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‘Surrey receives over $1 million to revitalize its public spaces’

Surrey Art Gallery Association, City of Surrey and Semiahmoo Arts Society will receive the funding
Coun. Linda Annis, Mayor Brenda Locke, Coun. Doug Elford, Coun. Pardeep Kooner, MP Randeep Sarai, Coun. Rob Stutt, along with unidentified staff members pose for a photo at City Hall on Oct. 12, 2023. (Photo: @SurreyMayor/ X)

Three projects in Surrey will receive federal funding to “revitalize its public spaces,” notes a news release from MP Randeep Sarai Friday (Oct. 13).

Surrey will receive a total of $1,034,000 in PacifiCan funding through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), Sarai announced Thursday (Oct. 12) at city hall.

“The investments announced by the Government of Canada in the City of Surrey signifies, and ensures, that public spaces and tourism experiences will continue to flourish and be enjoyed by communities for years to come,” Sarai said.

The funding will go to three different projects across the city.

Surrey Art Gallery Association will get $750,000 to “revitalize Surrey’s Civic Plaza using art displayed through UrbanScreen.”

The City of Surrey will get $275,000 in funding to help upgrade Fergus Biodiversity Park trails and boardwalk.

The remaining $9,000 will go to Semiahmoo Arts Society to “help support health and safety upgrades to classrooms.”

Surrey’s mayor Brenda Locke posted on X (formerly Twitter) her appreciation for the funds.

Anna Burns

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I started with Black Press Media in the fall of 2022 as a multimedia journalist after finishing my practicum at the Surrey Now-Leader.
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