‘Three Things to Do This Week’ in Surrey, North Delta


Contemporary dance company Diskordanse returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre this weekend for the debut of “The Collection,” choreographed by South Surrey’s Nela H to original music by Dasha Duquette. The show, staged Friday and Saturday (May 29-30, 8 p.m.), is billed as “a stunning visual feast of dance art… a new form of fairy tale unlike anything you’ve seen before.” The intriguing characters, “all lured into entrapment by false hopes and promises,” include the angered Glass Queen, the rebel Crystal Princess, the Preserved Flower, the Still Goddess, the silenced Voice and the curious Surrealist Bird. For tickets, visit Tickets.surrey.ca or call 604-501-5566; for show details, go to Diskordanse.ca or Facebook.com/diskordanse. Also Saturday, Coastal City Ballet brings its new version of “Cinderella” to Surrey Arts Centre’s in a 4 p.m. performance at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage (Coastalcityballet.com).


Check out Surrey’s newest aquatic facility Saturday (May 30, noon to 3 p.m.) during grand-opening celebrations of the new pool at Guildford Recreation Centre. Free swimming, prizes, refreshments and water-sport demos are part of the fun, along with the unveiling of “Splash,” a new piece of public art by New Yorker Michael Krondl. Highlights of the new facility include an eight-lane 50M Olympic-size main pool, leisure pool with spray features and a lazy river, waterslide, family-friendly hot tub, steam room and dry sauna. Saturday’s event will also mark the completion of a youth park located on the south side of the building, at 15105 105th Ave., Surrey. Info: Surrey.ca/events, 604-501-5100.


What’s a “human library?” Find out Saturday (May 30, 1 p.m.) at City Centre library during the fifth-annual edition of Surrey Libraries’ Human Library Program, at 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Attendees can have a one-to-one, 20-minute conversation with human “books” – people who are there to share their stories and experiences. This time around, the focus is on religions, beliefs and spirituality. “Despite being so plugged-in these days, we spend little time actually talking to each other in person,” says Ravi Basi, Surrey Libraries’ multicultural librarian overseeing the program. Register now at the library, call 604-598-7426 or visit Surreylibraries.ca/4920.aspx.


Just Posted

Fire destroys home in Surrey

Crews called at 3 a.m. Sunday for a residential house fire on the 12000-block of 100 Avenue

Alzheimer’s Society launches helpline

Toll-free phone line available for people with dementia and their caretakers

Art show to be held at White Rock’s Jan’s on the Beach

Art to be displayed until the end of December

New detox centre opens in South Surrey

WhiteRock EHN opened in response to opioid crisis

1st Indigenous woman to start Canadian airline looks to B.C.’s remote regions

Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to start her own airline, called Iskwew Air

5 to start your day

B.C. cracks down on ‘dirty money,’ homicide detectives investigate Maple Ridge death and more

Bankruptcies in British Columbia on the rise

Consumer bankruptcies climbed by 6. 1 per cent in August 2018 from the same month last year.

22 public toilets in Victoria: 136 people currently peeing

World Toilet Day floats some serious health issues

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the wildfire damage in the town of Paradise.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

“It’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” Trump said in the interview.

Canada Post calls for ‘cooling off’ period to allow for mediated talks

The proposal came as Canada Post workers continued their rotating strikes Monday after rejecting the Crown agency’s latest offer.

Most Read