SURREY EVENTS CALENDAR for May 3 and beyond

SURREY EVENTS CALENDAR for May 3 and beyond

Plays, festivals, concerts and more in our weekly guide


Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start, May 7: Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst.

“An Evening with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” on Friday, May 5 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info:, 604-507-6355.

Surrey Youth Orchestra performs a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 14 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey, 7 p.m., featuring oboist Bobby Zhang (winner of Concerto Competition), plus Junior Strings, Intermediate Orchestra, Youth Orchestra. Tickets are $18/$12, 778-549-5515,

Beatlemania on Tour tribute concert at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, July 6, featuring hits by The Beatles as part of a touring show. Tickets $22.75/$50.75 via

FVDED in the Park: Third annual hip-hop/electronic pop music festival at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 7-8, featuring The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, PartyNextDoor and Dillon Francis on three stages. Visit for details.

“Gone Country”: Annual benefit concert for cancer-related charities will feature Tim Hicks, Jojo Mason, Karen Lee Batten, Me and Mae and others, on July 22 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. Tickets and info:


Urban Safari Rescue Society hosts a huge barn sale of used aquariums and pet supplies on May 5, 6 and 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. “There is everything for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish all at garage-sale prices and much of it is new from pet suppliers,” including large dog travel crates, dog dishes, toys, clothes, treats, aquarium decorations for fish and reptiles, large enclosures, new wall mounted tanks, more.” Facility is located at 1395 176th St., South Surrey. Info: 604-531-1100,

Yard sale at St. Andrew’s Newton Presbyterian Church (7147 124 St., Surrey) on Saturday, May 6 from 9am to 1pm. Large variety of merchandise, plus baked goods. Info: Call Dave, 604-584-0734.

Plus Size Wardrobe Sale on Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. “Plus size clothing sale of used clothing.” Info: 604-319-2407.

Plant sale hosted by South Surrey Garden Club on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Mark’s church, 12953 20th Ave., Surrey. Perennials, shrubs, trees, edibles, vines and more.

White Rock & District Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 13 at Ocean Park hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1577 128th St., Surrey, featuring plants, baked goods, flower arrangements, other garden-related items.


“Dine to Make a Difference”: Fifth annual event on Friday, May 5 at The Dragon Lounge in Elements Casino in Cloverdale, with 6 p.m. champagne reception and 7 p.m. dinner. “The Dine to Make a Difference event is an inspirational evening which includes dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more to support the programs and services The Centre for Child Development provides to over 2,700 children with special needs every year.” Tickets and info:, 604-533-4884.


Royal Canadian Family Circus brings “Spectac! 2017” show to Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre for seven shows from May 5 to 7, under a big-top tent with room for 2,600 spectators. High-wire acts, acrobats, motorcycle daredevils, Zerbini Liberty horses and more. Tickets start at $25 via


“Mother’s Day without Mother” event hosted by Surrey Hospice Society on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at Guildford Village (craft room), 14568 104A Ave., Surrey. Free, all-ages. A community memorial event. “We believe that no one should be alone in their grief and that touching into the healing power nature is essential to move through such an intense time of change. Our event will involve making a craft, a Seed Jar, sharing treats others that Mom would have loved and sharing stories of what Mom loved about life.” Info: 604-584-7006,

Annual Mother’s Day Tea hosted by Cloverdale United Church women on Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 2 pm, 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. “Plants & flower baskets, bake table, books, lunch and door prizes. Everyone welcome.”


Newton Community Walk on Friday, May 5, starting at 10 a.m. at Newton Starbucks, #800-7380 King George Blvd. “Newton BIA has adopted streets thru the Surrey Adopt-a-Street program. We will be walking to streets, picking up trash, reporting problem sites while building community!” RSVP by the Wednesday before the scheduled walk to

Surrey RCMP host spring Neighbourhood Safety Meetings to share information about localized crime trends and current actions underway to address these crimes. Remaining meetings are in South Surrey (May 3 from 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Park Secondary, 13484 24th Ave.) and Guildford (May 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, Fleetwood Park Secondary, 7940 156th St.). Pre-registration is not required. Info:

Community Sweat Lodge event on Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society, 13632 110A Ave., Surrey. “The Sweat Lodge is a First Peoples’ ceremony used to connect with and honour the Earth. Participants will be exposed to heat, steam and smoke and should be physically fit. Registration is free, but space is limited.” Info:, 778-988-3549.


Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Annual May Day long weekend event at Cloverdale Fairgrounds from May 19 to 22, featuring rodeo action, live music, rides, food and other attractions. Info:, 604-576-9461.


Grow & Gather Farm Expo at Cloverdale Agriplex on weekend of June 10-11. A new expo and educational event aimed to help small farm owners maximize their productivity and keep within British Columbia’s farm-use regulations.” Weekend pass is $35. Info:


Surrey Youth Showcase event at Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave., Surrey, on Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., featuring basketball tourney, street dance battle and more. “Celebrate one of the City’s largest youth events! Bring your friends and get into the fun. This free event is a great way for youth to connect with the community.” Info:


Surrey Festival of Dance: The 51st edition of the festival closes with No Borders Group Dance Challenge and Honour Awards held on Saturday, May 13 at Surery Arts Centre. Info:

Surrey International Children’s Festival: Theme of “Be Moved!” for the 2017 event, to feature shows from Canada, Australia and Korea from May 25 to 27 at Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre. Shows include Windmill Theatre Co.’s “Grug and the Rainbow,” all-ages circus act “Les Parfaits Inconnus,” theatre production “Mistatim,” a “Paper Playground” interactive dance show, the Korean/Canadian theatre/puppetry production “Sangja,” music by Le Groupe Swing and a theatrical “Snow White/Blanche Neige” show. Info:, or call 604-501-5566.

Surrey Greek Food Festival: Annual event runs from June 9 to 18 at Greek Orthodox church at 13181 96th Ave., Surrey. Info:, 604-496-5099,

City of Bhangra Festival at venues in Surrey and Vancouver from June 11 to 17. “The largest Bhangra festival in North America features concerts, after-parties with top DJs, workshops and free events. Over 350 performers from international stars to local artists, presented by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.” Info:,


“Surrey Stories Connect: Teens and Seniors Write Surrey”: Surrey’s first Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, launches anthology on Friday May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City Centre Library. “The book tells the lived experiences of Surrey residents from the Cloverdale and Strawberry Hill areas as well as from Historic Stewart Farm.” All are welcome to the book launch. The book will be available free of charge. Light refreshments provided. Call 604-598-7426 to save your spot. Info:


“MS Brain Health: A New Perspective” workshop on Saturday, May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Surrey, 15808 104th Ave., Surrey. “Having a healthy brain that functions well is important for people with MS. Learn how you can take positive action to maximize your lifelong brain health whatever your MS diagnosis. During this two-hour workshop, you will better understand the brain health perspective on MS and how to embrace a ‘brain-healthy’ lifestyle. Registration is free and light refreshments will be provided.” Free. Info:, 604-689-3144.


Surrey Industry Tour hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, May 5 from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This innovative event showcases Surrey’s industries and Surrey’s future developments. With commentary on Surrey developments, you will tour three or four business stops. Tour will conclude with a guest speaker at a lunch.” Fee is $45 + tax (members); $60 + tax (general admission). Info:, 604.581.7130.

Surrey’s International Business trade show on Thursday, May 11 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, from 5:30 to 8 p.m, 15269 104 Ave., Surrey. Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities. “This is a great opportunity to promote your business face-to-face with over 300 members of the Surrey business community and those involved with international trade.” Info: Contact Heather Booth via email or by phone 604.634.0341 or Luke Arathoon via email or by phone 604.634.0391.

Mayor Linda Hepner’s third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, May 18 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. To register, call 604.581.7130.


Surrey Aglow Luncheon on Tuesday, May 9, from 11:30 a.m., at Ricky’s Restaurant, 8958 152nd St., at Fraser Hwy, Surrey. Speakers: Pastor Dave & Ethel Burns. “Come and be encouraged by their Journey in Life and how God has provided, blessed and honoured this couple as they serve people and God.”


Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388,

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112,

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info:

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828,

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info:

Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470,

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620,


“Giselle” by Coastal City Ballet performed on Friday, June 9 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave. “A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Irene Schneider’s Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.” Tickets from $35 to $42, group discounts available. Info:, 604-501-5566.


“Homechild”: Surrey Little Theatre presents drama, written by Joan McLeod and directed by June and Jacq Ainsworth, to May 20 at Clayton-area theatre. “As age loosens his grip on long-held secrets, Alistair MacEachern yearns for Katie, the younger sister left in Scotland when he was shipped out as a “home child” in 1922.” Info:, 604-576-8451.

“Glorious”: White Rock Players’ Club stages the comedy written by Peter Quilter, to May 6 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. “Don’t miss this inspirational story of a woman who followed her passions and her dreams, no matter what people said.” Info:, 604-536-7535.

“A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine” musical double feature show presented by FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Society, from May 4 to 14 (select dates) at The Clova Theatre at Crossridge Church, 5732 176th St. in Cloverdale. “A nostalgic nod to the glory days of Hollywood,” featuring eight triple-threat performers. Tickets and info:,


Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.


Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. “All welcome to attend and learn about bees.”

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.


T.W. Twirlers Square Dance Club hosts events every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal Heights Baptist Church, 11706 96th Ave., North Delta. All-ages event, first night is free admission. “It is ‘Friendship Set To Music.’ Come out and have fun learning to dance and meet new friends, for a social, fun night out.” Info:, 604-358-2841.

Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey, from September to June. “First time free, no partner required. Wear comfortable shoes.” $4 drop-in fee. Info: Call Dale, 604-496-4236,

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on first Tuesday of every month, except July and August, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit


“Rising Tides and Skin Boats” community art project event on Wednesday, May 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Room 120 at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free admission. “Join us for a knowledge exchange and social engagement art project to process what we know about our changing oceans and climate, and visually weave a collective response for a hopeful future.” Info:


Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email or call 604-789-5037.

Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.


O.W.L.. open house on May 6-7 at the organization’s Delta facility, 3800 72nd St, daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring bird meet n’ greet, pond games, displays, gift area and more. “O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) is a rehabilitation and education center established for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. Our Open House is one of our largest fundraising events to make it possible for us to continue our work.” Info:

Surrey RCMP Open House: Annual event on Saturday, May 13, from noon to 3 p.m., at Surrey RCMP Main Detachment, 14355 57th Ave., in celebration of Police Week. “There will be a number of hands-on activities and informative displays, food, photo opportunities with police vehicles and members in Red Serge, demonstrations, and more.” Event features Air 1 Helicopter, Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, Bike Team, Explosives Disposal Unit, police vehicles, career info and more. Info:


Surrey Urban Farmers Market returns to North Surrey rec centre plaza this spring, on Wednesday afternoons starting June 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. “A vibrant, multi-cultural farmers market, promoting and celebrating small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans for the benefit of our diverse community.” Live music, plus community workshops and events. Info:, 778-228-3276.

The 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,


Taan’s Moons: a Haida Story Art Exhibit & Celebration at City Centre Library, in celebration of Canadian Children’s Book Week, May 8-12. Opening Celebration on Monday, May 8 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., featuring remarks from local First Nations leaders, Haida music and light refreshments. All are welcome. Then, on Tuesday, May 9, 3:30-5 pm, children ages 6-12 can meet Taan’s Moons author Alison Gear, and create their own felted art with Taan’s Moons’ illustrator, Kiki van der Heiden. Register at 604-598-7427. Also, on Thursday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, adults and teens can be part of the Community Conversation about art and cultural expression. “There will be a panel of speakers, including local Indigenous artists and Taan’s Moons’ artist and illustrator.” Register at 604-598-7426.

ESL Book Clubs at Surrey Libraries: “Practice your English and make friends at ESL Book Club. Come practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Book clubs are free, fun, and friendly. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced. Library books will be provided (levels 1-4). City Centre Library: Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm on May 24, June 21; Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30-3pm on May 17; Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. on May 4, June 1; Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30-12 on May 25, June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on May 18, June 15.


2017 Surrey Earth Walk on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton PLOT garden, 71 Avenue and 137A Street, Surrey. “A celebration of the people and places that are making our community more sustainable. We’ll be stopping at Zaklan Farm for snack, Henry’s permaculture garden for lunch, and few other interesting stops along the way.” Info:

Peace Walk on Saturday, May 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. at northeast side of Fleetwood Park, 15802 80th Ave. “The purpose of this community labyrinth walk is to bring people from all over the world, to walk labyrinths, together, as ONE. The aim is to create a wave of peaceful energy and for the good of all across time zones.” Info:, email

Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s: “Surrey residents can join a team to participate in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s and show their support for people who face dementia. The event is Canada’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and takes place here and in 21 other communities across B.C. on Sunday, May 7.” Surrey event is at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek. Info:; call 778-242-0751 (Sue) or 778-888-8126 (Justin).

Jog for the Bog: Annual event hosted by Burns Bog Conservation Society on Sunday, July 23 at Delta Nature Reserve, 10388 Nordel Court. All-ages event features pancake breakfast, music, more. Info: 604-572-0373,


Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info:, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.


“Sheep to Shawl”: Annual competition at Surrey Museum held on Saturday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Two local weaving teams will face off in a feverish competition to card wool, spin it into yarn and weave it into beautiful shawls, all within four hours.” Try out the museum’s spinning wheels yourself with tips from experienced textile volunteers and staff, and watch sheep-shearing demonstrations from 1 to 2 p.m., at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,

Canada-Sierra Leone Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, May 6, 6 p.m. start, at Fleetwood Community Centre, Surrey. All ages, admission $30. Event is “designed as an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to our community’s unique heritage.” Info:, 604-226-5834,

Royal Victorian Party at South Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm on Sunday, May 21 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. “Party like it’s 1895” at annual event. “Be part of Queen Victoria’s royal visit celebrating her birthday. Our impersonator queen will cut birthday cake and grace visitors with selfies and royal portraits. Waist coats and feathered hats are encouraged but not mandatory.” At 13723 Crescent Road. Info: 604-592-6956,


Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.


Fraser Health Crisis Line needs volunteers: “We operate 24/7 and recruit year-round with 5-6 training sessions per year. We are 90 per cent volunteer-based relying on over 27,000 volunteer hours annually to answer nearly 45,000 calls per year. Develop skills for social work, counseling, mental health, policing, E-Comm 911, grad school and so much more.” Info:, 604-584-5811, ext. 1309.

Canadian Cancer Society: “Campaign volunteers and Community Office Support volunteers are needed at our Surrey office at 10362 King George Blvd. For more information, contact or apply directly at

Alzheimer Society of B.C. seeks volunteers to help Surrey families live well with dementia. The society is looking for a volunteer to facilitate its local caregiver support group. “This involves leading a monthly meeting, maintaining group attendance records and using Society materials to provide information to the group.” A time commitment of three to six hours per month is required. Training is provided. Contact the Resource Centre at 604-449-5000 or Info:

Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. To help, call 604-584-7006, email or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. “If you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.


The Arts Council of Surrey is featuring Options Community Services/Surrey Clubhouse “Therapeutic Journey,” an art exhibit and sale, as well as Community Living Society/Studio 73 “Vision of Fused Glass,” bringing original designs to life, during month of May at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Admission is free. Artist reception on Saturday, May 13, 1 to 3 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, “Jim Adams: The Irretrievable Moment,” to June 11; “High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese,” to Aug. 22; “Passionate Colours,” to July 14.

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566,

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info:

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700,

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898,


Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.

Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716,

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.


Surrey Environmental Extravaganza: 20th Annual series of events until June 11 at venues across Surrey. “Explore and learn about nature in Surrey with this series of over 100 free programs and events. Join a guided walk, plant a tree, release baby salmon, help clean up a park, attend nature storytimes and so much more.” Info:, 604-502-6065.

Surrey Urban Foraging event at Green Timbers Urban Forest on Sunday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., 14600 100th Ave., Surrey. “Participants will learn to identify edible and non-edible plants in Surrey’s Green Timbers Urban Forest. Handouts provided. Pre-registration is required by May 5.”


Action BMX Racing Club in Newton hosts Canada Cup racing action, plus BC Premier Series and Pro-Am races, on May 27-28, featuring $16k guaranteed purse, BMX show n’ shine, beer garden, concession, draws, vendors, daily prizes and more. Info:, or call Trevor (604-841-8990) or Brent (604-802-7433).

Jim Gallagher Memorial Amateur Boxing Show at Cloverdale Legion Auditorium on Sunday, May 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. Card will feature eight to 10 bouts, showcasing a variety of weight divisions. Admission is $10, or $20 for ringside seats (children 12 and under are free). At 17567 57th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-534-8156.

Canucks Junior Golf Week presented by Odlum Brown Ltd. runs July 5-9 in Surrey, for youth aged 5 to 18. Four Surrey golf facilities will collectively host seven camps: July 5 at Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, 1 p.m. start; July 7 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, 9:30 a.m. start; July 7 at Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, 1 p.m. start; July 7 at Northview Golf Academy, 4:30 p.m.; July 8 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 10 a.m.; July 8 at Northview Golf Academy, 5:30 p.m.; July 9 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 10 a.m. “These camps are instructed by PGA of British Columbia Professionals and last approximately two hours each.” Fee is $20 plus GST, info at

Canada Cup international softball championship: World’s elite female softball players in annual tournament at Surrey’s Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park from July 7 to 17, featuring 1,200 athletes on teams in six divisions. Info:

North Surrey Football & Cheer registration is online at Cost varies by age. For info, visit the website, email or call 694-596-7674.


Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual membership is $20, drop-in fee is $3. For information, contact Nancy, 604-530-4197.


Surrey Board of Trade Networking Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 1 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, Surrey, with space for 160 golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Heather Booth at or call 604-634-0341.

Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info:, 604-940-9355.


“South Asian Seniors: Learn Acupressure Techniques & Be Your Own Doctor” event on Sunday, May 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Shanti Niketan hall (at Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, 8321 140th St., Surrey), featuring acupressurist Avtar Singh Woodwall. Light snacks & tea will be served after the presentation. Info: 604-507-9945. Project funded by Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for Hindi Speaking Seniors.

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at SMH- Psychiatry Board room, 4th floor. For more information, call Hardeep 604-574-1976 or

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info:

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info:

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.

Surrey Now Leader