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Guildford Town Centre Community Newsletter

job fair a huge success

City of Surrey previews new expansion On June 25, Surrey Councillors Bruce Haynes and Barinder Rasode were joined by several other City of Surrey staff for a hard hat tour of Guildford Town Centre’s expansion. After a safety orientation, the visitors walked through a preview of the crowning jewel of the $280-million redevelopment, the expansion. The expansion features more than 50 new stores and services, along with several other retailers who are relocating from other areas of the centre. “It was a terrific tour. I was very impressed with the sheer size and magnitude of the project,” Councillor Haynes said. He said grand details like the oversized living walls and circular food court give surrounding retailers a beautiful advantage, and the entire design is focused on lifestyle trends of the 21st Century. “What is going to be so wonderful... is how the centre is designed to be a place of community,” he said. During the tour, more than 500 construction workers remained hard at work, and the expansion is on schedule for completion in time for the August 28 Grand Opening. Check in with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on what’s happening at Guildford Town Centre.

With a whole new line up of stores opening in the expansion on August 28, Guildford Town Centre hosted a job fair at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Thursday, June 27. With lineups wrapping around the entire hotel, close to 2,500 eager job seekers attended, many waiting as long as three hours to get into the job fair. There were 36 new and existing retailers, along with Concord Security and Customer Service represented and everyone was thrilled with the turnout. “Thank you for hosting an outstanding event, we were amazed at the response we got which was over in leaps and bounds to what we had expected. We are excited to be a part of the Guildford Town Centre family.” Miguel A. Velasco, Fossil, Store Manager. “Job fair was a huge success, I have never seen so many people.” Randy Binning, District Manager, GUESS. Once the expansion opens with more than 70 stores, the retailers at Guildford Town Centre will employ close to 4,000 people which is as much as the top employers in Surrey. This is great news for our community. There was extensive media coverage with CBC, CTV, OmniTV and JoyTV on site that day, and radio coverage the evening before and the morning of the event.

the Guildford Story was created to share stories and update our community about the redevelopment of Guildford Town Centre. We have published six editions in total – this is the final edition in the series. We would love to hear from you. How are we doing? Do you have any questions, or comments for us? Talk to us at Facebook or Twitter @ShopGTC or call us at (604) 585-1565.

Shop with Us:

104th Avenue and 152nd Street, Surrey, BC

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Tuesday 10 am – 6pm Wednesday - Friday 10 am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 6pm

Holiday Hours:

BC Day, August 5 10 am – 6pm Labour Day, September 2 10 am – 6pm

We’ve come a long way since first announcing the redevelopment of Guildford Town Centre in 2010.

organic touch (shown above are the new exterior living walls over 104 Avenue from both directions).

This is the first major project for the centre since opening in 1966 and we can see our vision for the future quickly taking shape. A fresh and exciting shopping experience has been emerging through the construction and today, it’s a new and very different Guildford Town Centre that stands at the corner of 104 Avenue and 152 Street.

In just over a month, this newly expanded world of shopping will be unveiled to the public. In addition to more than 50 new stores and services, the expansion includes a 1,034-seat food court with an expanded number of eateries, new escalators, elevators, updated décor and soft seating.

In October 2011, we opened our new Walmart Supercentre and a two-level parkade. Immediately after that, we launched the next two phases of the project and began a massive renovation of the centre. With the health of the community in mind, we took the lead and committed to a no smoking policy on shopping centre property, and more than 500 trees and the largest living walls in North America are being incorporated into the exterior design for a beautiful

“The opening of the expansion is a significant milestone in our $280-million redevelopment,” said General Manager, Peggy White. “I am so grateful to our customers, to all our retailers and the individual teams who came along with us on this complex, and very challenging journey. As we can see today, and especially on August 28 when we officially open our expansion, there really is a large reward for the community at the end of it all,” she said.

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The teens were invited back to model in 2011 and Jenn said she’s happy for the experience, and being introduced to an amazing friend, Nesan Furtado, who she met while on the job. Outside of modelling, her passion is music. The 20 year old is a piano teacher, having spent many hours studying with the Royal Conservatory of Music since age 7. She’s completed two years of general studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and future plans are to expand that career option with a therapeutic component.

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The expansion positions Guildford Town Centre as the largest regional shopping centre south of the Fraser River, giving Surrey an economic boost of more than 750 long-term jobs created by the expansion. However, owner Ivanhoé Cambridge is chasing one more lofty goal. Guildford Town Centre is seeking to have the expansion become LEED® Gold certified. Ivanhoé Cambridge partnered with Ledcor, and construction throughout the process has been focused on the use of recycled and locally sourced construction materials. Another green effort is behind the scenes. Internal systems upgrades have allowed the centre to reduce its energy consumption by 64 per cent, and water use by 40 per cent. And you can look for commuter friendly bicycle storage, and charging stations for electric vehicles. “We are all working hard to ensure we’re ready for the August 28 Grand Opening of the expansion. We’ll officially open the doors after the 9:30am Grand Opening ceremony and I hope everyone can make it out to celebrate with us,” White said. After this milestone, it’s full speed ahead with the finishing touches of the redevelopment until it’s complete at the end of 2014.

When Guildford Town Centre decided to take on a $280-million redevelopment plan, part of the process included educating the public about the changes through advertising. And who better to represent the Surrey shopping centre, than local people from surrounding communities.

in construction. Now 15, Synjah is hoping to become an obstetrician, and continues to study dance and leadership skills. Noah, 11, is sports-minded with football and basketball commitments, as well as leadership training while Nevaeh is 8, and an aspiring chef who also loves dance and piano.

These local residents turned models recently reunited, and gave us an update on what they’re doing now.

Another model we caught up with was Michael Delleva. Now 17, Michael said the modelling campaign introduced him to new friends, and a fun experience that could get spontaneous at times. On the day of the audition, “I remember being really excited,” said Michael, who was accompanied by his mom. He must have struck a chord with the interviewers with his answer to why he should represent Guildford, because he received a call to do exactly that shortly after.

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“She begged me to take her and I thought, if she waits in line, we’ll shop and have breakfast…”

“They wanted the whole family to audition! The next thing you know we got a call,” Duette said. A campaign of posters and bus banners followed, with friends and family excited at seeing the visuals of the Andersons on local buses and at the centre.The experience also tapped into something the Surrey mom had dreamed about. “Before becoming a cardiac nurse, I wanted to be a plus-size model. My daughter brought me back to that dream,” she said. Today, she’s still a nurse, and her husband Ainsley is

“I’m still in contact with them today.” Michael also recalled riding the bus and seeing another rider look at him. He looked up and saw his picture which was right above him, and his image in the ad was looking down at him. “It was funny,” he said. Just weeks ago, Michael graduated from his Surrey high school, and over the summer, the award-winning hip hop artist will continue to teach choreography at a local studio. The 2011 bronze medalist will also represent Canada with the Praise Team when they compete against up to 40 countries at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas this August. Next, he hopes to enroll in the business management program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University with the goal of opening his own performing arts studio one day. For now, he’s 17, has just graduated and summer is here. A special thank you to all our models who participated in our campaigns throughout our redevelopment.

Will there be a Grand Opening? We’re glad you asked.

Duette Anderson said it was just by fluke that her family of five landed the modelling job for Guildford Town Centre back in 2009. It began with her oldest daughter Synjah hoping to audition for the model search the centre was promoting.

Duette was exhausted after a 12-hour night shift, but carried on with the family to the audition not wanting to disappoint her daughter. At the front of the line, they received an unexpected proposal.

With no modelling experience, and suffering from nerves the first day, he said it was the people who made it comfortable and memorable.

“One thing I loved about this whole Guildford experience was, we did it as a family, and that makes me proud.” A teen at the time of the auditions, Jenn Chong ended up one of the shopping centre’s models after her mom Julie and sister Rebecca were at the centre and saw the audition signs and the lineups. “My sister called and said there were a lot of people there,” said Jenn. After hanging up the phone, Jenn and her friend Sarah rushed down to Guildford and after the audition, both of them landed jobs to model in the Guildford (continued on next page) Town Centre campaign.

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When is the expansion opening and what are the details? The Grand Opening of our expansion kicks off on August 28 with an official ceremony at 9:30am in Centre Court. We also launch our Grand Opening contest, and this day comes with a limited Gift with Purchase bonus offer. The celebration, in-store promotions and more continues until September 2, offering savings from a spectacular lineup of stores and chances to win at the new Guildford Town Centre. As our celebration unfolds, we’ll keep you in touch with the details through updates on Facebook and Twitter @shopGTC. What new stores will be there? There will be more than 50 new stores opening and several existing stores relocating to the new expansion. We welcome sought after retailers H&M, Forever 21, SEPHORA, Disney Store, The LEGO Store and many more. Visit GuildfordTownCentre.com for a complete list. Has the food court changed? Yes, it has! We’ve created a new 1,034-seat food court with 16 fast food retailers plus Starbucks and Tim Hortons. We have an exciting year ahead, too. In 2014, we’re introducing more restaurants both in and around the centre. Where should I park? 1,800 new parking spots have been created. Our new parkade features four new centre entrances (two on each level). We recommend you use the parking entrance at the intersection of 102A Avenue and 150 Street for quick and easy access to the two-level parkade and Walmart Supercentre.

• There are only 48 days until the Grand Opening of our expansion. • June 7, 2010, work began on the redevelopment at Guildford Town Centre. • More than 1.2 million construction man hours were completed as of June 30, 2013. • Throughout the redevelopment we will have created almost 4,000 jobs in the local construction industry. • The addition of more than 50 new stores at Guildford Town Centre adds 750 new jobs, positioning us as one of the top three employers in Surrey. • Currently, 3,000 full and part-time employees work at Guildford Town Centre. Once the expansion is open, the total will be closer to 4,000.


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Boulevard Tree NEEDS WATER TOO Boulevard trees need your help to get water during hot and dry times. If your boulevard tree is less than 15 feet tall (that’s about twice the height of your front door) please water it regularly.

Water your boulevard tree twice a week Water twice a week for 15 minutes with a steady stream of water (that’s about 20 litres of water).

To make it easier we can even deliver a free watering bag to you! Remember - watering a boulevard tree is exempt from summer watering bans, so please don’t forget to care for the one near your house this summer. For more information please visit www.surrey.ca/trees or call 604.501.5050

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Do you need help shopping? The Deltassist Seniors Phone Shopping Program is underway at the Sunshine Hills Safeway. Every Tuesday morning from 8:30-11 a.m., Deltassist volunteers are at the store to take your grocery order by phone and do the shopping. Sunshine Hills Safeway deliver your groceries for frees. To register, you must be a senior or a person with a disability that is not able to do their own shopping. The service area covers all of North Delta and a limited area of Surrey. To find out more or to register, call Lyn at 604-946-9526. The Old Age Pension Group, which meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Whalley Legion Branch 229, is looking for new members. Bingo takes place after each meeting. For more information, call Grace at 604-581-5185. White Rock Surrey Come Share Society and Senior Support Services offer the following programs for seniors living in the North Surrey, Newton and Cloverdale areas: Lunch programs at Oak Ave Neighbourhood Hub Society, Sunrise Pavilion Centre, Newton Seniors Centre and Cloverdale Seniors Centre and resource information in a Senior Information Line. To access these programs, call 604-531-9400.

SUPPORT The Parkinson Society of B.C. has two local support groups (North Surrey and White Rock-South Surrey.) Both of these groups have regular monthly meetings and are open to people with Parkinson and their caregivers. For times and locations, call 604-662-3240. The Surrey MS Support Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:302:30 p.m. at the Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160 St. For more information, call Barb at 778-373-0284 or Cheryl at 604-581-3758. Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at 11715 72 Ave. For more information, call 604-943-1878 or visit www. delta.cmha.bc.ca Fraser Valley Infertility Awareness Support Group Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Library, 12854 17 Ave. For more information, call Julie at 604-574-2797 or email fvi.support@ telus.net

DATEBOOK CHILDREN/YOUTH During the month of July, children are invited to register their favourite plush toy for the Stuffed Animal Pet Parade on Aug. 7 from 2-3 p.m. at the George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St. This is an annual Summer Reading Club storytime event. Space is limited. Call 604-594-8155.

CLUBS The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets for social activities every two weeks. For more information, call Trudy Hemrick at 604574-7103. Ladies of North Delta: Have you just moved to this are or would you just like to meet new friends? Some of their activities will continue over the summer: Morning walks, coffee or par 3 golf. For more information, call Kathy at 604583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974, or e-mail ndnewcomers@hotmail.com Mixed Singles Over Sixty social club for men and women welcomes new members. The club offers companionship for walking, golf, dining, theatre, travel and more. Contact Kay at 604542-1916 or Colin at 604-538-7799. Online: www.seniorsoversixtyclubweebly.com The Newton Seniors Centre Computer Club meets every Monday from 1-3 p.m. at 13775 70 Ave. The club provides lessons for those looking to learn new skills or improve knowledge. Some lessons are taught by volunteers. For more information, call 604-501-5010 or visit www. newtonseniorscomputerclub.com

COMMUNITY Having trouble finding an affordable meeting location in the Delta area? Deltassist’s conference rooms may just be what you are looking for. There’s free parking, wheelchair accessibility and half-day and full-day rates for meetings or events. For more information, visit www.deltassist.com/facilityrental.html or call 604-594-3455. Crossroads United Church (7655 120 St.) hosts a free monthly meal on the fourth Saturday of each month starting at 5 p.m. Nutritious meals will be offered at no charge, in a warm, safe environment. For more information, call 604589-4198. ...continued on Wrap page 4

U R B A N F O R E ST RY

Become a Tree Watering Partner! You already know that young trees need water during hot and dry weather. Help a street tree near you stay healthy this summer by signing up for a free watering bag from the City of Surrey. These “water smart” bags slowly drip water into the soil over an eight hour period – the perfect pace to get the most water to the tree’s roots. Watering like this once or twice a week is better for the tree and saves you time.

Get involved! We’ll deliver a watering bag to you for free – all we ask is that you use it for your street tree once per week this summer. After summer ends, hang on to it for next year, or pass it on to someone else with a young tree. Call us today to order yours! 604.501.5050

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Summer SoundS of

Summer sunsets, live music and stunning garden settings! Join us for our FREE summer series featuring lively tunes set in Surrey’s gardens. Minimal seating will be provided. Please bring your own blankets or folding chairs to enjoy the performances.

Wednesday evenings in July • 6:00pm-8:00pm July 3 The Glades Woodland Rhododendron Garden*

561 172 St

July 10

Hawthorne Park

10513 144 St

July 17

Fleetwood Park

15802 80 Ave

July 24

Darts Hill Garden Park*

July 31

Bear Creek Park

16 Ave at 170 St 13750 88 Ave

For more information, please call 604-501-5050 *Garden gates will open at 5pm. Pets are not permitted in these locations.

Surrey International Folk Dancers invite new members to learn a variety of dances from Europe, North America and the Middle East. The group meets every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Walnut Road School, 16153 82 Ave. All ages welcome. For more information, call Dale at 604-594-9946, email dale_adamson@shaw.ca or visit http://surreyfolkdance.org Sunnyside Hall (18 Avenue and 154 Street) is hosting an Old Time Dance with live music every Monday at 1 p.m. until the end of June. All seniors welcome. For more information, call 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.

EMPLOYMENT Whalley Employment Resource Centre (#105, 13655 104 Ave.) offers free employment services and resources, employment counselling, career planning, education/ training and job search, a resource room with Internet access, faxing photocopying and more. Operated by Options Community Services. For more information, call 604-584-0003 or visit www.whalleyemploymentresourcecentre.com Job Mentoring Service (JMS) is an free eightweek program started by PICS for professional and skilled immigrants where each client is paired with one mentor from the related field to enable them to get exposure in their chosen fields. The clients learn about the local businesses and industries, and develop a professional network to get job leads and referrals to secure employment. The list of fields in which PICS arranges mentors includes (but is not limited to) accounting, architecture, banking, engineering, financial management/ investment, information technology, journalism, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, radiology, teaching and trades. For more information, call Gurtej Gill at 604-596-7722 Ext. 112 or visit the PICS office at #203, 12725 80 Ave.  The Canadian Forces has a recruiting detachment in Surrey, located at Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), #109-12414 82 Ave. The Forces offers challenging full-time or part-time employment in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Call 604-5967722 and ask to speak to the Canadian Forces representative.

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Looking for a hands-on way to conserve the environment? The Lower Mainland Green Team

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is a group of people from all over the area who get together once a month (sometimes more) to help an environmental group, nonprofit organization, charity or city to tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done. Activities include pulling invasive plants, planting trees/native plants, riparian restoration, beach/river/lake clean-up, harvesting organic fruits/veggies, trail-building/maintenance and restoration of wildlife sites. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/The-LowerMainland-Green-Team or email lowermainlandgreenteam@yahoo.ca  The RCBC Recycling Hotline is a free, provincewide live information service for recycling, pollution prevention, waste avoidance, safe disposal options and regulations. Give the RCBC Recycling Hotline a call at 604-RECYCLE (732-5253) Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Young Naturalists, a division of White Rock & Surrey Naturalists, offers camping, hikes, environmental projects. For children five and older. 604-531-6307. Help to protect, enhance and restore Surrey’s ecological and natural heritage by joining Surrey Environmental Partners. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 88 Ave. Call Deb at 604-590-3037 for further information.

EVENTS Rapper/rocker/hip hopper k-os headlines the Surrey Fusion Festival July 20 and 21 in Holland Park. The free family event features a lengthy list of performers, as well as dancing, puppets, storytelling, plus the dozens of cultural pavilions representing countries from around the globe. Holland Park is located at the corner of King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road in North Surrey. Events begin at 11 a.m. each day. For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/ fusionfestival

604-575-5342

UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES ROUTE# PAPERS AREA DESCRIPTION 1-05 2-01 2-02 2-08 2-14 3-01 4-02 4-08 5-03 5-07 5-13 6-04 8-02 8-10

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Westview Dr - Huff Blvd, Westview Pl - Southridge Rd 109A St - 110A St, 78 Ave - 80 Ave 111 St - 112 St, Larson Rd - 80 Ave Bridlington Dr - 112 St, Sutton Pl - Monroe Dr Blake Dr - 112 St, 72 Ave - 73A Ave 115 St - 116 St, 77A Ave - 80 Ave Huff Blvd - Lyon Rd, Sussex Dr - Ryall Cres Bond Blvd - McKenzie Dr, 64A Ave - Carstone Cres 108B St - 111A St, 82 Ave - 84 Ave Mackie Crt - 111B Ave, 80 Ave - 81A Ave 108 St - 109B St, 82 Ave - 83 Ave 114 St - 116 St, 86 Ave - 87 Ave Norum Rd - Norum Cres including Norum Pl Dunlop Rd - River Rd, Suncrest Dr - Terrace Dr

SENIORS Do you know a senior who would enjoy a healthy meal and lively company? Seniors Come Share Society offers A Seniors Hot Lunch Programs with live entertainment at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458 107 Ave.) and the Newton Seniors Centre (13775 70 Ave.) For times and more information, call Hillary at at 604-531-9400, Ext. 23. ...continued on Wrap page 6

Create your own comics with graphic novelist Jonathon Dalton on July 23 from 2–4 p.m. at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr. In this free workshop, start by writing your story, learning some of the secrets professional comickers use to decide what goes in each panel and plan out their pages. Register in the library, call 604-598-7427 or email ajhomfeld@ surrey.ca

H E R I TA G E S E R V I C E S

Bringing Surrey’s True Stories to Life

GARDENING The North Surrey Horticultural Society meets monthly from March through October on the third Monday (new!) of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of Grace Community Church, 14618 110 Ave. Guest speakers, workshops, field trips, plant sales, draws and a show bench. For more information, call Jean at 604-581-3210. Join the Delta Diggers Garden Club the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. from February to November at the Kennedy Seniors

CARRIERS NEEDED CARRIERS NEEDED IN DELTA Please Call

Recreation Centre, 11760 88 Ave. New members welcome. For more information, call 604-535-2642.

IN SURREY

Please Call

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ROUTE# PAPERS AREA DESCRIPTION 9-25 11-06 12-12 16-13 16-28 17-09 21-07 23-06 23-16 24-05 27-06 28-09 28-31 29-10 36-05 36-10 40-01

48 85 87 99 87 142 102 78 74 81 113 119 129 107 100 93 69

169 st - 170 St, 77A Ave - Fraser Hwy 186 St - 188 St, 60 Ave - 63 Ave 180 St - 182 St, 58 Ave - 59A Ave Wiltshire Dr - 144 St, 74 Ave - 76 Ave 146 St - 148 St, 76 Ave - 78 Ave 143 St - 144 St, 77 Ave - 80 Ave 132 St - 134 St, 81A Ave - 82B Ave River Rd - 116 St, Royal Cr - Bailey Cr 121 St - 123 St, 96 Ave - 97 Ave 126 St - 128 St, 102 Ave - 104 Ave 136B St - 137A St, Ursus Cres - 91 Ave 158A St - 160 St, 93A Ave - 96 Ave 153 St - 156 St, 82 Ave - 84 Ave 144 St - 146 St, 89A Ave - 91A Ave 138 St - 140 St, Kalmar Rd - 114 Ave 143A St - Caledonia Dr, 110 Ave - Currie Dr 128 St - 129 St, 113B Ave - 115B Ave

Join The Re-enactors heritage re-enactment troupe for live, interactive and fun performances this summer! HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP! Saturday, July 13 1:00pm-4:00pm Cloverdale Heritage Railway Station Ride the new Heritage Railway from Cloverdale to Sullivan with The Re-enactors! Join them in the station house to hear true stories of how the electric railway brought power, people and goods to Cloverdale.

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For a full 872-194 1 performance schedule, go to www.surrey.ca/heritage and click on Heritage Facilities, or call 604-592-6956

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Summer SoundS of

Summer sunsets, live music and stunning garden settings! Join us for our FREE summer series featuring lively tunes set in Surrey’s gardens. Minimal seating will be provided. Please bring your own blankets or folding chairs to enjoy the performances.

Wednesday evenings in July • 6:00pm-8:00pm July 3 The Glades Woodland Rhododendron Garden*

561 172 St

July 10

Hawthorne Park

10513 144 St

July 17

Fleetwood Park

15802 80 Ave

July 24

Darts Hill Garden Park*

July 31

Bear Creek Park

16 Ave at 170 St 13750 88 Ave

For more information, please call 604-501-5050 *Garden gates will open at 5pm. Pets are not permitted in these locations.

Surrey International Folk Dancers invite new members to learn a variety of dances from Europe, North America and the Middle East. The group meets every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Walnut Road School, 16153 82 Ave. All ages welcome. For more information, call Dale at 604-594-9946, email dale_adamson@shaw.ca or visit http://surreyfolkdance.org Sunnyside Hall (18 Avenue and 154 Street) is hosting an Old Time Dance with live music every Monday at 1 p.m. until the end of June. All seniors welcome. For more information, call 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.

EMPLOYMENT Whalley Employment Resource Centre (#105, 13655 104 Ave.) offers free employment services and resources, employment counselling, career planning, education/ training and job search, a resource room with Internet access, faxing photocopying and more. Operated by Options Community Services. For more information, call 604-584-0003 or visit www.whalleyemploymentresourcecentre.com Job Mentoring Service (JMS) is an free eightweek program started by PICS for professional and skilled immigrants where each client is paired with one mentor from the related field to enable them to get exposure in their chosen fields. The clients learn about the local businesses and industries, and develop a professional network to get job leads and referrals to secure employment. The list of fields in which PICS arranges mentors includes (but is not limited to) accounting, architecture, banking, engineering, financial management/ investment, information technology, journalism, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, radiology, teaching and trades. For more information, call Gurtej Gill at 604-596-7722 Ext. 112 or visit the PICS office at #203, 12725 80 Ave.  The Canadian Forces has a recruiting detachment in Surrey, located at Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), #109-12414 82 Ave. The Forces offers challenging full-time or part-time employment in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Call 604-5967722 and ask to speak to the Canadian Forces representative.

ENVIRONMENT 12596

www.surrey.ca/events

Looking for a hands-on way to conserve the environment? The Lower Mainland Green Team

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is a group of people from all over the area who get together once a month (sometimes more) to help an environmental group, nonprofit organization, charity or city to tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done. Activities include pulling invasive plants, planting trees/native plants, riparian restoration, beach/river/lake clean-up, harvesting organic fruits/veggies, trail-building/maintenance and restoration of wildlife sites. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/The-LowerMainland-Green-Team or email lowermainlandgreenteam@yahoo.ca  The RCBC Recycling Hotline is a free, provincewide live information service for recycling, pollution prevention, waste avoidance, safe disposal options and regulations. Give the RCBC Recycling Hotline a call at 604-RECYCLE (732-5253) Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Young Naturalists, a division of White Rock & Surrey Naturalists, offers camping, hikes, environmental projects. For children five and older. 604-531-6307. Help to protect, enhance and restore Surrey’s ecological and natural heritage by joining Surrey Environmental Partners. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 88 Ave. Call Deb at 604-590-3037 for further information.

EVENTS Rapper/rocker/hip hopper k-os headlines the Surrey Fusion Festival July 20 and 21 in Holland Park. The free family event features a lengthy list of performers, as well as dancing, puppets, storytelling, plus the dozens of cultural pavilions representing countries from around the globe. Holland Park is located at the corner of King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road in North Surrey. Events begin at 11 a.m. each day. For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/ fusionfestival

604-575-5342

UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES ROUTE# PAPERS AREA DESCRIPTION 1-05 2-01 2-02 2-08 2-14 3-01 4-02 4-08 5-03 5-07 5-13 6-04 8-02 8-10

99 112 56 85 84 100 106 97 107 105 85 83 44 94

Westview Dr - Huff Blvd, Westview Pl - Southridge Rd 109A St - 110A St, 78 Ave - 80 Ave 111 St - 112 St, Larson Rd - 80 Ave Bridlington Dr - 112 St, Sutton Pl - Monroe Dr Blake Dr - 112 St, 72 Ave - 73A Ave 115 St - 116 St, 77A Ave - 80 Ave Huff Blvd - Lyon Rd, Sussex Dr - Ryall Cres Bond Blvd - McKenzie Dr, 64A Ave - Carstone Cres 108B St - 111A St, 82 Ave - 84 Ave Mackie Crt - 111B Ave, 80 Ave - 81A Ave 108 St - 109B St, 82 Ave - 83 Ave 114 St - 116 St, 86 Ave - 87 Ave Norum Rd - Norum Cres including Norum Pl Dunlop Rd - River Rd, Suncrest Dr - Terrace Dr

SENIORS Do you know a senior who would enjoy a healthy meal and lively company? Seniors Come Share Society offers A Seniors Hot Lunch Programs with live entertainment at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458 107 Ave.) and the Newton Seniors Centre (13775 70 Ave.) For times and more information, call Hillary at at 604-531-9400, Ext. 23. ...continued on Wrap page 6

Create your own comics with graphic novelist Jonathon Dalton on July 23 from 2–4 p.m. at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr. In this free workshop, start by writing your story, learning some of the secrets professional comickers use to decide what goes in each panel and plan out their pages. Register in the library, call 604-598-7427 or email ajhomfeld@ surrey.ca

H E R I TA G E S E R V I C E S

Bringing Surrey’s True Stories to Life

GARDENING The North Surrey Horticultural Society meets monthly from March through October on the third Monday (new!) of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of Grace Community Church, 14618 110 Ave. Guest speakers, workshops, field trips, plant sales, draws and a show bench. For more information, call Jean at 604-581-3210. Join the Delta Diggers Garden Club the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. from February to November at the Kennedy Seniors

CARRIERS NEEDED CARRIERS NEEDED IN DELTA Please Call

Recreation Centre, 11760 88 Ave. New members welcome. For more information, call 604-535-2642.

IN SURREY

Please Call

604-575-5342

ROUTE# PAPERS AREA DESCRIPTION 9-25 11-06 12-12 16-13 16-28 17-09 21-07 23-06 23-16 24-05 27-06 28-09 28-31 29-10 36-05 36-10 40-01

48 85 87 99 87 142 102 78 74 81 113 119 129 107 100 93 69

169 st - 170 St, 77A Ave - Fraser Hwy 186 St - 188 St, 60 Ave - 63 Ave 180 St - 182 St, 58 Ave - 59A Ave Wiltshire Dr - 144 St, 74 Ave - 76 Ave 146 St - 148 St, 76 Ave - 78 Ave 143 St - 144 St, 77 Ave - 80 Ave 132 St - 134 St, 81A Ave - 82B Ave River Rd - 116 St, Royal Cr - Bailey Cr 121 St - 123 St, 96 Ave - 97 Ave 126 St - 128 St, 102 Ave - 104 Ave 136B St - 137A St, Ursus Cres - 91 Ave 158A St - 160 St, 93A Ave - 96 Ave 153 St - 156 St, 82 Ave - 84 Ave 144 St - 146 St, 89A Ave - 91A Ave 138 St - 140 St, Kalmar Rd - 114 Ave 143A St - Caledonia Dr, 110 Ave - Currie Dr 128 St - 129 St, 113B Ave - 115B Ave

Join The Re-enactors heritage re-enactment troupe for live, interactive and fun performances this summer! HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP! Saturday, July 13 1:00pm-4:00pm Cloverdale Heritage Railway Station Ride the new Heritage Railway from Cloverdale to Sullivan with The Re-enactors! Join them in the station house to hear true stories of how the electric railway brought power, people and goods to Cloverdale.

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For a full 872-194 1 performance schedule, go to www.surrey.ca/heritage and click on Heritage Facilities, or call 604-592-6956

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YOUR

Boulevard Tree NEEDS WATER TOO Boulevard trees need your help to get water during hot and dry times. If your boulevard tree is less than 15 feet tall (that’s about twice the height of your front door) please water it regularly.

Water your boulevard tree twice a week Water twice a week for 15 minutes with a steady stream of water (that’s about 20 litres of water).

To make it easier we can even deliver a free watering bag to you! Remember - watering a boulevard tree is exempt from summer watering bans, so please don’t forget to care for the one near your house this summer. For more information please visit www.surrey.ca/trees or call 604.501.5050

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Do you need help shopping? The Deltassist Seniors Phone Shopping Program is underway at the Sunshine Hills Safeway. Every Tuesday morning from 8:30-11 a.m., Deltassist volunteers are at the store to take your grocery order by phone and do the shopping. Sunshine Hills Safeway deliver your groceries for frees. To register, you must be a senior or a person with a disability that is not able to do their own shopping. The service area covers all of North Delta and a limited area of Surrey. To find out more or to register, call Lyn at 604-946-9526. The Old Age Pension Group, which meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Whalley Legion Branch 229, is looking for new members. Bingo takes place after each meeting. For more information, call Grace at 604-581-5185. White Rock Surrey Come Share Society and Senior Support Services offer the following programs for seniors living in the North Surrey, Newton and Cloverdale areas: Lunch programs at Oak Ave Neighbourhood Hub Society, Sunrise Pavilion Centre, Newton Seniors Centre and Cloverdale Seniors Centre and resource information in a Senior Information Line. To access these programs, call 604-531-9400.

SUPPORT The Parkinson Society of B.C. has two local support groups (North Surrey and White Rock-South Surrey.) Both of these groups have regular monthly meetings and are open to people with Parkinson and their caregivers. For times and locations, call 604-662-3240. The Surrey MS Support Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:302:30 p.m. at the Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160 St. For more information, call Barb at 778-373-0284 or Cheryl at 604-581-3758. Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at 11715 72 Ave. For more information, call 604-943-1878 or visit www. delta.cmha.bc.ca Fraser Valley Infertility Awareness Support Group Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Library, 12854 17 Ave. For more information, call Julie at 604-574-2797 or email fvi.support@ telus.net

DATEBOOK CHILDREN/YOUTH During the month of July, children are invited to register their favourite plush toy for the Stuffed Animal Pet Parade on Aug. 7 from 2-3 p.m. at the George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St. This is an annual Summer Reading Club storytime event. Space is limited. Call 604-594-8155.

CLUBS The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets for social activities every two weeks. For more information, call Trudy Hemrick at 604574-7103. Ladies of North Delta: Have you just moved to this are or would you just like to meet new friends? Some of their activities will continue over the summer: Morning walks, coffee or par 3 golf. For more information, call Kathy at 604583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974, or e-mail ndnewcomers@hotmail.com Mixed Singles Over Sixty social club for men and women welcomes new members. The club offers companionship for walking, golf, dining, theatre, travel and more. Contact Kay at 604542-1916 or Colin at 604-538-7799. Online: www.seniorsoversixtyclubweebly.com The Newton Seniors Centre Computer Club meets every Monday from 1-3 p.m. at 13775 70 Ave. The club provides lessons for those looking to learn new skills or improve knowledge. Some lessons are taught by volunteers. For more information, call 604-501-5010 or visit www. newtonseniorscomputerclub.com

COMMUNITY Having trouble finding an affordable meeting location in the Delta area? Deltassist’s conference rooms may just be what you are looking for. There’s free parking, wheelchair accessibility and half-day and full-day rates for meetings or events. For more information, visit www.deltassist.com/facilityrental.html or call 604-594-3455. Crossroads United Church (7655 120 St.) hosts a free monthly meal on the fourth Saturday of each month starting at 5 p.m. Nutritious meals will be offered at no charge, in a warm, safe environment. For more information, call 604589-4198. ...continued on Wrap page 4

U R B A N F O R E ST RY

Become a Tree Watering Partner! You already know that young trees need water during hot and dry weather. Help a street tree near you stay healthy this summer by signing up for a free watering bag from the City of Surrey. These “water smart” bags slowly drip water into the soil over an eight hour period – the perfect pace to get the most water to the tree’s roots. Watering like this once or twice a week is better for the tree and saves you time.

Get involved! We’ll deliver a watering bag to you for free – all we ask is that you use it for your street tree once per week this summer. After summer ends, hang on to it for next year, or pass it on to someone else with a young tree. Call us today to order yours! 604.501.5050

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The teens were invited back to model in 2011 and Jenn said she’s happy for the experience, and being introduced to an amazing friend, Nesan Furtado, who she met while on the job. Outside of modelling, her passion is music. The 20 year old is a piano teacher, having spent many hours studying with the Royal Conservatory of Music since age 7. She’s completed two years of general studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and future plans are to expand that career option with a therapeutic component.

Guildford’s Models Reunite

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The expansion positions Guildford Town Centre as the largest regional shopping centre south of the Fraser River, giving Surrey an economic boost of more than 750 long-term jobs created by the expansion. However, owner Ivanhoé Cambridge is chasing one more lofty goal. Guildford Town Centre is seeking to have the expansion become LEED® Gold certified. Ivanhoé Cambridge partnered with Ledcor, and construction throughout the process has been focused on the use of recycled and locally sourced construction materials. Another green effort is behind the scenes. Internal systems upgrades have allowed the centre to reduce its energy consumption by 64 per cent, and water use by 40 per cent. And you can look for commuter friendly bicycle storage, and charging stations for electric vehicles. “We are all working hard to ensure we’re ready for the August 28 Grand Opening of the expansion. We’ll officially open the doors after the 9:30am Grand Opening ceremony and I hope everyone can make it out to celebrate with us,” White said. After this milestone, it’s full speed ahead with the finishing touches of the redevelopment until it’s complete at the end of 2014.

When Guildford Town Centre decided to take on a $280-million redevelopment plan, part of the process included educating the public about the changes through advertising. And who better to represent the Surrey shopping centre, than local people from surrounding communities.

in construction. Now 15, Synjah is hoping to become an obstetrician, and continues to study dance and leadership skills. Noah, 11, is sports-minded with football and basketball commitments, as well as leadership training while Nevaeh is 8, and an aspiring chef who also loves dance and piano.

These local residents turned models recently reunited, and gave us an update on what they’re doing now.

Another model we caught up with was Michael Delleva. Now 17, Michael said the modelling campaign introduced him to new friends, and a fun experience that could get spontaneous at times. On the day of the audition, “I remember being really excited,” said Michael, who was accompanied by his mom. He must have struck a chord with the interviewers with his answer to why he should represent Guildford, because he received a call to do exactly that shortly after.

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“She begged me to take her and I thought, if she waits in line, we’ll shop and have breakfast…”

“They wanted the whole family to audition! The next thing you know we got a call,” Duette said. A campaign of posters and bus banners followed, with friends and family excited at seeing the visuals of the Andersons on local buses and at the centre.The experience also tapped into something the Surrey mom had dreamed about. “Before becoming a cardiac nurse, I wanted to be a plus-size model. My daughter brought me back to that dream,” she said. Today, she’s still a nurse, and her husband Ainsley is

“I’m still in contact with them today.” Michael also recalled riding the bus and seeing another rider look at him. He looked up and saw his picture which was right above him, and his image in the ad was looking down at him. “It was funny,” he said. Just weeks ago, Michael graduated from his Surrey high school, and over the summer, the award-winning hip hop artist will continue to teach choreography at a local studio. The 2011 bronze medalist will also represent Canada with the Praise Team when they compete against up to 40 countries at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas this August. Next, he hopes to enroll in the business management program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University with the goal of opening his own performing arts studio one day. For now, he’s 17, has just graduated and summer is here. A special thank you to all our models who participated in our campaigns throughout our redevelopment.

Will there be a Grand Opening? We’re glad you asked.

Duette Anderson said it was just by fluke that her family of five landed the modelling job for Guildford Town Centre back in 2009. It began with her oldest daughter Synjah hoping to audition for the model search the centre was promoting.

Duette was exhausted after a 12-hour night shift, but carried on with the family to the audition not wanting to disappoint her daughter. At the front of the line, they received an unexpected proposal.

With no modelling experience, and suffering from nerves the first day, he said it was the people who made it comfortable and memorable.

“One thing I loved about this whole Guildford experience was, we did it as a family, and that makes me proud.” A teen at the time of the auditions, Jenn Chong ended up one of the shopping centre’s models after her mom Julie and sister Rebecca were at the centre and saw the audition signs and the lineups. “My sister called and said there were a lot of people there,” said Jenn. After hanging up the phone, Jenn and her friend Sarah rushed down to Guildford and after the audition, both of them landed jobs to model in the Guildford (continued on next page) Town Centre campaign.

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When is the expansion opening and what are the details? The Grand Opening of our expansion kicks off on August 28 with an official ceremony at 9:30am in Centre Court. We also launch our Grand Opening contest, and this day comes with a limited Gift with Purchase bonus offer. The celebration, in-store promotions and more continues until September 2, offering savings from a spectacular lineup of stores and chances to win at the new Guildford Town Centre. As our celebration unfolds, we’ll keep you in touch with the details through updates on Facebook and Twitter @shopGTC. What new stores will be there? There will be more than 50 new stores opening and several existing stores relocating to the new expansion. We welcome sought after retailers H&M, Forever 21, SEPHORA, Disney Store, The LEGO Store and many more. Visit GuildfordTownCentre.com for a complete list. Has the food court changed? Yes, it has! We’ve created a new 1,034-seat food court with 16 fast food retailers plus Starbucks and Tim Hortons. We have an exciting year ahead, too. In 2014, we’re introducing more restaurants both in and around the centre. Where should I park? 1,800 new parking spots have been created. Our new parkade features four new centre entrances (two on each level). We recommend you use the parking entrance at the intersection of 102A Avenue and 150 Street for quick and easy access to the two-level parkade and Walmart Supercentre.

• There are only 48 days until the Grand Opening of our expansion. • June 7, 2010, work began on the redevelopment at Guildford Town Centre. • More than 1.2 million construction man hours were completed as of June 30, 2013. • Throughout the redevelopment we will have created almost 4,000 jobs in the local construction industry. • The addition of more than 50 new stores at Guildford Town Centre adds 750 new jobs, positioning us as one of the top three employers in Surrey. • Currently, 3,000 full and part-time employees work at Guildford Town Centre. Once the expansion is open, the total will be closer to 4,000.


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Guildford Town Centre Community Newsletter

job fair a huge success

City of Surrey previews new expansion On June 25, Surrey Councillors Bruce Haynes and Barinder Rasode were joined by several other City of Surrey staff for a hard hat tour of Guildford Town Centre’s expansion. After a safety orientation, the visitors walked through a preview of the crowning jewel of the $280-million redevelopment, the expansion. The expansion features more than 50 new stores and services, along with several other retailers who are relocating from other areas of the centre. “It was a terrific tour. I was very impressed with the sheer size and magnitude of the project,” Councillor Haynes said. He said grand details like the oversized living walls and circular food court give surrounding retailers a beautiful advantage, and the entire design is focused on lifestyle trends of the 21st Century. “What is going to be so wonderful... is how the centre is designed to be a place of community,” he said. During the tour, more than 500 construction workers remained hard at work, and the expansion is on schedule for completion in time for the August 28 Grand Opening. Check in with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on what’s happening at Guildford Town Centre.

With a whole new line up of stores opening in the expansion on August 28, Guildford Town Centre hosted a job fair at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Thursday, June 27. With lineups wrapping around the entire hotel, close to 2,500 eager job seekers attended, many waiting as long as three hours to get into the job fair. There were 36 new and existing retailers, along with Concord Security and Customer Service represented and everyone was thrilled with the turnout. “Thank you for hosting an outstanding event, we were amazed at the response we got which was over in leaps and bounds to what we had expected. We are excited to be a part of the Guildford Town Centre family.” Miguel A. Velasco, Fossil, Store Manager. “Job fair was a huge success, I have never seen so many people.” Randy Binning, District Manager, GUESS. Once the expansion opens with more than 70 stores, the retailers at Guildford Town Centre will employ close to 4,000 people which is as much as the top employers in Surrey. This is great news for our community. There was extensive media coverage with CBC, CTV, OmniTV and JoyTV on site that day, and radio coverage the evening before and the morning of the event.

the Guildford Story was created to share stories and update our community about the redevelopment of Guildford Town Centre. We have published six editions in total – this is the final edition in the series. We would love to hear from you. How are we doing? Do you have any questions, or comments for us? Talk to us at Facebook or Twitter @ShopGTC or call us at (604) 585-1565.

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Hours of Operation:

Monday & Tuesday 10 am – 6pm Wednesday - Friday 10 am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 6pm

Holiday Hours:

BC Day, August 5 10 am – 6pm Labour Day, September 2 10 am – 6pm

We’ve come a long way since first announcing the redevelopment of Guildford Town Centre in 2010.

organic touch (shown above are the new exterior living walls over 104 Avenue from both directions).

This is the first major project for the centre since opening in 1966 and we can see our vision for the future quickly taking shape. A fresh and exciting shopping experience has been emerging through the construction and today, it’s a new and very different Guildford Town Centre that stands at the corner of 104 Avenue and 152 Street.

In just over a month, this newly expanded world of shopping will be unveiled to the public. In addition to more than 50 new stores and services, the expansion includes a 1,034-seat food court with an expanded number of eateries, new escalators, elevators, updated décor and soft seating.

In October 2011, we opened our new Walmart Supercentre and a two-level parkade. Immediately after that, we launched the next two phases of the project and began a massive renovation of the centre. With the health of the community in mind, we took the lead and committed to a no smoking policy on shopping centre property, and more than 500 trees and the largest living walls in North America are being incorporated into the exterior design for a beautiful

“The opening of the expansion is a significant milestone in our $280-million redevelopment,” said General Manager, Peggy White. “I am so grateful to our customers, to all our retailers and the individual teams who came along with us on this complex, and very challenging journey. As we can see today, and especially on August 28 when we officially open our expansion, there really is a large reward for the community at the end of it all,” she said.

what’s inside

construction update ........ 1-2 community ..................... 2-3 events ............................... 4

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FINAL EDITION Summer 2013

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