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Doors Open for Surrey's Newest Cultural Event

2012 Doors Open Logo

May 22, 2012

For immediate release

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey will be launching the first ever Surrey Doors Open event on June 23, 2012 from 11am-4pm. Over 30 venues from City Centre to Newton will be open to the public with free admission for the day.

Doors Open will provide a unique opportunity to explore architecture, historic sites, parks, places of worship, art exhibits, universities, and recreation centres. Venues will offer many activities including guided tours, presentations, children’s activities, entertainment and food samples. Also included as part of the event is geocaching, a real world treasure hunting game for all ages. Visitors can look for hidden geocaches to win prizes.

“Doors Open will provide a one of a kind opportunity for Surrey residents and visitors to learn more about their community and experience the cultural richness Surrey has to offer” said City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “Whether you are new to Surrey or are a long time resident, you are sure to learn more about Surrey at Doors Open.”

Doors Open guides, complete with maps and information, can be downloaded at or by visiting any City of Surrey Recreation Centre or Library.

The inspiration for Surrey Doors Open stems from Doors Open events that have been held in cities around the world. Its origins are in France, where the first Doors Open event (La Journee Portes Ouvertes) took place in 1984.

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For more information please contact:

Lori Bowie
Healthy Communities Manager
City of Surrey

Jessica McGuire
Community Service Assistant
Healthy Communities
City of Surrey