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2017 News Releases

Surrey Tops List of Best Place to Invest in Real Estate in BC

Mayor Hepner welcomes Provincial Government’s first step to build a new hospital in Surrey

December 18, 2017 - Surrey receives funding for first step in planning for a hospital

Thousands of Hockey Fans Flock to Surrey Civic Plaza for Rogers Hometown Hockey

December 11, 2017 - Fans experienced live broadcast of the Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL game

Mayor Linda Hepner Welcomes Provincial Investment in Surrey Schools

December 7, 2017 - Mayor welcomes announcement by Premier John Horgan to significantly invest in Surrey’s schools.

City of Surrey and Statistics Canada Partner on Opioid Data Collection and Community Response Project

December 5, 2017 - City of Surrey and Statistics Canada launch project to help those at the heart of the opioid crisis.

C.D. Howe Institute Gives Surrey Top Mark in Annual Municipal Fiscal Accountability Report Card

November 28, 2017 - Surrey has been given an A+ for its fiscal accountability and budget clarity.

20,000 Celebrated the Season at Surrey’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting Festival

November 27, 2017 - The lit tree will now festively adorn City Hall Plaza until the New Year.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Lands at Surrey Civic Plaza on December 9 & 10

November 22, 2017 - The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games, prizes, and entertainment for the whole family.

Cities as Solutions: Surrey Social Innovation Summit

November 9, 2017 - Sold-out annual Summit connects community, business, academic and political leaders.

City of Surrey Receives $624,000 in Funding for Climate Change Programs

November 8, 2017 - Funding received for new projects that will help make Surrey more resilient in a changing climate.

Surrey Tops List of Best Place to Invest in Real Estate in BC

November 6, 2017 - A new report released today ranks Surrey as the best place for real estate investment in B.C.

Building a Vision for Seniors’ Wellness at the Inaugural Provincial Summit on Aging

November 2, 2017 - Organizational leaders are meeting to identify and address challenges facing seniors across B.C.

New Forsyth Park unveiled in City Centre

October 30, 2017 - Forsyth Park is the first of 10 new parks planned for Surrey City Centre.

2017 Surrey City Awards Winners & Finalists

October 27, 2017 - The City of Surrey presented City Awards to deserving individuals, groups, and businesses.

Mayor’s Task Force on Gang Violence Prevention Convened

October 26, 2017 - The Mayor’s Task Force on Gang Violence Prevention held its first meeting at City Hall today.

Ruth B. Announced as Headliner at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

October 25, 2017 - Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Ruth B. will headline the 2017 Surrey Tree Lighting Festival.

Surrey launches Newcomer Employment Week: October 21-27, 2017

October 20, 2017 - Events and workshops during the week will provide opportunities for newcomer job seekers in Surrey.

Opportunity to Transform Housing is Now: Mayor Hepner

October 16, 2017 - There are timely and necessary housing initiatives on the horizon for the City of Surrey.

Bose Forest Park Opens on Site of Historic Surrey Homestead

October 16, 2017 - The Bose Forest Park marked its grand opening on Saturday with a family-friendly community event.

City of Surrey Commits to Cybersecurity Innovation and Solutions with International Partnership

October 12, 2017 - Surrey has partnered with ‘Global EPIC,’ a consortium committed to solving cybersecurity challenges.

Surrey Honours 2017 Civic Treasures

October 4, 2017 - Surrey’s newest Civic Treasures were honoured at the annual Business and the Arts Reception.

Newly Renovated Newton Recreation Centre Re-Opens with Celebration

October 2, 2017 - A newly renovated Newton Recreation Centre officially re-opened on Saturday.

Mayor Linda Hepner advocates for municipal needs to Canada’s Infrastructure Ministers

September 21, 2017 - Mayor Hepner presented to the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Infrastructure.

New President and CEO Appointed for Surrey City Development Corporation

September 13, 2017 - The Board of the SCDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Heeney as President and CEO.

New Surrey History Book Explores a Community Rich in Stories

September 12, 2017 - The book is a Canada 150 legacy project, spearheaded by the Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission.

Second Annual ‘Pie in the Plaza’ Treats 2,400 to BC’s Largest Blueberry Pie

September 11, 2017 - Families enjoyed live music, pony rides and more in celebration of Agriculture Week.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Announces Stop in Surrey

September 6, 2017 - The tour will stop in Surrey on December 9 & 10, offering a weekend of free hockey festivities.

City Launches $10-a-month ‘Fun Pass’ to Help Kids Stay Active and Engaged

September 5, 2017 - Includes Access to MYzone Drop-in Program Offered During the Critical After School Hours

Celebrate Agriculture Week at Surrey’s ‘Pie in the Plaza’ September 9

August 31, 2017 - Free family fun event features BC’s largest blueberry pie!

Growing Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation in the Lower Mainland

August 14, 2017 - A partnership is developing strategies to help local manufacturers grow & create good jobs.

Celebrate Surrey’s Salmon at the Robson Park Festival

August 8, 2017 - The 2nd Annual Robson Park Festival celebrates Surrey’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Paint your own piece of Canada 150 history

August 3, 2017 - An invitation to Surrey residents and community groups to help create legacy mural

Government of Canada supports the expansion of the Surrey Museum

July 27, 2017 - Government of Canada supports the expansion of the Surrey Museum

“Surrey Our New Home” refugee strategy released

July 25, 2017 - Over the past decade Surrey has become the primary destination for refugees arriving in BC.

Cloverdale Athletic Park improvements will boost recreational opportunities in Surrey

July 25, 2017 - Announcement for $5.8 million for upgrades to the Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Surrey Fusion Festival draws record crowd for 10th anniversary

July 24, 2017 - Attendees celebrated Canada 150 through work-class music, food and culture

Risk of brush fires high: help us prevent them

July 18, 2017 - Follow these simple rules to enjoy the hot weather and help prevent brush/grass fires.

Celebrate 10 years of Fusion Festival in Holland Park this weekend

July 19, 2017 - B.C.’s largest multicultural event celebrates its 10th anniversary in Holland Park this weekend.

Cultural, Indigenous and Canadian talent added to Fusion Festival line up

July 7, 2017 - Including Hayley Wickenheiser, Amrinder Gill and traditional indigenous programming.

Help Prevent Brush Fires

July 7, 2017 - A reminder that open burning and backyard fires are not allowed in the City of Surrey.

Over 120,000 Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Surrey Canada Day

July 4, 2017 - Surrey’s free Canada Day celebration drew the largest attendance numbers in its history.

City of Surrey launches Paw Play in the Park Program

June 29, 2017 - The Surrey Animal Resource Centre presents Paw Play in the Park at a park near you this summer.

Sustainable West Village vision progresses with energy centre and park construction

June 28, 2017 - City of Surrey broke ground at the site of the forthcoming West Village Energy Centre & Park.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Cloverdale this Saturday

June 26, 2017 - Annual event expands Canada 150 Zone with Canadian and Indigenous performers.

Arts Space at 10660 Parkway Celebrates Opening

June 20, 2017 - This new space will be available to Surrey artists and arts organizations.

Friendly Reminders for a Safe and Fun Summer in Surrey

June 21, 2017 - Here are few simple reminders to ensure everyone can enjoy the outdoors in Surrey.

Oak Meadows Park opens in Sunnyside neighbourhood

June 12, 2017 - The community celebrated the opening of Oak Meadows Park on Saturday afternoon.

Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park opens thanks to family gift

May 29, 2017 - The City of Surrey officially opened the Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park.

Surrey Fusion Festival Announces Entertainment and Performer Line-Up

May 24, 2017 - Headliner Nelly Furtado to be joined by Classified, Alx Veliz and The Zolas for 10th Anniversary.

Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address

May 18, 2017 - Surrey continues to be a key driver of the Region’s economic development and investment.

Seven exceptional youth recognized at the 7th annual SASSY Awards

May 15, 2017 - “Service Above Self Surrey Youth” (SASSY) Awards were presented on Friday evening.

Full Lineup of Canada Day Performers and Attractions Announced

May 3, 2017 - The City of Surrey announced today the full lineup of performers & attractions...

Expanded Early Intervention Support for Surrey Youth

April 29, 2017 - Announcement of increased funding and expansion of the Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative.

Surrey’s UrbanScreen Wins National New Media Award

April 10, 2017 - Surrey Art Gallery receives Award for Outstanding Achievement in New Media.

60 new Canadians receive their citizenship at special ceremony at Surrey City Hall

April 12, 2017 - 60 new Canadians were sworn in at a special community citizenship ceremony at Surrey City Hall.

Public Safety Partnerships in Action

April 8, 2017 - Providing real time access to support services is core to the mission of the bc211 service.

Surrey breaks ground on new Forsyth Park and TD Nature Play Area

April 7, 2017 - City officially broke ground today at City Centre’s new Forsyth Park and TD Nature Play Area.

Bob McMurray Named Surrey’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

April 7, 2017 - Surrey City Council has named Bob McMurray as Surrey’s 2017 Citizen of the Year.

Roster of Rising Canadian Talent to Perform at Party for the Planet

March 27, 2017 - Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey will host its seventh annual Party for the Planet...

City of Surrey selected as one of British Columbia’s Top Employers

March 16, 2017 - The City of Surrey has been selected as one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for 2017.

City of Surrey Hosts Regional Workshop Aimed at Advancing Municipal Crime Prevention

March 13, 2017 - Municipal and police leaders from B.C., Alberta and the Yukon gathered in the City of Surrey...

Surrey celebrates Canada 150

February 21, 2017 - Surrey announces this year's festival headliners and Canada 150 events.

TD funds new Surrey park space to mark Canada 150

February 9, 2017 - The City of Surrey received a $500,000 gift from TD Bank Group to develop Forsyth Park...

Help Surrey benchmark and improve Internet speed and connectivity

February 9, 2017 - Test your Internet connection with a simple 30-second test available on the CIRA website.

New Animal Responsibility Bylaw introduced

February 7, 2017 - Surrey City Council approved the new Animal Responsibility Bylaw at last night’s Regular Council...

Government of Canada Invests in Arts, Heritage and Culture in the City of Surrey

February 3, 2017 - More than $800,000 in Federal Funds were invested in Surrey Art, Heritage and Cultural projects.

City of Surrey selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

January 13, 2017 - The City of Surrey has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2017.