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SNAP program springs into action

Above: Jane Ho (Urban Forest Outreach Team Member) and Annie Gray (Tree Care Team Member) installing a new tree well on a residential boulevard tree. Spring is in the air and that means boots on the ground for the 14-member SNAP team. Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership  (SNAP) started the 2018 season on Monday, May 7th. 14 college and university students will be employed for the summer, thanks to the federal government's Canada Summer Jobs program. They will be divided into three teams: habitat restoration, urban forest outreach, and tree care. Two more students from high school will be hired for the summer months. All five of Surrey’s MPs contributed this year: John Aldag, Randeep Sarai, Ken Hardie, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Gordie Hogg. 2018 is the 18th year for SNAP, a partnership between the Green Timbers Heritage Society, the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society, the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists and the City...
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London Drugs offers a simple way for Surrey residents to responsibly recycle

Recycling Roundup Set to Divert more Waste from Surrey Landfill London Drugs is hosting a Recycling Roundup event this Saturday, May 12 at its Surrey locations. The event encourages Surrey residents to responsibly recycle old household goods at the end of their usable life, reducing the amount of waste going to the landfill. “It is a great opportunity for spring cleaning. Residents can bring a variety of unwanted items for recycling rather than throwing them away,” says Tammy Pearce, Store Manager at the Cloverdale London Drugs location. “Together with the help of Surrey residents, we can divert thousands of pounds of materials from the landfill through this event.” The Surrey London Drugs locations recently celebrated a 94.4 per cent waste diversion rate through their own diligent in-store recycling strategies. Residents are invited to drop off any of the following items at the London Drugs located at London Station (10348 King George Highway), Cloverdale (17685 64th...
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Simple, Easy Refueling for Disabled Drivers is now available in Surrey.

Filling up the car is one of the biggest challenges for drivers with mobility challenges. But its also a challenge for gas stations - as they are sometimes too busy to come out and help us fuel up, or they have only one person on staff at that time.  For the mobility challenged driver they don't know if a station can help until they arrive, which can mean driving from station to station to find one that can help. This is where the fuelService app comes in - it allows mobility challenged drivers to request service before they arrive at a gas station to see if they can help.  They get a confirmation, and can then arrive there safe in the knowledge that someone will come out and help them pump gas without having to honk their horn, or wave their arms, or wait for someone to notice them and...
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Clean Sweep Week, April 21 – 28

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up your community! Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to organize their own clean up during Clean Sweep Week, April 21 to 28, 2018. Choose a location in Surrey to clean up, gather a group of volunteers and contribute to keeping Surrey clean! Sign up before the deadline on April 1, 2018. Click on link below. https://surrey.simplesurvey.com/f/s.aspx?s=768F1416-A936-4ABB-AFBE-CECAA18ECB6F Location: Multiple locations - you select! Contact: 604-501-5094...
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Surrey Cares Community Foundation launches fourth Vital Signs report on quality of life in Surrey

Growing First Peoples Population Still Needs Ongoing Support to Ensure Education, Employment, Housing, Healthcare and Engagement. The First Peoples 2018 Vital Signs Report released by SurreyCares Community Foundation confirms that Surrey needs to continue expanding services and programs for First Peoples because Surrey is heading to be the city with the most Aboriginal in BC. As Surrey’s population rapidly increases to eventually be the projected largest populated city in British Columbia, the number of Aboriginal people is also increasing to make Surrey the city with the most First Nations people in the province. But there are still needs for citizens, societies, school district, health sector, businesses and the municipality to address the concerns expressed by First Peoples. “At SurreyCares, we believe that greater awareness is the first step toward improving connections and relationships in our community. This report aims to help residents of Surrey to better understand the living experience of...
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...
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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...
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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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