EVENTS GUIDE for March 17 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

Concerts, fundraisers, festivals and more on our weekly events calendar

Surrey-based Pat Chessell Band performs two shows of Irish music at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock

Surrey-based Pat Chessell Band performs two shows of Irish music at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock


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, March 20: Laura Crema Trio with Bill Coon; March 27: no event (Easter); April 3: Anita Eccleston (vocals, trumpet); April 10: Andrea Menard (Metis vocalist); April 24: Dee Daniels.

The Gloria Dei Chorale, under the direction of Betty-Ann Vroom, presents Palm Sunday Service, featuring choral selections, readings and congregational songs, on Saturday, March 19 (7 p.m.) in the Oasis Room at Elim Village, 9025 160th St., Surrey. A free-will offering will be taken. Contact Marilyn Heinen at 604 584 6021 for more information.

Never Give Up: A Fundraiser for Brandon Durieaux” concert 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring Rod Black, Jese Allen, FM, Trevor Dennis. Tickets $25. More info:


Vaudevillian Fundraiser Pub Night on Thursday, March 24 at Delta Lion Pub & Bistro, North Delta, from 6 to 10 p.m., 11186 84th Ave. For 19+, seniors, fee $20. “Ticket price includes a burger with all the fixings & a beer,house wine, highball or non alcoholic beverage. The Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville is having a fundraising event benefiting Douglas College Performing arts students. Tickets can be ordered from Andrena Greavette, 604-940-4443 or” More info:


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:


Koba’s “Great Big Show Live!” at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, March 19, featuring characters from TV shows The Backyardigans, Max & Ruby, Franklin and Mike the Knight. Tickets and show info:


Surrey Festival of Dance celebrates its 50th anniversary during annual event, from March 29 to April 28 at Surrey Arts Centre, featuring thousands of competitors. “No Borders Group Dance Challenge on May 14, Honour Awards event on May 14. 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:

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


All Star Wrestling’s “March Madness” event, featuring six bouts, on Friday March 25 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds’ Alice McKay Building, 6050 176 St. Surrey. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Featured: Stu Hart Legacy Title Match between Davey Boy Smith Jr. (champion) vs. Loose Cannon Kenny Lush, and ASW Trans Canada Title (Adam Ryder, champion, vs Mr India. Tickets $20 Front Row $15 General Admission plus GST. Tickets available online at or at the door. Info: 604-710-0872.


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,


Family Easter Party event at Newton Seniors Recreation Centre, on Saturday, March 19 from 10 am to noon at 13775 70th Ave. (across from Newton Library). “Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, crafts, games and much more.” Info: 604-501-5540

Geocache Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 at Hawthorne Park, 10513 144th St., Surrey. Event presented by the City of Surrey’s Partners in Parks team. “Geocaching participants will navigate to specific GPS co-ordinates and then attempt to find the cache hidden at that location. Instructions and GPS unit provided.” For event info, call 604-501-5050 or visit

Surrey Museum’s annual Easter Fair on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.: “Local animal rescue groups and animal interest groups will be onsite teaching children and their parents about respectful treatment and care for animals. Families can get up close and personal with our animals friends, including rabbits, cats, dogs and birds.” Special guest appearance by the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club, which will be showing off their athletic bunnies at 2 pm and 3 pm in the museum’s plaza, weather permitting. At 17710-56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,

Historic Stewart Farm hosts “whimsical, picturesque Easter celebration” on Saturday, March 26 from noon to 4pm. Free and for all ages; “The drop-in Very Victorian Easter will take place in 1894 farmhouse with the grounds set for you to explore as well.” At 13723 Crescent Rd. in South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956.

48th Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by North Delta Lions Club at North Delta’s Sunbury Park on Sunday, March 27 starting at 2 p.m. Info: 604 591-7782.


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:


“Boeing Boeing”: Tale of jet-setting ‘60s bachelor staged by White Rock Players from March 2 to 19 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Info: 604-536-7533,

“Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”: British comedy staged by Royal Canadian Theatre Company at Surrey Arts Centre from March 16-19, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Tickets: 604-501-5566,

“Peter ‘n’ Chris: The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel” show March 17-19 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage, featuring the award-winning comic duo. “Using every trick in the comic book, these extremely inventive physical comedy experts leave no funny bone un-tickled in this fast-paced spoof of the horror genre, where the Motel Manager is definitely the killer. Or is he? He is. Check into their motel (cue thunder clap)—just make sure you check out alive!” Tickets and info: 604-501-5566,

“The Last Lifeboat”: Drama about the ‘Titanic’ and its builder staged by Surrey Little Theatre company from April 14 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:


Spring Break Maker Camps: “Interested in making things with laser cutters, 3D printers, fabric, sensors and more? 12 to 17 year olds can register now for this camp, happening at both our South Delta Maker Lab and our new North Delta Maker Lab.” Information at Registration is open now. Camps run from March 14-18 and March 21-24.

“Classic Tale Time Travelers” spring break camp at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey, from Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 24 (9:30am to 3pm daily) for 6-12 year olds. Participants can register for all week or single-day sessions, fee is $112.50 for all four days, $84 for three days or $25/ day for single days. Info: 604-592-6956,

Spring Break Fun at Surrey Libraries: “Kids can enjoy Mad Science, popsicle stick bridge building, Easter Storytimes and more. Teens can get creative in workshops on writing, mask designing and digital art, or enjoy Gaming, LEGO, movies and more. All programs are free.” Details in branch or at


Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event featuring poet Heidi Greco, author Gomathy Puri and performer Tim Mar. Book-signing author is Betsy Warland. Open microphone to follow and begins with Timothy Shay. Hosted by Helga Parekh. Free admission. At City Centre Library on Friday, March 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.


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


Symposium on Mental Health and Addiction In the Muslim Community: Second annual event on Saturday, March 19, 10 am to 5 p.m., at SFU Surrey, lecture theatre, Rm #2600, 250-13450 102nd Ave., Surrey. Free is $5. “Five breakout sessions on Family Disputes, Mental Health, Community Building, Youth Issues, Mental Health Addiction Services Providers. The symposium is our signature event, bringing together community leaders, families, youth and service providers to educate and empower the Muslim community.” Info:, 604-728-4334.

PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 6: SUSTAINABILITY: Event on March 24, 7pm, at Centre Stage at City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Fast-paced presentations, music by the Borealis String Quartet. Tickets are $15/$10 student including all fees. For advance tickets call Surrey Civic Theatres Box Office at 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets will also be available at the door.


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.


“Family History Interviews” info session at Cloverdale Library on Saturday, March 19, 10:30 am to noon. Free. “Learn interview tips to help you get your family stories. Join Sandra Borger (education specialist, Surrey Museum) and learn interview tips and tricks to get those family stories.” Register in person at the library, call 604-598-7327.

Community workshop: Active living in North Delta: Wednesday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, at George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St., North Delta. Free, all ages. “Delta HUB and Fraser Health present a community discussion on how to adopt an active transportation lifestyle. The informational workshop will provide North Delta residents with an opportunity to share stories and ask questions about active living. All are welcome. Info:

“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.


Surrey Art Gallery: “Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel,” to March 20; “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,

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.


Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info:, 604-592-6956.

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

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.


“Seedy Saturday” event at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey on April 2 from 11am to 3pm, by donation. “A celebration of heirloom and endangered plant varieties, Seedy Saturday is when the Farm’s gardeners open their treasury of flower, vegetable and herb seeds saved from the Stewart Farm’s heirloom gardens, dating back to 1890.” Local vendors, plus kid-focused crafts and fun activities. At 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,


“Harmony & Balance In Your Body” event at Fleetwood Community Centre on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 15996 84th Avenue. “Learn powerful techniques to prevent illness and promote longevity” with Master Thai-Siew Liang, a teacher with many years experience in the health and wellness field. Cost $55 (first-time guests receive 50% discount). Info:

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 (first session is free) on April 13, 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.


Women’s International Hockey Tournament held from April 1-3 at Planet Ice (GPF) in North Delta. Registration deadline is March 11, fee $799 per team. Info:

Canucks Autism Network Hockey Tournament on Saturday, April 2, (8:30 am to 5 pm) at Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex. Full-day tourney with participation from eight adapted hockey teams from across the province, followed by an evening banquet. “The goal of the tournament is to allow teams to travel and experience the joy of a hockey together in a safe and supportive environment.” Info:

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.


South Surrey Garden Club: Visitors are welcome ($3 fee). Next meeting on Wednesday, March 30 with guest speaker Gary Lewis, owner of Phoenix Perennials, on topic “Cutting edge garden plants for cutting edge gardens,” 7 p.m. start at St Mark’s Anglican Church, 12953 20th Ave. “We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops.” Info: Kathy Starke at 604-250-1745.


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.” Info: Call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug, or Gerri at 604-951-1830.

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 the 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.


Vancity and Small Business BC to host a free networking session and lunch for small business owners, on Friday, March 18 (8am to 12:30 pm) at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave., Surrey.  Topics include Couple in Business Together, Small Business and Start-Up Financing, Success in Family Business. Participants should register on-line at Small Business BC (search

Federal Liberal Budget lunch event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, on Wednesday, March 23 Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey. “An overview of the federal budget and what it means to your business or organization, to Surrey, and to Canadian cities.” Info: 604 581 7130,

“Mobility Pricing” as a funding mechanism for transportation and transit infrastructure is the focus of Surrey Board of Trade event, 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 8 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). “Join a panel of experts to find out what our region needs to do to fund necessary infrastructure for transportation and transit projects.” Event info: or call 604-581-7130.

Surrey RCMP Lunch: Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, speaks at Surrey Board of Trade’s annual event, on Thursday, April 14 at Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey. “Fordy will provide an update on crime in Surrey, his plans for 2016, and the relationship between the RCMP and Surrey’s business community. The event will feature a special guest presentation by Craig MacFarlane, City of Surrey Solicitor, who will provide an update on the Integrated Court Services Model.” Info and tickets:, 604-581-7130.

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,

“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.


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.


Annual book sale hosted by Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), North Delta/Surrey chapter, held from Thursday, April 7 to Saturday, April 9 at Scottsdale mall (7031 120th St., North Delta). “A wide variety of donated books, both fiction and non fiction are offered for sale. Proceeds from the book sale provide annual bursaries to deserving female graduates of all five North Delta high schools, as well as a bursary to a female student from Kwantlen University. New members to our club are always welcome.” For more information, contact Barb at 604-594-6145 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.


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,

North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more.Info: Winter hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers to serve on event/project teams for 2016, including Surrey Business Excellence Awards, golf tourney, Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards and Women in Business event and Youth Mentors. For info, call 604-581-7130 or visit

Canada Revenue Agency’s  Community Volunteer Income Tax Program seeks volunteers for program, now in its 45th year of helping individuals prepare their income tax and benefit returns. To volunteer, individuals must be willing to work with their local community organization and have a basic understanding of income tax. The CRA offers free training and tax preparation software to community organizations and their volunteers. Training sessions start in January. Info: call 1-888-805-6662 or visit

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.


Auditions for Beach House Theatre summer 2016 production of “The Foreigner” on Sunday, April 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Alexandra Neighbourhood House, 2916 McBride Ave., Surrey, under the artistic direction of Candace Radcliffe and Rick Harmon. Callbacks will be Sunday, May 1 at 4 pm. “We are seeking 5 non-equity males and 2 non-equity females aged 19 or above. Please prepare a one to two minute comic monologue. Southern U.S. accent required for females, British or Southern U.S. accent required for males. Info:

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

2016 SHHS call for grant applications: “Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund is pleased to announce a call for applications from non-profit organizations for projects that address the housing and/or service needs of the most vulnerable of Surrey citizens – those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.” Application deadline is March 18. Info: contact Jen McCaffrey, or 604-709-6912.


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.