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2018 News Releases

Mayor Hepner and other council and City staff breaking ground on new project.

Youth Program Awarded for Fostering Civic Responsibility

June 20, 2018 - L.A. Matheson’s Mustang Justice Program recognized for making a significant impact in the community.

Surrey Arts Centre the First Facility in BC to Receive a Certified Gold Designation from the Rick Hansen Foundation

June 18, 2018 - Accessibility features include a lowered box office counter, wayfinding signage for ramps, and more.

Surrey Fusion Festival Announces Ranjit Bawa as its Sunday Night Headliner

June 8, 2018 - Additional July 22 artists include Khanvict and Ricky Kej Live in Concert.

City of Surrey Wins Gold Award for 10-year PRC Strategic Plan

June 4, 2018 - The plan guides a $357 million investment in major projects for parks, rec and culture in the City.

Cities of Surrey and Vancouver Shortlisted for $50 million

June 1, 2018 - The region could see Canada’s first two collision-free corridors using autonomous vehicles.

City of Surrey Wins National Municipal Environment Award

May 30, 2018 - Surrey received national recognition for the Surrey Biofuel Facility during the CAMA Conference.

10 Year Vision for Parks, Recreation and Culture Unveiled

May 29, 2018 - The 10-year PRC Strategic Plan outlines the future development or expansion of 45 parks in Surrey.

Children and Families Welcome New Outdoor Adventures at the Newly Redeveloped Walnut Park

May 29, 2018 - More than 600 residents attended the grand reopening of Fleetwood's redeveloped Walnut Park.

International Swimming Events About to Make a Splash in Surrey

May 23, 2018 - The Espoir Canadian Championships and FINA Artistic Swimming World Series are coming to Surrey.

Surrey History Book Wins Heritage BC Award

May 16, 2018 - Surrey: A City of Stories was recognized during Heritage BC’s annual conference in New Westminster.

Could This Be Your Big Break?

May 14, 2018 - Contest offers local musicians a chance to perform at two of Surrey's biggest annual events.

Walk Off The Earth to Headline Surrey Fusion Festival

May 9, 2018 - Walk Off The Earth will bring their high energy live performance to the stage on Saturday, July 21.

Light Rail Transit Vehicle Showcase Offers Street-Level View of the Future

May 2, 2018 - The Light Rail Transit Vehicle will be on display at several locations between now and July 1.

Open Burning Regulations

May 2, 2018 - Effective immediately, open burning of any kind is not allowed in the City.

Serena Ryder and Brett Kissel to Headline Surrey Canada Day 2018

April 25, 2018 - Surrey's Canada Day celebration is expected to be the largest Canada Day event in Western Canada.

Mobility the Focus of Vancouver and Surrey’s Smart-Cities Idea

April 24, 2018 - Region could see Canada’s first two collision-free corridors using autonomous vehicles.

Ground Breaking for New Bayside Athletic Association Fieldhouse

April 24, 2018 - The Bayside Athletic Association fieldhouse at South Surrey Athletic Park will be complete in 2019.

Focus on Rental Housing in New Surrey Affordable Housing Strategy

April 12, 2018 - Surrey City Council has adopted the Surrey Affordable Housing Strategy.

Party for the Planet Performance Schedule and Site Map Released

April 10, 2018 - City of Surrey’s 2018 Party for the Planet performance schedule and site map is now available.

Pacific Blue Cross Grant to Help Children and Families in Surrey Adopt a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

March 29, 2018 - The grant will be used to raise awareness of Live 5-2-1-0, a guidline that promotes healthy living.

Hayley Wickenheiser Brings Renowned Female Hockey and Development Event, WickFest, West to Surrey

March 22, 2018 - Wickfest to be held in Surrey January 31 to Feb 3 of 2019.

North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Opens in Surrey

March 9, 2018 - Surrey Biofuel Facility officially opens in the Port Kells industrial area.

Surrey Partners with Major Businesses to Promote Skilled Career Opportunities in the City

March 1, 2018 - Surrey has launched a Surrey Talent campaign to raises awareness of career opportunities in the City

Sam Roberts to Headline Party for the Planet 2018

February 28, 2018 - Surrey to host 8th annual Party for the Planet, BC’s largest Earth Day celebration.

Nominations Open for Inaugural Mayor’s Award for Fostering Civic Responsibility

February 28, 2018 - The Mayor’s Award for Fostering Civic Responsibility recognizes those who work with Surrey youth.

Rising Tides are Predictable, and the City of Surrey isn’t Waiting

February 22, 2018 - Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy used to explore impacts of climate change on Surrey's coastline.

New Municipal Framework for Cannabis Legalization

February 7, 2018 - City of Surrey is taking a proactive approach in preparation for Bill C45

Vancouver and Surrey Join Forces for Smart Cities Challenge

February 5, 2018 - Top prize $50 million in funding from Infrastructure Canada

Surrey Fire Service Employing Technology to Proactively Respond to Overdose Clusters

January 19, 2018 - Fire Services uses new software to mine data from dispatch calls for signs of overdose clusters

New CEO Hired to Lead Innovation Boulevard

January 16, 2018 - Innovation Boulevard is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Turner as its new CEO

Province Bringing Housing to Surrey for People in Need

January 12, 2018 - British Columbia government and City of Surrey announce plans for temporary modular-housing projects

Surrey Canada Day and Fusion Festival Win Regional Awards

January 10, 2018 - 2017 marked Canada’s 150th birthday and the 10th Anniversary of Fusion Festival