EVENTS GUIDE for April 21 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

Concerts, plays, Mother's Day gatherings and more in our weekly calendar

Ocean Park Wailers play a mix of blues

Ocean Park Wailers play a mix of blues


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, April 24: Dee Daniels (pictured).

Ocean Park Wailers with Gail Force Blues Band in concert presented by White Rock Blues Society, on Saturday, April 23 at Rhumba Room at Pacific Inn Resort, 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey. Tickets at 604 501-5566, and also at Surfside Music & Vintage Guitars, #103-1645 140th Ave., Surrey.

The Westcoast Harmony Chorus in concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th S., Delta. Tickets $15 from 604-596-1362 or 778-593-1943. Info:,

FVDED in the Park: Annual festival features cutting-edge music on three stages at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 2 and 3, featuring Jack Ü, Zedd, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller and more. All ages, with 19+ VIP area. Event produced by Blueprint Events/Live Nation Canada. Tickets and info:


“I Heart Mom” event at Surrey Museum on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. All ages, by donation. “From the beginning of Mother’s Day in 1908, cards and flowers have been presented to moms as a thank you for their love and dedication to their families. Create your own card or bookmark for Mom with pressed flowers.” Info: 604-592-6956.

Mother’s Day Tea events at Historic Stewart Farm on May 7-8. “Treat mum like the queen she is with tea at the Farm. Nibble cucumber sandwiches, indulge in sweets and scones baked in the wood stove, and make a card for Mom.” Fee $15, call 604-592-6956.


North Surrey Lions Club Annual Spring Fundraising Dinner, held in support of SOS Children’s Village, B.C., on Friday, May 6 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Club, 7778 152nd St, Surrey. No Host Bar from 6 pm, Buffet Dinner at 7 pm. Also silent auction, Reverse Draw for $1,000, 50/50 draws. Tickets are $65, email


Customer Appreciation Day at Innovative Audio store in Newton on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13255 78th Ave. “Free hot dogs, great deals on records and audio gear, no tax on any purchase.” Info: 604-594-9575.


Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month. “Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.” Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info:


Surrey Festival of Dance celebrates its 50th anniversary during annual event, to April 28 at Surrey Arts Centre, featuring thousands of competitors. “No Borders Group Dance Challenge on May 14, along with Honour Awards event. Info:

Party for the Planet: City of Surrey’s annual Earth Day celebration features live music and environment-themed attractions, on Saturday, April 23 at City Hall Plaza. Featured are JUNO nominee Scott Helman, Vince Vaccaro, Bobs & LoLo, Music with Marnie, Franklin the Turtle, and new “Science Surprise Show” by Science World on the Road, plus rock climbing wall, bike-powered smoothie stop, digital photo booth, farmers’ market, tree and plant sale, an “Enviro-bungee” and a variety of local vendors. Info:

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade: Large annual religious event celebrates Sikh traditions, on Saturday, April 23 in the Newton area of Surrey. Event info, including road closures, parade map and event history:

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair: Annual event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds from May 20-23, featuring rodeo events at the Stetson Bowl plus live entertainment, food, rides, attractions and much more. The BC Country Music Association (BCCMA) will be hosting a meet-and-greet in its pavilion this year, with more than 50 artists performing, plus World Freestyle Round-Up skateboarders, West Coast Lumberjack Show. Info:

Surrey International Children’s Festival: 12th annual event held from May 26-28 at Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park. Free site entrance, some ticketed shows. For show info, visit


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,


International Dance Day Celebration hosted by Diskordanse company of Surrey, on April 29 at Surrey Arts Centre starting at 7 p.m., featuring “Blueprint to a Better Place.” Performances by XBa Dance Co., SKUD Zavicaj Vancouver, Keri’s Scottish Highland Dance, Hardeep Singh Sahota and his Royal Academy of Bhangra, others. Tickets $20, 604-501-5566, Event info:

“Outbreak 2016”: 8th annual dance competition involving Surrey high school dance students will be held on Saturday April 30 at Chandos Pattison Theatre, 10238 168th St., Surrey. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 each and doors open to the public at 11:30am. The show begins at noon. “The show features over 500 local performers in beginner to advanced Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Bhangra routines. Many student groups begin preparing for this event in September and train year-long to represent their school.” Info:

“Coalesce”: New work by Surrey-based Diskordanse company staged June 4 at Surrey Arts Centre. “In a steampunk-meets-supervillain world, the performers tread lightly between fantasy and a possible reality as they journey through glimpses of one’s psyche.” Tickets and info:,


“Private Lives”: White Rock Players Club stages comedy about honeymooning couples, to April 30 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets range from $10 to $22 via

“The Last Lifeboat”: Drama about the ‘Titanic’ and its builder staged by Surrey Little Theatre company, to May 14. “This story deals not only with the disaster itself, but the sensationalized trials and the aftermath of an event that changed the world forever.” Tickets and info:


Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey. “No partner or costume required. Beginners welcome. $4 drop-in fee.” Info:, 604-496-4236,

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings each week (from September to end of April) at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey, starting at 7 p.m. First class is free for newcomers. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit

“Latin Friday Nights” on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. “Spicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress.” Info: 604-725-4654, 604-808-2311,

Swing dance lessons: Drop-in sessions at Jump Joint Swing, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. For event dates, email, call 604-536-0195, visit


Surrey Youth Showcase on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am  to 11:30 pm at Guildford Recreation Centre (15105 105 Avenue, Surrey). Free admission. “The Surrey Youth Showcase features a youth basketball tournament, breakdance battles, a hip-hop showcase, selfie booth, DJs, youth-focused resource tables, lots of fun activities, a pool party, tons of prizes and more. More than 2,000 people attended in previous years.” More info:


Make Believe Birthday Parties: “Celebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.” Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.


“Maker Meetups” held on Friday nights at City Centre Library (6:30 to 8:45 p.m.), encouraging people to “learn arts and science concepts by making actual objects” in an open workshop format. Events held in partnership with Maker Cube, a non-profit organization that aims to create the first Makerspace in Surrey. Info:


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.

Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. “Call ahead to make sure we’re not cancelled that week.” 604-594-2717.


Open House at Hope Community Church on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at 18625 Fraser Highway, Surrey. Info: “Hope Community Church is thrilled to be part of the Clayton Heights community. Our new church building is complete and we are eager to get to know our neighbours. Please join us on April 30 for a look around inside, enjoy some free refreshments, & activities for the kids.”

EJS School of Fine Arts Dance open house on Saturday, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 14772 64th Ave., Surrey. “Come and enjoy a free dance class, ballet, hip hop, jazz or tap and meet our teachers. There will be prizes, draws, register for a class at our open house and we waive the registration fee for 2016-17 school year for new students.” Info: 604-596-4883,


inFlux night at Surrey Art Gallery: “A Night of Hip Hop, Cedar Weaving, Video Projection, and Giant Origami on Friday, May 6 from 8−11pm. “Mix up the past and present in one fun artmaking evening. This social event offers an eclectic mix of hands on artmaking and live performances. Visitors can be inspired by the new exhibitions, dive straight into the creative process, or just hang out and connect with Surrey’s growing arts community.” Info: 604-501-5566,

Surrey Art Gallery: “Nep Sidhu: Shadows in the Major Seventh,” to June 11; “Paulo Majano: I Was Here,” to June 12; “Art by Surrey Secondary School Students” to May 1. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566,

AgentC Gallery: Art collective’s new “pop-up” space in Newton, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info:

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,

Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029,

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, “Just Flowers” art exhibit, to April 30.

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, Featured until May 8: Sonny Assu’s “1UP,” site-specific work.


Sheep to Shawl Competition at Surrey Museum on Saturday, May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Cheer on local teams as flying fingers spin and ply sheep’s wool into yarn, then weave a beautiful shawl, all in four hours. Watch real sheep being sheared, try weaving and spinning yourself, and make woolly crafts with your kids.” All ages, by donation. Info: 604-592-6956.

Heritage Family Day: Earth Day event at Historic Stewart Farm on Saturday, April 23 from noon to 4 p.m. “If there were no recycling depots, how did pioneers practice the Three Rs? Figure out how the Stewarts reduced, reused and recycled around the farm through crafts, activities and a specialty tour.” At 13723 Crescent Rd., Surrey, 604-592-6956.


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).

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 Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.

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.

Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.


“Love to Sing”: Daytime singing classes for adults, with Level 1 classes starting April 20 and Level 2 classes starting April 21. A City of Surrey program. “Join Surrey-based recording artist Rhayne for Love to Sing, her relaxed, fun, and inspiring group singing class for adults. You’ll explore many music genres including pop, musical theatre, blues, and ballads.” Register online at or by phone at 604-501-5100.

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.


WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship: One of the largest women’s world championships in Canadian history comes to Surrey from July 15-24, featuring close to 2,000 athletes from multiple countries. 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.


Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog on Sunday, April 24, 1 to 3 pm, at Delta Nature Reserve, 10388 Nordel Crt. “Gather your families and pay homage to Mother Nature with a relaxing walk through nature. Listen to peaceful sounds of the flute, drums, and spiritual singing. Celebrate with the winners of the ‘Bog’s Life’ Art Contest & witness the unveiling of Wally’s memorial bench. Get a wildlife-themed T-shirt, book, Cobs treats, and DeDutch coffee.” Info:

Arbor Day celebration at Holland Park on Saturday, April 30 (13428 Old Yale Rd.), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Drop-in for family fun including kids’ activities, live music, educational displays, a BBQ lunch (while supplies last), and tree planting. You can also purchase a tree at our annual tree sale. This sale is a great opportunity to beautify your yard and help grow Surrey’s urban forest. Arbor Day is a part of Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza, a series of free nature-themed programs and events for you to enjoy.” Info:, 604-502-6065.

Salmon Send-Off Event at Tynehead Hatchery in Surrey, on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16585 96th Avenue. Admission is by donation. “This is our annual Open House and salmon release of fry raised in our hatchery over the winter.” Info:, 604-589-9127.


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.”

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

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.


Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards: The Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for this sixth annual event. Nomination deadline is Wednesday, May 4, event on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Eaglequest Golf Course. Contact Brianne Colbert at or 604-634-0347, visit

Surrey Industry Tour hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, May 6 from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This innovative event showcases Surrey’s industries and Surrey’s future developments. With commentary by Colliers International on Surrey development, you will tour three or four business stops (details TBA).” The tour will conclude with a guest speaker at a lunch, following the bus tour. Info: 604 581 7130,

New CEO of TransLink, Kevin Desmond, in an interactive and exclusive “sofa chat” at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon, Tuesday, May 10 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, to discussion regional transportation issues. For tickets and more info, visit or call 604.581.7130.

“State of the City” address by Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon, on Thursday, May 19 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. “The presentation will feature a discussion on Surrey’s Economic Outlook and plans for the coming year.” Info:, 604-581-7130.


Delta Ringette Association Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, April 27 at 7 pm, North Delta Recreation Centre at 11405 84th Ave. “Get updates on all association activities and participate in the elections of board members for the 2016-17 season. Delta Ringette relies on the support of its membership so come out and support our association and volunteer for one of our positions on the board.” Info:, email or


Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus hosts networking event, co-hosted by Blackwood Partners/Central City and Surrey Board of Trade, on Tuesday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Register online at or call 604.581.7130.

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.


Garage sale Saturday, April 30 at 8383 140th Street, Surrey, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “All proceeds go towards upgrades to our Children’s Programs.” Concession stand. doors open at 9 am, no early birds. Church phone number is 604-590-5957.

Delta Diggers Garden Club’s annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the back parking lot at Kennedy Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Avenue, North Delta.


North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to Oct. 30. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more. Info:

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,


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. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). 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.


Panorama Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. “This is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!” Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info:

Maple Leaf Singers: “Meet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email,


SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Annual Grants Program is accepting grant applications from registered charities for programs which benefit Surrey (up to $5,000). Funds will be awarded this summer for: Community Building, Special Needs and Youth. Grant criteria and online application form at Application deadline is April 29 at noon. Contact Karen Roberts at 604 591-2699 or


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

Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.

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








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