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Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Swangard Stadium, corner of Kingsway and Boundary, Burnaby. Bula! Fiji Association of BC, Jai Fiji Television and Carter GM, Burnaby. Free admission. Raffle ticket draw at 6:30 p.m. Lots of prizes. Food and entertainment and Beer Garden. For more information, Vincent Puran Prakash at 604-434-3920. Email: [email protected] www.jaifijitv.com.
MP Randeep Sarai BBQ
MP Randeep Sarai is holding his 3rd Annual Surrey Centre Summer Community BBQ on Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p.m., at Holland Park (corner of 98B Avenue & 134th Street).
Surrey: Newton Days
Saturdays: July 14, 21, 28. Time: 12-4 p.m. Location: The Newton Grove, 13730 72nd Avenue. Free for all ages. More info: http://www.newtonbia.com/newton-days/ Complete with craft and farm market, kids crafts, face painting, free BBQ, henna, Science World, music, petting zoo, mini golf; Newton Days has something for everyone. Open to the community, nearly everything will be free. Back again this year, $5 Farm Vouchers to redeem at the farmers’ market; find them at the Newton BIA photobooth.
Eat Play Live Well Street Fair
Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Phoenix Society, 13686 94A Avenue, Surrey. Food, free children’s activities, and great entertainment. A collaboration between the Downtown Surrey BIA and the Phoenix Society, the event seeks to promote community engagement. An assortment of local groups will be onsite to promote the resources they offer in Surrey. The fun continues with a lineup of entertainers at the Street Fair’s two stages. Musical and dance performances will set a lively scene. Bouncy castle, face painting, balloon art, and lots of crafts. Urban Safari’s presentation on animal rescue (featuring live reptiles) from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Walk with the Dragon
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation: Walk with the Dragon is returning to Lumbermen’s Arch at Stanley Park on Sunday, July 15. More than 5,000 people are expected to join the community event, which aims to raise $406,000 for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that receive no or partial government funding and that benefit seniors, women, youth and families. The event will feature a special ceremony at which the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon will be “awakened” and lead participants on a seven-kilometre excursion around the Stanley Park Seawall. Participants may also choose to walk a three-kilometre route around Lost Lagoon. This year, the Walk will feature a large Kids Zone sponsored by RBC, with a bouncy castle, balloon-twisting artists and game booths. In addition, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation will partner with CHMB AM1320 for the third year for a radiothon on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Fusion Festival, Surrey
July 21 & 22, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., at Holland Park. Bringing together over 45 cultural and community groups from around the world and more than 150 artists and performers, the two-day festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, will keep you busy throughout the weekend with live entertainment, food pavilions and interactive cultural activities. Don’t miss headline performances from Walk Off The Earth and Ranjit Bawa.
Surrey Lifeguard Competition
The City of Surrey invites spectators to the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex and Bear Creek Pool on Saturday, July 21 for the 2018 Surrey Lifeguard Competition, where over 50 lifeguards from across the Lower Mainland will put their lifesaving skills to the test through simulated emergency response, first aid and fitness relay competitions. Free admission to morning and afternoon individual and team events. Bear Creek Pool, 13820 88th Avenue, 9-11:30 a.m. Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, 16555 Fraser Highway. For more information, contact the City of Surrey Aquatic Leadership & First Aid office by phone at 604-591-4018 or by email at [email protected]
Honda Celebration of Light
A ton of activities during the three-day festival – July 28, August 1 and August 4 – featuring fireworks by South Africa, Sweden and South Korea. Located at Second Beach in Stanley Park, this free all-ages area will feature live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, a site-wide liquor license activities for the entire family with the Honda Canada area and the RE/MAX Family Zone. The free concert will feature talents like Jully Black, Five Alarm Funk and Busty and the Bass. Rhythm will fill the air all day on each of the three days leading up to the fireworks show high above Metro Vancouver. The best of Vancouver’s food truck scene will be lined up along Beach Avenue. Make sure to keep your eyes in the skies as all three nights of the festival will feature the Pete McLeod Airshow dazzling the crowd above English Bay. On Saturday, August 1, before Sweden’s fireworks performance, the Pete McLeod Airshow will also be joined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. For a full schedule, event details and tickets visit www.hondacelebrationoflight.com.
Movies Under the Stars
Every Saturday in August (4, 11, 18, 25) at Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey).Entertainment starts at 5 p.m., movies begin at dusk. This all-ages event is free for everyone to attend. All you need are your lawn chairs and blankets to cozy up while enjoying the film. There will be free popcorn courtesy of Prospera Credit Union. Attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to find a good spot and to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be fun activities before the movie begins. The lineup starts with Ferdinand on August 4 as you follow the adventures of a giant bull with a big heart. On August 11, witness the hype about Coco and how it won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The magic continues on August 18 where you will be charmed by the comedic Paddington 2. End the month with Wonder on August 25, an inspiring story about compassion and acceptance.
Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) announces the general registration to participate in the 16th annual Sidak leadership development program, taking place July 22-August 4 in Mission, B.C. With facilitators and participants from across North America, India, Sweden, Australia, and the UK, the two-week program provides immersion into the Sikh culture, language, values, and community. The Sidak program is composed of three in-depth tracks that run simultaneously: * Gurbani 101: Introduction to Guru Granth Sahib * Sikhi 101: Introduction to Sikh History & Theology (waitlist) * Sikhi 201: Religion & Revolution. Participants with families have an option of enrolling their kids (ages 6–12) in the Junior Sidak, which is full of engaging activities and runs in sync with other Sidak tracks. To register for Sidak 2018 or read more about the program, visit sikhri.org/sidak.
Surrey Libraries: Young Adult Writing Contest
Surrey Libraries is now accepting entries from young Surrey writers to submit their work for cash prizes in the 31st annual Young Adult Writing Contest. The contest is open to youth born from 2000 to 2006, is free to enter, and young writers can submit entries once to each of the three contest categories: short stories, poems, and comics. Contest entries will be accepted until August 6. Cash prizes of $150, $125, $100 per category and age group are awarded. More details and Contest rules are available on the Surrey Libraries website at surreylibraries.ca.
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
August 9-19 in Vancouver and Surrey, with a spotlight on South Asian theatre. During a span of 11 days, festival highlights include: Anita Majumdar’s critically acclaimed, one-woman play, The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Toronto), which has toured internationally; Paneet Singh’s site-specific show based on historical events, The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson (Vancouver); an Industry Series featuring staged readings, development workshops in dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, acting, movement, and postshow talkbacks. Tickets: Free to $40 at monsoonartsfest.ca
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