THREE THINGS TO DO: ‘Music Marathon’ at Surrey Central, and more

Also this week: Wrestling in Cloverdale, stand-up paddleboarding at Crescent Beach

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1. Many ivories will be tickled for a total of 12 hours next Thursday (July 28, note revised date) during a “Music Marathon” hosted by the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association. Six local pianists will play all day at Surrey Central SkyTrain Station, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. The event is presented in conjunction with PARKit, Surrey’s pop-up park program, which aims to transform parts of parking lots and underutilized areas into temporary, vibrant urban green spaces. For details, visit

2. On Friday night (July 22), some notable names in pro wrestling will come to Cloverdale Fairgrounds’ Alice McKay building for another All-Star Wrestling event. The main match will feature Davey Boy Smith Jr. against “Loose Cannon” Kenny Lush, and The Bollywood Boyz are involved in a big tag-team tournament. It all starts at 7:30 p.m., and more details are posted at

3. The inaugural Champion of the Crescent stand-up paddleboard races get going at Blackie Spit Park on Sunday, July 24 starting at 10 a.m. The event features a number of races and relays in support of Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation. “The race will help us reach our goal to equip Canada’s most progressive children’s mental health unit,” said Jane Adams, president of the foundation. At the festival site (3136 McBride Ave., South Surrey), expect music, food, paddling demos and yoga sessions. For more info, visit

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