The City of Surrey has launched an iPhone application that will help residents find things to do around town.
The landing page of the application, which is a free iTunes download shows a map with pins marking the locations of community recreation centres and listing their upcoming events.
By default, my application opened with the Youth age range selected where you can search activities by category such as nutrition, aquatics, team sports, skating, visual arts, and more. Under “Computers” you’ll find a Digital Photography program for youth happening September 11th at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. Under “Drop-In” you’ll find dozens of youth events and lounges that are open throughout the year or special seasonal events.
To view activities and events for other age groups, click on the small “i” icon on the home screen to adjust your settings. You can select all age groups, from 0-6 parent participation to adults 55+. You can also pre-set the date range and activity type you would like to search.
For an example, I selected Adults on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays as my search filters. Drop-in badminton, yoga, childminding, spin classes, crafts and pottery came up. Each result gives you the option to register online and provides the address and phone number of the venue.
It’s a handy guide for teens looking for a safe place to hang out, attend workshops, play drop-in sports and mingle at socials, as well as families, seniors, and anyone else on the go.