The Flamingo Hotel is one of many notable Whalley spots featured in “Whalley Before Skyscrapers”

Join us virtually to explore Surrey's past.

Registered Programs

Programs will run virtually via Microsoft Teams. Attendees will receive simple instructions to easily participate in each of the following free sessions. Register online or call 604-501-5100.

School Memories & Mementos
September 8 | 6:30-7:30pm

Nostalgic for your school days? Join Surrey Archives staff and the Surrey Retired Teachers Association for a walk down memory lane. Showcasing photographs, yearbooks and more, reminisce or learn something new about Surrey’s school history. Register online.

The Real Mandrake the Magician
October 13 | 6:30-7:30pm

Join co-authors Linda and Lon Mandrake as they delve into the history of Mandrake the Magician.  Family stories and behind the scenes glimpses of Leon Mandrake’s career illuminate his magical legacies. Register online.

Japanese Canadian History in Surrey
November 3 | 6:30-7:30pm

Explore the history of the Japanese Canadian community in Surrey through this talk presented by Lorene Oikawa, President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. Register online.


Outreach Programs

Are you looking for a speaker? Multimedia presentations delivered by qualified staff from the Surrey Archives include historic photos, audio and more. They are suitable for schools, rotary clubs and retirement homes. Contact us at 604-502-6459 or for more information and to book once programs are running again.

Topics include:

  • Capturing the City: Surrey 2000
  • Cloverdale: A Photo History
  • Roy Houghton's Surrey
  • Surrey's First 50 Years
  • Surrey 1914 to 1918
  • The Sixties in Surrey

Registration by phone is available. Call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and a customer service representative will be happy to help you.

If you need to cancel your registration, log in to your account and follow our How to Cancel Your Activity video.

Alternatively, you can call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and a customer service representative can cancel your registration for you.

Get help and find more information on how to register for classes on the Registration Help page.