In recent years something has sprouted up alongside condo towers and the new library in my hometown: Surrey pride. Proof of that lies in the creation of blogs and websites that have the sole purpose of showcasing and featuring our province’s second largest city.
Scott Graham started up Surrey is the Bomb last summer and has been a champion of the city on social media ever since. He has provided a guest post today, shining a spotlight on one of his favourite local businesses:
Warehouse stores and positive community impact aren’t two things that usually go together but Price Pro is so much more than a warehouse store. Price Pro is an integral part of the Welcome Home Addiction Recovery Academy and their main purpose is to provide young men and women with the opportunity to free themselves from addiction while learning real world job skills.
Price Pro is 100% non profit and all of it’s proceeds go towards the Welcome Home program. The benefit to the community, other than the addiction recovery program, is a store that offers very high quality products at prices that are the same if not less than other major retailers. Their meats are free range, hormone free and local whenever possible, their procuce is local and organic when in season. They sell quality furniture which is also locally made whenever possible and everything else you’d expect at any other warehouse store.
As a food blogger I can tell you that the butcher shop is one of the best in town, their house made sausages are amazing. As someone who grew up in Newton, I can tell you that Price Pro is exactly what the neighbourhood needs. I love Surrey and it pains me to see parts of it in turmoil. When I was young I would ride my bike all over Newton, I would go to Newton Rocky Cycle to buy parts for my BMX, I would go to Bev’s Stationary to buy hockey cards and I would go to the Newton Wave Pool because all of my friends from other cities were jealous that we had a wave pool!
Time moves forward faster every year, my daughter is two now and it seems like she was born yesterday. It feels like those days of riding my bike all over Newton were a few weeks ago. I chose to stay in Surrey after high school. I love this city, every square inch of it is a part of me and places like Price Pro validate my passionate and sometimes irrational feelings about Surrey. If you’re in the area or even if you’re not make a trip out to Price Pro (at 6911 King George Blvd), do some shopping and help people in need who are trying so hard to change for the better. It actually feels good to shop there.
Follow Welcome Home Society on Twitter and Facebook for more information and updates. Scott Graham’s updates can be found on Twitter @SurreyistheBomb or @WhatsForLunchBC.