Provincial budget a focus of Surrey Summit Feb. 27

SURREY – Provincial finance minister Mike de Jong will open the 2014 Surrey Regional Economic Summit on Feb. 27.

As part of his presentation, de Jong will highlight details of the Feb. 18 B.C. budget.

The annual summit is designed to give business, government and community leaders an opportunity to hear from a wide range of local, national and international panelists and experts.

The 2014 Surrey Summit will look 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.

Also featured will be energy activist and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens, the Texas oilman committed to reducing America’s dependence on OPEC oil.

For event details, and to register for the economic summit, visit, or call 604-646-3563.

CAREER FAIR IN DELTA ON APRIL 24 The 2014 Delta Trades & Technical Career Fair will be held at Sungod Recreation Centre on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This years’s event will add more involvement from local employers, industry organizations and senior levels of government “to help students, their parents and the general public discover exciting careers in the trades and technical areas.”

For info, call 604-946-4141 or visit