Community Summit Highlights
Thanks for your help in moulding the 2-way dialogue at the first Community Summit, held on April 6, 2013.
We received nearly 400 people's thoughts on the Possible Discussion Ideas Topics. We had great attendance, with over 200 community members coming out to discuss ideas and become part of engagement in Surrey.
Community Summit Google+ Hangouts on Air
Speakers and keynotes from the Community Summit appeared live online, through the City of Surrey's Google+ . Hear the Mayor's Address, and from keynote speakers Gordon Hume and Matt Hern.
Mayor Watts, and Gordon Hume's keynote
Matt Hern's keynote
Stay tuned for presentation slides and summaries on each of the 12 workshops at the Summit.
Municipal 101 – Getting to know City Hall
How does the City of Surrey work? Who is responsible for what? Sit down with City staff from various departments and learn about what they do and how you can work together.
Community Gardens and Urban Gardening
Grow veggies while making friends! In this session, learn about how to grow a garden even if you live in an apartment, and discover opportunities for being part of a community garden in your neighbourhood.
Where’s the Family?
Explore challenges faced by families today, family policy, the generation “squeeze” and collaborate with workshop participates on new approaches for reducing family stress.
Welcoming Community for New Canadians
Surrey is a community rich with diversity! Share stories, learn from others and explore how to make surrey a community welcome to all.
Surrey 2050 – The Vision
In 40 years, Surrey will be the largest City in British Columbia. What is your future vision for Surrey? We want you to dream big in this interactive workshop.
Connecting with Youth Today
An interactive youth led workshop for all ages to explore how youth and adults can work together in building a more vibrant community.
Sustainability in Surrey
What’s happening in your neighbourhood? – Are you curious about what the City of Surrey is doing to make our City more sustainable and livable? Do you want to know more about cycling and walking trails, biodiversity, food security, and climate change? Attend this workshop to hear from City staff about current initiatives and programs, and where the City is headed over the next 50 years.
Becoming a Community Leader
Community leaders are everywhere around us, what does it take to be a successful community leader? Do you imagine passion, engagement and collaboration as important pieces of the equation? Join us for a panel presentation from a diverse group of community leaders, then join in conversation on how to take your ideas and passions to the next level.
Vibrant Neighbourhoods Block by Block
This workshop will build on Jason Roberts keynote presentation. Dream up fun projects to create vibrant spaces in your neighbourhood.
Do you know your neighbours? In this workshop, talk with others about how you can connect with those next to you and reduce isolation, starting with the house or apartment next door.
Be inspired to improve your community in this workshop that explores exciting beautification and public space projects from your community and around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Civic Beautification Planner to design their own project and learn how to apply for funding.
Identifying Community Assets and Resources
Communities thrive when people or groups are actively involved, but finding the right resources and tools can be a barrier to making your vision a reality. This session will help you discover and map the resources in your community to move your ideas forward.