EVENTS GUIDE for March 3 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

Concerts, plays, fundraisers and more in our weekly events calendar

The Sojourners are featured during an annual gospel concert hosted by the Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of B.C.


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 13: James Danderfer and Karin Plato; March 20: Laura Crema Trio with Bill Coon.

Classical Coffee Concerts series at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre with host pianist Sarah Hagen. Concerts held monthly on select Thursdays starting at 9:30 a.m. “Socialize over coffee, tea, and goodies in the lobby, followed by a concert.” Concerts in series continue March 10 (with Søren Bebe, jazz piano). Series presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Info: 604-501-5566,

Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on April 17 and May 15, 3 p.m. performances at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Show and ticket info: 604-541-2199,

Annual gospel concert hosted by Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association Of BC, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at People’s Full Gospel Church, 14455 104th Ave., Surrey, featuring The Sojourners with special guest appearance by Sophia Messado & Sons. Adult tickets $25, kids 0-6 free, $10 for ages 7-12. Info:, 604-716-2246.

“Piaf & so much more”:  Joëlle Rabu in concert Saturday, March 12 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, featuring cabaret, jazz and heart-wrenching torch songs. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566,

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.


Shamrocks & Holly: Annual fundraiser for Surrey Christmas Bureau on Sunday, March 13 (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) at Kennedy’s Sports Pub, 11906 88 Ave, North Delta. “St. Patrick helps St. Nick at this Irish-themed pub lunch, with live music by Copper Sky Trio and dancers from the Steel School of Irish Dance. Raffle, 50/50, silent auction, all to benefit local low-income kids. Wear green and celebrate.” Tickets $20, info at, 778-688-9623.


Surrey’s 22nd Annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 5, 12:30-4 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, 9457 King George Blvd. Free admission. “Women are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with an afternoon of fun, entertainment, snacks, refreshments and door prizes. Children are welcome. Pre-registration is required for transportation purposes only.” Info:, 604-588-8008 or 604-597-4358.

Princess Margaret Secondary hosts fundraising community event on Saturday, March 5 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, at 12870 72nd. Ave., Surrey. “Parents and students of school are holding Sikh prayers and community kitchen for fundraising. All funds raised must be used for students’ benefit to enhance the learning experience and promote community involvement. Everyone is invited to join and assist in this noble cause.” Info: 604-594-5458.


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:


North Surrey’s Got Talent show Friday, March 4 at North Surrey Secondary School from 7 to 9 p.m., 15945 96th Ave. All-ages, $5 a ticket. “Show your support for local talent by attending this talent show event. All competitors are North Surrey Secondary Students and they will compete to win both a trophy and a signed B.C. Lions football.” All ticket buyers will be put into a draw to win a prize basket. All funds raised will go toward the charitable organization Light A Lamp.

Surrey Shines: Annual talent showcase staged by Youth Arts Council of Surrey, March 12 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. Info:

“The Circle of Life” ice show staged by Cloverdale Skating Club on March 11 and 12. For show info and tickets, visit or email

Sungod Skating Club stages “Ice Show 2016” on Saturday, March 12 at Sungod Arena in North Delta. For show info, visit

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 Museum’s Celtic Fest on Saturday, March 12 from 1 to 4pm. All ages, by-donation event will transform the museum lobby into a Céilí, a traditional celebration of music and dance, including performances by local talent groups, plus Celtic-inspired games and crafts for children, such as Loch Ness monster puppets and tartan making. At 17710-56A Ave., Surrey, 604-592-6956,


Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112,

Escape 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,

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night.

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620,


“I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!”: “Join famed female comedians for an incredible evening of hoopla. This ‘herlarious’ gathering of stand-up comics will raise the bar for all comedians, proving women ‘got it’ when it comes to big laughs,” on Wednesday, March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets and show info: 604-501-5566,


“Rent, The Musical” staged by Sands Secondary students from March 1 to 4, at 10840 82nd Ave., North Delta. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door, 604-594-3474. “We are the first secondary school in the Lower Mainland to put on the Broadway musical ‘Rent’ (school edition).” More 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,

“Annie Jr.”: Classic Steps Stage Productions presents musical at Newton Cultural Centre on March 4-5 (three show times). Admission by donation ($10 min.), tickets via email,

“Dancing at Lughnasa“: Peninsula Productions presents the third offering in its Staged Play Reading Series (script by Brian Friel and directed by Tamara McCarthy), at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Semiahmoo Arts Centre, 14600 North Bluff Rd., White Rock. Tickets by donation, limited seating. Info:

“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 or March 21-24.

“Classic Tale Time Travelers” spring break camp at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey, from Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18 and 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,


“Honey, Hives, & Poetry in Surrey”: Event Tuesday, March 15 (7- 8:30 pm) at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey, in Room 120. Free admission. Join Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, in collaboration with Surrey Libraries and Governor General’s award-winning author, Dr. Mark Winston, for a poetry reading, writing workshop and honey tasting. Register via 604-598-7426; More info:

White Rock and Surrey writer’s club meets at 7 pm Wednesday, March 16 at the White Rock library. 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


“SheTalksYVR” event March 5 at Surrey’s Chandos Pattison theatre from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring “16 inspirational women, 8-minute stories, 1 amazing day” in celebration of International Women’s Day. Tickets are $40 regular (after Feb. 14), $25 student/senior. Event info, including the list of speakers, and tickets:

“Today’s Women of Modern Faith” conference on Saturday, March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey. Admission fee is $15. “An evening of stories; entertainment and laughter. Listen to some of our industries most interesting authors and storytellers. Be lifted by entertainers that rise you up through music. Be inspired through dedicated youth who love their chosen art of dance but love leadership through ministry even more.” Info:

Saturday Morning Lecture with Dr. Michael Landry, LIGO, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at SFU Surrey Campus, 13450 102nd Ave., room 5280. “Hear Dr. Michael Landry, the Detection Lead at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), discuss their ground-breaking discovery of gravitational waves. Everyone welcome. Free parking on level P3. Info:

Focus on Seniors forum – Housing: City of Surrey event on Saturday, March 12 at Guildford Recreation Centre (15105 105th Ave., Surrey) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in collaboration with the Seniors Advisory and Accessibility Committee. “This forum will focus on housing, providing information on the varying levels of residential care, tenant rights and responsibilities, property tax, home safety, and what to know when selling your home. Support resources will also be made available to seniors and their caregivers in Surrey. Adult family members are welcome to attend as valuable information will be provided.” Presentations by Fraser Health, T.R.A.C., City of Surrey Property Tax Department, a lawyer, and the Fraser Valley Realty Board. Pre-registration is required, call 604-501-5100 (quote event #4469061). Free for all seniors and caregivers. Light lunch provided. Wheelchair accessible. Grand prize gift package.


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.


“Coping With Emotional Trauma After the Nepal Earthquake” event on Monday, March 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at  Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free admission. “Red Cross delegate Deidre Evans will talk about her frontline experiences as a psychosocial support worker training local Nepalis how to help others cope with the emotional trauma of the Nepal earthquake in 2015.” 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.


KPU’s Surrey Open House: Eighth annual event Saturday, March 5. “Canada’s leading polytechnic university will open its doors to future students and families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take a campus tour, attend information sessions, engage in interactive exhibits, win prizes and more.” Event attracts 1,000 visitors each year. Registration is open at At 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey. Parking is free. Info: 604-599-3030 or email


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, Featured guest on March 3: Ceramic artist Laura Wee Láy Láq.

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,” new site-specific work related to his longhouse and chilkat series, which investigates his theories of “abstracting abstraction.”


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.


“The Fifties in Surrey” event at Surrey Archives on Saturday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Session profiles retro photos, newspaper coverage, maps and more, with particular attention on how the city itself changed throughout the decade. “The program will feature timely photos of the unique decade and tell the story of how a city and its residents lived during one of recent history’s most meaningful decades.” Pre-registration is required and costs $11. Secure your spot at 604-502-6459 . Surrey Archives is located at 17671 56th Ave., Surrey.


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.


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.


Delta Golf Academy hosts Delta School District’s First Annual Junior Golf Classic, March 8. “This is a perfect opportunity to take part in the Delta Golf Academy and learn more about it. Nine holes, a banquet lunch and prizes. Registration due by Feb 26. Contact Bryce Hamade at

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.


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 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.


“Mental Health and the Workplace” workshop hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, on Thursday, March 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. at SBoT office, #101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey. Tickets $35/$25. Workshop is facilitated by the Canadian Mental Health Association and supported by WorkSafeBC. Info: or phone 604-581-7130.

“Economics of Industrial Lands” the topic of Surrey Board of Trade breakfast event on Friday, March 11, featuring keynote address by Peter Fassbender on the B.C. budget. “Join Minister Fassbender and a panel of experts to find out what our region needs for industrial land and economic growth over the next 20-50 years.” Event at Eaglequest Golf Course and sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver. Info: or call 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


Neighbourhood Safety Meetings in Surrey: Series of events continue dialogue between Surrey RCMP and the community about public safety. Schedule includes South Surrey (March 3 at 6:30pm, Jessie Lee Elementary, 2064 154 St.), City Centre (March 9 at 6:30pm, Cedar Hills Elementary, 12370 98 Ave.). Pre-registration is not required. Info:


“After 5 Business Social” hosted by Delta Chamber of Commerce at ONE20 Public House in North Delta on Tuesday, March 8, 5 to 7 p.m., 8037 120th St. “A relaxed and informal opportunity to get to know your fellow chamber members and their guests.” Info:

Valley Women’s Network (evening chapter), meeting & buffet dinner on Tuesday, March 8, 6:30-9 pm, at  5 Star Catering Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre, 5640 188th St., Surrey. Fee for VWN Members $24, reserved guests $27, drop-ins $30. “Come join us for an evening of networking with local business women. Make new friends and, of course, fun and laughter. A delicious buffet dinner is included in the cost as well.” Email or call 604-882-3973.

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.


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.








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