Author: Don Schuetze

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...

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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...

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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...

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School Craft Fair Fundraiser: North Surrey Handmade Market

Ecole Riverdale Elementary School PAC is hosting its 4th annual Craft Fair on Saturday Nov 19th. The “North Surrey Handmade Market” runs from 10 – 3:00 PM at 14835 108A Ave Surrey. Over 25 vendors, food trucks, door prizes and a basket raffles with proceeds going to our Grade 6/7 students Leadership Camp Fund. Please support our students by helping us raise money for new technology and equipment, shop for gifts and treats while enjoying giving to your...

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Community Event Submission: Guildford Town Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, with prizing and record-setting cake

Event Title: Guildford Town Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, with prizing and record-setting cake Event Date: Tuesday, November, 8, 2016 Event Start: 12:30pm Event Location: Guildford Town Center, 10355 152 St, Surrey, BC V3R 7C1, Canada Website: Description: Join Guildford Town Center as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary by attempting to set the Guinness World Record with the world’s largest carrot cake, baked by Surrey’s Saint Germain Bakery. The first 1,000 shoppers who enjoy a piece of anniversary carrot cake have a chance to win ‘karats’ of their own with a $1,000 shopping spree at the Guildford Town Centre jewelry...

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2018 Nissan Qashqai SL Platinum review

Published 7/18/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Is the Qashqai the ultimate urban compact crossover?
Despite the fact that Canada and the USA share a border, many things are just different North of 49th parallel. No disrespect to our Southern neighbours of course.

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Social Innovation Summit brings local and national experts to Surrey September 6

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Nearly fifty local and national experts will gather at the Surrey Social Innovation Summit on September 6th to… read more ❯
A Day Trip From Surrey, The Garibaldi Lake Hike Is My First Big Hike Ever

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Hiking today up Garibaldi Mountain, a potentially active volcano in Brackendale BC, was both a challenge and a thrill. At over 8,700 feet elevation, the 18 kilometre return climb is being hosted by two expert hikers. They say it is doable if we take breaks, and it is so beautiful that it’s worth the effort, and the hiking trail is only accessible from July… read more ❯
Catch the action at the 2018 Surrey Lifeguard Competition

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

The City of Surrey invites spectators to the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex and Bear Creek Pool on Saturday, July 21 for the 2018… read more ❯
Surrey Fusion Festival set to welcome a record 53 cultural pavilions

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey, BC | Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, will introduce 14 new… read more ❯