THREE THINGS TO DO: ‘Minions’ opens Movies Under the Stars series at Surrey’s Holland Park

Also this week: Open house at Urban Safari Rescue Society, PraiseFest concert in Cloverdale


1. The annual Movies Under the Stars series, presented by Downtown Surrey BIA at Holland Park every summer, kicks off Saturday evening (Aug. 6) with an open-air screening of “Minions.” Yes, everyone’s favourite little yellow men will be featured on a giant screen, with pre-movie activities and entertainment starting at 5 p.m. As always, the North Surrey Lions will be cooking up a storm (for charity), and Chris Hamilton will strum and sing for the crowd between 7 and 8 p.m., followed by the movie at dusk. Look for more event details at

2. Learn about the 350 rescued exotic animals at South Surrey’s Urban Safari Rescue Society during the organization’s annual open house, set for Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will include a “bee beard” demo, art works by Semiahmoo Arts, a silent auction, photo opportunities with the animals, and more. Check it out at 1395 176th St., or visit

3. The Stetson Bowl at Cloverdale Fairgrounds will be filled with feel-good music on Sunday (Aug. 7) during PraiseFest, a one-day Christian music festival that aims to bring people together from all denominations “to raise our hands in worship of Jesus Christ.” The entertainment lineup at this year’s event, presented by Missions Without Borders, features Andy Mineo, For King and Country, Hawk Nelson, Matt Maher, Starfield and Switchfoot; look for the event schedule at The gates open at noon with a Family Fun Zone featuring inflatables, rides, crafts, face painting, balloon art, interactive games and more. General-admission tickets are priced at $28, all the way up to $178 for VIP seats.


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