2016 News Releases
December 21, 2016 - Stray pets are common guests at the Surrey Animal Resource Centre (SARC)...
December 16, 2016 - The City of Surrey marked an important milestone on Tuesday, December 13 with a community...
December 6, 2016 - The City of Surrey and Surrey RCMP have launched their City Centre Response Plan...
November 23, 2016 - Surrey’s new Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre has received three more prestigious international...
November 22, 2016 - The Surrey RCMP and the City of Surrey are pleased to announce the launch of two new technology...
November 9, 2016 - Citizens expect their local governments to protect them from crime, and to respond quickly...
November 8, 2016 - The World Council on City Data (WCCD), the global leader in standardized city data, has awarded...
October 28, 2016 - Over a 48 hour period this week, City of Surrey Bylaw Enforcement officers have seized a record...
October 24, 2016 - The City of Surrey released its Public Safety Strategy today which takes direct action on crime...
October 17, 2016 - The City of Surrey has become Canada’s first International City of Refuge...
October 12, 2016 - Environment Canada has posted a special weather statement for a series of powerful storms...
October 5, 2016 - This year, 59 Surrey youth will age out of government care. Many face challenges in areas such as...
October 4, 2016 - The City of Surrey is pleased to announce that Chief Superintendent Dwayne McDonald...
September 30, 2016 - The City of Surrey honoured Orange Shirt Day with a number of events today.
September 30, 2016 - The City of Surrey received an award for Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture...
September 26, 2016 - With our climate changing and sea levels rising, the City of Surrey is developing a Coastal Flood...
September 20, 2016 - Mayor Linda Hepner, Minister Amrik Virk and Skydance Media CEO David Ellison opened Skydance...
September 12, 2016 - On September 10, over 4,500 people celebrated the 18th Annual Fleetwood Festival...
August 24, 2016 - Unique Event Kicks off Surrey’s First-ever Agricultural Week.
First Annual Robson Park Festival Celebrates Community’s Commitment to Sustainability and the Environment
August 18, 2016 - On August 13, the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) celebrated the community’s...
August 11, 2016 - On July 22, the City of Surrey’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) and Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) joined forces to enhance Blackie Spit Park.
August 9, 2016 - The Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society has donated $10,000 in support of the ‘Girls’ Empowerment Program'.
July 27, 2016 - Surrey residents can enter to win great prizes this summer by sharing photos of their neighbourhood social activities.
BC’s Largest Multicultural Celebration Draws over 100,000 Festivalgoers and 40 Cultures from Around the Globe
July 26, 2016 - Over 100,000 festivalgoers joined in BC's largest multicultural celebration, Surrey Fusion Festival, this past weekend.
July 22, 2016 - Surrey’s pop-up park is all about spots this summer. ‘Surrey Spot’, inspired by music, performance and circular shapes, was awarded top spot in the City of Surrey’s 2016 PARKit Design Challenge.
July 21, 2016 - Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey hosted a Welcome Day for new refugees at City Hall yesterday.
July 11, 2016 - Surrey is one step closer to a second YMCA centre of community with the signing of an Agreement in Principle by the City of Surrey and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
July 4, 2016 - Returning to Surrey Canada Day after 10 years, Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane & Red Rider helped a crowd of more than 100,000 celebrate at Surrey’s annual Canada Day Celebration, presented by Coast Capital Savings.
June 29, 2016 - The City of Surrey and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have joined forces to incorporate Innovation Boulevard, a young but rapidly expanding centre for technology development based in Surrey and linked with a growing network of innovation centres around the world.
June 16, 2016 - The City of Surrey welcomes residents and visitors to 21 venues across the city for the 5th annual Surrey Doors Open event this Saturday June 18th.
June 14, 2016 - At last night’s regular council meeting, Surrey City Council unanimously approved a motion to fly the Pride Flag at Surrey City Hall in solidarity, sympathy and support for the members of the LGBTQ community following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
June 13, 2016 - Presenting sponsor Coast Capital Savings is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the 2016 Fusion Festival—BC’s largest multicultural celebration—taking place in Surrey on July 23 and 24 at Holland Park.
June 13, 2016 - City of Surrey celebrated the official grand opening of its newest and largest aquatic facility, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre on Saturday, June 11.
June 9, 2016 - A new outdoor fitness space for seniors opened today in the area connecting the Newton Recreation Centre, Seniors’ Centre and Library.
June 9, 2016 - The City of Surrey and the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia (FCABC) have been honoured by the Canadian National Collaborated Centre for Injury Prevention for their campaign in reducing fire-related injury and death in BC.
June 2, 2016 - The Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) recognized three City of Surrey facilities at its annual award ceremonies.
June 1, 2016 - On the one year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, the City of Surrey is committing to taking action on the TRC recommendations.
May 31, 2016 - Building on the success of its sustainability efforts, Surrey has released an updated Sustainability Charter 2.0.
May 25, 2016 - The City of Surrey announced today Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will headline its annual free Canada Day celebration at Surrey’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre on Friday, July 1.
May 19, 2016 - In her annual State of the City Address to the business community, Mayor Linda Hepner highlighted the growing prominence of Surrey as a centre for smart technology, innovation and economic growth.
May 17, 2016 - The PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub has opened its doors for a six-month season of programming, including exhibitions, artist residencies and interactive art projects presented by seven artist collectives.
May 6, 2016 - The Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Minister responsible for TransLink, today announced over $130,000 in operating grants from the BC Arts Council in support of the Surrey Art Gallery ($77,000), Surrey Archives and Museum ($28,000), and Arts Council of Surrey ($26,936).
May 5, 2016 - ‘Intelligent City Forum’ (ICF) co-founder, Louis Zacharilla paid Surrey a visit this week as part of the city’s bid to be named the “Intelligent Community of the Year 2016”.
May 5, 2016 - Surrey City Council named Rick Hart this year’s Good Citizen of the Year at the City’s annual volunteer services celebration.
May 3, 2016 - Every year the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) offers Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship awards to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a strong interest in local politics.
May 2, 2016 - Join Mayor Linda Hepner to welcome Louis Zacharilla, from the New York-based international think-tank "Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)", as he delivers a keynote presentation about the "Rise of the Intelligent Community".
April 26, 2016 - Surrey’s Party for the Planet—the largest Earth Day celebration in BC—treated over 15,000 people Saturday to a variety of free interactive enviro-attractions and live concert performances led by one of Canada’s top musicians.
April 19, 2016 - Surrey’s Holland Park is now blooming with 700 red and white tulips symbolizing a special friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.
April 16, 2016 - Surrey Bend Regional Park is part of a network of parks and protected areas along the Fraser River, and at 348 hectares it is the largest publicly owned natural area in the City of Surrey.
April 18, 2016 - Seniors in Surrey will soon be called upon to share their skills and experience through a new joint initiative between the City of Surrey and the provincial government.
April 14, 2016 - Surrey’s new Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre has received top honours for innovation and technical excellence.
March 21, 2016 - The City of Surrey announced today Scott Helman, 2016 JUNO nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, will headline this year’s Party for the Planet event—BC’s largest Earth Day celebration—taking place April 23 at City Hall Plaza.
March 8, 2016 - The employees of the City of Surrey have a long history of supporting the United Way. At last night’s Council meeting, the efforts and generosity of staff were recognized as the United Way of the Lower Mainland bestowed a Spirit Award to the City of Surrey, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 402 & the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1271.
March 2, 2016 - Mayor Linda Hepner and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met to discuss a number of common issues. The visit marks the first time in Surrey’s history that a sitting Prime Minister has paid a visit to City Hall.
February 24, 2016 - The City of Surrey congratulates Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, for his promotion to Assistant Commissioner.
February 23, 2016 - For the second consecutive year the City of Surrey has been named as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities by the New York-based think tank Intelligent Community Forum.
February 15, 2016 - As part of the City of Surrey’s ongoing outreach on rapid transit and technology, a new poll finds Surrey residents to be 80% in support of bringing Light Rail Transit (LRT) to the city.
February 2, 2016 - Surrey is one of the first cities in Canada to embark on a full conversion of street lighting to LED.
January 21, 2016 - More than 200 people attended the City of Surrey’s Community Forum on Refugees last night to hear the latest information on Syrian refugee settlement and find out how they can best help in the efforts to settle the newcomers in Surrey.
January 18, 2016 - For the 18th consecutive year, the City of Surrey’s Finance and Technology Department has won the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
January 15, 2016 - The City of Surrey has placed among the top three cities in Canada for open data according to the Public Sector Digest and Canada’s Open Data Exchange.
January 12, 2016 - Mayor Linda Hepner has been recognized for 30 years of combined service to the City of Surrey.