EVENTS GUIDE for Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)


Valdy: Veteran folk performer in concert Thursday, Sept. 4 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets $25 via

Willy & the Poor Boys perform music of CCR on Friday, Sept. 5 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Band members Larry Thompson, Rob Walker, Lisa Lambert and Todd Taylor are seasoned veterans of the music scene. Tickets $35 via

Terry Hanck Band: Sax on the Beach: Saxophonist from California performs Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, shows 8 p.m. nightly. Info:

Atlantic Crossing: Band pays tribute to British pop music of The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Elton John and more, Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 27 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock.  Info:

The Cooler Kings: Dance party with local band Saturday, Sept. 13 at Rhumba Room bar at Pacific Inn Resort, South Surrey, presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20, 604-542-6515.

Kal David: Blues guitarist from Los Angeles in show featuring Miss Lauri Bono, Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets:

Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars: New Orleans-style roots and blues music will be heard on Saturday, Sept. 27 at First United Church in White Rock, as part of Peninsula Productions’ concert series. More event details are at

Supernatural: A Santana Experience: Tribute band featuring guitarist Doug Towle in concert Friday, Oct. 3 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets:

Larry Fuller Trio: Pianist with bassist Russ Botten and drummer Joe Poole in concert, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets:

Maria Muldaur: Veteran musician brings “Way Past Midnight” Tour to White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Tickets:

Don Alder: Multi award-winning acoustic guitarist performs Thursday, Oct. 9 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets:

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sunday afternoons at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m.

White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275,


Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). “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:


Toopy and Binoo in “Fun and Games,” a new musical production from Koba Entertainment, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada. Show integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology. Tickets via and by phone, 1-855-985-5000.


Crescent Beach Concours D’Elegance: Fourth annual car show features collector automobiles and motorcycles at Blackie Spit Park, in the Crescent Beach area of South Surrey, on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Close to 80 vehicles will be on display on grassy area of the beachside park. Info:  


Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more on stage at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.

Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420,

White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights, karaoke on Fridays, at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016,

Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock,  Wednesday evenings featuring Al Wieb, virtuoso jazz guitarist and guests. Call 604-538-5455 for reservations.

Dublin Crossing: Live music six 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. 604-582-6620,

Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625,

Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244,


Luminary Festival in Delta: Annual event comes alive with lanterns and lights 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sunstone Park, 10400 Delsom Cr., North Delta. Event features musicians and performers, food vendors, interactive activities, lantern parade, feature concert. Lantern-making workshops held in August., info via No parking on site; free shuttle service will run from North Delta Recreation Centre.

White Rock Moon Festival: Annual event returns to city’s promenade and pier from Sept. 5 to 7 with traditional Chinese lanterns, in an event partnership between the City of White Rock and White Rock Chinese Arts Centre. New features include fireworks display, Asian cuisine for sale and traditional lily-style lanterns. The festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 5 with an opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Event info:


“Party on the Pier” event celebrates 100th anniversary of White Rock pier on Thursday, Aug. 28, featuring music by Powder Blues Band and Mostly Marley, plus “food, fun and fireworks” on the landmark structure. Tickets are $100, each contains a $40 tax receiptable donation, via and 604-536-8333. Tickets can also be purchased at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre office, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey. The event is a fundraiser for Semiahmoo Arts, the arts council that serves the area of White Rock and South Surrey.


“Noises Off!”: White Rock Players’ Club produces this Michael Frayn comedy from Oct. 8 to 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in the company’s season-opening show. Tickets and info:   


Surrey’s Food Cart Fest: Events held Saturday afternoons in August at Surrey’s Holland Park (corner of Old Yale Road and King George Blvd.), ending Aug. 30. Many food trucks on site. Event planners are Vancity, Arrival Agency and Streetfood Vancouver. Info:

Ukrainian “soul food” (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Aug. 29 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

Downtown Surrey BIA’s Long Long Table will take place at the new City Hall Plaza on Sept. 9 – “a community event that aims to gather people from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to come together to enjoy a delicious five-course meal.” The menu will consist of an Italian tomato gazpacho, Indian vegetarian samosas and pakora with mango chutney, Greek salad, maple soy salmon with wild rice and bok choy, topping it all off with blueberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream. Tickets $35,


Park Play: Free park-play summer program for kids – “climb an outdoor rock wall, get your face painted, meet your summer Park Play staff and more.” To Aug. 29 at various parks around Surrey. For detailed schedule, visit Info: 604-501-5050.

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.


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.


White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, by donation. Info:

Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts at White Rock Community Centre, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Guest speakers lead a discussion following each film. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333,


“Man-Up Against Suicide:” Special one-day exhibit looks at suicide through art to mark Suicide Prevention Day, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-596-8866.

“Outside the Box: a Celebration of Art in Fibre”: Exhibition runs from Sept. 2-30 at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., celebrating and promoting “the rich versatility and history of art in fibre and textiles ranging from fine art to everyday functional items.” Info:, 604-541-2201.

“Art on Display” program at White Rock Community Centre: ‘Confessions’ by Jaime Smith, on view to Aug. 30 at 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock.

Surrey Art Gallery: “Arts 2014” juried art exhibit on view to Aug. 30. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566,

South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 p.m. start, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey (new, permanent meeting site). Info:

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility. Info: 604-501-5566, Sept. 4: North Delta-based artist Lyn Verra-Lay will be showing and demonstrating some of her projects that are influenced by her passion for up-cycling and thrifting.

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, Featured during month of August: “Nature Inspired” by Amal Wasfi and “Artist Journey” by Chloe Kim.

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,

Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit

Cheryl’s Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email


Surrey Museum: “Kids Celebrate!” exhibit, from Canadian Museum of History, on display to Sept. 6. Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info:, 604-592-6956.

White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, Exhibit on view until Sept. 1: “Play On! Water Sports & Recreation of Times Gone By.” On view from Sept. 6 to Oct. 13: “I Do!: The Wedding Stories of White Rock.”

Historic Stewart Farm: Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,

Surrey Archives: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459.


CARP – A New Vision of Aging for Canada presents Emmy Award-winning Global TV news anchor Chris Gailus speaking at CARP’s MY LIFE Series. “Find out how he became a broadcast journalist, the challenges of being in the public eye, and the differences between American and Canadian viewers.” Event starts with a Montana’s Cookhouse Ribs and Root Beer BBQ, on Thursday, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m., Rotary Field House in South Surrey Athletic Park, at 20th Avenue and 148th Street. Reserve by calling Denice, 604-538-5778. Tickets are $10 per person.


Harness Racing BC open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at horse barns of Fraser Downs, across from Agriplex building. “Harness Racing BC is once again opening its doors to the public, a chance to come behind the scenes and witness what it takes to race a horse at Fraser Downs. Meet the horses, talk to the drivers, learn some of the technics involved. Barn tours, craft tables, cart rides, shoeing demos to name some of the activities. Light lunch provided. Info:, 604-574-5558.


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; next meeting on Sept. 17. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

Oneness Gogos of White Rock/Surrey: Group that works under auspices of Stephen Lewis Foundation meets on fourth Monday of every month, 1-3 p.m. upstairs at White Rock library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info:

Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to May) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148th St., Surrey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m.  First visit is free. Membership is $35 per year. Visit

North Delta Newcomers and Friends: “We are a ladies social club, and if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends, please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, Par 3 golf, card games, stitch and chat, book club and monthly dinners).” Call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Ilka at 604-594-4824.

White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club: Classes start for fall on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at Sullivan Hall, 6303 152nd St., Surrey. First class is free for newcomers. Info: Maureen, 604-536-1367.


Cat Fanciers of B.C. semi-annual cat show “A Star Studded Affair” will take place at Pacific Inn resort in South Surrey on the weekend of Sept. 5 to 7, 1160 King George Blvd. For event times and admission prices, visit or email


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 $3. For info, call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.


“Local Author” events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444,

Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts,, 604-536-8333.

Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see or call venue, 604-538-8081.


Semiahmoo House Society’s 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament Thursday, Aug. 28 at Morgan Creek golf course. Texas scramble format, fee $250 per person, benefiting society’s rec and leisure program. Info: 604-536-1242,

Prostate Cancer Pancake Breakfast: Annual event co-hosted by Choice Markets and Mountainview Wellness Centre on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Alder Crossing mall, 32nd Avenue and King George Blvd., South Surrey, from 8 a.m. to noon. All funds donated to local prostate cancer support groups PCCN Surrey and PCCN White Rock.

F.U.B.A.R. Golf Classic is on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Guildford Golf & Country Club, starting at noon, for men and women, supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation. Trophies, prizes, contests. Fee is $99 before Sept. 7, or $110 on event day, via under “Golf Classic.” Golf carts must be paid separately and are on a first come, first served basis.

MS Golf Challenge event on Monday, Sept. 8 at Northview golf course in Surrey, 6857 168th St. “The ultimate golf experience is back! The MS Golf Challenge is a unique and prestigious event which raises funds to support MS research and vital services for people living with MS here in B.C.” Info:


BC Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath: Two-day, 200K ride from White Rock to Cultus Lake on Sept. 6-7. “Experience the ride of your life and spend a weekend helping British Columbians breathe easier.” Info:, 604-731-5864. Participants must fundraise a min. $500. Registration fee is $40.

Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research: Annual event at multiple locations on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14, including South Surrey Athletic Park. Event info online at

2014 National Bank Financial Great Pumpkin Run/Walk is a fundraiser hosted by Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation, event Sunday, Oct. 26. Early-bird registration deadline of Sept. 12. Info:  


Market Days in Downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street, on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – fresh produce, jams, flowers, music, sidewalk sales. Info: email

White Rock Farmers’ Market runs until Oct. 12 at Miramar Plaza, 15154 Russell Ave., on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info:, 604-897-3276.

Firehall Farmers’ Market held every second Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave. Info:

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market held Wednesday afternoons in summer at new home, on the plaza outside the new city hall in Surrey, from noon to 5 p.m. Info:

Surrey Night Market: Open-air summer market for local residents to sell and consume a variety of local foods, services and goods. At Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Friday and Saturday nights to Aug. 30, from 6 to 11 p.m., 17726 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info:


Christ The King Church held its last worship service on 104th Ave in March before church demolition. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new church at 104th Ave was held in May. During construction of new church over the next two years, 10 a.m. worship services, Sunday school and the office are located at 10568 King George Blvd., in Dell Shopping Centre, South Entrance. Call 604-581-9427 or for information.


Building Bridges: Heritage BC 2014 Conference: Two-day event on Sept. 26-27 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., Surrey. “Join heritage planners, professionals, business, government, educators, and heritage organizations for two informative and energizing days of discussion, collaboration and networking.” Info:, 778-995-7243.


Business Women’s group at Nico Wynd golf course in South Surrey has openings and is “encouraging women with a declarable income to come out and join the club.” Club plays 18 holes on Saturdays between March 1 and Oct. 31. “Members can be as competitive as they like, or simply come out for social golf.” For details, contact Lillian Moe at 604-536-6204 or Veronica Lynch, 604-943-6034.


Teen Library Council: Surrey Libraries welcomes applicants for this council, members of which participate in library events, provide feedback on library services and programs for teens, and reach out to the larger teen community. Members earn service hours for their hard work in TLC, which accepts up to 20 teens at each branch of Surrey Libraries. Applications close Sept. 15 (Fleetwood applications must be in by Aug. 27). Early applications will be approved first. For details, visit


SASSY Awards call for nominations: Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) seek nominations for awards in seven categories (community service, environmental leadership, international service, overcoming adversity, performing and visual arts, sportsmanship and youth leadership). Cash prizes, plus all award nominees have chance to win “trip of a lifetime” courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Nominations accepted until Sept. 26; gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Info:,,


8th Annual Surrey Environment and Business Achievement Awards luncheon Thursday, Sept. 11 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St., Surrey). Info: or call 604-581-7130.

5 Star Catering at Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre celebrates 20th anniversary with networking event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. “Enjoy fine food and refreshments, and learn what they have to offer in catering at your location, or theirs.” At 5640 188th St., Surrey. Admission is free. Event co-hosted by Surrey Board of Trade and Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Info: or call 604-581-7130.

2014 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations for awards, deadline Sept. 17 in seven categories. Contact Brianne Colbert at or 604-634-0347. Winners announced at awards gala Thursday, Nov. 6 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (tickets are $110 each or $1050 for a table of 10, via 604-581-7130 or Info:

11th Annual Business and the Arts Reception hosted by the Surrey Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet Surrey City Council, enjoy a fast-paced evening of networking, refreshments and prizes, honour Surrey’s new Civic Treasures. Also see a preview of “6 Guitars,” winner of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Critics’ Choice Award. Info: or call 604-581-7130.


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

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

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

Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.


Volunteer drivers required by Canadian Cancer Society in Surrey and Delta to drive cancer patients to and from treatments. Contact Jessika Houston to find out more about the program and qualifications required. Phone 604-533-1668, ext. 310, or email

Learning Disabilities Association (Fraser South) needs volunteer tutors to help children struggling with reading, writing and math in its program. Excellent English skills required and extensive training provided. Volunteer afterschool October to December at two school locations in Surrey and Langley. Information sessions and training held in September. More info at or call Tania 604-591-5156.

Urban Safari Rescue Society: ”Love animals and people? We are accepting volunteers interested in working with animals, who are interested in teaching the public about animals and the natural world, have good public speaking skills, have interests in the environment, like to work as a team. We offer many interesting and unusual volunteer opportunities for people with skills of all kinds with flexible hours and a fun, unique, team atmosphere.” Contact Sharon at 604 531-1100.


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