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Arts and Entertainment

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids premieres on CBC

Locally produced web series, Daisy & The Gumboot Kids, premieres online at watch.cbc.ca this Thursday. The series is a spin-off of the award-winning television series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids, which is recommended by the Parents’ Choice Awards and was recently named a finalist for the international children’s media award - Prix Jeunesse. Each episode, Daisy makes a nature craft, such as Willow Wreaths or Bird Cookies. Inspired by objects in nature, the crafts are low-cost and easy to make using objects found outside or around the house, making it an easy activity for parents to do with their pre-schoolers. Downloadable instructions are also available online for those parents who may be a little craft-challenged. For additional learning opportunities, each Daisy episode also ties in with an episode of Scout & the Gumboot Kids, so pre-schoolers can have fun with their crafts and learn about nature at the same time....
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Rabbits are cute but make terrible pets

In advance of the release of the movie “Peter Rabbit”, The Small Animal Rescue Society of BC (SARS BC) is urging consumers to refrain from impulsively buying rabbits as pets. “For dedicated guardians, having a pet rabbit is a rewarding experience,” says Lisa Hutcheon, president of SARS BC. “But too often, we see the other side of rabbit guardianship. They are dumped in parks and left to fend for themselves, soon falling victim to injury, disease, starvation and predators. For hundreds of these former pets, death is a slow, painful certainty.” The release of films featuring cute animals typically results in a spike in pet sales, which, in turn, results in volunteer-run, non-profit rescues being inundated with requests to take unwanted animals once consumers discover how much work they are. This has been seen with the release of such films as Snow Dogs, Snow Buddies, Legally Blonde and 101 Dalmatians. This...
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Slice of South Surrey History Reopens

Historic Stewart Farm offers hands-on programs, fun free events for 2018 Aside from the appearance of little children splashing around in colourful gum boots and crocus buds poking out of the ground, another sure-fire sign that Spring is just around the corner is the reopening of the Historic Stewart Farm. After a brief winter hiatus, South Surrey’s famous historical landmark opened its doors today (Feb 1), welcoming another bloomin’ season of unique educational programs and fun events for the whole family. “It’s a very exciting day for all of us here on the farm,” said Jerrilin Spence, curator at the site. “From our popular interpretive tours led by a costumed guide and engaging hands-on school programs to our lineup of free family events, including Family Flags on Feb. 12, 2018 promises to be another big year for us!” And while the farm’s events and pre-registered programs are always a big...
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Funding for Homes for the Homeless – No longer just a promise – Now a solution.

Surrey has 650 homeless people and 470,000 residents. As Whalley continues to develop, the local clash between the haves and the have-nots is becoming more evident. Businesses are growing impatient with the RCMP’s three year plan. They can’t afford to wait three years. They are tired of promises. Residents and business owners want solutions and answers now. The business community in Whalley has been pressuring the city to crack down on the illegal activity stating that the lack of solutions is causing one business after another to close down. The more businesses that close down, the more the area becomes run down and derelict. While the brand new buildings go up at City Centre, Whalley looks more and more like the neglected child in the middle of Surrey’s prosperity. City of Surrey Display Board City of Surrey Display Board Today, the Mayor of Surrey, Linda Hepner announced a partnership with...
Events

Cloverdale Antique & Collectible Show

ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLE SHOW | Jan 13th 2018 AGRIPLEX - Cloverdale Fairgrounds | 17798 62 Ave off of 176 St. Admission $5 : 9am - 3pm | Earlybird $10 : 8am | Kids under 12 Free Free Parking | ATM | Concession 170 + Tables of Antiques & Collectibles! Many new and out of town vendors with fresh finds! Come explore and hunt for those yesteryear treasures! Meet like minded collectors! Visit: www.cacsgroup.com | Email: vixsteel@hotmail.com...
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Surrey Pride Announcement on RCMP Inclusion – Community Board

I would like to make a statement on behalf of Surrey Pride Society Board of Directors and the statement is: RCMP Welcome At Surrey Pride 2018 The Surrey Pride Board 2017/2018 has voted in favour of Including our Uniformed RCMP to Join us in celebrating Surrey Pride 2018.   - President of the Surrey Pride Board for 2017/2018...
BusinessCommunity Board

Mastering Your Business For Maximum Profit & Success Workshop Event

HUGE HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT - MASSIVE BUSINESS EVENT IN SURREY JANUARY 3rd This 2-hour event is jam-packed with tools and strategies that you can implement in your business immediately. This is not another fluffy "introductory event" like you may have experienced, it's designed to get you on the right track to maximizing growth, sales and profit. This is the first step in getting your Business MBA (Mega Bank Account) and you will learn a ton. In fact, we will have a notepad and pen ready for you, so that you can walk away with key nuggets to implement in your business. http://events.mymsuccess.com/a/click_for_success It's time to own what is already inside of you. No matter what happens to the economy, the market, or even your industry – your business must constantly EVOLVE AND ANTICIPATE to be successful. Discover your true purpose and create a thriving business at Mastering Your Business For Maximum...
Events

Walnut Road Elementary Holiday Market

Join in on the festive cheer and holiday shopping taking place at the upcoming Walnut Road Elementary Holiday Market. Everything from handmade items to the best in direct sales ensures there will be something for everyone. Shop a variety of 40+ vendors, enter the raffle and 50/50 draw, and enjoy the bake sale, concession, kids area, music and cheer! Admission is by donation....
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The Shell Busey 75th Birthday Roast & Toast Fundraiser

The Surrey Hospice Society will be hosting a 75th Birthday Roast and Toast for home expert broadcaster, Shell Busey, on Saturday, November 25th at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC. The celebration will feature a good-natured roast of Shell, a delicious dinner, silent auction, table raffles, door prizes and a live band with room to dance. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Surrey Hospice Society, so come for the fun and help raise money for a much-needed local charity! Tickets are $99.00 each or buy a table of 9 and get-one-free. Buy your tickets today at SurreyHospice.com Or Call 604-584-7006 for group discounts, sponsorship and donation enquiries....
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Surrey Celebrates the Grand Opening of Forsyth Park

Come Out and Play! This past Saturday was the scene of a fun-filled day in the park at the official Grand Opening of Forsyth Park in the heart of Surrey. Forsyth Park is the first of ten new parks that are planned for the City Centre area, it features a playground, two off-leash areas one for large dogs and one for small dogs, walkways, and picnic spaces. The park also includes a Nature Play area that was funded by the TD Bank Group with a $500,000 gift to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and is part of the TD Group’s “Common Ground Project”, one of 150 such projects across the country. Around 11:00 am on October 28, families, kids, and neighbours began to arrive at the new park. They were greeted by various musical artists from singers with guitars to a wandering trio with clarinet, guitar and bass horn. The sun...
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The Borealis String Quartet presents “Landscapes: A Northern Odyssey”

Ready for adventure? This concert will take you to new and unexpected sonic destinations. One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation—the Borealis String Quartet—is bringing a unique program that takes audiences on a journey across the northern hemisphere in an evocative sonic journey to the Surrey Arts Centre on November 26 at 3:00pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMWRIEhVM7I Landscapes: A Northern Odyssey came out of the Quartet's ongoing quest for exploring sonics environments through musical expression. Comprised of Yuel Yawney, Patricia Shih also on violin, Nikita Pogrebnoy on viola, and Sungyong Lim on cello, the Borealis String Quartet has received international critical acclaim; praised for their fiery performances, passionate style, and refined, musical interpretation. Their latest collaboration transports audiences through an auditory adventure across the expanse of the Northern hemisphere from Europe to present day British Columbia. The concert features a new composition written especially for the Borealis String...
Food & Drink

4 Health Benefits Of Black Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know

Planning to get rid of those extra pounds that make you feel low each time you step out of your home? Well, in that case, a cup of black coffee can do wonders for your health in the long run! Numerous people are unaware of the fact that black coffee is much more than just a stress relieving drink that augments your concentration levels. Here we’ll be discussing some health advantages of consuming coffee that many of us haven’t heard earlier. Cleanses Stomach A nice warm cup of black coffee is perhaps the finest way to cleanse your stomach. It detoxifies your body by making you urinate frequently. All the toxins are flushed out of your body, which in turn enhances your overall health. Numerous medical practitioners suggest the use of black coffee for curing constipation. You can consult your physician regarding the regular consumption of black coffee depending on...
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Free Large Item Pickup Program Available In Surrey

ILLEGAL DUMPING | TRASHING CANADA (by Harvard Gould) A 7:25 minutes CBC | VIDEO REPORT Illegal dumping: Why do so many Canadians trash Canada? A widespread practice in this country, writes Harvard Gould. It is astonishing what Canadians do in the woods. Canadians love the landscape and the landscape helps define us. The Group of Seven and other celebrated artists showed the world a country of pristine lakes and glorious forests. Canadians are proud of the country’s soaring mountains and powerful rivers, the unspoiled wilderness a treasure even to those who do not regularly explore it. But all over this country, people will toss almost anything almost anywhere when they think no one is watching. This isn't mindless littering. This is deliberate trashing of the landscape, the dumping of vast amounts of household garbage, construction waste and much, much more. FREE LARGE ITEM PICKUP PROGRAM IN SURREY Call 604-590-7289 (then option 3) to arrange/schedule pick...
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It’s Time to Celebrate! Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Langley Host Grand Opening July 8 and 9

Celebrate the grand opening of the newly relocated Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us store at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley, B.C., on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 with free fun for the whole family. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, July 8 at 8:45 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and prize unveiling where three lucky winners will find out if they won a $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000 shopping spree. The festivities continue all weekend long with exclusive giveaways, appearances by kids’ favourite on-screen characters, play areas, product demonstrations and more. Shoppers can also take advantage of special half-price deals from brands like Num Noms, PJ Masks, DC Super Hero Girls, Nerf and Pokemon.   Saturday, July 8 (8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Giveaways for the first 150 customers LEGO Make & Take activities and product demonstrations by LEGO and Fisher-Price Character appearances from LEGO Batman, Shopkins, Shimmer and Shine...
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