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An opportunity for generations to engage in dialogue and to explore differences and similarities between seniors and youth.

Guildford Social Gathering

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Upcoming workshop

Join us to work on community projects that will be implemented in the Guildford neighbourhood. The social gatherings will facilitate conversations and activities exploring social and cultural connections in the community. If you are 55+ and live in and around the Guildford area, we would love to hear about your unique experiences.

December 12 at 12:30 to 2:30pm at Guildford Recreation Centre



Contact Ramneet.dhillon@surrey.ca for more information

Connecting Generations: Legacy Project Exhibit

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Leave your legacy in Surrey! The Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership are hosting a visual interactive installation at the Museum of Surrey within the Community Treasures exhibit space.

Community Treasures exhibits are an opportunity for community groups, individuals, and cultural organizations from Surrey to showcase their treasures and share their stories with a wider audience. They serve to increase community access to Surrey’s diversity. Visitors are given access to view items that would normally be unavailable elsewhere in the community.

From May to August 2023 a series of workshops will be delivered to provide skills, inspiration and digital multimedia that will become part of the final exhibit display. The pieces developed in these workshops, along with other intercultural, historical, intergenerational photos and video within the SISSIP network will be displayed in the Community Treasures exhibit between September 19 and December 23, 2023. This is a unique opportunity to become increasingly connected with the people of Surrey by engaging with their histories, culture, and stories.

Museum of Surrey Fall Exhibits Opening

Discover new feature exhibits at the Museum of Surrey’s Fall Exhibit Opening! Join us for an Indigenous welcome, refreshments and exhibit tours. Explore "Everything is still awesome" and #HOPEANDHEALINGCANADA exhibits by Tracey-Mae Chambers, and check out the Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership's Legacy Project installation in the 'Community Treasures' exhibit space.

RSVP with Bee Virk at bee.virk@surrey.ca

Textile Dye Garden at the Museum of Surrey

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Address: Museum of Surrey - 17710 56A Avenue

Are you curious about what plants can provide the colours and fibre for our clothing? Did you know we can grow certain types of plants that can be used to create natural dyes for textiles? Join us on the Museum of Surrey campus and experience a unique opportunity to create a Textile Dye Garden!

Sharon Kallis of EartHand Gleaners Society will be leading conversations around plant selection for a diverse array of both colour and fibres. Through interactive workshops and in-person hands-on activities discover how we all share the cultural legacy of how plants have been an integral component of history and evolution of our clothing.

Volunteer at the garden

Do you have a passion for textiles? Would you like to learn more about textiles? Sign up to become a volunteer and help maintain Surrey’s Textile Dye Garden at the Museum of Surrey (17710 56A Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 5H8).

We are looking for passionate individuals with a desire to learn or develop skills, and to promote the unique textile experiences provided. If you would like to spend time with textile experts and others who contribute to the magic of textiles, fill out the volunteer application form!

Tasks include:

  • Assisting in the delivery of hands-on programs
  • Assisting the workshop leader during specific events
  • Garden maintenance on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays (1 hour per month)

As a Garden Assistant, you can:

  • Receive free lab time to observe textile work.
  • Gain knowledge of plants, gardening and textile techniques
  • Have the opportunity to observe textile instruments at work.

Sign up to volunteer

Connecting Generations: Yarn Around Project

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Yarn Around Project spring 2023 - spring 2024

Are you a knitter? Do you enjoy textiles? Join us for a year of celebrating knitting and textile arts, through an unconventional way- shared movement and dance! Here is some information on what’s coming up next, what has happened so far and what’s planned for the future!

Winter 2024

Yarn Bombing Reveal and Celebration

The knitted materials created during the fall will be assembled to decorate Clayton’s living Room during the last weeks of January. Take part in all things knitting, music and community celebration at Clayton Community Centre, on BC’s Family Day weekend.

If you are interested in attending or learning more information on any of these activities, contact agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca.

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Garden of Generations

The Garden of Generations has moved to The Plot located at 71st Avenue and 137A Street, behind the Newton Arena, for more information - The PLOT Sharing Garden invites all to contribute, harvest, share and enjoy!

Program funding

The Connecting Generations initiative and the Walkit Web Map Activity Program are made possible through the Surrey Intercultural Senior Social Inclusion Partnership Network, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, under the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which:

  • consists of organizations from different sectors
  • is a collective impact initiative multi-partner approach
  • aims to address systemic barriers of social inclusion faced by seniors 55+
  • supports an interculturally inclusive and engaged community

The core network consists of the backbone organizations:

  • Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
  • Seniors Come Share Society
  • Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)
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Government of Canada Funding


Have a question or comment about one of these initiatives? Reach us at agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca.