THREE THINGS TO DO: King-ly tribute singers hit stage at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre

Also: Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park, singles mingle at travel club meeting

Elvis tribute artist Chris Connor sings on Sunday (Oct. 16) at Bell Performing Arts Centre.

1. King-ly singers from Toronto and the U.K. are touring B.C. this week in “A Tribute to Elvis in Concert,” with a date at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday evening (Oct. 16). The show will feature award-winning tribute artists Pete Paquette (the Canadian) and Chris Connor (the Brit). The dynamic duo will be backed by Toronto’s Rockin’ Royals band, complete with horn section, and The Tonettes vocal group. For tickets and more show info, call 604-507-6355 or visit

2. Bear Creek Park will light up during a Garden Light Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The evening event, hosted by the City of Surrey, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at 13750 88th Ave. A company called 365 Productions, with the help of Surrey Arts Centre, will bring the garden to life with lights, lanterns and performers. “The trails and the trees will be illuminated as you wander through an ever changing display of colours,” reads a post on the city’s website. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.

3. Are you single and want to travel with a group? The Singles Travel Club might be for you. Group organizer Val Liddle has arranged a club dinner meeting on Monday, Oct. 17 at the Ricky’s restaurant at 19219 56th Ave., Surrey, starting at 6 p.m. The event’s guest speaker will be Oben Sert of Tragalgar Tours. For more details, visit or call 604-529-1552.



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