700 school children lead park beautification event to wrap up Love Where you Live Campaign

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Councillor Steven Pettigrew with Cambridge Elementary students.

SURREY Mayor Doug McCallum joined over 700 students, parents and teachers from Cambridge Elementary School for a clean-up event on Thursday, wrapping up Surrey’s city-wide Love Where You Live Campaign.  The initiative, which began in April, called on residents, business owners, schools and community groups to step up and get involved in keeping Surrey clean and welcoming.

“The key to our success boils down to the tremendous support we have received from our community,” said McCallum. “Love Where You Live not only resonated with our residents, but it delivered solid results.  5,000 bags of litter have been removed from city streets and parks and more than 13,000 trees and bulbs have been planted. Without question, our collective efforts have had a huge impact and I thank everyone who participated across our community.”      

In addition to the clean-up initiatives, the City focused on beautification projects to create more welcoming spaces.  Across the City, 1,700 street banners were installed and over 2,000 feet of decorative streetlights were added to Town Centres. 

During the event, McCallum encouraged that the students and community continue to take pride in the city, making clean-up efforts part of their regular routine. 

He said: “I want to continue to challenge everyone to participate in keeping our neighborhoods cleaner, greener and healthier. Every piece of litter picked up, and every tree planted goes a long way in creating a welcoming environment for residents and visitors. Let’s keep up the good work!”

For more information about how you can participate in year-round clean-up initiatives, visit: www.surrey.ca/lovewhereyoulive

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