Guest Post: Price Pro Surrey


Monday, May 7th, 2012 — 9:14am PST
Comments 6

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.

Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion
This post has not been sponsored. Scott was not paid to write this profile. He submitted this piece as he believes in this business in his community.

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6 comments

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for this positive, informative piece. I did not know this existed and would not have known of the great background to it, will now be a happy supporter.

  2. Thank you Scott, for your continued support of our organization. At PricePro, we all feel so good about going to work everyday. It’s nice to see that feeling trickle out to the community.

  3. Bill H says:

    I don’t live in Surrey but have visited PricePro a few times. I am totally impressed by the store and it’s mission to make a difference in people’s lives. Will be making my next furniture purchase from their incredible furniture department!

  4. Eliz McInnis says:

    I agree with Scott .Price Pro is good for all .I,m a senior and it really makes a great differance to my fund,s for the month AND I can eat more healthy food,s at a reasonable price . Keep up the great work .OH yes the staff are all pleasant and helpful

  5. Bob says:

    I live in Richmond and I have been shopping at Pricepro since it opened. You can’t beat the great deals, the bakery prices will keep you comming back and the staff are very friendly.
    Ps check out the snack bar for nice lunch specials or a hotdog and pop for $1.99

  6. Abdul Akinsola says:

    I live in Surrey and I enjoying shopping at Price Pro due to some real good prices and deals and the staff are very friendly, but they some time over reacted with the amount of items with you at the cashier, like you there getting it for free. So my last tripped to Price Pro was a complete put off…I spent $266.15, Now ‘am thinking of renewing my COSTCO membership.

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