Discover Surrey’s Real-Life Love Stories
Tour explores the symbols of love in the 100-year-old cemetery Surrey, BC – There is often a focus on the end of the lives which lie resting
Tour explores the symbols of love in the 100-year-old cemetery
Surrey, BC – There is often a focus on the end of the lives which lie resting in the cemetery. But just as important is how they lived, according to local Historian Sue Bryant."How they made that dash between their life dates count," said Bryant, who will be leading the Museum of Surrey tour at the Surrey Centre Cemetery on Feb. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
She'll be revealing stories that speak to the enduring love of several local couples. Inside the Christ Church that was built in 1884, hear the story of the first reverend in the church and how he met the love of his life. Then, as you walk through the cemetery, pause to hear the heartwarming tale of how one of Surrey’s first mayors met his would-be wife and more.
"Whether it be a couple who met during their school years and began an epic romance that lasted the rest of their days or the well-known local businessman who met his future wife overseas while serving in a World War, the cemetery holds the stories of many a family with a heartwarming tale to tell," said Bryant.
Tickets: The tour is $15 per person. Where: Participants meet at the Surrey Centre Cemetery (16671 Old McLellan Rd). Register online or at 604-592-6956 with course ID 469983. For more information, visit surrey.ca/museum.
About the Museum of Surrey:
Museum of Surrey is a people museum that showcases Surrey's communities and cultures using dynamic storytelling in changing exhibits and programs that are hands-on, participatory, family-friendly and fun. The Feature Gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall, and program areas are places where visitors can learn about Surrey, share and contribute their stories, connect with each other and be engaged.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey Centre Cemetery
16671 Old McLellan Rd