
  • March 9 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Movie Night
    Bring your pillow and blanket for a movie and popcorn night.

Clayton Hall:

  • January 12 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Family Craft Night
    Play in the bouncy castle and participate in games and crafts.
  • February 23 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Family Game Night
    Join us for delicious DIY fruit smoothies and play with the mini gym equipment.
  • March 23 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Family Movie Night
    Bring your pillow and blanket for a movie and popcorn night.

Pre-teen Dances

All pre-teen dances take place on Friday night from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and are for kids ages 10 to 12 years old. 

Drop by a recreation facility in Surrey for your next pre-teen dance! We have great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to. Our pre-teen dances have Parks, Recreation and Culture staff on site to ensure a safe, supervised and fun time for kids. There will also be excellent prizes to win and seasonal themed dances.

How to Register:

1. In person at any of our recreation facilities.
2. Register online; Reference the pre-teen dance course code
3. By phone and calling 604-501-5100; Reference the pre-teen dance course code.

Date & Time: January 12 to March 23, 2018; 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Contact: 604-501-5100

Cost: $5.50 per child (in advance) $7.75 per child (day of the dance)



Guildford Pickle Ball Tournament 2018

Grab your paddle and join us for a full day of pickle ball action at Guildford Recreation Centre! This tournament will include a recreational division and open level division, so you can enjoy a friendly match or a competitive game.

Please note: only ages 13 and older are eligible to participate.

Divisions & Course Codes:

  • Recreational Division: 4572083
  • Open Level Division:4572092

How to Register:

Location: Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave

Date & Time: January 6, 2018; 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Contact: 604-502-6360

Cost: $20 per team

Vancouver Giants

The team practices at the Ladner Leisure Centre which is located at 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent in Delta. Most practices are open to the public.

January Giants Home Games:

  • January 1, 2018: vs. Prince George at 2:00 pm.
  • January 13, 2018: vs. Kelowna at 7:00 pm.
  • January 19, 2018: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
  • January 20, 2018: vs. Portland at 7:00 pm.
  • January 24, 2018: vs. Spokane at 7:00 pm.
  • January 26, 2018: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
  • January 31, 2018: vs. Calgary at 7:00 pm.

Location: Langley Events Centre at 7888 200th Street, Langley

Cost: $23-30


Public Meetings:

Regular Council Public Hearing Meeting

Location: City Hall Council Chambers (13450 104 Ave in North Surrey/City Centre)

Date & Time: January 8, 2018; 7:00 PM

City Clerk

The public is invited to attend the Public Hearing meeting and speak to the following applications.

Review the Public Hearing Brochure to learn about the public hearing process, what to expect before, after and during the Public Hearing, and review some helpful hints. Find advertisements in local newspapers for summary information and maps for land use applications currently before Surrey City Council.

Current Surrey Zoning Amendment Public Hearing Notices – January 8, 2018
Current Surrey Land Use Contract Termination Public Hearing Notice – January 8, 2018




A play based on a famous Stephen King’s novel

Audience advisory: mature themes, strong language, and some violence


  • 7:30 pm start time on weeknights
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 8 pm
  • Saturday: 4 pm and 8 pm
  • Sunday: 4 pm

Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Dates: January 10 to 20, 2018; various times

Box Office

Cost: Zone A $49. Zone B $39. Zone C $29

Cloverdale Antique and Collectible Show

 160 + Booths full of Antiques & Collectibles! Come explore and hunt for those yesteryear treasures. Many new and out of town vendors with fresh finds.
Location: 17798 62nd Ave, Surrey – Cloverdale Agriplex
Date and Time: January 13th;  9 am – 3 pm
Contact: 778-347-6794
Cost: $5

Gamelan Music Field Trip

This is free event open to ages of 15-30. No art skills required.

Join us as we visit artist George Rahi in his studio in Vancouver. See how George creates gamelan musical instruments out of recycled materials. Make some music in our group jam session. No previous music or art skills required. If you are unfamiliar with this genre of music, check out George’s band Gamelan Bike Bike.

This trip will help inspire our next community art project. Our Community Art Planning Team in City Centre is exploring how to create their own musical instruments and hold flash mob-style music events. This team is a group of youth and young adults that works together to create different art projects. New members are always welcome to join.

Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107a Ave or Fieldhouse Studio, Vanier Park, 1000 Chestnut St, Vancouver

Date & Time: January 13, 2018; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Edward Westerhuis

Cost: Free

Jessica Vocal Music School Benefit Concert

Start the New Year with an inspiring and uplifting musical concert conducted by award winning Jessica Zhang and her talented students

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: January 3, 2018; 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe

Cost: $28

Artist Talk: Hossam Meawad

Hossam Meawad graduated with honours from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and Art History. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and has been working for the City of Surrey since April 2017. He is currently involved in the management and coordination of various public art projects across the city.

Did you know Surrey has over 70 public artworks? In this illustrated talk, Hossam will introduce you to several of them, highlighting different types of artwork from paintings and murals to monumental sculptures and light-based artwork. You’ll learn about Surrey’s Public Art Program, including how Surrey residents are involved in the selection process and why artworks are chosen for certain places.

Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time: January 4, 2018; 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Cost: Free

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Alie Slabenko is a local writer and poet passionate about human rights. She recently completed the New Media Journalism Program at Simon Fraser University. She also holds a Masters in Tax Crimes from Russia and PDD in Marketing from Douglas College in Vancouver. Alie has volunteered for the YVR airport magazine as a creative contributor and written several travel and lifestyle articles for an online Russian magazine. She is a traveler by heart and has visited Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, China, and the USA. In her free time Alie likes to paint, take photographs, write poems, and manage her social justice oriented website. Alie is a human rights advocate who seeks to serve people through her journalistic skills focusing on racism, transgender rights, women rights, and human trafficking.

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