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Surrey Events Calendar – October 2nd to October 8th



Surrey Events Calendar

October 2nd – 8th


The Hound of the Baskervilles

Hugely successful in the West End of London, comedy rules the day in this version of Sherlock Holmes’ greatest mystery, as three amazingly talented and hilarious actors—plus one wandering fireplace—bring all the characters to life in a hysterically funny, frantically fast-paced, and very clever spoof that nonetheless stays true to the story’s original thrilling plot.

Running time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission

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

Dates & Times:
October 5–7, 2017: 7:30pm
October 7, 2017: 3:30 pm

Contact: Box Office – 604-501-5566

Thursday Artist Talk: Benoit Pronovost,

“Highlights of the Journey”

Benoit Pronovost has been making art for forty years, beginning with portraits and then switching to landscapes.

He started in oil before moving to acrylics, with much of his work done by commission. Benoit had a studio in Hull, Quebec and a silk screen printing shop in Ottawa. Twenty years ago he moved to British Columbia to escape the snow!

Now retired and ninety-two years old, Benoit prefers sculpting. Join him as he shares key moments along his artistic journey.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: October 5, 2017; 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Contact: 604-501-5566;

Cost: Free

Movie Afternoon

Cloverdale Recreation Centre | October 3 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Join us for an afternoon watching great movies and classical films. Call the recreation centre for more details.

Address: 6188 – 176th Street, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7

Phone: 604-598-7960

Exhibition Tour

Artists in Canada are actively making work in response to concerns about land, water, and energy.

Learn more about their powerful artwork in an engaging exhibition tour of Ground Signals led by co-curators Roxanne Charles and Jordan Strom.

Strom and Charles will share behind-the-scenes information on the thirteen 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:
October 4, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Contact: 604-501-5566;

Cost: Free


Scarecrow Festival

Art’s Scarecrow Festival kicks off with a full day festival September 23rd including a DIY Build-a- CROW station, music, crafts and activities, and DIY demos to create a festive fall. In the spirit of our fabulous local outdoor markets, local vendors will be on hand providing artisan crafts and foods for all to enjoy.

Location: Art’s Nursery, 8940 192 St

Date & Time: October 1 to October 31, 2017; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact: 604-882-1201

Cost: Free

YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group

Everyone experiences worries and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about!

The YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group is a FREE 7-week mindfulness-based psychoeducation and support group for youth ages 18-30 who experience anxiety.

Program participants have the opportunity to learn evidence-based coping strategies and practice mindfulness to manage stress and anxiety. Participants take part in engaging activities in a safe and welcoming environment led by experienced facilitators with Graduate Degrees in Counselling Psychology. All program participants receive a complimentary fitness membership to the YMCA for the duration of the program, as well as a resource book to keep!

Location: Tong LouieFamily YMCA, 14988 57 Ave

Date & Time: October 5 to November 16, 2017; 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sarah Blackmore

Cost: Free

250 Years of Heer

Last year marked the 250th anniversary since the creation of Waris Shah’s epic “Heer”; A timeless story of tragic love, and a metaphor for humanity’s quest for union with the Divine. We would like to invite you to recognize this influential moment in time with an evening of conversation, poetry, and music.

The eclectic program will begin with an academic discussion between Dr. Anne Murphy and Madan Gopal SIngh, exploring the cultural and spiritual significance of Heer on Punjabi expression. This will be followed by a reception, which will include a customized menu by Tasty Indian Bistro, live art from local talent Don’t Doze, and spoken word poetry. The evening will close with a concert performance by renowned musical artists Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar.

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

Date & Time: October 7, 2017; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Contact: Paarull JS Bakshi;

Cost: Free

Give Peace a Chance 2017 Festival

The event will take the form of a multicultural variety show with stage performances (music, songs, and dances) and exhibits of other varied cultural traditions such as food, dress, art & craft. There will also be nationally and internationally recognized keynote speakers during the course of the event. It will be further spiced with fun activities for both the young and old. These activities will include face-painting, acrostic peace-day poetry competition, and making origami peace doves. At the same time, there will also be information tables from supporting organizations.

Location: Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84 Ave

Date & Time: October 7, 2017; 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Dr. R.B. Herath, President & CEO, Global Peace Alliance

Cost: Free

Volunteer Information Session

City Centre Library | October 12
Come to the Volunteer Information Session to have your questions answered in person and find out: how to apply to be a volunteer, where you can volunteer, which volunteer opportunities are right for you, what benefits you’ll get as a volunteer with the City of Surrey. Register in advance to secure your spot by calling 604-501-5100 and reference course code #4542417. 

English Conversation

Fleetwood Library | October 12 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Do you want to practice speaking English? If you have taken an English class before or have basic to intermediate English skills, this program will help you improve Register in advance to secure your spot by calling 604-501-5100 and reference course code #4547553.

Releaf Community Tree Plantings

Join us in your local parks as we grow Surrey’s urban forest! Plant trees and shrubs to help create wildlife habitat, improve air quality and make Surrey a more beautiful place for all of us.

Bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome to volunteer! No experience needed; tools, training and light refreshments provided. Dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Groups of 5+ please RSVP by e-mailing

Drop-in, rain or shine. Parent participation required for children ages 13 and under.

Dates and Locations:

  • Saturday, October 7; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Bonnie Schrenk Park
  • Saturday, October 14; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Bose Forest Park
  • Saturday, October 21; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Clayton Park
  • Saturday, October 28; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Hazelnut Meadows Community Park

Contact: 604-502-6065;

Cost: Free

Pumpkin Carving Festival

Join us Saturday, Oct 7th 2017 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm for our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival, where talented carvers will compete to be this year’s champion, chosen by you!

There will also be fantastic face painting by Emiko, a bunny petting area, petting zoo, play boat and firetruck area and of course, wagon ride out to the mini corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Admission is $5 for ages 2 and up. Cash only.

Contact: 604-542-1205;

Location: 18507 – 20th Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 9V2


Kids and Family:

Li’l Haunters

Potter’s House of Horrors is proud to present LI’L HAUNTERS, a kids-only haunt aimed at children 12 & under!! Li’l Haunters is a cute, not-too-scary pair of mini-haunted houses that we’re really excited about. Not overly dark, no loud noises, no animatronics or actors, Li’l Haunters is a great way to introduce children to the fun and excitement of haunted houses.


Dates: October 6th to 31st

Location: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC

Cost: Various (please visit website)

Stewart Birthday Party

Celebrate eldest Stewart son William’s birthday with popcorn and hot apple cider while playing old-fashioned parlor games.

  • Make an old fashioned ball and cup toy to take home
  • Play vintage games such as Shut the Box or Marble Shooters
  • Dress up or make paper dolls
  • Take part in “Does it Belong,” a game in which staff place some toys in William’s room and visitors have to guess whether or not William would have received those as gifts during the Victorian era

Location: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd

Date & Time: October 7, 2017; Noon – 3:00 PM

Contact: 604-592-6956

Cost: Free

The Body Remembers

Science has finally gotten around to proving something that many of us have understood for a long time; stress can be toxic for kids, and effects can last a lifetime.

This event will host:

  • Presentation of the film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope to learn what this means for our children and families
  • Guest speaker Dr. Linda Uyeda (GP and mom) making the connection between how emotional things we deal with directly impact our bodies

A panel of experts, parents and youth will answer your questions and provide insight.

Location: Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: October 4, 2017; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact: Laurie Edmundson; 778-968-4538;

Cost: Free

Website: The Body Remembers website


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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