THREE THINGS TO DO: ‘Bodyslams for Toys’ wrestling event Saturday in Cloverdale

Also this week: 'The Nutcracker' at Surrey Arts Centre, special weekend for Surrey Eagles

Prior to last year’s “Bodyslams for Toys” event

1. A “Secret Santa Battle Royale” sounds like what happens with my family every Christmas, but no, it’s the featured match at another “Bodyslams for Toys” event staged by All Star Wrestling. The annual fundraiser goes down Saturday night (Dec. 12) at the Alice McKay Building at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy (minimum $10 value), to be given to Surrey Christmas Bureau for distribution to a deserving kid this month. The action will include wrestlers who boast colourful names such as Moondog Manson, Matt Xstatic, The Salty Seaman, Mr. India, The Toga Boy, Azeem The Dream, The Waspette and Fantasma, among several others.  For details, call 604-710-0872 or visit Allstarwrestling.ca. Better yet, for the latest updates, click on Facebook.com/events/1460059887632599.

2. For a run of five shows as part of a regional tour, Royal City Youth Ballet returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its version of “The Nutcracker” Friday through Sunday (Dec. 11 to 13). Dancers with the New West-based company never fail to delight audiences in the annual production, which features dazzling sets, extravagant costumes and, of course, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score. For planning purposes, here are the show times: 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 1 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 1 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 13. For tickets ($38 for adults, $28 for children), call the arts centre box office at 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.surrey.ca.

3. It’s a special-event weekend for Surrey Eagles, who kick things off Friday night (Dec. 11) with an annual “Teddy Bear Toss” game against Coquitlam Express at South Surrey Arena. Bring your own teddy bear or buy one at the game from Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society. All bears thrown on the ice will be donated to Surrey Christmas Bureau. On Sunday (Dec. 13) starting at 4 p.m., the team will stage a “Star Wars Night” to celebrate the theatrical release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” with costumed characters in attendance. Also Sunday is a post-game skate with Eagles players. Look for more details at Surreyeagles.ca.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Staff member at Surrey long-term care facility diagnosed with COVID-19

Fraser Health said a rapid response team is on site

White Rock’s namesake spray-painted black

Vandalism occurred sometime between Friday and Saturday

South Surrey resident blames city after house floods

Marilyn Molter said debris from city-planted maple trees easily clogs street drains

Surrey’s Johnston Heights reporting COVID-19 exposure

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

Senior White Rock election worker not concerned about safety at the polls

‘Casting your vote will be like getting a take out coffee,’ says Elections BC CEO

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

Most Read