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Large New Surrey Bend Regional Park Officially Opened. The regionâ€™s newest park officially opened in Surrey in April. A special event was held at Surrey Bend Regional Park, located downstream from Barnston Island. Surrey Bend is part of a complex of parks and protected areas along the Fraser River, in the Fraser Heights area. Metro Vancouver and the City of Surrey began acquiring land to create the 348-hectare park in 1995. An estimated $6 million has been spent on habitat and facility development at the park, a refuge for birds, fish and mammals. The area is dominated by giant cottonwoods, red alders, birch and willow trees. The park also features the third largest bog in the region.
Most of the park is undiked and undisturbed, allowing the natural ebb and flow of water to help maintain these habitats. Park visitors will enjoy a number of amenities, including picnic shelters, more than two kilometres of multi-use trails, a nature discovery area and interpretive exhibits. From May 31 to Sept. 5, the park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Yipee for Surrey’s Old Whoopee-Dipper Whalley is named after a bootlegger. Arthur Whalley opened a gas station and store at the top of Peterson Hill in 1925 and the Pacific Stage Lines put a bus stop there. They called it “Whalley’s Corner,” and the community adopted the name in 1948. Concerning his bootlegging ways, Whalley had a shack closer to Cloverdale but had to move it further away to avoid being raided by the police stationed in the rodeo town. The added distance, as the story goes, bought him more time to hide his stuff from police. One of his sons later became a deputy police chief in New Westminster. If you stand at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue, you’ll notice you’re in a depression. From this point, you’ll see that the land rises slightly in all directions. If the surveyors of yore are correct, this was the basin of what used to be a shallow lake. On July 5, 1791, the Spanish explorer Jose Maria Narvaez sailed into Mud Bay on his schooner, the ‘Santa Saturina,’ and made his way over land through primeval forest to find a herd of elk and Native children paddling little canoes here. Besides old bootleggers and ancient lakes, the community of Whalley holds other interesting secrets. Have you ever visited Royal Kwantlen Park, at 104th Avenue and Old Yale Road? Without realizing it, you might have stood on an old Kwantlen burial ground, if you were near the tennis court. The iron grave crosses were stolen a long time ago but the human remains remain. European settlers, upon their arrival to what today is North Surrey, got all fired up at the Natives’ practice of tree burial down near the river, so they packed the bones into cedar boxes and gave them a second “Christian” burial where today, one hopes, they rest in peace. On a cheerful note, Whalley might not be home to a giant ferris wheel, but it did at one time have a rollercoaster of sorts. This contraption was called the
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Whoopee-Dipper. Built in 1929, in the same vicinity of that extinct lake, it was made of wood planks and for 50 cents you could drive your car on it. The faster your front end went up over the hills, the faster your back end would come off. Whoopee! Near Tynehead Park, there used to be a zoo and a nudist colony. A little further east, we have Port Kells and Harvie Road, which protrudes like a tree branch from the intersection of Fraser Highway and 176th Street. This long, rural road was previously the path of a rail line, opened in 1891. The tracks were removed in 1929. As the story goes, a derailed logging train locomotive once derailed, sank and ultimately disappeared from sight in the mud there. Steering a ways south, there’s a cool story about stagecoach robbers and gold buried somewhere along the Semiahmoo Trail, which used to connect Brown’s Landing with Blaine. A stagecoach rattled along the route twice a week up until the New Westminster-Southern Railway opened in 1891. As the story goes, a couple of bandits bushwacked a stagecoach along the trail, somewhere in the vicinity of south Newton. Some people believe they buried the box of gold somewhere along the Semiahmoo Trail, small parts of which have been preserved to this day.
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Surrey is Home to Six Distinct Town Centres
Cloverdale: Settled in the mid to late 1800s, Cloverdale grew from a largely rural and agricultural community into a bustling hub of commercial activity due in large part to its strategic location and connections to the railway. Today, Cloverdale, which is home to Surrey Museum and Archives, unique heritage buildings, and a quaint â€œMain Streetâ€? retains much of its historic ambiance. Each year, the Cloverdale Fairgrounds plays host to the Cloverdale Rodeo. Fleetwood: The community of Fleetwood is named in honour of Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood, who died in the First World War. In 2008, Thomas Fleetwood was memorialized with a statue in front of the Fleetwood Community Centre and Library. In addition to the Fleetwood Community Centre, recreational facilities in Fleetwood include the Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex and Fleetwood Park, which offers a variety of activities, including walking trails, gardens and playing fields.
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Guildford: Early settlement in Guildford occurred in the Township of Port Kells which, in 1891, was connected by rail service to New Westminster. Since then, development has predominantly been centred around 152 Street and 104 Avenue in the area of Guildford Town Centre Mall. Businesses located in this area have good access to the freeway. More recently, residential development has occurred in the neighbourhood of Fraser Heights overlooking the Fraser River. Tynehead Regional Park offers natural walking trails, picnic areas and dog off-leash areas, and is home to the Tynehead Fish Hatchery; also, the new Surrey Bend Regional Park provides access to the Fraser River for non-motorized boating activity. Newton: Newton is named after settler E.J. Newton who, in 1886, settled at what is now 72 Avenue and 124 Street. The BC Electric Railway stimulated Newton’s growth and helped to establish the corner of 72nd Avenue and King George Boulevard as a town Centre. Newton also includes the Historic Village of Sullivan, located at 152nd Street and 64th Avenue. Today, Newton is home to a variety of educational, recreational and cultural facilities, including The Bell Centre for Performing Arts, Newton Cultural Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Newton Athletic Park. The community also plays host to the annual Vaisakhi parade, which attracts close to 200,000 people each year. Whalley (City Centre): The community takes its name from Mr. Arthur Whalley, who settled
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Calendar of Events Surrey Comes Alive With Wide Variety Of Events April to June 8 Surrey
Annual event held from June 3 to 12 at Greek Orthodox Church at 13181 96th Ave., featuring Greek food, folk dancing representing various regions of Greece and performances from around the world. More info: Facebook.com/ SurreyGreek.
Environmental Extravaganza: A variety of annual environment-related events held in Surrey from April 16 to June 8, in partnership with the City of Surrey. Info: 604-502-6065, Surrey.ca.
-28 Surrey International Children’s Festival: For three days in May, this festival inspires young hearts and minds to the greater possibilities, and also celebrates our rich and diverse cultural heritage though performing and visual arts experience. The 12th annual event is held from May 26-28 at Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park. Free site entrance, some ticketed shows. For show info, visit Surrey.ca/childrensfestival.
28-29 The Grape & The Grain
Festival: Located at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. A 19+ event, tickets range from $45 to $125. Phoenix Productions hosts event dedicated to beer, wine and spirits from B.C. and beyond. “Festival-goers can stroll through the laneways from district to district sampling various liquors and learning tips of the trade. Combined with local musicians, artists and award-winning food trucks, this fun and unique festival is not to be missed.” Info: Thegrapeandthegrain.ca.
28 The Glades Garden Opening:
Special events on Saturday, May 28 and also Saturday, June 11 (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at this special woodland garden, home to many species of rare and unusual rhododendrons, azaleas and fine heritage trees. Sorry, no pets. Most trails are not suitable for wheelchair access. Note: new parking lot will be accessible south of the garden, at 561 172nd St., Surrey. Info: 604-501-5050.
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4 “Coalesce”: New work by Surrey-
based Diskordanse company staged June 4 at Surrey Arts Centre. “In a steampunk-meetssupervillain world, the performers tread lightly between fantasy and a possible reality as they journey through glimpses of one’s psyche.” Tickets and info: Diskordanse.ca, Tickets. surrey.ca.
18 Surrey Doors Open: This year’s free
celebration highlights 20 of the unique places and spaces found throughout Cloverdale, Grandview Heights, Newton and City Centre, on June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover activities for all ages, scout out local food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and take a photo to remember your day at a selfie station. Info: 604-591-6351, email@example.com.
18 Surrey Fest Downtown: Annual
community festival (originally known as the Whalley Community Festival) brings live music, food, kid-friendly activities and more to Holland Park on Saturday, June 18. In 2016, the 18th anniversary of the festival will be celebrated by several thousand people. Info: Surreyfest.com, 604-580-2321.
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Tour: Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) welcomes the summer with a chance to wear a fun hat, and enjoy fresh art and luscious local strawberries. Get a sneak preview of one of the gallery’s summer exhibitions, ‘Away: The Artist as Traveller,’ featuring works drawn from the gallery’s collection. At 13750 88th Ave., 604-501-5566.
Surrey Pride Festival: Annual community event will fill Holland Park with rainbow-coloured festivities on June 26, featuring live music, local artists and kid’s zone, at 13428 Old Yale Rd. Info: Surreypride.ca.
Surrey’s Canada Day: Every July 1, Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebration fills Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with flag-waving fun. More than 100,000 people celebrate Canada’s birthday at this free, family festival complete with live entertainment, the Shooting Stars Midway, great food and plenty of interactive activities for all ages. Past headliners include Blue Rodeo, Platinum Blonde, Sloan, Colin James, 54-40, Loverboy, Kim Mitchell and many more. A big fireworks finale ends the day.
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Historic Stewart Farm: Bring out the little boy in your dad with this day all about trains on the scenic grounds of the Historic Stewart Farm. Chat with members of the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and watch working large scale trains as they chug around the farm grounds. Treat dad to lunch from a food truck and learn a little about Surrey’s railway past. At 13723 Crescent Rd. from noon to 3 p.m., call 604-592-6956.
2-3 FVDED in the Park: Annual
festival features cutting-edge music on three stages at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 2 and 3, featuring Jack Ü, Zedd, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller and more. All ages, features 19+ VIP area. Event produced by Blueprint Events/Live Nation Canada. Tickets and info: Fvdedinthepark.com.
-August 31 Sounds of Summer: a music series at a variety of venues in Surrey from July 6 to Aug. 31, featuring a variety of performers. From classical strings to gypsy swing, you’ll hear it all during Surrey’s Sounds of Summer. Admission is free, and the series is a fantastic way to discover a new garden, rediscover a favourite space, or relax and unwind within a beautiful outdoor setting. Performances are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each evening. Info: 604-501-5050, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13488.aspx.
15-24 WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship: One of the
largest women’s world championships in Canadian history comes to Surrey from July 15-24, featuring close to 2,000 athletes from multiple countries. This event will inspire youth, celebrate our community, and promote engagement in sport, on and off the field. Info: Surrey2016.com.
-24 Fusion Festival: Annual two-day concert and food festival at Surrey’s Holland Park, July 23 to 24, featuring live entertainment, food pavilions and interactive cultural activities that will keep you busy throughout the weekend. Thousands of people attend this festival every year. For more details, visit Surrey.ca/fusionfestival.
Praise Fest 2016: Annual Christian concert sponsored by Praise 106.5 radio station set for Aug. 7 in Cloverdale. A full day of worship with your favorite artists, on two stages, plus family activities. Info: Praise1065.com.
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annual event will take place this year on the weekend of July 23 and 24 at the Honeybee Centre, located at the corner of Fraser Highway and 176th Street, Surrey. “As much fun as beekeeping and tours are, sometimes we like to let loose by inviting the community to swing by our hive for some free family fun,” reads a post at Honeybeecentre.com.
“Gone Country”: Annual benefit concert for cancer-related charities on Saturday, July 23 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, located at 64th Avenue and 176th Street in Cloverdale, featuring High Valley, Aaron Pritchett, Karen Lee Batten, Bucko and Toad, Chris Buck Band and the duo of Robyn and Ryleigh. Info: Twinscancerfundraising.com.
11 Surrey Remembers: Annual event at Surrey Museum and Archives marks Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. Children can make “peaceful crafts,” like tissue paper poppies and thankful artwork, to commemorate the day. View WWII documentary videos in the Museum’s theatre. By donation at 17710 56A Ave.
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13 Fibre Arts & Crafts Festival:
Located at Surrey Museum: Celebrate heritage crafts like spinning, knitting and weaving with this family-friendly, fun and interactive exploration of all things fibre. Try spinning and weaving on the museum’s looms and spinning wheels in the Hooser Textile Studio, with tips from expert staff and volunteers. Free admission, all ages, at 17710 56a Ave. Info: 604-592-6956.
19 Surrey Annual Tree Lighting:
Noon to 7pm at City Hall Plaza. Entrance to the festival is free. Join Mayor Hepner as she lights up the 55-foot tree, with a variety of performers and holiday-themed attractions. Visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting.
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Fleetwood Festival: Annual event in the Fleetwood community will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at Francis Park, featuring a wide variety of performers and children’s activities including trackless train, bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, crafts, sports, games, an outdoor café, BBQ and concession. Info: 604-501-5026, or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13766.aspx.
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at Surrey Museum on Oct. 29: Need more pumpkin spice in your life? Design your own take-home Jack O’ Lantern, go on a spooky scavenger hunt in the exhibit galleries, and compete for best costume. Drop-in program, free, at 17710 56A Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 604-592-6956.
Located at Bear Creek Park: Surrey Partners in Parks partners with 365 Productions to bring the garden to life each November with digital technology with the natural landscape of the garden, with music, food vendors, crafts, Wildlife at Night Walk. Pack a flashlight, dress for weather. Info:604-5015050, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ongoing Events Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly
Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.
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Calendar of Events Ongoing Events
Surrey Urban Farmer’s Market:
Party for the Planet: Every April, Surrey’s
Food, live entertainment and more every Wednesday afternoon at North Surrey Rec Centre (10275 City Parkway) from June 8 to Oct. 5. Vendors accept debit or credit. There will be recipe demonstrations, a kids zone set up with toy kitchen, checkers and colouring. Info: 778-228-3276, Surreymarket.org.
Party for the Planet is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in B.C., and it’s free. Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness for the Earth’s natural environment and Surrey has a lot to be inspired by. There will be something “green” for everyone at this event.
Surrey Night Market: Vendors, live music, food and merchandise at events held at Cloverdale Fairgrounds from June 3 to Aug. 14 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), at 17726 62nd Ave. Parking is free. Info: Surreynightmarket.com.
Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade: Every April, millions of Sikhs world-wide celebrate Vaisakhi, one of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar. Parades celebrating the event are held in Sikh communities around the world. In 2017, the Surrey event will be held on April 22. Info: Surreyvaisakhiparade.ca.
Surrey Festival of Dance: The Surrey Festival of Dance is the one of the largest amateur dance competition held in North America, with more than 10,000 dancers crossing the stage. The festival runs for several weeks every March/April at Surrey Arts Centre. Info: 604-585-3320, Surreyfestival.com.
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Surrey’s Heritage Rail Offers Rides From Spring to Fall Surrey’s revived interurban train rolls for public rides from spring to fall, and a new handle for the entire operation was introduced in 2015. The railway attraction, known as Surrey’s Heritage Rail, runs from Cloverdale Station (at Highway 10 and 176A St.) to Sullivan Station on Saturdays and Sundays from early May to the middle of October. The entire trip lasts about 55 minutes, and it’s all operated by Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society, a volunteer group. The organization’s mission is “to restore and to operate heritage interurban cars on the original BC Electric Railway Route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley to link heritage tourism destinations.” The restored BCER 1225, dubbed the “big car,” is a key piece of the society’s goal to have train cars returned to the original British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley. The 2014 season saw 2,800 passengers ride the 1225 car and 1,000 passengers on the speeder, according to a post on the rail society’s website.
“You get the feel of standing in the cabin operating the car, which is kinda cute. We also have the replica station, built from the blueprints of the original Cloverdale station, the one there 100 years ago or so, and it’s been rebuilt and is located within four feet of the original station, with a few changes for modern conveniences, like bathrooms. It has a real historical feel to it.” As with any railway schedules and fares are subject to change without notice. Adverse weather conditions or technical/safety problems may prevent operations.
New for 2015 was a simulator, designed to both entertain the public and also train drivers of the rail cars, said Ray Hudson, director of the railway society.
Ride tickets range from free for kids aged two and under to $15 for adults.
“People can get in there with the controls and there’s a screen showing the run down the track,” he noted.
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Surrey Gears Up With Paths, “Greenways”, and more You might think of Surrey as a city with heavy traffic with a few bike lanes scattered haphazardly here and there but according to cyclists, there’s a lot to be excited about. While Vancouver has been making headlines by adding bike lanes on busy roads and bridges, Surrey has quietly implemented a nearly complete network of cycle paths in quiet neighbourhoods and “greenways” that experts say are safer and promote cycling. “Whereas Vancouver has had to go in and retrofit busy streets with routes, the City of Surrey has used power lines and neighbourhood bike routes where there’s very low volumes of traffic,” said Gordon Hall, co-chair of the Surrey, White Rock and Delta Bike HUB. He added that even though Surreyites might not see many cyclists on the roads, it doesn’t mean they’re not there. “I guarantee if you go to 96th Avenue, the Green Timbers Greenway, it’s like rush hour with people.”
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The movement from four wheels to two is a result of Surrey’s ambitious Cycling Plan, adopted by council on July 23, 2012, and implemented in conjunction with the vision of the 2011 TransLink Regional Cycling Strategy. Surrey’s plan was developed with the help of a 2009 cycling survey that found 89 per cent of the public prefer to have “off-street paths” as their preferred cycle route, with a further 85 per cent saying they would bike more if more of those kinds of routes are implemented. Hall said these kinds of studies have shown the key to getting more people riding to school or work is to implement “AAA” bike routes for riders of all ages and abilities. Those three critical components include a safe network of connected cycle routes, good signage and maps that are easy for people to follow and secure bicycle parking for riders arriving at their destination. Surrey recently received $791,747 from the province
for cycling infrastructure grants that Hall says will connect some of the city’s remaining “missing links.” Projects include Fraser Heights Greenway, a shared multi-use path on 108th Avenue and a separated multi-use path on the former 154th Street. As well, bike lanes have been added on 105A Avenue between University Drive and Whalley Boulevard, including green painted “bike boxes” at three intersections and bike push buttons at 105A and King George Boulevard. The improvements are part of a number of links in Surrey’s expanding bicycle network to connect “greenway” cycling routes in Fleetwood, Fraser Heights, Surrey Lake and other areas.
the past they just couldn’t bike in there. There was nowhere to bike. And now you’ve got a complete network that really connects the city.”
“When we were originally talking about missing links this all ties in to make a complete network,” said, Hall. “So there’s multiple areas where you can go to from and it makes cycling that much more pleasant.”
Despite the success, Hall said there are still many improvements that need to be made to major roads to ensure they’re safer for cyclists, including a greenway along King George Boulevard.
Hall praised the city for working hard to connect these greenways not just for cyclists, but people on electric scooters, joggers, skateboarders and rollerbladers.
King George SkyTrain station has a new bike parkade to allow commuters a safe place to leave their rides. For more information about Surrey’s cycling plan visit Surrey.ca.
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Hammers, Flicks and Scoobers: Another Day at the Park for Surrey Ultimate League Every spring, members of Surrey Ultimate League can’t wait until their summer league kicks in.
can only pivot on one foot and must pass it to a teammate in the end zone.
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The sport has taken on a life of its own outside of high school P.E. classes: Surrey Ultimate started in 2009 with nine or 10 teams, and has steadily increased over the years.
“The league is open to players of all levels, we will help you in learning how to play,” they enthuse on the group’s website, surreyultimate.ca. “Come join us this season, it is never too late to join!” The action happens at Martha Currie Elementary (5811 184th St.), Newton Athletic Park (7395 128th St.),Semiahmoo Elementary Park (3040 145A St.) and South Surrey Athletic Park (14600 20th Ave.). Similar to football, the objective of ultimate is to get the disc into the opposing team’s endzone for one point. But unlike football, you can’t just run the disc in; the player possessing the disc
“It’s evolved so fast ,” said league member Supreet Malhi. “When I was in Grade 8, there weren’t all these teams and divisions.” “In the past couple years, we’ve really seen an increase in youth,” added fellow player Ryan Koop. “(But) the age range goes from kids that are 14 to some adults in their 60s. It’s really neat like that.” The sport’s broad appeal is attributed to its easy accessibility and positive atmosphere, though at the same time, it can be tremendously competitive.
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Ultimate offers two divisions: One for more advanced players and the other for people who are just looking for a good time. For the really skilled athletes, the sport has transcended high school soccer fields to the point of major league competition, with two highly ranked teams based in Vancouver.
“We’ve got the White Elephants this year, AYCE, Uptown Flick, GangGreen,” said Koop. “One year, we were the Purple People Eaters and we had a Pac-Man trying to eat a guy diving for a disc.” “The sport’s kind of got a history of putting goofy names on teams,” Malhi added.
Perhaps the biggest difference that sets apart the pros from the amateurs is the ability to perform a variety of throws. While a backhand is the most common throw, it’s not always the best when facing a heavy defense. “These throws have different curves you can put on them,” said Chatha. “You can use those to place the disc where you want it to go.” Every throw has its own advantages and disadvantages. A flick is a forehand throw performed quickly with minimal energy, but requires practice. A roller throw covers a lot of distance, but can be easily turned over. And what about the upside-down throws? “If you want to get it to your player on, say, the far side of the field, but you don’t want it to get blocked, you’d throw a hammer,” said Chatha. “The scoober’s a similar one, but it doesn’t go as far. That’s to get it over one or two people rather than across the field.” Both throws send the disc upside-down, but they’re not just for style - they allow for a greater control. And if you thought “scoober” was a weird name for a throw, wait until you’ve heard the team names.
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Central City Shopping Centre: Central City includes a new state-of-the-art office complex that complements an existing regional shopping centre as well as Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus. The mall is filled with 140 retail stores, restaurants and services anchored by B.C.’s first Bed Bath & Beyond, T&T Supermarket, Canadian Passport Office, Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness/ She’s Fit!, Winners, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Brick, Best Buy and Walmart. At 10153 King George Blvd. (Pictured Right) Surrey Punjabi Market: Spice up your wardrobe at the Surrey Punjabi Market, which has the largest selection of Indian shopping in the entire province. Uncover hidden treasures as you sort through beautifully tailored saris and dazzling Indian jewelry. Afterwards, feast at an authentic Indian restaurant, and indulge your sweet tooth at one of the many sweet shops. On 128th Street between 76th and 84th Avenue. Neighbourhood Shopping:
Surrey is home to a wide variety of shopping malls and districts in its many neighbourhoods, including Nordel Crossing (88th Avenue and 120th Street), Fleetwood Village (Fraser Highway and 152nd Street), Clayton Crossing (Fraser Highway at 188th Street), Clover Square Village (Highway 10 at 177B Street), Fraser Heights Village (160th Street and 108th Avenue) and Strawberry Hill Shopping Centre (72nd Avenue at 120th Street).
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Surrey’s Only Casino Gets a Big Makeover The doors of Elements Casino opened in December 2015, bringing live entertainment, additional dining options and an “enhanced gaming mix” to the Cloverdale property, formerly known as Fraser Downs Racetrack Casino. Over the previous six months, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation spent close to $11 million to refurbish the 56,000-square-foot property, which first opened 40 years ago on 60th Avenue, east of 176th Street. “We want to be a destination venue, not just for Surrey but for our whole trade area,” said Michael Kim, the casino’s director of operations. The live-entertainment venue, Escape, has room for 300 patrons in the space, formerly the multi-tiered clubhouse area. The Escape stage, positioned to project sound away from the casino floor, features live bands and other performers two or three nights a week. “It can be used for a variety of events and gatherings, including weddings, Kim said. Solo musicians perform on a small stage at the adjacent Molson Canadian Lounge, which overlooks rows of slot machines positioned in the atrium of the casino’s main entrance. It’s a great place to unwind after work or catch a game on TV, and patrons also have a view of the harness racing outside, from fall to spring.
and-go items such as burgers and sandwiches. Table games at the casino include Blackjack, Roulette, Four Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em, along with newer games such as Roulette, Double Deck Blackjack, Pai Gow and Squeeze Baccarat (in a semi-private area). On the ceiling above slot machines near Foodies, LED lighting changes colours to suit a mood or special event. The overall concept of Elements is for the facility to “serve as the entertainment destination of choice for many entertainment seekers as the new venue offers exciting gaming, racing, entertainment and dining options accompanied by unrivaled personal service. The casino name was chosen with the help of focus groups and a branding agency.
The new Diamond Buffet, billed as “the only sevenday-a-week buffet in town,” has room for 150 people for brunch, lunch and dinner.
“We called it Elements because we are going to have so many new elements in here,” Kim said. “Whether you’re going out with a group of two or 10, we now have something that caters to what you’re looking for.”
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Wonders Await On City Centre Artwalk Surrey is filled with some amazing works of public art, and people can see some examples on the City Centre Artwalk. The self-guided tour is an opportunity to discover 11 public artworks along parks, pathways, SkyTrain pillars and civic buildings on University Drive in Surrey’s revitalized City Centre. The route is flat and wheelchair accessible, with public seating and washrooms at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, City Centre Library, City Hall and Holland Park. People can choose their own route and walk a little, or see it all. The route is connected at the south end to King George SkyTrain station and at the north end to Gateway SkyTrain station. Here are the highlights of the art on this tour, as found on the City of Surrey’s website (Surrey.ca): “Convergence”: Originally installed at the North Surrey Recreation Centre in Spring 2011, these 50 mosaic projects can now be found outside the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. Connie Glover and Vallalee Hoffman worked with the Whalley community to create a mosaic pathway that reflects the neighbourhood. Located within the gardens on the east site of the building, “Convergence” reflects on the place people meet as they make their way to work, play, and shopping, and also how the community’s cultural diversity is intermingling and converging. Circular shapes contain images of local history, families, nature, and recreation activities. At Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Youth Park, 13458 107A Ave. “Marks”: Liz Magor’s four sculptural forms are installed in a group of three on the third floor and a single piece on the fourth floor of the City Centre Library. These large silicone forms look abstract at first, but seen from above, they resemble punctuation marks. As we move between them, we become part of the narrative of the library: the story of people coming together in a public place to pursue solitary acts of reading, studying, or researching. The quotation marks also “record” the many stories of a diverse community. Made from black silicone, they are warm and soft to the touch, and are shaped by impressions of the human
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body—hands, legs, elbows. They offer a surprising contrast to the clean white architecture of the library, and welcome readers to lounge on their surfaces. At City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr. “Pebble Mosaics”: A series of pebble mosaic panels are installed on wall inserts and walkways in Holland Park. Artist Glen Andersen worked with river rocks, carefully combining colour, texture, size, and form to build complex yet simply stunning designs. These mosaic artworks are based on mandala, wheel, and floral designs and reference cultural and natural motifs. The largest is “Dahlia,” located on the plaza at the King George entrance to the park. All are intended to enhance the park experience and complement nearby steel sculptures by Bruce Voyce. At Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd. “Protecting the Future, Serving the Present”: Crafted by Artform Sculpture Studio, this bronzecoloured concrete sculpture was dedicated to the Surrey Firefighters in recognition of their contribution to the city over the past 50 years. It speaks of the spirit and diversity of firefighters, their efforts to safeguard our neighbourhoods and homes, and their charitable work, especially that directly benefitting youth in our community. The firefighter depicted has been modeled after a serving member of the Surrey Fire Department. Of Korean descent, he represents not only the years of dedicated firemen, but also the cultural and ethnic diversity that is one of the hallmarks of the City of Surrey. At Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd. “Spring Floraform, Summer Floraform, and Seeds of Change”: Bruce Voyce’s series of large-scale, delicate sculptures, based on flowers, leaves, seeds, and seedpods, are located throughout Holland Park. The artist conceived metal sculptures that refer to edible and medicinal plants with a rich history amongst First Nations cultures as a means to harmonize the urban and natural environments in the park. At Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd. “Together”: Surrey’s City Hall features an artwork inspired by the theme of democracy. The lead artists, Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen of Studio Roso, took their inspiration for the planned artwork from the behaviour of animals, who work collectively to ensure their survival. Approximately 800 aluminum birds are suspended from the roof of the building’s six-storey atrium. Within the atrium’s glass walls and skylights, the flock of birds appears to be flying
through the building. At night, a special lighting system adds to the effect of the sculpture’s dynamic movement. Measuring over 20 meters long and almost as high, this sculpture is one of the most impressive public artworks in Metro Vancouver. At City Hall, 13450 104th Ave. “Underfoot Yet Overhead”: Karen Kazmer’s work features two different, yet related, series of visual markers installed on SkyTrain pillars in City Centre. In Part 1, viewers will see a series of pierced metal panels with imagery based on the increments of athlete’s movements. Arranged sequentially, like stop-motion animation, the series of 12 different actions celebrate sports activities in Whalley Athletic Park and Holland Park. Kazmer calls each series “a microscopic hunt for meaning.” Their intent is to create a visible presence for what is normally unseen or overlooked. In Part 2, the design refers to microscopic organisms, specifically bacteria that form an invisible, yet essential, part of our ecosystem. The artist focussed on bacteria that live in the soil and cause dead matter to decompose. At SkyTain pillars along University Drive near 105A Ave. “UrbanScreen”: Located on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, Surrey’s UrbanScreen is an offsite programming venue of Surrey Art Gallery. The venue is Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor urban screen dedicated to presenting digital and interactive art, and can be viewed from SkyTrain, between Gateway and Surrey Central stations. Exhibitions begin 30 minutes after sunset, and end at midnight. See the screen at 13458 107A Ave. “Were It Not For You”: Glen Andersen’s three-panel “bas-relief” (low-relief sculpture) decorates the central fountain wall in Holland Park. The scenes on the panels are executed in a joyous, Art Nouveau style, with a nod to Asian ornament. The triptych’s imagery depicts earth, air, fire, water, and space in dynamic interplay. Symbolic of these are images of a curling fern frond, a hummingbird, the sun, and a fish with overarching waves. This artwork celebrates the life force and complements the other naturebased artworks in the park, at Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd. “West Coast Landscape”: An expansive painting measuring 6’6” x 20’6”, “West Coast Landscape” was created specifically for the Surrey City Centre Public Library and is located near the entrance on the main floor. It is one of Gordon Smith’s largest creations. At first glance, the painting may seem to render a familiar scene. But upon looking closer, this monumental work does more than reproduce a scene from nature. At City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr.
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Surrey Parks Manager Owen Croy Makes His Picks “Invergarry Park, with its northfacing ravine and forest area is a cool park to enjoy. It also has an awesome off-street bike park with jumps.” At 11297 Surrey Rd. “Fleetwood Park has a great mix of passive park, a water spray park and natural area trails in the shade.” At 15802 80th Ave. “Bothwell Park is an older park that doesn’t have many visitors, so you can enjoy a peaceful walk on its trails that wind through a natural area. Historically, the Serpentine River had been dammed at this point, and served as Surrey’s Swimming Hole. Of course, the dam is no longer there, and it is noted environmentally sensitive area.” At 9435 168th St.
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Doug Zaklan took a drink of water on a hot Wednesday afternoon and surveyed the land he’s been farming for the past few years. It’s harvest day at Zaklan Heritage Farm, and dozens of hens scramble around a penned area, not far from where Reverend the llama chews on lettuce grown in another area of the field. Carrots, beats, chard, kale, cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli, tomatoes - it’s all yielded from the approximately two acres of soil on this tree-lined property, owned by the Zaklan family since the 1920s. “Some people have no idea this is here,” Zaklan said as he walked near the hen house, part of an eight-acre oasis of agricultural goodness located off 84th Avenue and 132nd Street in Newton. “When they come here, people are usually amazed that this farm is here that’s the most common reaction. People tell us, ‘I’ve lived here my whole life and I had no idea this existed.’”
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Over the decades, the land has been farmed in different ways, but the current use is probably the most ambitious. Zaklan began a revitalization project in 2011 that eventually involved a partnership with Gemma McNeill, a fellow former UBC Farm worker who shares Zaklan’s passion for organic farming. They sell their produce on the farm every Saturday, from June to October, and they also bring goods to markets held elsewhere in the area, including Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market on Wednesday afternoons (at City Hall Plaza, 13450 104th Ave.). “Right now,” McNeill observed, “there seems to be more people aware of, and interest in and need for, having healthy local food, so I think we’re kind of doing the right thing at the right time. We’re coming in at that sort of sweet spot. We’re working hard, because farming’s not easy, but there’s more of a demand now that previously didn’t exist.” Zaklan nodded in agreement. “We’re really trying to find out what the best way to farm this land is, and it’s about kind of reinventing that and reassessing what works for the land and also what works for the market, and using technologies that didn’t exist back in the day.”
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not connected to anything. In some ways, that’s mainly what we’re trying to do, connect people.” That connection is evident in the farm’s CSA program, or Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a partnership between program members who commit funding in the spring and farmers who provide them weekly boxes of produce throughout the growing season. Such programs are taking off across North America, guaranteeing farmers a market for their produce and also needed capital at the start of each season. Meanwhile, the consumer benefits by getting a regular supply of seasonal, farm-fresh produce. Everyone wins, basically. “With our CSA this summer, we’re doing 40 families a week who get veggies from us, so they pick up from here on Fridays and Saturdays,” McNeill explained. Up to 40 kinds of vegetables are grown on the Zaklan farm, including more than a hundred varieties of things - tomatoes, cucumbers and much more.
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“That variety keeps things interesting for us and also for our CSA members,” Zaklan added. “So every week, their box is changing something different in them, with the season. In a way, I think those members like the variety, because it can be a challenge. It can be like, ‘Oh, what did I get this week, and what can I make with it all?’ They have a box of fresh veggies in their kitchen and they have to find a way to use it.” Weekly emails are sent to CSA members with a list of produce included the box, along with a recipe or two and other suggested uses. “There’s also solicited recipes on our Facebook page, a bit of community sharing of ideas of what to make,” McNeill said. “People love that, those ideas. You have to be the right kind of person to get into that, and it’s not for everybody, maybe, but our members seem to love it. They tell us that it forces them to eat lots of vegetables and that they look forward to that box every week.” For more details, visit Zaklanheritagefarm.com or call 604-355-1061.
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Adventures Await at These Surrey Venues
Surrey Museum: Located in the heart of Cloverdale, Surrey Museum tells the story of Surrey’s rich history from its First Peoples to settler communities, urban development, transportation, logging, farming and home life. Artifacts and images reach right up to the gallery ceiling. Highlighting vintage vehicles, the rodeo, eateries and totem poles, just to name a few amazing features, the museum delivers as a must-see local attraction. A new permanent Kids Gallery is location on the second floor of the museum. At 17710 56A Ave. 604-592-6956 Surrey Civic Theatres: This collection of city-operated theatres offers audiences a wide variety of concerts, theatre productions, dance shows and other special events, at Surrey Arts Centre (which includes Surrey Art Gallery, at 13750 88th Ave.) and the newer Centre Stage at City Hall (13450 104th Ave.). 604-501-5566
Surrey Archives: Learn about the history of your community. The Archives houses incredible
documents and photos about Surrey’s past and its people. Visit the heritage facility itself or experience your search online. The Archives offers a number of resources, programs and services. At 17671 56th Ave., in the 1912 Municipal Hall heritage building. 604-502-6459
Historic Stewart Farm: Located in Elgin Heritage Park in South Surrey, this picturesque facility
interprets the time period 1890 to 1920. From teas to special events to programs for all ages, the Farm has something for everyone, all through the unique lense of Surrey’s past. At 13723 Crescent Rd. 604-592-6956
Bell Performing Arts Centre: With 1,052 seats, the “Bell” is one of Surrey’s largest performing
arts spaces. Ideal for any type of event, the theatre has played host to both local and international performers. Located at Sullivan Heights Secondary, 6250 144th St. 604-507-6355
Newton Cultural Centre: Home to the Arts Council of Surrey, the facility provides a hub for arts
programs in Surrey and fosters creativity in the local arts community. This venue features a gallery, theatre/ rehearsal hall and meeting space. At 13530 72nd Ave. 604-594-2700
Surrey Little Theatre: This small community theatre is home to a resident company that produces plays three times a year, in the Clayton area. At 7027 184th St. 604-576-8451 BC Vintage Truck Museum:
Dedicated to reserving the early history of trucking in British Columbia, the museum features a number of freight transportation vehicles ranging in age from 1914 to 1951, along with a number of artifacts about BC’s early trucking. The collection was donated by the Teamsters Freight Transportation Museum & Archives. At 6022 176th St. 604-372-4093
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This large theatre (nearly 1,500 seats) is located on the campus of Pacific Academy, in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey. As time and space permits, the auditorium is made available for rental to the greater community for activities and events. At 10238 168th St. 60-581-2981
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Art Knapp Plantland: Come by and stroll through more than eight acres of store and nursery. Rest on park benches, ride the larger train through the nursery and around a fun 18-hole miniature golf course. At 4391 King George Blvd, 604-596-9201 Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf: Eddy the Engine and Chough take you into
the woods of Bear Creek Floral Garden, over the bridge and back to the station. Seasonal displays in tunnel. At 13750 88th Ave, 604-501-1232
Bose Family Corn Maze: Imagine
wandering through a maze. The walls on either side of you are 12 feet tall, and they are stalks of corn. Using clues and your skills to navigate your way through our corn maze. At 156 Street & 64 Avenue, Newton, 778-578-5450
A place for five-pin bowling for more than 60 years, conveniently located and easy accessible for people who want bowling fun at its best in Surrey. At 5814 176A St.,604-574-4601
Coastal Climbing Centre: Formerly
known as Vertical Reality, this centre offers climbers more than 150 climbing routes and boulder problems on 7,500 square feet of wall and over 650 square feet of climbable roof. At unit #202-7728 128th St., 604-594-0664
Create-It Emporium: An arts and crafts
studio located in historic downtown Cloverdale. Get creative at drop-in pottery painting and glass fusion, as well as canvas painting classes, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, kidâ€™s and adult parties. At 17582 56A Ave,604-574-4044
Funky Monkey: Large indoor fun park features a Jungle Playground (giant three-storey structure with a 50-foot triple slide and more), plus full-sized Amusement Park Rides (Monkey Hopper & Pirate Ship), Bumper Cars, laser tag arena. At 13853 104th Ave., 604-498-4644
Honey Bee Demonstration
Honeybee Centre: A working honey farm with a country store full of natural honeybee products and a Discovery Centre where you can learn about the fascinating world of the honeybee. See live bees up close in an observation hive and take a public guided tour. At 7480 176th St., 604-575-2337 Sky Zone Surrey: Indoor trampoline park
with over 30,000 square feet of trampoline fun. Facility has everything from open jumps to the foam pit all the way to DodgeBall and SkySlam. They also host birthday parties and corporate events. At 11125 124th St., 778-395-5867
Urban Safari Rescue Society: Facility in South Surrey houses nearly 300 rescued exotic animals, 104 species. Guided tours of the facility and animals run every day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Learn about these amazing creatures in a unique environment. At 1395 176th St., 604-531-1100 Discover Surrey | 37
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Section Z of the May 26, 2016 edition of the Surrey Now