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Surrey Heritage Re-Enactment Project

The Re-Enactors in 2015

Surrey's Past: See It to Believe It

The Re-Enactors are a heritage re-enactment performance troupe based on real settlers from Surrey's past. With a focus on the period of 1872 to 1945, they rove the City's major events from May to October.  The Re-Enactors are consistent event favorites, offering  musical entertainment, intriguing stories of Surrey's early years, and lively, often humorous audience interactions.

Your Next Chance to See the Re-Enactors

Don't miss the troupe at the Surrey International Children's Festival from May 26-28. View The Re-Enactors full season schedule.

  • Thursday, May 26 - Performance at 10:30am and roving from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday, May 27 - Performance at 1:10pm and roving from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 28 - Performances at 11:20am and 1:55pm and roving from 11:00am-3:00pm

The above video include Actors: Sara Holt, Ryan Haneman, Vince Metcalfe, Kelli Ogmundson, Kevin Takahide Lee and Doug Cameron. The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).

Meet the 2016 Re-Enactor Line Up

Each of the historical characters has a poigniant part in Surrey's past. Portrayed by actors who DO NOT break character, they are a troupe to behold.

  • Reeve T.J. Sullivan
  • Carpenter Eric Anderson
  • Teacher Mary Jane Shannon
  • Zennosuke Inouye, WWI veteran and Surrey Berry Growers Association President
  • Elsie Ivy Marshall, a youth whose family owned the South Westminster Store
  • Doctor Frederick Sinclair

NEW Re-Enactor - Sarjit 'Mac' Singh

A new Re-Enactor character is being developed for the 2016 performance season. Based on the life of Sarjit Singh, whose nickname was Mac, the new character will portray one of the first South Asian Surrey citizens to own a commercial farming operation, Cloverdale Produce. Read more about the development of the Sarjit 'Mac' Singh character.


The Re-enactors were the winners of the 2015 British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association’s Program Excellence Award.