Three Things to Do This Week (for July 23, Surrey and Delta)

1. A new “pop-up” art gallery in Newton’s town centre is home to “Gross Density Parcel,” a showcase from a new curatorial art collective interested in “presenting amazing contemporary works in new and interesting places.” Ten local artists have created films, sculptures, photos and multi-media installations for AgentC Projects’ exhibit, which documents the multitude of things left to decay on a vacant lot in the White Rock area. The group’s gallery, a City of Surrey-sponsored initiative, is located at the corner of 137th Street and 72A Avenue. An opening event for “Gross Density Parcel” is planned for Thursday, July 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.; the exhibit is on view until Oct. 1. Group and gallery details are at Agentcprojects.com.  

2. In Cloverdale, Friday’s WrestleReunion V event (July 24) will honour four greats who made a name for themselves on the B.C. wrestling scene, including Don Leo Jonathan, Ed “Moondog” Moretti, Bob Steele and the late Roy McClarty. Of note, Jonathan, now 84 and living in Langley, appeared in more than 3,000 matches during his 31-year career, including a memorable “Battle of the Century” with Andre the Giant in Montreal in 1972. The induction ceremony will be hosted by recently retired wrestler-turned-author Vance “Mr. Beefy Goodness” Nevada. The first bell rings at 8 p.m. at the Alice McKay Building at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. More details are posted at Allstarwrestlingcanada.ca.

3. The Boundary Bay Airshow brings aerial and static displays to the Delta airport on Saturday (July 25), starting at noon. This year, the free event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War (the airport was built at the time in order to support war efforts and train military aircrews). Food vendors, community booths and kid-focused activities are part of the action at 7800 Alpha Way. The full schedule – from the American-made “Grumpy” to the Soviet-operated Yak 55 – is posted at Boundarybayairshow.com. Organizers encourage attendees to bring folding chairs, sunglasses and maybe even a windbreaker, as the airport’s bayside location can make for a chilly viewing experience for some people.

 

 

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