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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...

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. 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...
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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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Newton Days is bringing back the Summer Fun!

Let's kick-off summer in Newton! The Newton BIA is bringing back Newton days with events all summer. Complete with a farms' market, kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks, henna and Science World demonstrations, Newton Days has something for everyone. Throughout July and August, Newton Days will be taking over the Newton Grove on Saturdays from 12-4pm. Open to the community, everything will be free! Each Saturday will feature something different, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook events for more details. Newton Days is a push to create a more vibrant community within the Newton Town Centre. Get out, enjoy the weather, enjoy the activities, and get to know your neighborhood! Positive events like these in the community are key to the success of Newton and will be more successful with your support! View All Events Marketing Kit Website Activities Farmer's Market Face painting Henna Food...
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Amrit Bains Concert – Rock With Me August 12

I singer/ songwriter, Amrit Bains love my community and care about my community. I believe we need to have a good loving attitude towards each other and need to have positive attitude to have a great city. I am always busy creating new songs and music videos. I do my part to make the city uplifting and fun by creating music and doing one annual live show in Surrey. This year it is happening on August 12, 2017 Saturday at Surrey Arts Centre. Show begins 7.30 PM till 9.30 PM Doors open 7 PM. Come to be part of the show. Website:
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OPINION: Walking the Whalley Strip

I live in a beautiful relatively new glass tower adjacent to King George Skytrain. It’s a Concord Pacific development. My building has a concierge, games room, movie theatre, bowling alley, fully-equipped gym, steam room, among other amenities. Holland Park, SFU Surrey, and Central City Mall are all across the street. I have a secure underground parking spot in the heart of the new Surrey City Centre. I basically have been living in my own protected bubble for the last couple of years. I decided to step out of my comfort zone recently to discover the neighbourhood and get into shape. I started walking down King George Boulevard and explored the new City Centre Library, City Hall, North Surrey Recreation Centre, and Surrey Civic Plaza. Everything was impressive. Then I ended up on 135A street or the Whalley Strip. My God! I basically walked into Surrey’s own mini-Downtown Eastside! There were...
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SSCC is excited to host our upcoming event – Community Ingenuity

Community Ingenuity will be a creative and interactive summit; focusing on the connection between the community, businesses and government. By everyone engaging with one another and working together; we will find creative solutions to become a stronger community. This will be a safe, creative, interactive event in which we will celebrate our neighbourhoods and provide avenues for people to connect, become inspired and create neighbourhood improvement projects and events. The goal is that this event will spark future projects and events so additional neighbourhoods can benefit. The link to Community Ingenuity & to Register is:
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Pay with a Poem is back at Newton Espresso Café

“Pay with a Poem” is back at the Newton Espresso Cafe! Pay with a poem and get a free coffee, tea or pop during the month of April, 2017 at the Newton Espresso Café! The Newton Espresso Café is located at 7330—137 Street in Newton. All poems must be original. See here for pictures and a summary of last year’s successful “Pay with a Poem” initiative: Poems can be on any theme and in any format, but we encourage submissions on the themes of “Mugs and Conversations.” Selected poems will be published in the monthly community-led poetry publication “The Cedar Bark ‘Zine.” Learn more about the Cedar Bark ‘Zine at Cedar Bark Poets. This “Pay with a Poem” initiative is presented by Newton Espresso Café, Friends of the Grove, and the Cedar Bark Poets in celebration of National Poetry Month. Learn more about National Poetry month at For more information...
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Growing Herbs in Containers

Pots and containers serve well for the gardening enthusiasts who do not have a spacious backyard. You can get started with pots or old buckets or wooden boxes. Consider starting this season with growing herbs to get more out of the gardening experience! Herbs are compact and easy to grow in a small space. Their flowers and foliage can add great beauty to your garden and great flavour to your cooking. Try growing some mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme or parsley. Herbs such as Basil, Chives which are extra sensitive to the cold can be grown in pots indoors too. The herb plants will need consistent and sufficient watering especially during the hot sunny hours. It is advisable to buy suitable potting soil or peat moss. Another important tip is to water the container thoroughly before planting and to always check that the excess water is able to drain out...
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Spring Gardening Ideas in Surrey

Spring is here at last. It is time to get your spades and shovels out. Gardening can be a rewarding experience that reduces stress and relaxes us. The fresh air, sunshine and exercise can go a long way towards making us mentally stronger and physically fit. These health benefits of gardening can be enhanced by planting edibles that can add to our diet! Edible Gardens: Planting an edible garden means you can also taste the fruits of your labour. Beginners can work on planting a small vegetable garden by following a few simple steps such as: Choose a convenient patch that is easy to water, with ample sunshine hours and suitable soil conditions Suggested vegetables to start with are tomatoes, peppers, salad leaves like lettuce or kale, zucchini etc. Seeds can be cheaper whereas starting with seedlings can be somewhat easier. Prepare the soil and follow a calendar for best...
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3rd Annual Groundhog Day in Newton!

Groundhog Day in Newton returns for the third year of fun. Prepare for a chilling day filled with activities, treats, and live entertainment! Groundhog Day will be taking place in the Newton Grove, next to the Bus loop. Start the day with a free pancake breakfast courtesy by the Surrey RCMP; visit the crafts and games section for some fun activities provided by the Newton Community Centre. And right beside there is the Friends of the Grove tent with free hot chocolate and cupcakes, and while there why not learn a little more about these active community change-makers! What’s an event without music right? Join Lou Jack and Ginalina as we dance away the cold; and end the day with a special Groundhog themed performance by the Surrey Dance Company and Lou Jack's prediction! Will we have 6 more weeks of winter, or an early spring? Groundhog Day is back for another day not...
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Light Displays in Surrey

Looking at light displays is a great Christmas tradition. There is something magical about walking through the neighbourhood and seeing all the lights, scenes, and displays. To brighten up these dark nights, we have compiled a list of the top 5 must-see Christmas displays in Surrey. Grab your family, that special someone, or your best friends and enjoy the holiday scenery that only comes out once a year. 16951 Jersey Drive, Cloverdale: This house lights up like a beacon. They have thousands of lights and some of them are even synchronized to music! They also made sure to keep it classy with dozens of Christmas characters and a Nativity Scene. 6319 181A Street, Surrey - The Dolmans family loves to put on a show, but for a good cause. They take donations from people who come look at their display and donate it all to the Canucks Autism Network. 15499...
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