Surrey is one of the fastest growing major cities in Canada. In fact, by the next decade, our population is expected to exceed that of Vancouver (shhh, don’t tell them!).
As our city has grown, so too has our arts scene. Now, more than ever, Surrey is a city brimming with artists, galleries, live theatre companies and cultural events. If you’re visiting Surrey, be sure to check out what’s happening at our local art and performance venues, all of which are located within 10 minutes of the Comfort Inn & Suites Surrey.
Constructed in 2001, the Bell Performing Arts Centre is the largest theatre south of the Fraser River and host to a wide variety of concerts, musicals, plays and performances. Upcoming events include the “Class of ‘59” Rock and Roll show on October 24 & 27, Colin James on November 10, and the Just for Laughs Comedy Tour on November 21.
This quaint community theatre belies its small size with larger than life productions of award-winning plays. Their current production is the college-themed comedy “The Foursome” which has performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until October 26th.
With an extensive art gallery and a rarely-empty performance theatre, the Surrey Arts Centre is the premier arts facility in the city. At the gallery, you can see a variety of exhibitions focusing on cutting-edge work from local and international artists. At the Main Stage Studio theatre, you can enjoy an evening of entertainment at shows that include the Classical Coffee Concert on Nov. 7, Jim Byrnes on Nov. 22 and the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir Sound of Christmas on Dec. 10.
The need is great. Nerve cells of ALS people of any age die, making patients lose control of their muscles. They ultimately cannot breathe, eat or even smile. After two years of the disease, few ALS patients retain the ability to use their legs. Eventually, respiratory failure occurs. According to the ALS Society of Canada, 3,000 Canadians currently suffer from ALS; two to three Canadians a day die of ALS. 80 percent die within 5 years after being diagnosed.
Surrey is one of 85 communities across our country organizing walks to support ALS sufferers. Last year, more than 18,000 Canadians in ALS walks and 165,000 donors generated more than $3 million. Surrey volunteers have raised an amazing $200,000 since 2008. One of B.C.’s top fundraisers in 2013 is from Surrey. Congratulations to Team Sherry, who have already received $6,867 in pledges for this year’s Surrey Walk!
Registration for Surrey’s 6th Annual ALS Walk begins onsite at 10:00 AM in the Special Events Area, Bear Creek Park, located on 13750 - 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC. The 5-kilometre walk begins at 11:00 am. Be on the lookout for live singers and belly dancers, and be sure to take part in the 50/50 draw and silent auction. There will also be fun family activities to enjoy, such as face-painting, kite flying and tarot card readings. For more information, please contact Amy Graham at email@example.com.
Only minutes away from Bear Creek Park, visitors staying at the Comfort Inn and Suites Surrey Hotel for the ALS Walk will love our first-class facilities, amenities, and service. Before, after, and during this important event, enjoy your stay at our outstanding home away from home.
Whether it’s the ’94 Canucks cup run or Alex Burrows’ rise from undrafted obscurity, underdog stories are cherished by Metro Vancouver hockey fans. As this NHL season ramps up, another local dark horse is creating a buzz: Surrey-born NHLer Brenden Dillon who is emerging as a top defensemen for the Dallas Stars.
Now, of course, our region is no slouch when it comes to producing world-class hockey talent. Cup-winners Colin Fraser and Troy Brouwer both hail from the Surrey area. But the story of Surrey’s Brendan Dillon offers a compelling saga of triumph over the odds that makes you want to cheer even harder for him (even if he plays for our Western Conference rivals!).
Growing up playing Surrey Minor hockey, Dillon was not selected in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, usually seen a crucial step in grooming young players for the big leagues. After honing his skills with the Junior B Hope Icebreakers and eventually earning a spot on the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds, Dillon would be passed up yet again at the most important draft of all: the NHL Entry Draft.
It would take another 3 years of slugging it out in the WHL before Dillon would get his big break: a three-year deal with the Dallas Stars. Even then, he would have to spend three seasons with the team’s farm club, the Texas Stars, before he would become a regular on the NHL stage. This season, Dillon is a mainstay on the Dallas roster with 6 points and 53 hits in 20 games, demonstrating a mixture of might and skill that’s earning him consideration as the league’s top rookie.
From everyone at the Comfort Inn Surrey, we would like to extend our congratulations to Brenden Dillon for his hard work and success. Stop by Baselines Pub at the Comfort Inn Surrey on April 18th to watch Brenden’s Stars face off against the Vancouver Canucks in a late-season matchup that’s bound to be action-packed.
Ryan Chote on:
November 15, 2012 3:56:11 PM
It's that time of year again! With the holiday season nearly upon us, we have once again partnered with some amazing local organizations for our our Secound Annual "Stuff The Bus" event.
The goal is to fill a bus parked at the hotel full of new and used unwrapped toys, clothing and household items. Once full, the bus will be driven to The Surrey Christmas Bureau
and then distributed among under privileged children and families. Last year we were able to fill the bus in less than 24 hours, lets see if we can beat that record this year!
The Surrey Christmas Bureau helps people of all faiths and nationalities living in Surrey who are at a time of need. This is a very worthy cause and we would love your support.
We will be hosting a BBQ from 1-4PM at the hotel on December 7th and 8th, where there will also be hot chocolate, popcorn for the kids, and great prize giveaways. An amazing prize package will also be given away to the largest donor, which will include a weekend stay in our Honeymoon Suite
, a Keurig coffee maker, and a selection of great coffees from Van Houtte.
Please be sure to visit us during the event, we would love to have you here! If you can not make it during these days, please feel free to drop your donations off at anytime over the next several weeks. Help us spread the word and put some joy into a family in need.