Downtown Surrey Walk and Meetup


Monday, July 16th, 2012 — 10:09am PST
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Next weekend BC’s largest multicultural celebration, the Surrey Fusion Festival, will take over Holland Park with two full days of music, food, and free entertainment. Between filling up on empanadas, Jamaican smoothies, and cannoli or watching Delhi 2 Dublin, Good For Grapes, Hawksley Workman, and Los Lobos, you can take a free walking tour of the city’s new downtown core.

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Surrey Fusion Festival. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Paul Hillsdon and Nathan Pachal of the blog Civic Surrey will lead a Downtown Development Tour at 11:00am on Saturday, July 21, 2012. You can meet them at Gateway SkyTrain station and join the tour for free, just RSVP. If there’s anyone who can tell you about present and future developments in Surrey, it’s these two.

“The downtown walking tour is an opportunity for locals from across the region to see first-hand the urban transformation underway in Surrey. For followers on Civic Surrey, who read about these changes on the blog, it’s a chance to experience downtown on foot and meet some new friends along the way,” Paul told me.

“We’ll examine SFU Surrey and the new City Centre Library, as well as private developments from Concord Pacific and Century Group. Of course, this is also the weekend of Fusion Festival, so there’s no better time to explore downtown and then enjoy the rest of the evening at one of Surrey’s premier regional events!

If you can’t make it out for the walk, they’ll host a Civic Surrey meetup at the Fusion Festival at 1:00pm on Saturday where you can meet Paul and Nathan, and chat with other readers of the site.

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