Surrey Little Theatrem exhibition

A space for community partners to tell their own stories.


Museum of Surrey, 17710 56A Avenue

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Current Community Treasures

Museum of Surrey is pleased to present the new Community Treasures exhibition: the history of the Surrey Little Theatre!

This exhibition is open February 7 to May 28, 2023. 

This exhibition tells the 62-year history of Surrey Little Theatre. Surrey Little Theatre has a colourful and eventful history in the cultural landscape of Surrey.

Founded in 1958, Surrey Little Theatre was a star in the local community and received many awards for their fantastic performances and productions. In 2021, Surrey Little Theatre and Langley Players Drama Club merged into a new group, Langley Little Theatre. The wonderful activities Surrey Little Theatre began 62 years ago have evolved, and will continue into the future.

Surrey Little Theatre


Past Community Treasures


Duty Honor and Izzat

This stand-alone exhibit tells the story of Punjabi soldiers in the First World War.  Presented by the Indus Media Foundation and Steven Purewal. Today communities across Canada have little knowledge of the role Indians played in World War One and the shared history with their Canadian counterparts. Over 500,000 Indian soldiers fought for the British Empire, more then the Canadian and Australian armies combined.  This traveling display has been shown Museum of Surrey multiple times during Remembrance Month.



The Indo-Fijians: Surrey's Pocket of Paradise 

Local archaeologist, Rizwaan Abbas, was inspired to tell the story of Indo-Fijian people as he spent time alone with his father while his father lay dying. 

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20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail

This exhibit celebrated the 20th anniversary of the volunteer-run Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society. The exhibit includes historic photos, video, models, a replica Cloverdale Station sign and artifacts from two collections. 

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The Real Mandrake the Magician

A highlight on Surrey's own world-renowned magician, mentalist, illusionist, escapologist, ventriloquist and stunt performer. His son Lon teamed up with MOS to pay tribute to his father's compelling story of curiosity and cultural transformation. 

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Discover Your Story - We Can Help!

Curated by BC Genealogical Society and Cloverdale Library Family History. Stories discovered by family researchers were told with resources for Surrey families so they could build their own family trees. 

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Inspiration X: Dilber Mann

Pop culture collectibles related to the rise of Metro Vancouver video and games industry. It will explore how pop-culture icons inspired and influenced a whole generation (Generation X) to follow their dreams into the gaming and entertainment industry and inspire current gamers young and old to follow their passions



Museum of Surrey - Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association 50th Anniversary

This exhibition was created in collaboration with Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association to celebrate their 50th anniversary.   Objects on display include photos and memorabilia that highlight the players and achievements of this longstanding organization.



Our Colours, Our Stories

In collaboration with Vancouver’s HCMA Design Group. The story of how the museum’s new design, brand and colours were inspired by the textile collection. Items from the textile collection were featured.


Of Import
Filipino Textile Traditions

In collaboration with local Filipino textile collector Leo Haban, this exhibit showed textiles from the Leo Haban collection produced in multiple Philippine island regions and diverse traditions.


Chinese Culture and Art Exhibit

An exhibit of local and International Chinese art and culture presented by the Chinese Village Club, a non-profit organization as well as a community organization located in South Surrey and White Rock area.


Diverse Francophones

In collaboration with the Mauritian Association of Surrey and Haitian Association of Metro Vancouver. This bilingual exhibit compared and contrasted the objects and experiences of Francophones from Haiti and Mauritius.


What We Bring:

Canada’s 150th 

Surrey’s stories of immigration were shown through the objects people brought with them from their original homelands. The display included objects lent from Surrey community members and our own collection.


Surrey Francophone Association 30th Anniversary

Created in collaboration with the Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique and curated by Maurice Guibord.


Disney’s Untold Stories

Curated by David Lesjak of the Southwestern British Columbia Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club.


West African Vodu: An exhibition of Sound, Sight and Spirit

Co- Curated by Curtis Andrews, in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo.


Ukrainians in Canada: 125 Years 

A partner exhibit with the University of Alberta.


Books Abound 

In conjunction with the Surrey International Writers’ Conference.

 See Community Treasures guidebook.