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Surrey Heritage Re-Enactment Program

Surrey's Past: See It to Believe It

The Re-Enactors are an award winning heritage re-enactment performance troupe based on real settlers from Surrey's past. With a focus on the period of 1872 to 1972, they rove the City's major events from May to October. The Re-Enactors are consistent event favorites, offering musical entertainment, intriguing stories of Surrey's early years, and lively, often humorous audience interactions.

Next Chance to See The Re-Enactors

Character Zennosuke Inouye will make a special performance at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre on November 5, 2016.  The 50 minute performance will be followed by a talkback session with actor Kevin Takahide Lee* and Writer/Director Yvette Dudley-Neuman*.  Please make a reservation for the free performance at or 604-777-7000 ext.109. Presented by the City of Surrey, Heritage Services.

Meet the 2016 Re-Enactor Line Up

Each of the historical characters has a poigniant part in Surrey's past. Portrayed by actors who do not break character, they are a troupe to behold.

  • Reeve T.J. Sullivan
  • Carpenter Eric Anderson
  • Teacher Mary Jane Shannon
  • Zennosuke Inouye, WWI veteran and Surrey Berry Growers Association President
  • Elsie Ivy Marshall, a youth whose family owned the South Westminster Store
  • Doctor Frederick Sinclair
  • Sarjit 'Mac' Singh


The Re-enactors were the winners of the 2015 British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association’s Program Excellence Award.

*The above video at the top of the page include Actors: *Sara Holt, *Ryan Haneman, *Vince Metcalfe, *Kelli Ogmundson, *Kevin Takahide Lee and *Doug Cameron. **The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).