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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: http://www.amritbains.com...
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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: www.sscc4u.com/community-ingenuity/...
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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: friendsofthegrove.ca/paying-with-poem 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 www.poets.ca/npm. 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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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) A day to celebrate, support and empower women in business. So what is this day all about? It’s to simply appreciate women in business! That’s it. There’s nothing to it! When we think of the city of Surrey specifically there are so many amazing women we can appreciate. Let’s start out with the obvious one. Mayor Linda Hepner: That’s right, our entire city is run by this amazing women. Mayor Hepner served on the council for 9 years before being elected mayor in 2014. The Mayor’s works have primarily been focused on providing residents from Whalley to Semiahmoo with opportunities to have jobs and to live a well-balanced life. Her work in as Surrey’s leader should definitely be celebrated, and today is the perfect day to recognize her! Nira Aurora: That’s right, Virgin Radio’s morning host calls Surrey home. Aurora has been entertaining the...
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Merchant Shoutout: Community Thrift Store

For Donna Chubb, the Manager of Community Thrift Store, it has always been in her nature to give back. She credits her giving nature to her parents who were passionate about community. Through a combination of passion for volunteering and experience in retail management, Donna and the staff are responsible for the success and growth of the store. Store profits support the Surrey Hospice Society and the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Newton plays a large role in both the business and Donna’s life. Newton is Community Thrift Store’s only location and is where they have thrived for over 11 years. Donna believes there is a need in Newton for this type of store specializing in quality and affordable thrift goods. Also, Donna connects to Newton at a personal level as her grandparents lived in Newton and her mother grew up here. Newton continues to be a part of her life. The Community Thrift Store...
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Newton Community Walk – November 4

Every movement starts with a passionate few that drive change in their neighborhood. It is Newton’s time to take back its streets and galvanize the community by taking ownership of the future to ensure long term vibrancy and optimism for the area. The Newton BIA has adopted streets through the Surrey Adopt-A-Street program within the BIA boundary in part to take back the streets. Taking ownership of our streets within the town centre is a step towards the revitalization and success of Newton. This monthly walk is a positive event bringing the community together from residents, businesses, stakeholders, and government. Collaboration is vital to the success of any community. Join us Friday, November 4 at McDonald’s located on 72 Ave near King George at 9 am and get involved in your community! We will be walking the streets, picking up garbage, and conversing about all things Newton. Join us for some community building...
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ONE-MAN PLAY AT TWU TO GIVE WINDOW INTO THE LIFE AND CHALLENGES OF CHARLES DARWIN

By Julie Bertrand A play that depicts the contrasting facets of Charles Darwin’s life is coming to Trinity Western University on Monday, Oct. 31, at Freedom Hall. Mr. Darwin’s Tree, written by Murray Watts, explores how Darwin went from aspiring clergyman to a scientist who changed the world with his theories of evolution and natural selection. The show’s performance by solo actor Andrew Harrison navigates Darwin's journey while working to hold onto his relationship with his devout Christian wife, Emma. The show highlights the ties between science, faith and family. “A lot of the text from the script is taken from letters Darwin wrote,” said Professor Myron Penner, who, along with Dennis Venema, a biology professor at TWU, participated in an Oxford University seminar called Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and Humanities. The production of Mr. Darwin’s Tree was made available to universities whose faculty participated in the seminar. It is currently...
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