Although the City of Surrey’s slogan is “The Future Lives Here” it’s also home to plenty of history. Incorporated seven years before Vancouver, and sitting at about three times the size in terms of area, there’s much that can be learned from looking at Whalley, Cloverdale, Guildford, Fleetwood, Newton and South Surrey. As such, the city’s Archives are hosting a series of programs this fall to explore several aspects of the city’s days gone by.
What Indo-Canadian Pioneers
When Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Description Today, Surrey has a large and vibrant Indo-Canadian community. Join SFU historian, Dr. Hugh Johnston as he discusses the early Indo-Canadian residents of BC.
What Whalley: A Photographic History
When Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Description Surreyâ€™s bold City Centre plans will transform Whalley in the next few years. This visual history, featuring hundreds of archival photographs, will give you a sense of what our City Centre used to be, going back to the early 20th century.
What The War Years in Surrey
When Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Description How did Surrey contribute to Canadaâ€™s war efforts? Learn more about Surreyâ€™s participation during these turbulent years and review events in Surrey during the 1910s and 1940s.
All of these programs are for those 16 years or older and cost $10 to attend at the Surrey Archives (located at 17671 – 56 Avenue). You can call (604) 592-6956 to register.
The Surrey Museum is also open year-round at 17710-56A Avenue, hosting a variety of exhibits and the Historic Stewart Farm is another great place for a family outing, especially toward Christmas time.