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Surrey Trade Mission to Israel a "Game Changer"

December 19, 2013 - Surrey's Innovation Boulevard is set to change the way healthcare is delivered to the people of Surrey and the region as a direct result of this week's City of Surrey's Trade Mission to Israel.

Surrey's Innovation Boulevard Forges Partnership with Renowned Israel Medical Simulation Center

December 18, 2013 - Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts further cemented Innovation Boulevard as Canada's global technology gateway today, fostering a partnership with the world renowned Israel Center for Medical Simulation (MSR) at The Sheba Medical Center.

Bold sculpture by Legendary Canadian Artist Robert Davidson Unveiled

November 28, 2013 - For the next two years, visitors to the Surrey Arts Centre’s courtyard will be observed by the Supernatural Eye, a large scale sculpture by Canadian contemporary artist, Robert Davidson.

Surrey Consults Community on Rail Corridor Safety Issues

November 27, 2013 - The City of Surrey hosted a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss rail traffic safety and possible solutions with Surrey and White Rock residents.

Surrey Consults Community on Rail Corridor Safety Issues

November 27, 2013 - The City of Surrey hosted a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss rail traffic safety and possible solutions with Surrey and White Rock residents.

Surrey Adopts a Community Climate Action Strategy

November 26, 2013 - City of Surrey Mayor and Council approved a “Community Climate Action Strategy” at last night’s Council Meeting.

Cities Fit for Children Conference Looks at Rights of Children

November 25, 2013 - Local, regional and provincial leaders gathered in Surrey Nov 20-22 to discuss strategies and programs and share expertise on how to build cities fit for children and youth.

City of Surrey Given QUEST Award for District Energy and Biofuel Projects

November 22, 2013 - The City of Surrey has received a QUEST Community Energy Builder Award for the development of the district energy system in its downtown core and its planned Organic Biofuel Facility that will turn organic waste into renewable natural gas.

City holds its 4th Annual Domestic Abuse Conference

November 21, 2013 - The City of Surrey hosted its fourth annual domestic abuse conference today.

Australia, Greece and Israel in the 2014 Surrey Regional Economic Spotlight

November 18, 2013 - Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts today announced that the Surrey Regional Economic Summit on February 27, 2014, will take a decidedly international turn as it looks at what can be learned from the economies of Australia, Greece and Israel with the help of former Prime Ministers Julia Gillard, George Papandreou and Ehud Barak.

MADD Metro Vancouver Launches Annual Project Red Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Impaired Driving This Holiday Season

November 18, 2013 - With the holiday season just around the corner, MADD Metro Vancouver has officially launched its annual Project Red Ribbon campaign to prevent impaired driving.

More than 230 Experts Gather for Inaugural Innovation Boulevard Event

November 15, 2013 - More than 230 health technology and innovation experts from across the region gathered Thursday to collaborate and share ideas about how Surrey can grow as a leader in the booming health technology sector.

Surrey Officially Opens DC Fast Charge Station

November 4, 2013 - Surrey officially opened its first DC Fast Charge (DCFC) station today; DCFC is a relatively new technology that offers a quick charge solution for electric vehicles. Using a dedicated current (DC), these stations can fully charge an electric vehicle in less than 30 minutes, trimming hours off Level 2 EV chargers.

Partnership Program Memorializes Unmarked Graves in Surrey Cemeteries

October 29, 2013 - Friends and family gathered today at Sunnyside Lawn Cemetery in South Surrey to commemorate the installation of memorial markers on loved ones’ previously unmarked graves.

Surrey Named Host City for 2016 Women's World Fastpitch Championships

October 25, 2013 - The City of Surrey will be the host city of the 2016 Women's World Fastpitch Championships, after Canada was awarded the bid by the International Softball Federation (ISF). The Championships will bring the world's best fastpitch athletes to Surrey, representing upwards of 30 nations.

Superheroes Celebrated in Surrey

October 16, 2013 - The Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society presented its Heroes of the Homeless Awards on Thursday evening. Congratulations to Dick Avison, Dr. Ken Stones and Surrey Public Libraries – City Centre Library, who received awards at the Society’s second annual grants and awards ceremony at the Newton Cultural Centre.

CLBC Supports Surrey Crime Reduction Partnership

October 3, 2013 - Community Living British Columbia today confirmed plans to support a community crime reduction partnership.

Fraser Valley Mobile Business License Program Reaches 1000

September 24, 2013 - Less than nine months after launching its Mobile Business License Program, the Fraser Valley program has issued more than 1000 licenses.

City of Surrey Wins Climate & Energy Action Award

September 19, 2013 - This City of Surrey is the recipient of a 2013 Climate & Energy Action Award for its geoexchange district energy system, a clean energy infrastructure built as a part of Surrey’s new Civic Plaza development.

City of Surrey Earns UBCM’s Community Excellence Award For Best Practices In Social Media

September 19, 2013 - The City of Surrey has been awarded the UBCM’s 2013 Community Excellence Award for Best Practices in Social Media.

Strawberry Hill Elementary School Receives Mayor's Golden Shoe Trophy

September 18, 2013 - Students and faculty of Strawberry Hill Elementary School attended an assembly on Friday afternoon to receive the Mayor’s Golden Shoe Trophy for winning the 2013 Walk and Roll to School Challenge.

Culture Days Brings Free Arts and Heritage Activities to Surrey

September 16, 2013 - Surrey City Council has officially proclaimed September 27-29, 2013 as “Culture Days”. Upcoming Culture Days activities in Surrey are free and include Cirque Surrey, break dance demonstrations and performances by the Surrey Youth Orchestra.

City of Surrey Shares Experiences at International ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Conference

September 11, 2013 - At the invitation of IBM, the City of Surrey has a presence at the annual Meeting of the Minds Conference this week in Toronto, an international event that brings together 350 opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators for discussion on creating more sustainable cities using smarter design tools, sound environmental practices, and cleaner energy systems.

City of Surrey Pilots Unique Sustainability Outreach Program

September 10, 2013 - The City of Surrey is set to launch a year-long pilot project focused on educating and saving residents money while meeting the City’s commitment to sustainability, with the added benefit of creating opportunities for youth employment and skills development.

City of Surrey Receives $25,000 Federal Grant for Audio and Visual Equipment for Seniors

August 20, 2013 - Surrey has received a $25,000 ‘New Horizon’s Program Grant for Seniors’ to purchase audio and visual enhancement equipment for seniors’ programs and presentations.

Surrey Named Best City to Invest in BC for Fourth Straight Year

July 25, 2013 - The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) released its 2013 report of the ‘Top British Columbia Investment Towns’ today naming Surrey in the number one spot for the fourth consecutive year.

Sophie's Place Receives $350,000 in Federal Funding

July 25, 2013 - Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Peter MacKay, made a $350,000 funding announcement July 24 towards Surrey-based child advocacy centre, Sophie’s Place. The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society also made a $16,320 donation.

City of Surrey and Municipal Partners Streamline Construction Business License Process

July 23, 2013 - The City of Surrey is one of a group of six partner municipalities who are participating in a two-year pilot program to streamline the application process and use of business licenses in the construction industry.

36 Cultures Celebrate at Surrey's 6th Annual Fusion Festival

July 22, 2013 - Over 100,000 residents and visitors enjoyed BC’s largest multicultural event at Surrey’s Fusion Festival in Holland Park over the weekend. The free two-day family event presented by Coast Capital Savings included 36 cultural pavilions and over 70 performances on four stages.

Surrey Launches Summer Auto Crime Prevention Campaign

July 16, 2013 - The City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, Transit Police, Surrey Crime Prevention Society and ICBC are reminding residents and businesses of the importance of adopting auto crime prevention habits into their daily lives. As a part of the ongoing “Lock Out Auto Crime” Program, the community is being asked to keep their vehicles secure and free of all valuables and to use anti-theft devices to help prevent auto crime.

Foresters, KaBOOM! & Volunteers Revitalize Surrey Playground

July 13, 2013 - In less than eight hours, the play space was built at Whalley Athletic Park with the help of more than 200 volunteers from ForestersTM, the City of Surrey, the North Surrey Lions Club and non-profit KaBOOM!. The new playground will serve over 25,500 children and their families in the community for years to come.

City of Surrey Sees 234% Increase in Volunteering

July 10, 2013 - The City of Surrey’s multi-faceted volunteer program saw a 234% increase in volunteers from the years 2009 to 2012; in 2009 there were 3,306 registered volunteers with the City which climbed to 11,041 in 2012. There was also an 87% increase in volunteers hours contributed during this same time period.

Bridgeview Community Centre Grand Opening Draws More than 600 Attendees

July 10, 2013 - Hundreds of residents of North Surrey’s Bridgeview area were in attendance yesterday (Tuesday July 9) to celebrate the official grand opening of the newly renovated Bridgeview Community Centre. More than 600 people came out to enjoy activities for families including a BBQ, music, games and children’s entertainment.

PARKit pops-up in Surrey City Centre to celebrate summer and local food vendors

July 9, 2013 - PARKit, a summertime pop-up park celebrating local food vendors, re-opened for the summer today (Tuesday, July 9). The opening event featured live entertainment, give-aways, and onsite food carts. PARKit is now open to the public daily, with rotating food carts, until August 31 adjacent to Central City Skytrain.

City of Surrey Adopts Action Plan on Homelessness

July 9, 2013 - City of Surrey Council adopted the Master Plan for Housing the Homeless in Surrey at last evening’s (July 8, 2013) regular Council Meeting. The Plan focuses on creating additional supportive housing units for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

$140,000 in Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Legacy Funds to go to Community

June 28, 2013 - The Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Board of Directors announced on Thursday (June 27th) that over $140,000 in surplus legacy funds will be distributed to support youth sport development opportunities in Surrey.

Business Community Learns How Simple Actions Can Have Big Benefits in Protecting Our Salmon

June 28, 2013 - Business owners and residents learned how simple actions can have big benefits when it comes to protecting our local salmon populations as the City’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) kicked off its new Salmon Safe Certification Program on Thursday afternoon (June 27th).

2013 Rakhi Project: Banding Together Against Domestic Abuse

June 25, 2013 - The Surrey community spoke out against domestic abuse today with the launch of the third annual Rakhi Project, a Surrey Crime Reduction Strategy initiative designed to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

City Announces Winning School for 2012/2013 Climate Change Showdown Contest

June 18, 2013 - Students at Walnut Road Elementary in Surrey were noted as the winners of the City’s 2012/13 Climate Change Showdown announced at the June 17 Regular Council Meeting.

Seniors' Advocate Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

June 18, 2013 - Dedicated seniors’ advocate Joyce Schmalz has been formally recognized with a lifetime achievement award by Surrey Mayor and Council for her outstanding work on behalf of seniors living in British Columbia.

Winner of Top Chef Canada Chef Matthew Stowe to Appear at this Year’s Surrey Fusion Festival

June 18, 2013 - Visitors to this year’s Surrey Fusion Festival will get to experience some local culinary talent as part of the Flavours of Surrey held during Fusion Festival. Flavours of Surrey is the City’s premier food and agricultural awareness event celebrating local farming and food.

New Park Amenities Planned as Part of Build Surrey Program

June 18, 2013 - During regular Council held last evening (June 17th, 2013), Surrey Council gave staff the green light to proceed with awarding of contracts to begin construction phasing of two important park assets planned for the City.

City of Surrey Receives Award for Engineering Excellence

June 18, 2013 - The City of Surrey has been awarded the BC Association of Consulting Engineering Companies' (ACEC) 2013 Award for Excellence in Municipal Engineering.

City of Surrey Recognized for Best Practice on Climate Protection

June 13, 2013 - The City of Surrey’s Sustainable Waste Management program was recognized for its innovation and leadership in support of environmental and economic sustainability in a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Report released last week.

Grand Opening of the New Playground at Holly Park

June 13, 2013 - More than 600 people were in attendance on Tuesday (June 11th, 2013) to celebrate the official opening of the new Playground at Holly Park.

Over 1,000 Join Surrey’s City Speaks Online Community

June 13, 2013 - Since going live on April 3 during the Mayor’s State of the City Address, the City of Surrey’s online community panel (CitySpeaks) has now reached 1,100 active members.

Headliners Announced for Surrey's 2013 Fusion Festival

June 12, 2013 - The City of Surrey in collaboration with Coast Capital Savings is holding BC's largest multicultural celebration, Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park on July 20 & 21, 2013 with an incredible spectrum of music and culture taking place on four stages.

Surrey Receives International Award for Fire Prevention

June 10, 2013 - Surrey has received an international award for its evidence-based approach to fire prevention and a targeted smoke alarm giveaway program that has significantly reduced fires and fire losses in the city.

Surrey Celebrates World Oceans Day

June 9, 2013 - Sunday, June 9th, the City of Surrey celebrated World Oceans Day at Blackie Spit Park with a free community event hosted in partnership with the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society.

Tourism Surrey and City of Surrey Partner to Launch New Sport Surrey Website

June 5, 2013 - The City of Surrey and Tourism Surrey have launched a new website in support of Sport Surrey which will serve as a central resource to assist in advancing bid submissions for large sporting events held throughout the City.

City of Surrey Receives CN Eco-Connexions Grant

June 3, 2013 - The City of Surrey was recently awarded a $20,500 grant from the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground UP program, in partnership with Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom, for a hedgerow planting project at Mound Farm Park.

Gold Leadership Award for Kensington Prairie Community Centre

May 28, 2013 - Surrey’s Kensington Prairie Community Centre (KP) has received a Gold Award in the municipal category of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada/Deloitte Public Leadership Awards.

Mumford & Sons Kicks Off World Class Summer Event Series in City Centre

May 27, 2013 - Surrey rocked it on the weekend as 25,000 gathered in Holland Park for a sold out performance of UK folk rock band Mumford & Sons. Mumford & Sons won both a Grammy Award and a Juno Award this year for their second studio album Babel.

Platinum Blonde & Sloan to Headline Surrey Canada Day Celebration

May 27, 2013 - Coast Capital Savings and the City of Surrey are proud to present Surrey Canada Day 2013, on Monday, July 1st at the Cloverdale Amphitheatre.

Surrey Moves Forward on Organics Biofuel Facility

May 16, 2013 - The City of Surrey is moving closer to realizing the new organics biofuel facility with today’s issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the project.

City Launches Mobile-Friendly Website

May 8, 2013 - The City of Surrey unveiled its new and improved mobile-friendly website today as part of ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and improve communication.

Surrey Aims to Host 2015 BC Seniors Games

May 6, 2013 - The City of Surrey wants to host the 2015 BC Seniors Games, which will bring approximately $2 million in economic activity to the City, and create lasting sport and community legacies.

Surrey Develops New Plan to Protect and Enhance Agriculture Sector

April 22, 2013 - The City of Surrey has set out a comprehensive and coordinated action plan designed to protect and enhance the healthy growth, viability, profitability and sustainability of the local agriculture industry. The new Surrey Agriculture Protection and Enhancement Strategy is focussed on five key priorities: land base, innovation, infrastructure, agri-urban connections, and sustainability and resiliency.

Bill Reid Named Good Citizen of the Year!

April 18, 2013 - Mayor Dianne Watts and Surrey City Council named Surrey’s Bill Reid this year’s Good Citizen of the Year Award last night at the City’s annual volunteer services celebration. The event was established by Surrey City Council and honours committee volunteers for their hard work throughout the year.

Surrey’s Party for the Planet Getting Ready to Rock Earth Day!

April 17, 2013 - With Earth Day just three days away, the City of Surrey is celebrating its commitment to the environment on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-9:00 pm FREE at Central City Plaza with Party for the Planet, BC’s largest Earth Day celebration.

Ticket Sales Begin for Surrey Children’s Festival Performances

April 16, 2013 - Tickets for the 9th annual Surrey Children’s Festival go on sale April 16th at 12noon at the Surrey Arts Centre box office.

City’s 2012 Canada Day Earns National Award

April 12, 2013 - The City of Surrey has been awarded the 2013 National Star Award for Best Public Entertainment Event in Canada for the City's Canada Day 2012 Celebration.

Surrey’s Residents Reduce Garbage by 43%

April 11, 2013 - Residential uptake on the City’s new Rethink Waste program has been so high that, in just the first three months of the program, landfill-directed garbage dropped by 43% while organic (kitchen and yard) waste tonnage increased by 81% compared to the same three-month period last year.

Surrey Calls on Provincial Candidates to Address Needs of BC Local Governments

April 9, 2013 - The City of Surrey has called on political parties that are running candidates in the upcoming provincial election to outline how they intend to address the pressures facing Surrey and other BC local governments.

New Action Plan to Support Immigrants and Refugees

April 8, 2013 - The Surrey Welcoming Communities Committee has developed a new action plan to help ensure immigrants and refugees can successfully integrate into the social and economic life of Surrey.

Inaugural Surrey Community Summit Draws Capacity Crowd

April 8, 2013 - Surrey’s Community Summit was a sell-out with 200 participants who engaged in a two-way dialogue, discussed ideas, gathered information, and learned more about their City.

Connecting People, Places & Economic Opportunities

April 3, 2013 - As Surrey evolves into the second metropolitan centre of the region, the City will focus on generating new economic opportunities, fostering innovation and enhancing connectivity, announced Mayor Dianne Watts in her State of the City Address today.

Mumford & Sons to Play Holland Park in Surrey

March 25, 2013 - Together with Live Nation, the City of Surrey is excited to announce that Grammy award-winning band Mumford & Sons will appear at Surrey’s Holland Park on Friday May 24. They will be joined by special guests Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets.

Community Summit Registration Opens

March 6, 2013 - Registration is now open for Surrey’s inaugural Community Summit, an event designed to get people talking about the future Surrey.

Surrey Takes a Stand Against Bullying

February 27, 2013 - Surrey students were honoured at a special event today as Mayor Dianne Watts proclaimed Stop Bullying Day and presented the awards for Surrey’s 2nd annual Stop Bullying Film Contest.

Surrey Chosen as Canada's Bid City to Host World Championship

February 19, 2013 - The Canadian Open Fastpitch Society and the City of Surrey have been chosen as the Canadian bid City for the 2016 International Softball Federation (ISF) Women’s World Championship. This event would be the first world championship ever hosted in the City of Surrey, and the first fastpitch world championship ever to be held in B.C.

Surrey Positions Itself as a Premier Sporting Event Destination

February 19, 2013 - The City has launched a new Sport Tourism Strategy designed to advance Surrey as a leader in the industry and premier destination for regional and international sporting events.

Surrey Wins Financial Reporting Award

February 8, 2013 - For the 16th consecutive year, the City of Surrey has won the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Community to Help Shape Summit

January 31, 2013 - The City is asking for the public’s help in shaping Surrey’s first-ever Community Summit. The event will be a two-way dialogue where residents can discuss ideas, learn how to become more involved in their community, gather information on topics important to them, and learn more about their city.

Surrey Creating New Action Plan to Support Immigrants and Refugees

January 28, 2013 - The City of Surrey and several community organizations are partnering to create a new action plan designed to create a more welcoming environment for new immigrants and refugees by improving access to community services, supporting the development of intercultural relationships, supporting inclusive workplaces, and creating welcoming spaces in the community.

Surrey Pushes for Secure and Reliable Transportation Funding

January 24, 2013 - The City of Surrey is joining municipalities across Canada in the #CutMyCommute campaign to push for new funding for transportation projects in order to reduce traffic gridlock, which is costing the Canadian economy more than $10 billion a year.

Judges Announced in Surrey Stop Bullying Film Contest

January 9, 2013 - A number of high profile community leaders from around the region are joining in the fight to stop bullying by participating in the judging panel for Surrey’s second annual Stop Bullying Film Contest.