Tickets for the 9th annual Surrey Children's Festival are now on sale at the Surrey Arts Centre box office.
Six ticketed headline performances occur on May 23 – 25 for $10 each and an all access pass is available on Saturday for $12 each which admits you to all the performances (subject to availability) and activities on site. Entrance to the festival is free, as are many community performances and art activities.
"We're thrilled to be able to bring these world-class children's performers together in one place", says City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. "We recognize that parents are looking for inspiring and enriching cost effective activities for their kids and the Surrey Children's Festival provides just that."
The goal of the Surrey Children's Festival is to expose children to the arts in a fun and interactive way. This year's line-up of performers ranges from a preschool performance from Australia, Grug and Alberta circus performers The Chairmen. Medicine Bear is dance theatre from Toronto at its finest, while Grand Dérangement gets kids moving with Acadian music from Nova Scotia. The Spirit of Harriet Tubman from Ontario and a film from the U.K The Itch of the Golden Nit round out Festival ticketed performances.
"This international festival grows in popularity each year and is a great way to inspire young hearts and minds and celebrate the City's rich and diverse culture through performing and visual arts experiences." says Councillor Judy Villeneuve, Chair of the City's Culture Development Advisory Committee.
Tickets and all access passes go on sale April 16th at the Surrey Art's Centre box office and may also be purchased on site during the festival. However, there are a limited number of all access passes available.
Surrey Children's Festival: www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival.ca
Dates: May 23-25, 2013
Time: Thurs/Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sat: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cruisin The Dub in South Surrey - Every Wednesday
Hot Rods, Muscle cars, Bikes you name it as the crew from Creative DJ services host a Cruise-In every Wednesday night starting May 22nd and running until October at the A & W 2303 King George Highway in South Surrey. (Weather permitting)
Pop by on your way to or from the strip in White Rock. We'll be rolling the wheels of steel as we crank out lots of Classic Rock and a few musical surprises. Food specials and prizes. 5 until 8 p.m. every Wednesday night starting May 22nd. Cruisin the Dub!!
Celebrate community at the 39th ANNUAL ALEXANDRA FESTIVAL. Alexandra Neighbourhood House is hosting this signature event Saturday May 25th, 11a.m. to 5p.m. at Camp Alexandra in Crescent Beach.
Entertainment on the outdoor stage is as diverse as it is entertaining. Some of the highlights include children's performer Chris Hamilton, the colorful and energetic Bhangramatics, an Aboriginal crowd-inclusive pow-wow, Togoles African drumming and dance, and blues, jazz and rock. And once again, the very popular New Life Art show will be on display in Alexandra Hall.
Family fun will include two bouncy castles, face painting, a creation station, a pre-school and first Nations Circle story time and lots of other fun activities.
Artisans and crafters with unique items will be selling everything from jewelry to clothing, lotions and potions and both foodies and gardeners will want to visit the community garden where Sources Food Bank, the WR/SS Urban Food Markets and the Kwantlen Seed Library will all be on hand with a wealth of information.
Mobile food trucks, and a variety of traditional and ethnic foods will be available on site all day.
Many diverse groups will be at the Festival for the first time, including The Fraser Region Aboriginal Centre with traditional crafts, UMOJA Family services, DiverCity, HIPPY Canada with information on multicultural childcare issues and QMUNITY, an education and outreach program in support of a safe, inclusive community.
Crescent Beach parking woes? No problem - hop on our convenient shuttle which will be departing continuously from the #240 Crescent Beach Legion at
2643 128th Street from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
Plan to spend some time by the beach at this popular community event. There's something for everyone!
Alexandra Neighbourhood House is a non-profit community and social service organization located half a block from the water at the corner of Sullivan and McBride in Crescent Beach. For more information go to www.alexhouse.net
White Rock Farmers' Market
SUNDAYS 9am - 1pm
15154 Miramar Plaza
White Rock (beside The Whaling Wall)
May 26 - Oct 13
There is an important State Rail Plan meeting taking place in Blaine, at the City Hall on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 9am-Noon.
One part of this meeting is dealing with restoring the historic 1908 depot on the border in Blaine, and gaining a Amtrak stop here, as this is such an important topic, with much momentum building, we are asking for your participation to let folks know about this very important transportation option, for us locals and the lower mainland of BC.
The WHITE ROCK Social Justice Film Society proudly presents its final film of the season;
"ReGENERATION explores the inherent cynicism found in many of today's youth and young adults, and the influences that perpetuate our culture's apathetic approach to social and political causes. The film features three intersecting stories of students, parents, and artists all looking for their place in society. Together they capture the thoughts and feelings of today's struggling generation as some of the worlds leading scholars, activists, and media personalities provide their insight into the ideas and movements that can inspire change." Written by Anonymous
PLACE: THE FIRST UNITED CHURCH AT CENTRE AND BUENA VISTA.
TIME: 7PM. Doors open at 6:30pm with entertainment.
DATE: Friday, May 31st, 2013. Admission by donation.
Barrio Fundraiser - Sat. June 8th - From the Coast to the Caribbean With Love
Sat. June 8th - 6:30-9pm, Dinner with the Divas of Barrio Blanco
for Building Homes from the Heart
from the Coast to the Caribbean with LOVE
Knights of Columbus Chambers, (around back Star of the Sea Hall)
15262 Pacific Ave. White Rock.
A fundraising Caribbean flavored fundraising dinner featuring Carnival girls, Caribbean Bachata/Merengue LIVE music entertainment, a traditional 3 course plated traditional Dominican Republic dinner, Silent & LIVE auctions, and Hot Salsa and Afro-Creole dance demonstrations.
ALL net proceeds going to Providing Opportunity a community based self-sustainable project to build homes, provide food, medical services and education to the poor living in the slums of Barrio Blanco, Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Hear moving stories from the Divas who personally experienced sponsoring a home and know the huge difference these donations make to the hard working families of Barrio Blanco.
Tickets to the Dinner can be purchased as a gift of $100 at www.PeopleHelpPeople.ca please select $100 amount and sign in as a guest payment for Visa or Mastercard
To GIVE a gift of your chosen donation amount go to www.PeopleHelpPeople.ca and select the amount you would like to give and sign in as a guest payment for Visa or Mastercard
More information can be found on our Facebook Community/Cause page https://www.facebook.com/BarrioBlancoCabareteDominicanRepublic?fref=ts
If you wish more information or you would like to pay for a ticket to the dinner or donation by cash or cheque, please contact Event Producer Victoria Clements at 604-722-2914 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey's DOOR OPEN 2013
Saturday June 22, 2013 11:00am to 4:00pm
Doors Open is a free family event that provides the unique opportunity for you to be a tourist in your own city. A variety of sites will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Surrey's rich culture, history, art and architecture. Free activities, guided tours, food and much more!
Explore and enter to win! At every Doors Open site, a greeter will stamp your brochure and for every 5 stamps you recieve, you will be entered into a prize draw. You can hand in your completed brochure at any Doors Open site on June 22nd between 11am-4pm.
Download the 2013 Doors Open Guide (PDF. New Window.) which lists all venues and details about the event.
Visit Doors Open sites on your own, or use the Free Hop-on Hop-off Trolleys (Website. New Window.) which will make travel between sites easy.