EVENTS GUIDE for Surrey (Nov. 17 and beyond)

Festivals, craft fairs, fundraisers and more in our weekly calendar

Actors with FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Company are preparing a panto version of “Pinocchio” for the Surrey Arts Centre stage. From Nov. 24 to Dec. 4


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, Nov. 20: The Arntzens 3 Generations; Dec. 4: Mighty Fraser Big Band, with Steve Maddock and Jennifer Scott; Dec. 11: Mass choir special event.

“Out of Darkness into Light” concert performed by Borealis String Quartet at Surrey Arts Centre on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m. start. An “intriguing musical adventure” that came out of the quartet’s ongoing quest for nuance and colour within musical expression. “‘Out of Darkness into Light’ is a music concert that will take the audience on an auditory journey out of darkness to the illuminated reaches of the human soul.” Tickets $30/$15, 604-501-5566,,

“Carol Night: An Evening of Carol Sing & Play Along” event 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at New Hope Christian Church, 11838 88th Ave., North Delta, featuring the Fraser Valley Quintet. “Bring your musical instruments and music stand. Music provided; words on screen, chords and music on paper.” Free admission, refreshments served. For info, call Kathy, 604-812-2428.

“A Christmas Concert for Kenya” on Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage theatre on Saturday, Dec. 3, presented by New Hope Therapeutic Society and directed by Deanna Wegenkittl-Baker. “Join us for a night filled with beautiful Christmas music to benefit over 100 children cared for and educated at St. Elizabeth Children Centre in Kisumu, Kenya. Enjoy the performances of talented local artists such as Eldon McBride and his choir Frontline Voices, singers Ava Carich and Tiffany Desrosiers, Spiral Dance Co. and many more.” Tickets: $15, 604-501-5566,

“Gospel and Blues Christmas” concert hosted by John Lee Sanders in sixth annual event presented by Peninsula Productions, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140th St., Surrey. Tickets $30 adv., $35 at door. Info:

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with annual Christmas concert, on Tuesday, Dec. 6. “Nearly 80 male voices singing in glorious four part harmony. The program will include traditional carols, seasonal songs and readings, and something a little zany.” Tickets and info: 604-501-5566,


President’s Annual SFU Surrey Gala Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Central City campus. “Please join us as we recognize and celebrate the many ways SFU’s Surrey campus engages the diverse communities of BC’s fastest growing region,” with reception starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $275 per person., or $2,750 per table of 10. Info:

“Double Down Against Cancer” event Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Elements Casino in Cloverdale, as fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $60 pp. “Join us for a night of black jack, horse racing, live music, dancing and an amazing dinner while you fight back against childhood cancers. All proceeds will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society and will be used to fund pediatric cancer research.” More info:, 604-533-1816.

“The Dirty Thirties” gala celebrates Surrey Hospice Society’s 30th anniversary, on Friday, Nov. 18 at Aria Banquet Hall in Surrey, featuring the 1930s-era sounds of Bruce James Orchestra. For tickets and event info, call 604-584-7006, visit

Ryley and Chloe’s “Funraiser” spaghetti dinner to raise donations for Surrey Christmas Bureau, on Sunday, Nov. 26 at Knight & Day Restaurant, 9677 King George Blvd., from 5 to 7 p.m. Raffle of gift basket of prizes. Tickets for the dinner cost $12 and can be purchased at the Downtown Surrey BIA office in person or by calling 604- 580-2321. Also, Ryley, 7, and Chloe, 4, request all guests bring a toy or cash donation to give to the Christmas Bureau.


Latin concert and fundraising dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Fleetwood Community Centre from 6 to 11 p.m., featuring music by Rhythm n’ Cello, J Welsh and Rio Samaya. Part proceeds to the Christmas Bureau. For info and tickets, visit or call 604-593-2448.


Newton Safety Breakfast presented by Newton BIA, on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Fays Family Restaurant, 7380 King George Blvd., Surrey. “Is Newton safe? Discuss Surrey’s new Public Safety Strategy with Dr. Terry Waterhouse, Director of Public Safety Strategies.” Open to the community. Breakfast will be provided. Free admission.

Surrey Board of Trade toy drive benefiting Surrey Christmas Bureau on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “For the month of November, we will be collecting unwrapped new toys. Can your business help us give back to the community and support our children, to ensure that those in need have that wonderful Christmas celebration? Bring your donations to our collection box at the Surrey Board of Trade office (101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey). For more information, contact Deanna at 604-581-7130 or at


Love To Sew Expo Vancouver, at Cloverdale Agriplex on Nov. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A sewing, quilting, knitting and needlework show at 17763 62nd Ave., Surrey. For admission rates and more info, visit,


Surrey Tree Lighting Festival: Annual event at City Hall Plaza set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from noon to 7 p.m., with tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Event features a variety of attractions, including live music and much more. Info:

Santa Parade of Lights: Annual event features big rigs lighted up on route through Surrey, from Cloverdale starting at 5 p.m. and on to Holland Park.


Baroness’ Inspirational Tournament hosted by Barony of Lions Gate, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds. “Come join Their Excellencies Uillium and Caitrina for a day of fun and festivities. Heavy and Rapier and Youth Combat Tournies and Gerhard’s Riposte. Games tables will be open, a great opportunity to learn something new and have fun playing with friends.” Event runs from 9:30 a.m. to midnight. Info:


“We Are Newton” neighbourhood anthology book-launch event on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Old Surrey Restaurant, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 13483 72nd Ave., Surrey. Refreshments provided. Event is free, but registration is required. Info:, email, call 778-988-3549.

Surrey Muse celebrates its fifth anniversary on Friday, Nov. 25 at City Centre Library, in Dr. Ambedkar Room 418, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring author Farah Tejani, poet Betsy Warland and extended open mic. Free admission (donations welcome). Info:,, email


Surrey Leadership Dialogue “It’s All About Energy,” on Friday, Nov. 18 at Guildford Golf & Country Club, 7929 152nd St., Surrey, starting at 8 a.m. “Attendees will dialogue about energy sources, realistic solutions for industry’s power needs of today and tomorrow, labour needs in power generation industries and business savings and affordability on power supply.” Panelists from BC Hydro, Clean Energy Canada, FortisBC and TransMountain, hosted by Surrey Board of Trade. Info:

Surrey’s new Public Safety Strategy is a topic of Surrey RCMP boss Dwayne McDonald’s talk to members of Surrey Board of Trade at a luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Info: or call 604.581.7130.

Seasonal Sizzle business reception hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel from 5 to 8 p.m. “Over 500 people attend this networking and trade show event annually. This year’s theme is ‘Christmas in Paradise,’ featuring live music and entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres and great networking.” Info: or 604.634.0341.

Trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi organized by Surrey Board of Trade starting on April 3, 2017. Rate of $2,995 for a seven-day trip, for members of SBOT. “Come travel with the SBOT and explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi with like-minded business professionals and owners. The SBOT has worked diligently to set up industry tours in these cities. We are happy to customize your trip to include key business meetings, making this eligible for tax deductions.” Info:


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,


“The Dixie Swim Club”: Surrey Little Theatre stages play about five women, all former college swimmers, who reunite on an August long weekend. Directed by Mike Busswood. Staged until Nov. 19. Info:, tickets via

“Barefoot in the Park”: Surrey-based Naked Stage reader’s theatre company presents the Neil Simon comedy directed by Ed Milaney, at Newton Cultural Centre on Nov. 18, 19 and 20. Tickets are $15 at the door and at Show info:

“The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper” show features Corin Raymond, a musician/storyteller, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit

“Pinocchio: The Pantomime” brought to Surrey Arts Centre stage by FVGSS, a Musical Theatre Company, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 4, with show times at 7:30 p.m. on Wed/Thur/Fri and 2:30 on Sat/Sun. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566,,

“Call Mr. Robeson: A Life, With Songs” written and performed by Tayo Aluko in tribute to actor, singer and civil-rights campaigner Paul Robeson, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” show, a Christmas classic, produced by Young People’s Opera Society of B.C., from Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27 at Newton Cultural Centre. “The story of a poor crippled boy visited by the three kings on their way to see the baby Jesus.” Tickets $20/$15 via Eventbrite and at door. Info: Email

“A Christmas Carol”: Imagine That! Productions stages a radio-theatre play, complete with live music and sound effects, from Dec. 2 to 4 at Clova Theatre in Cloverdale. “This adaptation of A Christmas Carol follows the original Dickens tale and takes audiences along on Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformational journey as four ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through Christmases past, present and future.” For tickets and info, visit

“Ellie King’s Beauty and the Beast” traditional British panto produced by Royal Canadian Theatre Company, at Surrey Arts Centre from Dec. 16 to 26 on select dates. Comedy suitable for all ages. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566,,

“The Comic Strippers” adult-only show offers a male-stripper parody and improv comedy for audiences of all genders, on Jan. 28 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. “Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.” Tickets and info:, 604-507-6355,


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.


10th Annual Surrey Kids Conference at Fleetwood Community Centre on Nov. 18 and 19. “A collaborative, creative, and inclusive approach to connecting children ages 6 to 12 to community resources, services and educational experiences in Surrey. Parents can also enjoy the fun by listening to a free presentation by Gary Anaka on ‘Helping Your Child to Love Learning.’ All workshops are free and pre-registration is required.” 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 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit


“Helping Your Child to Love Learning” presentation by Gary Anaka as part of 10th Annual Surrey Kids Conference, on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Surrey Secondary School (15945  96 Ave.). Parents, children and youth are welcome. Anaka, a leading brain-based learning facilitator, will highlight brain-friendly parenting approaches to help ignite a child’s love of lifelong learning. “Parents will learn simple strategies to improve their child’s attention span and focus, working memory, and high-level thinking.” The Surrey Kids Conference, taking place Nov. 18-19 at Fleetwood Community Centre, is a free collaborative, creative and inclusive event offering children 6 to 12 a variety of fun, educational workshops and connections to community resources. It is delivered in partnership with community agencies and supports the City of Surrey’s Middle Years initiatives. Info:


Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email or call 604-789-5037.

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.


“Deck the Halls” artisan market on Saturday, Nov. 19 at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave., Delta, starting at 10 a.m. Admission is food or cash donation to Deltassist Christmas Hamper Program. Event hosted by Watershed Artworks Society (, 604-596-1029). “Watershed Artworks Society hosts their 6th annual Christmas Artisan market, featuring unique & beautiful handcrafted creations by 30 community artists & artisans. Shopping local made easy!”

Surrey Art Gallery Association’s Heart to Home Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 26 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 27 (noon to 4 p.m.) at Surrey Arts Centre. The Studio Theatre at the Surrey Arts Centre will be “transformed into a fun and festive market featuring fine art and handmade crafts by renowned local artists.” Free admission. For more info, call 604-501-5187.

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,


Newton Seniors Centre Bazaar and Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 at Newton Seniors Centre, 13775 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual event. “Raffle tickets on sale now, draw to be held Friday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 pm. Plenty of household and gift items on sale.” Info: Judi Plant,, 604-596-2472.

Sunshine Ridge Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church, 6230 120th St., Surrey. Craft market in support of Chain of Love homes for abandoned and abused children in Brazil. Come and browse a varied selection of handmade goods in our gym, and enjoy a specialty coffee and some live music.” Info:, 604-543-7718.

Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, door prizes, concession. Info: 604-599-6803.

Maple Green Elementary Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14898 Spenser Drive, Surrey. Info: 778-388-4440.

Semiahmoo Potters’ Christmas 2016 Pottery Sale on Nov. 26-27 at South Surrey Recreation Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey, from 10 a.m. daily.

Port Kells Art Club presents “Colourful Impressions” painting exhibition and sale, on Sunday, Nov. 27 at Fort Langley Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 9167 Glover Road. Free admission.

North Delta Potters Guild Christmas Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10 at North Delta Recreation Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11415 84th Ave. “Beautiful & unique works in clay all created by guild members. You are sure to find something special for someone special.” Info: 778-590-8003, email


Fleetwood Cook Book Club meets bimonthly at Fleetwood Library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Schedule includes event on Dec. 5 (Cookie Swap). “If you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes, grab your apron and sign up for the Fleetwood Cook Book Club. We pick the theme/books, and you select a recipe to make from that book, then we all get together to share a meal.” Call to register: 604-598-7346.


Youth writers wanted to annual “Write On” One-Act Play Competition hosted by the Youth Arts Council of Surrey (YACOS). “Write a play, be mentored, put it on stage, win cash.” Submission deadline is Nov. 20. For info, call 604-594-2700, email, visit

Clayton Heights Optometry is looking to feature Local artists at office, 103A-19151 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. “Are you an artist looking for a place to display your art? We feature an artist every few months on our waiting area wall with complete info on the artist. If you would like your painting, drawing, or photographic art displayed, email us at for consideration.”


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,


Exhibition Tour at Surrey Art Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 7:30−9pm. “Discover new life in objects you wouldn’t glance twice at in your home. In our exhibition tour of two ‘still life’ exhibits, ordinary objects like apples, cheese graters, a stack of books, and a lampshade take on surprising significance. Join Jordan Strom, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, for an informal, behind-the-scenes tour of Mimetic Workshop and Small Stages. The event is free and co-presented by Surrey Art Gallery Association. Info: 604-501-5566,

“The Collage” exhibition by members of Surrey Photography Club at Newton Cultural Centre from Nov. 2 to 30. “The club meets twice per month at St. Helen’s Anglican Church in North Surrey. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday evenings at 7 p.m. New members and guests are always welcome.” Info:

Surrey Art Gallery: Until Dec. 4, the gallery delves into people’s changing relationship with objects through a cluster of exhibitions on the ‘still life’ genre of art, featuring works by Fiona Ackerman, Kelly Lycan, April Hickox, Jay Bundy Johnson and others. Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566,

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, 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,

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,


Museum After Dark: Second annual event at Surrey Museum on Thursday, Nov. 17. Theme of this year’s 19+ event is “odd jobs. After sipping wine and sampling appetizers with good company, attendees will take a rare tour of the museum’s collections vault and see an unusual hand-picked exhibit featuring artifacts of Surrey’s peculiar jobs past. Keeping with the dark theme of the 2015 event, this year the museum has selected eerie ventriloquist dolls, funeral director fashions and more.” Event runs from 6:30-9pm. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased in advance at 604.592.6956 or via the web registration system. Info:

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.


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.


West Coast Drone Racing League hosts a Winter Indoor Series event on Sunday, Nov. 27 at Cloverdale Agriplex from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 17798 62nd Ave., Surrey. Fee to watch the action is $10 at gate; kids under 12 are free. Info:

Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey team plays home games at South Surrey Arena, 2199 148 St, Surrey. “Come see future NHL stars today. Fast-paced, family fun.” Info:, 604-531-4625 (GOAL).

Surrey Knights Junior B hockey team plays home games at North Surrey Recreation Centre. For schedule of games and ticket information, visit or call 604-534-1285.

Free swims sponsored by Westminster Savings, on Saturdays throughout the year. “Join us for our free family swims held once per month at each of our indoor pools. Free swims are part of Westminster Savings’ Project Better Balance.” Events are held at the North Surrey rec centre pool on the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., at South Surrey’s indoor pool on the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., and at the Surrey Sport & Leisure pool on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.


Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual membership is $20, drop-in fee is $3. For information, contact Nancy, 604-530-4197.


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.


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.


The Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers for three of its advocacy teams (Agriculture Team, Environment Team and Tourism, Arts & Culture Team). Contact or call 604-581-7130.

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.


South Asian Health Expo: Sixth annual event on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Sikh Academy, 12895 85th Ave., Surrey, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, with focus on common health issues faced by South Asians, including diabetes, high blood pressure and weight gain due to a high-calorie diet. Thirty vendors will be on-site doing free testing, giving out information, distributing product samples and prize giveaways, plus fitness classes. Info:

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info:

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” 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.


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.




















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