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Surrey Events Calendar: November 13th to November 30th



Surrey Events Calendar:

November 13th to November 30th


Holiday Happenings


Heart to Home Holiday Market

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by local artists for that one-of-a-kind person in your life! Enjoy warm cider and live music while you shop! Presented by Surrey Art Gallery Association.

November 18 and 19, 2017 at 12 pm to 5 pm | Surrey Arts Centre
Cost: Free!
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Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast with Santa at a recreation centre near you!

December 2 to 16, 2017 | Various Locations and Times
Cost: $8.00 per child, $4.00 per adult; Children ages 2 and under are free; Registration is required.
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Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir: Sounds of Christmas

Kick off the Christmas season with melodies and merriment at this annual Christmas concert! Running time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

December 5, 2017 | Surrey Arts Centre
Cost: $24 to $39
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Seniors Christmas Dining Out Series

Socialize with friends while enjoying Christmas festivities, a delicious meal and great entertainment that’s sure to bring out a sleigh full of holiday spirit.

December 7 to 15, 2017 | Various Locations and Times
Cost: Prices vary at each location and registration is required.
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Rogers Hometown Hockey

Join Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean and Tara Slone as they celebrate local hockey stories & biggest stars.

December 9 and 10, 2017 | City Hall Plaza
Cost: Free!
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Pioneer Christmas

Visit the decorated Victorian farmhouse, sing along to carols and live music and craft vintage Christmas décor.

December 9, 2017, at 11 am to 3 pm | Historic Stewart Farm
Cost: Free!
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Evening Carol Sing (All Ages)

Sing your heart out during a festive evening of carols, treats, and merriment after hours in the charmingly decorated Stewart Hall.

December 9, 2017, at 6 pm to 7 pm or 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Historic Stewart Farm
Cost: $5.00
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Skate with Santa

Glide around the ice rink and meet Santa!

December 9 and 10, 2017 | Newton Arena and North Surrey Arena
Cost: Regular Admission.
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Winter Fest 2017

Bring your kids to Winter Fest for a fun day of games and activities.

December 16, 2017 | Guildford Recreation Centre
Cost: Free!
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Winter Ice Palace

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

December 22, 2017 to January 7, 2018 | Cloverdale Arena
Cost: $4.50/person; $3.25 for skate rentals; $1.75 for helmet rentals. Free admission for Recreation Pass holders.
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Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

The highlight of this spectacular family event will involve Mayor and Council joining Santa as they turn the switch to light the City’s official Christmas tree and kick off the holiday season in Surrey.

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Ruth B. will headline the 2017 Surrey Tree Lighting Festival on November 25 at City Hall Plaza. An emerging Canadian star, Ruth B.’s track “Lost Boy” has amassed over 240,700,000 streams on Spotify, 670 million streams on YouTube and won her a 2017 Juno Award for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”.

Presented by Coast Capital Savings, this year’s Surrey Tree Lighting Festival will feature several new attractions. An expanded holiday market will offer an abundance of locally-made goods within the plaza.  Attendees can also experience the Holiday Fun Zone presented by Z95.3 on University Drive that will include a free zip line, amusement rides, road hockey, a Canada 150 zone and a DJ. Festival entertainment throughout the day will include Vernon five-piece alternative rock band ‘Daysormay’, jazz-soul singer Krystle Dos Santos plus over 20 additional performers, choirs, and children’s entertainers. The lighting of Surrey’s 55-foot Christmas tree—one of the tallest Christmas trees in Canada – will be at 6:30 PM.

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: November 25, 2017; Noon – 7:00 PM

Special Events Team

Cost: Free

Website: Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Photos with Santa

Ho-Ho-Ho! Capture your holiday memories and get a festive photo taken with Santa at Central City.  Photos with Santa are offered from November 18 to December 24 at Santa Land, on the south side of the centre near Tim Hortons. All kids that visit Santa will receive a free activity book, hat, and candy cane (while quantities last).

Location: Central City

Date & Time: November 18 – December 24; Santa Visit Hours

Contact: 604 587 7773

Cost: Santa Photo Packages

Sunshine Ridge Craft Market

Sunshine Ridge is hosting a craft market in support of Chain of Love homes for abandoned and abused children in Brazil. Come and browse a varied selection of handmade goods in our gym, and enjoy a specialty coffee and some live music.

Location: 6230 120 Street, Surrey

Date & Time: November 19, 2017; 10 am- 2 pm

Cost: Free

*Vendors interested in booking a table are invited to contact Elin ( The table fee is $20, all of which will be passed along to Chain of Love.


 If you’re looking for unique and interesting gifts, mark the date on your calendar and we’ll see you there!

The Semiahmoo Peninsula is a virtual hotbed of artists, artisans, crafters and other very talented people. If you’re one of those talented people and would like to book a spot at the fair e-mail or call 604-535-0015 ext 231. The cost is $35 per table.

Location: 2916 Mcbride Avenue, Crescent Beach

Date and Time: November 18, 2017, at 9:00 AM
Cost: Free

Community Links

Add your piece to our growing sculpture. Join us this fall as we create a portrait of our community. Built of individual cardboard discs, each link tells the story of someone’s personal passion. Seen as a whole, this tower tells the story of a dynamic and vibrant community.

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: October 27 to November 15, 2017; 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Edward Westerhuis


Love Sparkles in the Autumn Air

A special concert will be held on Saturday, November 18 beginning at 1:30 pm. St. Helen’s is pleased to present Soprano, Lambroula Pappas, in concert accompanied by our Parish Musician and Choir Director, Mathew Ma.

The program will consist of well-known music, both sacred and secular, which everyone can enjoy. The concert is being given in support of St. Helen’s Music Program. Following the concert in the church, tea will be served in the upper hall.

Location: St Helen’s Church, 10787 128 St

Date & Time: November 18, 2017; 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Jos Laskey

Cost: $15 at the door or call Jacquie Stinson at the church office at 604-581-4800.

Website: St Helen’s Church

Nature Art Jam

Free event for youth 13-17 years old. All skill levels welcome.

Join local artist Karen Cancino on a nature walk in Green Timbers Park. Head back to the Nature Centre to weave natural and recycled materials around a large Journey Branch. This is a collaborative project that will be temporarily installed in the Nature Centre. Come hang out, make art, and learn more about the Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad.

Location: Surrey Nature Centre Classroom Building, 14225 Green Timbers Way

Date & Time: November 18, 2017; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sarah Brookes

Cost: Free

Social Innovation Summit

Presented by the City of Surrey, this year’s meeting highlights how the world’s largest-ever migration is shaping Surrey and other cities, reimagining and reinventing public spaces with people in mind, social procurement’s ability to bring marginalized citizens into the economy, new types of public engagement and community decision making, and how today’s youth are leading so much of what’s changing our cities, economy, and culture.

At the core of this year’s Summit is a recognition that inclusion is key to creating the kind of social innovation and workable solutions to pressing issues that incorporate each and every one of us as we build a better community, one that represents every demographic, every neighborhood and every perspective.

Registration for the Summit is sold out. Workshop registration remains open. Register online:

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Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: November 14th, 6-8pm (Reception); November 15th, 8:00am-2:45pm (Summit); 3-5pm (Workshops)


SAS Chalk Talk with Alexander Magnussen

Two times TEDx alumni, Alexander Magnussen, will be speaking on his experience with Autism. Alexander is an incredible storyteller who is both insightful and humorous. Alexander will speak for 45 minutes, with a catered reception to follow.

Location: Semiahmoo house, 15306 24 Ave

Date & Time: November 16, 2017; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

604-536-1242, ext 212

Cost: $15

Website: Eventbrite page

Women’s Economic Forum

The Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a global conference organized by the ALL Ladies League. The WEF takes place in over 150 countries with over 70,000 alumni delegates sharing the message of empowerment and progress. The inaugural Canadian event will welcome over 400 delegates from all walks of life to engage and to connect with the message of “Women Leading New Global Thinking & Change.”
Speakers include leading Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi and Human Rights Activist Khairatul Saidu.

The mandate of the ALL Ladies League is to foster empowering conversations and connections amongst women with an extraordinary commitment to propelling humanity forward. We do believe that the way forward for greater empowerment is for all to progress together.

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Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: November 16 to November 17, 2017; 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Mannu Sandhu

Cost: $38

Website: WEF

FRAFCA’s 2nd Annual Gala

Enjoy an evening of food, music, dance and cultural performances that will raise money for the construction of a new Youth SafeHouse.

Performances include:

  • Haka Maori Dancers
  • Pow Wow
  • African storytellers
  • Banghra
  • Acoustic performances

Location: Aria Banquet & Convention Center, 12350 Pattullo Pl

Date & Time: November 18, 2017; 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cost: Tickets now available

DWF Winter Musical 2017

This event is being held to showcase the passion and hard work of each member of The DWF academy. Through a live dance musical, our students will be putting forth routines to over 15 Bollywood classics and 10 Punjabi/bhangra songs in customized traditional outfits designed from India.

The night will consist of beautiful stage performances done by the students of Dance with Filme, special performances by the Simon Fraser University Gidha Team and Apna Virsa Academy (AVA) Bhangra Girls.

Location: Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: November 18, 2017; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ericka Virk

Cost: $25 early bird | $30 at the door (or Kamals Video: 604.592.9777 or Ericka Virk 778.823.4563)

Website: Facebook event

Let’s Make Community Gardens Happen in Surrey

If you live, work, or learn in Surrey, this event is for you!

During this free seminar, you will:

  • Learn how to plan community gardens with Michael Denhamer from Can You Dig It
  • Discover the history of Surrey’s community gardens and learn about the application process and small grant opportunities from Stacey Rosa
  • Learn about existing food assets and explore potential garden space

Location: Newton Library, 13795 70 Ave

Date & Time: November 18, 2017; 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Grant Rice

Cost: Free (Register for this event online)

Hillcrest Elementary’s Shopping Night

Join our Grade 7 Bake Sale along with over 35 vendor tables. From Children’s Clothing & Accessories to Bath & Beauty, Jewellery, Wood Décor along with Holiday Gifts!

Location: Hillcrest Elementary School, 18599 65 Ave

Date & Time: November 23, 2017; 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Christy Woldanski

Website: Facebook event page

Grandview Heights Community Parks Open House

Join us at an open house to help plan two new parks. We’ll be there with maps and information – you come with great ideas!

We are hosting an open house to plan and design Orchard Grove Park and Sunnyside Saddle Club Park. Both are in Grandview Heights, a rapidly growing neighborhood in the City. We are hoping for great conversation to kick-start planning for both parks. Come out and talk about these parks!

Location: Kensington Prairie Recreation Centre, 16824 32 Ave

Date & Time: November 28, 2017; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jay Meneely
(604) 598-5723

Cost: Free

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Family Nights in Cloverdale

Looking for plans on Friday nights in November? Join us for family nights in Cloverdale!

Dates, Times and Locations:

Friday, November 10 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Family Night at Don Christina Recreation Centre
Bring the family by for a fun night of sports games and activities.

Friday, November 17 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Family Night at Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Join us for crafts and activities.

Friday, November 24 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Family Night at Clayton Hall
Stop by Clayton Hall to explore, experiment and create at our science night.

Contact: 604-598-7960

Cost: Free

The Little Mermaid: the Panto

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including intermission

Family friendly

Young Calypso is obsessed with the world above the waves. This causes problems in the undersea world ruled by the sea witch Ursula especially since Calypso is a mermaid. Even worse, she has fallen in love with a human prince she rescued from a terrible storm! Calypso is determined to find a way to be with her love, even if it means leaving the sea and making a deal with evil Ursula. To top it off, Prince Airwick has his own troubles, with an overbearing mother and two scheming ministers out to skim the royal treasury for as much as they can take. Will Calypso’s friends, like Shellie the Crab, Katy Perrywinkle, and of course her helpful, if slightly menacing Codfather, be able to turn the tide in her favor?

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Special ticket prices

  • November 23: All tickets $12
  • November 25: Seniors are $18
  • November 29 and 30: Brownies, Guides, Cubs, and Scouts pay just $18 per person. These tickets must be bought in advance by calling the Box Office at 604-501-5566.
  • Groups of 10 or more pay just $18 per person for any performance. These tickets must be bought in advance by calling the Box Office at 604-501-5566.

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

Dates & Times
7:30pm: November 23, 24, 29, 30, December 1
2:30pm: November 25, 26, December 2, 3

11th Annual Surrey Kids Conference

Join the fun and learning at the 11th Annual Surrey Kids Conference, a free collaborative, creative and inclusive celebration for children ages 6–12. Children will learn everything from how to manage stress and make healthy lifestyle choices, to the fundamentals of breakdancing, volleyball, and human rights.

Preteen Portion: Friday, November 17 at 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The following workshops are for kids ages 9 to 12. Register online using course code 4566535 for both workshops or call 604-501-5100.

Break to the Beat Workshop

Presented by Edmar Reyes, kids will learn some of the fundamentals of the break dancing and get a chance to be creative and express themselves by creating their own style and movements.

Water Safety & First Aid Workshop

Learn how to have fun and stay safe in and around the water! Also, learn from our Aquatic Leadership & First-Aid (ALFA) team on what to do if you see someone who needs help.

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Kids Conference: Saturday, November 18 at 11:45 am to 4:30 pm

Package A

Package A includes the following workshops. Choose your kid’s age category when registering.

  • Ages 6 to 8: course code 4566536
  • Ages 8 to 10: course code 4566539
  • Ages 10 to 12: course code 4566542

Register online using the course code or call 604-501-5100.

“Sweet Enough Already” Workshop

This workshop helps kids understand the amount of sugar in snacks and drinks, including those that are promoted as “healthy”. DiverseCITY Community Resource Society will also teach kids how to prepare healthy snacks with low sugar in a hands-on activity.

Mini & Atomic Volleyball Workshop

Get active in Volleyball BC! This session will focus on basic volleyball skills in a fun environment. All skill levels are welcome and this session is co-ed. Mini Volleyball is for ages 6 to 8 years and Atomic Volleyball is for kids ages 9 to12 years.

“Play It Fair! Fishing for Rights and Responsibilities” Workshop

Presented by Equitas, Fishing for Rights and Responsibilities is an interactive and experiential workshop that introduces kids to the importance of respecting human rights and responsibilities. The workshop is followed by a debrief activity where children share their ideas and make links to their real-life experiences. At the end of the workshop, children will make a button for the rights to take home.

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Package B

Package B includes the following workshops. Choose your kid’s age category when registering.

  • Ages 6 to 8: course code 4566537
  • Ages 8 to 10: course code 4566540
  • Ages 10 to 12: course code 4566543

Register online using the course code or call 604-501-5100.

Break to the Beat Workshop

Presented by Edmar Reyes, kids will learn some of the fundamentals of the break dancing and get a chance to be creative and express themselves by creating their own style and movements.

Yoga For Mind & Body Fitness Workshop

Yoga Therapist Reema Kohli will teach kids how to manage stress, build concentration and improve athletic performance through breathing, meditation and yoga poses. Kids who start yoga practice at the early age have access to distinct advantages as they grow up and move through life.

“LIVE 5210 in Action” Workshop

Join our City of Surrey MYzone and Health Promotion staff as we explore the four healthy living guidelines of LIVE 5210. The focus of this workshop will be exploring healthy eating, physical movement, and healthy lifestyle choices in a fun and interactive way.

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Location: Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Ave

Contact: 604-501-5100

Cost: Free. Registration is required to secure your spot.

Cloverdale Kids Swap Meet

Sell your gently used or new kids items at the Cloverdale Kids Swap Meet! Toys, books, clothing, baby equipment, and so much more! Small business tables are also welcome. Only one vendor per business.

Admission cost:
9:00 to 10:30 am – $5
10:30am to 12:30pm – $4

Table rental cost:
Swap meet table – $ 25
Business table – $ 35

Location: Shannon Hall, 6050 176 St

Date & Time: November 18, 2017; 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Carnival Skate

Join us for fun carnival games both on and off the ice! Grab your skates and drop-in for some fun, family skating this fall for all ages and abilities. No skates? No problem! We have rentals available for a small fee.

Locations, Dates & Times:

South Surrey Arena

Saturday, November 18 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Newton Arena

Sunday, November 19 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Cost: Regular admission applies

Guardians of the Arena Skate

Help us save the day from the evil Dr. Heat who is planning on melting the ice! Try some fun challenges and meet superheroes during this enjoyable family skate. No skates? No problem! We have rentals available for a small fee.

Locations, Dates & Times:

Cloverdale Arena

  • Friday, November 24 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

North Surrey Arena

  • Saturday, November 25 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena

  • Sunday, November 26 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Cost: Regular admission applies



Campground: A Murder Mystery in the Woods

Audience advisory: mature themes and strong language

Running time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission

When a young man goes missing from a provincial campground while on a personal journey to discover himself, an overzealous and somewhat inexperienced RCMP officer takes on the case. He must use clues from smartphone videos and Facebook posts—projected on a screen so the audience can follow along—plus his powers of deduction based on interviews with the key suspects to piecing together what might have happened over one crazy weekend. Was there foul play? More importantly, did someone remember to bring toilet paper? One thing is certain, none of their lives will ever be the same. Lucas Myers (Deck, Hello Baby) brings observational humor, brilliant character work, and quirky songs to his newest solo show—you won’t have to talk yourself off the couch for this one!

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Location: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time: November 24 & 25, 2017 at 8 pm

Box Office

Cost: Zone A $35. Zone B $25

Phil Keaggy in Concert

Two-time Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer-songwriter Phil Keaggy returns to the Lower Mainland. Phil Keaggy brings his one-man act to the beautiful Church In The Valley in Langley for a concert in support of Compassion Canada. Hailed by Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of the top 20 acoustic guitarists of all time, his performances showcase an eclectic mix of classical and Celtic instrumentals, gospel originals and cover songs ranging from Bob Dylan to the Beatles. Using sampling and loops along with his Victor Borge-like humor, concertgoers are always treated to a one-of-a-kind live performance. Joining Phil will be a special guest guitarist, Jay Calder.

Location: Church In The Valley, 23589 Old Yale Road, Langley

Date & Time: Saturday, November 18th, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM  (Doors open at 7 pm)

Box Office

Cost: Tickets $25.

*A limited number of Gold Circle Reserved premium seats are available for $35.

Landscapes: A Northern Odyssey

One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, the Borealis String Quartet, is premiering a unique program that takes Surrey audiences on a journey across the northern hemisphere in an evocative sonic journey. The concert features a Surrey-premiere composition written especially for the Borealis String Quartet by Vancouver composer, Owen Underhill that challenges both performers and audience in this intimate and powerfully expressive work.

Location: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time: November 26, 2017; 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Box Office

Cost: $30 / Student $15

Surrey Art Gallery Association Annual General Meeting

The evening will include a talk by Sarah Spafford-Ricci, Principal Conservator of Fine Art at Fraser Spafford Ricci Art & Archival Conservation Inc. in Surrey, BC. Fraser Spafford Ricci Art & Archival Conservation Inc. is a fine art conservation and restoration lab that specializes in the restoration and preservation of art and archival material and offers consulting services for private and corporate collectors, art dealers, insurance companies, and cultural institutions.

Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time: November 21, 2017; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Katina Giesbrecht, President

Cost: Free

Exhibition Tour

Learn more about their powerful artwork in an engaging exhibition tour of Ground Signals led by co-curators Roxanne Charles and Jordan Strom and joined by guest respondent KPU sociology professor Seema Ahluwalia.

From paintings, audio recordings, sculpture, and videos that engage with colonial histories to the legacies of extractive economies, the multisensory artwork in Ground Signals invites a response. As you exchange stories for energy, travel back in time to Tahltan territory, or listen to spoken word poetry while contemplating a painting, you’re challenged to reconsider your relationship to the places you live, work, play, and recreate.

Strom and Charles will share behind the scenes information on the artists and artwork and draw out connections between the works. Both regular tour participants and first-time Gallery visitors are encouraged to ask questions and share their responses to the art. No need for an art degree—this casual and informal tour is welcome to all.

Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: November 15, 2017; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Cost: Free

Incident at Vichy

Running time: approximately 90 minutes, no intermission

In this tense historical drama, a group of men is sequestered by local authorities in aid of the Nazis. As each man is removed for interrogation, some are set free, some are never heard from again, and the stakes rise for those who remain.

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A staged reading is a thoroughly enjoyable way to experience a play. With no sets and costumes, you’ll engage your imagination to create the play in your own mind while hearing it read by talented actors.

Location: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: November 15, 2017, at 8 pm

Box Office

Cost: $15

Classical Coffee Concert: Classical, Cuban, Creative

Running time (concert): approximately 75 minutes, no intermission

The concert takes place after a social hour with coffee, tea, and delicious goodies. So indulge your cravings for good company, great music, and delicious treats!

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann—known worldwide as the Bergmann Piano Duo—are joined by clarinet wizard and versatile improviser, François Houle for an enticing exploration of the sonic world of the clarinet, with works by Saint Saens, Bernstein, and Cuban composer and jazz-great, Paquito d’Rivera.

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The Bergmanns are famous for their razzle-dazzle playing and their uniquely eclectic programs. Extraordinary performers, welcoming hosts, and entertaining storytellers, this husband-and-wife team bring their magical touch to this intimate and casual concert.

Location: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: November 16, 2017 , at 11 am (social hour at 10am)

Box Office

Cost: Zone A $32. Zone B $25

Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival originated in 2008 to “bridge the gap” between South Asian talent and mainstream audiences by connecting directors, actors, producers, community organizations, corporate brands and South Asian cinephiles.

Join us for four days of excitement in the city and be part of our Gala, Cocktail Night, Film Previews, Talk with Celebrities, Workshops and Awards Night. #visaff2017.

Location: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Dates: November 16 to 19, 2017

Box Office

Cost: Various (check VISAFF website)

Heart to Home Holiday Market

Shoppers get a 10% discount on all gift shop items, and SAGA members receive 15% off.  Not a member? Sign-ups are available on site.

This holiday season, shop local and give the gift of art at your favorite Surrey art and craft fair—the Heart to Home holiday market.

On November 18 and 19, the Studio Theatre at the Surrey Arts Centre will be transformed into a fun and festive market featuring fine art and handmade crafts by renowned local artists. There will also be some live demos so you can see the artists in action! This annual event gives our treasured SAGA Gift Shop artists an opportunity to show more of their work than is possible in our tiny yet teeming gift shop that is open year round.

Our booths will be brimming with everything from original paintings, steampunk-inspired contraptions, handcrafted jewelry, children’s books, elegant silk scarves, one-of-a-kind cards, and that beautiful ceramic mug that makes whatever you’re drinking taste that much better. We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for family, friends, co-workers, your child’s teacher, or that perfect little something for your mantle, join us for a lovely time of shopping and chatting with the creators of these wonderful things.  Enjoy a cup of warm cider and the ambiance of live music while you browse and shop.

Location: Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: November 18 to November 19, 2017; Noon – 5:00 PM

Contact: 604-501-5187

Cost: Free

Artist Talk with Sean Alward

Sean Alward is a painter and photographer. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of British Columbia. Since 2002, he has exhibited in solo and group shows at numerous galleries across the Lower Mainland. Inspired by the indigenous plants growing in “The Grove” beside Newton Recreation Centre, artist Sean Alward’s Fern Façade invites us to rediscover our natural environment. Fabricated from frit glass, the design is highly functional, helping to maintain and moderate the temperature of the building by filtering sunlight as well as reduce bird-window collisions.

Location: Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Ave

Date & Time: November 27, 2017; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Cost: Free


Seniors Canada 150 Concert

Come celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a concert for Seniors! Includes Fiddler Mike Sanyshyn, Pat Chessel Band, The Versatiles, and Ukulele Ensemble. Lunch is included. Pre-Registration is required.

Register Online or call 604-501-5100 (Registration #: 4556812)

Location: City Hall

Date & Time: November 24, 2017; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Carissa Bootsma

Cost: $5

Focus on Seniors Forum (French)

This session is free, but pre-registration is required. Lunch is included.

Join us for the next Focus on Seniors Forum and first event presented in French as part of the Age-Friendly Strategy for Seniors. Topics include:

  • Fire and Fall Prevention
  • Personal and Fraud Safety
  • City of Surrey Recreation Services
  • Mental Health

Brought to you in collaboration with the Seniors Advisory and Accessibility Committee, RésoSanté Colombie-Britannique and Association francophone de Surrey.

Register Online  or call 604-501-5100 (Reg # 4545078)

Location: Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave

Date & Time: November 25, 2017; 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Carissa Bootsma


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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There is so much to do in Surrey next week (Steve Smith / Shutterstock)

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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