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Surrey Events Calendar: January 1st to January 15th



Surrey Events Calendar: January 1st to January 15th



Winter Ice Palace

Enjoy a seasonal skate around the old fashioned pond and get into the Christmas spirit!

When and Where: January 1st to January 7| Cloverdale Arena

Contact: 604-502-6410
Cost: $4.50/person; $3.25 for skate rentals; $1.75 for helmet rentals. Free admission for Recreation Pass holders.

Christmas Tree Chipping and Bottle Drive

Support a good cause and get your Christmas tree chipped at the same time at this annual Christmas Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive

Emmanuel Covenant Church, 17029 16 Ave or North Surrey Secondary , 15945 96 Ave

Date & Time:
January 6, 2018; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and January 7: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Contact: or

Cost: Donation

Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park

Come ride the Christmas Train Bear Creek Park.  Visit with Santa and receive a candy cane, Christmas activity kit and enjoy a train ride through the Christmas forest.  Santa is at the station December 9 – 24th. Admission: $11 + taxes (adults & children).

When: January 1st– January 7th
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Bear Creek Park
Address: 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey

Aequitas Singers Choir Rehearsals

The Aequitas Singers group meets regularly to promote respect and equality. The group represents a not-for-profit choir accepting everyone. No auditioning is necessary.

The purpose of the choir is to sing, learn, share and support. Ongoing rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening from September to June.

New members are always welcome! The cost to join is $60 per term (September to January, or February to June), which covers the cost of performance music.

For more information see Aequitas Singers on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Carol Sirianni.

Location: David Brankin Elementary Music Room, 9160 128 St

Date & Time: January 9, 2018; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (every Tuesday evening)

Carol Sirianni

Cost: $60 per term


Kids and Family:

Free Foster Parent Information Session

Come to a free information session to learn about how to become a foster parent and what to expect. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need.

Location: MCFD Office – 102-9180 King George, Surrey

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 3, 2018; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact: Foster Home Recruitment Team 778-609-2141

Cost: Free

Family Nights in Cloverdale

Evening filled with family-fun at recreation facilities in Cloverdale! 

Contact: 604-598-7960

Cost: Free

Cloverdale Recreation Centre:

  • January 19 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Date Night
    Join us for winter crafts and activities.
  • February 16 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Movie Night
    Dress in your coziest jammies for a movie and popcorn.
  • March 16 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Fun Night
    Enjoy a night of everything green, as well as crafts and cookie decorating.

Don Christian Recreation Centre:

  • January 26 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Fun Night
    Play in the bouncy castle and participate in games and crafts.
  • February 9 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Healthy Hearts
    Join us for delicious DIY fruit smoothies and play with the mini gym equipment.
  • March 9 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Family Movie Night
    Bring your pillow and blanket for a movie and popcorn night.

Clayton Hall:

  • January 12 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Family Craft Night
    Play in the bouncy castle and participate in games and crafts.
  • February 23 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Family Game Night
    Join us for delicious DIY fruit smoothies and play with the mini gym equipment.
  • March 23 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Family Movie Night
    Bring your pillow and blanket for a movie and popcorn night.

Pre-teen Dances

All pre-teen dances take place on Friday night from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and are for kids ages 10 to 12 years old. 

Drop by a recreation facility in Surrey for your next pre-teen dance! We have great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to. Our pre-teen dances have Parks, Recreation and Culture staff on site to ensure a safe, supervised and fun time for kids. There will also be excellent prizes to win and seasonal themed dances.

How to Register:

1. In person at any of our recreation facilities.
2. Register online; Reference the pre-teen dance course code
3. By phone and calling 604-501-5100; Reference the pre-teen dance course code.

Date & Time: January 12 to March 23, 2018; 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Contact: 604-501-5100

Cost: $5.50 per child (in advance) $7.75 per child (day of the dance)



Guildford Pickle Ball Tournament 2018

Grab your paddle and join us for a full day of pickle ball action at Guildford Recreation Centre! This tournament will include a recreational division and open level division, so you can enjoy a friendly match or a competitive game.

Please note: only ages 13 and older are eligible to participate.

Divisions & Course Codes:

  • Recreational Division: 4572083
  • Open Level Division:4572092

How to Register:

Location: Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave

Date & Time: January 6, 2018; 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Contact: 604-502-6360

Cost: $20 per team

Vancouver Giants

The team practices at the Ladner Leisure Centre which is located at 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent in Delta. Most practices are open to the public.

January Giants Home Games:

  • January 1, 2018: vs. Prince George at 2:00 pm.
  • January 13, 2018: vs. Kelowna at 7:00 pm.
  • January 19, 2018: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
  • January 20, 2018: vs. Portland at 7:00 pm.
  • January 24, 2018: vs. Spokane at 7:00 pm.
  • January 26, 2018: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
  • January 31, 2018: vs. Calgary at 7:00 pm.

Location: Langley Events Centre at 7888 200th Street, Langley

Cost: $23-30


Public Meetings:

Regular Council Public Hearing Meeting

Location: City Hall Council Chambers (13450 104 Ave in North Surrey/City Centre)

Date & Time: January 8, 2018; 7:00 PM

City Clerk

The public is invited to attend the Public Hearing meeting and speak to the following applications.

Review the Public Hearing Brochure to learn about the public hearing process, what to expect before, after and during the Public Hearing, and review some helpful hints. Find advertisements in local newspapers for summary information and maps for land use applications currently before Surrey City Council.

Current Surrey Zoning Amendment Public Hearing Notices – January 8, 2018
Current Surrey Land Use Contract Termination Public Hearing Notice – January 8, 2018




A play based on a famous Stephen King’s novel

Audience advisory: mature themes, strong language, and some violence


  • 7:30 pm start time on weeknights
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 8 pm
  • Saturday: 4 pm and 8 pm
  • Sunday: 4 pm

Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Dates: January 10 to 20, 2018; various times

Box Office

Cost: Zone A $49. Zone B $39. Zone C $29

Cloverdale Antique and Collectible Show

 160 + Booths full of Antiques & Collectibles! Come explore and hunt for those yesteryear treasures. Many new and out of town vendors with fresh finds.
Location: 17798 62nd Ave, Surrey – Cloverdale Agriplex
Date and Time: January 13th;  9 am – 3 pm
Contact: 778-347-6794
Cost: $5

Gamelan Music Field Trip

This is free event open to ages of 15-30. No art skills required.

Join us as we visit artist George Rahi in his studio in Vancouver. See how George creates gamelan musical instruments out of recycled materials. Make some music in our group jam session. No previous music or art skills required. If you are unfamiliar with this genre of music, check out George’s band Gamelan Bike Bike.

This trip will help inspire our next community art project. Our Community Art Planning Team in City Centre is exploring how to create their own musical instruments and hold flash mob-style music events. This team is a group of youth and young adults that works together to create different art projects. New members are always welcome to join.

Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107a Ave or Fieldhouse Studio, Vanier Park, 1000 Chestnut St, Vancouver

Date & Time: January 13, 2018; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Edward Westerhuis

Cost: Free

Jessica Vocal Music School Benefit Concert

Start the New Year with an inspiring and uplifting musical concert conducted by award winning Jessica Zhang and her talented students

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: January 3, 2018; 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe

Cost: $28

Artist Talk: Hossam Meawad

Hossam Meawad graduated with honours from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and Art History. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and has been working for the City of Surrey since April 2017. He is currently involved in the management and coordination of various public art projects across the city.

Did you know Surrey has over 70 public artworks? In this illustrated talk, Hossam will introduce you to several of them, highlighting different types of artwork from paintings and murals to monumental sculptures and light-based artwork. You’ll learn about Surrey’s Public Art Program, including how Surrey residents are involved in the selection process and why artworks are chosen for certain places.

Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time: January 4, 2018; 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Cost: Free

Alie Slabenko is a local writer and poet passionate about human rights. She recently completed the New Media Journalism Program at Simon Fraser University. She also holds a Masters in Tax Crimes from Russia and PDD in Marketing from Douglas College in Vancouver. Alie has volunteered for the YVR airport magazine as a creative contributor and written several travel and lifestyle articles for an online Russian magazine. She is a traveler by heart and has visited Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, China, and the USA. In her free time Alie likes to paint, take photographs, write poems, and manage her social justice oriented website. Alie is a human rights advocate who seeks to serve people through her journalistic skills focusing on racism, transgender rights, women rights, and human trafficking.

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6 events you need to attend in Surrey: Aug. 6-14



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Looking for something to do? You’re in luck! From outdoor movies to a butterfly release, there is so much to do in Surrey this week.

Aug. 6: Movies Under the Stars


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You can head over to Holland Park for a free movie under the stars starting on Aug. 6. The fun starts at 6pm with plenty of games, singers, crafts, draws, and so much more. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and some yummy snacks to enjoy. The movie schedule is as follows: 

Aug. 6: Sing 2

Aug. 13: Encanto

Aug. 20: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd.


Aug. 6-7: Music and Meditation Festival

Need some relaxation? Visit Surrey City Hall on Aug. 6 and 7 for the Music and Meditation Festival. The event starts at noon, and on Aug. 6 there will be “meditative flute music by Edgar Muenala, Indigenous dance by the Wild Moccasin Dancers, meditation workshops with Rani Thompson of Raaga with Rani and multi-instrumentalists The Nair Brothers, activities for children and parents, and much more! On Aug. 7 you can enjoy free outdoor music from members of Sahaja Yoga BC from noon–2pm, and free meditation classes at the Surrey Central Library from 2-4pm.

Address: Surrey City Hall, 13450-104th Ave.


Aug. 6-7: Play Time: Heritage Board Games

Tired of Monopoly? Learn about the board games that residents in Victorian Surrey would have played. This event is free and the only thing you need to supply is the players. 

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd.


Aug. 10: Sounds of Summer: Dalannah Gail Bowen


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Enjoy a free outdoor concert in Holland Park on Aug. 10 from 6:30–8pm. This week’s performance is Dalannah Gail Bowen who is a “76-year-old Afro-Canadian Cherokee singer, songwriter, actress, play writer, storyteller, event producer, social activist, International Memphis Blues Awards semi-finalist (2017) and a Blues Hall of Fame Master Blues Artist (2015).”

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd.


Aug. 13: Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Butterfly Release

Watch a live butterfly release at the Fleetwood Villa on Aug. 13 starting at 11:30am. This event is free to watch but you’re also able to purchase a butterfly to release, with all proceeds going towards Habitat for Humanity. Butterflies cost $20 each and include a butterfly cookie. There will also be live entertainment and a barbecue lunch. For more information on how to reserve your butterfly, check the City of Surrey website

Address: Fleetwood Villa, 16028 83 Ave.


Aug. 13-14: Play Time: Old Fashioned Toys

You can visit the Historic Stewart Farm to play with the toys that the Stewart children would have enjoyed in the early 1900s. You’ll also be able to play some outdoor games and make your own toy to take home! This free event is a part of the Historic Stewart Farm’s themed summer weekends. 

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd.

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6 events for you to check out in Surrey: July 1–9



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From ice cream making to free concerts in the park, there is so much to do in Surrey (@thecityofsurrey / Instagram)

Looking for something to do? Well, you’re in luck! There is so much to do in Surrey this week.


Surrey Canada Day

Canada Day 2022 is coming up quickly and the City of Surrey has plenty of plans to celebrate. You can check out an Indigenous Village, the Summer Market, or enjoy some live music from artists like Arkells! There will also be plenty of food trucks and amusement park rides to enjoy. You can check out our previous article for a full breakdown of everything happening. 

Address: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176th St and 64th Avenue, Surrey


Ice Cream Making

From July 1 to 3 you can visit the Historic Stewart Farm to learn how to make your own homemade ice cream like Surrey residents from the 1900s. Not only that, but you’ll be able to take some home. 

Address: 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey


Surrey Rides


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If you’re 18 or younger and like to skateboard, bike, or scooter, then head over to South Surrey Youth Park on July 5 from 4 to 8 pm for Surrey Rides. There will be free snacks, good jams, and prize giveaways for everyone who attends. Helmets are mandatory and spectators are welcome. Be sure to visit the City of Surrey website for a full schedule of Surrey Rides. 

Address: South Surrey Youth Park, 14601 20 Avenue, Surrey


Sounds of Summer: Sons of Granville


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Visit Glades Woodland Garden for a free summer concert with Sons of Granville on July 5. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or chairs and you’re encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy. Sons of Granville started as a busking duo back in 2010 and have since gained popularity and brought on more band members. This is definitely a concert you won’t want to miss. Gates open at 5 pm and the concert starts at 6:30 pm. 

Address: The Glades Woodland Garden, 457 170 Street, Surrey


FVDED in the Park

FVDED in the Park returns to Holland Park this year on July 8 and 9. Headlining the iconic Surrey festival are Illenium, Excision, Rick Ross, and Don Toliver. Tickets are on sale now and you can purchase them online

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey


SHIAMAK: spirit of India

BC’s biggest Bollywood dance company is coming to the Bell Performing Arts Centre on July 8 at 7:30 pm to perform “spirit of India.” This is a celebration of India’s spirituality, mythology, colourful festivals, weddings, music, dances, Bollywood, and will include over 90 performers! Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased onlineAddress: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th Street, Surrey

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BC’s biggest Bollywood dance company, SHIAMAK, is performing “spirit of India” in Surrey



This event is to celebrate the 75th year of India’s Independence.

SHIAMAK is coming to Surrey on July 8 for the “spirit of India,” a celebration of the 75th year of India’s Independence with music and dance. 

The performance will include India’s spirituality, mythology, colourful festivals, flamboyant weddings, magnificent music, exhilarating dances, and, of course, Bollywood — this production manifests the true spirit of India’s multiculturalism.

There will be over 90 different performers who come from all over the Lower Mainland and the performance will include a retelling of the Ramayana, one of the largest ancient epics in world literature.

Not only is this a must-attend event but this will be SHIAMAK’s return to the stage since their last performance in 2019.

You can buy tickets to “spirit of India” online starting at $28. The performance will take place at the Bell Performing Arts Centre on July 8 starting at 7:30 pm. 

Address: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th Street

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Here’s what to expect from Surrey’s Canada Day Celebration



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The event will be headlined by Arkells and have an Indigenous Village, amusement rides, a summer market, and more! (City of Surrey / Facebook)

Canada Day 2022 is coming up quickly and the City of Surrey has plenty of plans to celebrate. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s celebration. 



There will be musical performances for the entire day with Arkells headlining the show. You can also expect performances from Shawnee Kish, Haviah Mighty, En Karma, Teon Gibbs, Ashley Pater, Glisha, Kung Jaadee, Pleasant Trees, and many more! Plus, all of these performances are free so you can enjoy as much music as you want. 


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Summer Market: 

Plenty of local vendors will be making their way to the Canada Day celebration this year, and they’ll be set up in the Summer Market. Some of the vendors include Mysgreen, lil so&so handmades, The Refill Shop, Mountain Mornings, and So Fresh Air Fresheners. 


Food Trucks:

No Canada Day celebration is complete without food, and there will be tons of food trucks available for you to choose from. Whether you’re feeling like some delicious sandwiches from Bread and Cheese, Bannock from the Bannock Queen, vegan delights from the Dirty Vegan, Japanese-inspired hotdogs from Japa Dog, or mini donuts from Mr. Ken’s Donuts, Surrey’s Canada Day will have it all! There will be over 30 different food trucks at the event. 


Indigenous Village:

For this year, the City of Surrey is putting a big emphasis on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. On the Surrey Canada Day Website, the City said “July 1st is a day to chart a new and better path forward. Together, we can work towards reconciliation and a more equitable society for all. We invite you to come together to experience diverse cultural expression, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future. Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. Event organizers are working with leaders from land-based Nations and an Indigenous consultant in the planning and programming of this event.”

One of the highlights of this year’s celebration is the Indigenous Village with plenty of different sections to check out. The Siam Stage (which means “Respected Ones” in Coast Salish languages) will feature Indigenous cultural sharing, the Residential School Survivor Honouring Ceremony, and contemporary music performances. There will also be a sharing circle where “the public is invited to participate in discussions with Residential School Survivors to learn first-hand about the hardships they lived through while attending the schools. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the children of the Residential School Survivors, who will share how their lives were impacted by the inter-generational trauma caused by the Residential School system.” 

In addition, there will be traditional teachings, doll-making demonstrations, game playing from the Onyota’aka Nation with S^yowah (Son-Yo-Wah), ribbon skirt making, and a community mural painting with Brad Henry.


Amusement Rides:

If you’re looking for some thrills then you’re in luck, there are plenty of amusement park rides available at Surrey’s Canada Day celebration. You can ride on the Ferris wheel, crash into some bumper cars, get turned around in the Zipper, or walk through the Kreepy Kastle. To get on these rides you must buy tickets, with one ticket costing $1.50. You can also buy 20 tickets for $30 or 40 Tickets for $50. There will be 16 different rides to choose from. 



The celebrations will end with a fireworks display starting at 10:15 pm that you will not want to miss. 


For more information on everything happening for Surrey’s Canada Day, be sure to visit

Address: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176th St and 64th Avenue, Surrey

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7 events for you to check out in Surrey June 10–18



7 events for you to check out in Surrey June 10–18
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Looking for something to do? Well, you’re in luck! There is so much to do in Surrey this week.


June 10: Seniors Week

Visit the Historic Stewart Farm on June 10 from 11 am to 2 pm for Seniors Week. There will be live music and performers, heritage activities and demonstrations, tours of the 1894 farmhouse, samples of delicious homemade treats, and activities in recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road


June 11: Magical QUIRK-E Tour

QUIRK-E (Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders) is hosting numerous spoken word and video performances at the Museum of Surrey on June 11 from 2 to 4 pm. There will be cartoons, videos, short films, songs, a scene from a play, stories, and poems. This event is 14+. 

Address: Museum of Surrey, 17710 56a Ave


June 11: Car-Free Day

Car-Free Day is coming to Surrey Saturday, June 11. This event will turn 137 street into a car-free paradise with tons of local merchants, musicians, and family-friendly activities like balloon twisting, jugglers, and face painting. There will also be a beer garden (for the grown-ups) and plenty of food trucks. 

Address: 7380 King George Blvd


June 16–19: Strawberry Tea on the Farm

If you missed Seniors Week, then you can visit the Historic Stewart Farm from June 16–19 for strawberry tea on the veranda. There will also be ice cream and other treats for you to enjoy. Tickets cost $18.20 and you can register for them online or by calling 604-501-5100.

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road


June 17: Youth Pride Dance

Youth ages 13 to 18 are welcome to attend the Youth Pride Dance, an inclusive and welcoming event to celebrate Pride. There will be dancing (of course), games, snacks, and prizes for the most creative outfits. LGBTQ2S+ and allies can attend this event. Registration for this free event is available online

Address: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue


June 18: International Picnic Day

Visit Hazelgrove Park for International Picnic Day on June 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring a packed meal and your friends and family to enjoy an evening full of fun activities. There will be mini-golf, storytime, different fun park activities, and different vendors from the Cloverdale Farmers Market. This event is free and open to all ages. 

Address: Hazelgrove Park 7080 190 Street


June 18: Surrey Fest

This year is the 22nd anniversary of Surrey Fest! Head over to Holland Park from 11 am to 4 pm to enjoy music, prizes, vendors, and more! This event is free but expect it to get busy. 

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd

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