Invitation to Transportation Talks from the City of Surrey

I would like to share with you an opportunity for you and/or your association members to register for this year’s Transportation Talks program.   If you could please distribute this invite to your members, it would be much appreciated,  as we would love to fill this year’s class with engaged Surrey residents who will bring their passion to weekly conversations on how transportation is shaping and impacts our city.  Details are provided below, but please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 Registration for Transportation Talks is now OPEN!

Care about transportation in your city? From commuters and cycling enthusiasts to transportation advocates, let’s chat.

Presented in partnership by the SFU City Program and the City of Surrey, Transportation Talks is an annual ‘citizen academy’ program. It tackles hot topic urban issues through a comprehensive introduction to the transportation system in the Lower Mainland, with a particular focus on Surrey.

The 9-week program, starting September 6, will explore how transportation shapes our city. Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 6-9pm, except for the city bus tour, which takes place on a Saturday, as noted on the schedule.

You’ll hear from weekly guest speakers — policy- and decision-makers, planners, and engineers from city and regional governments, academia, private industry and the regional transit agency —  and discuss the influence of community, mobility, accessibility and more have on how transportation is planned.

Visit Transportation Talks to learn more, or register now quoting program #4622856.

Have questions? Reach out to the City of Surrey’s Transportation Division at transportationtalks@surrey.ca.

All the best,

Brian

BRIAN HANEY | TRANSPORTATION PLANNER
 

Active Aging Resources Fair

Active Aging Resources Fair

Location:

Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave

Date & Time:
March 24, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free (paid by Surrey taxpayer $)

Join us for the second annual Active Aging Resource Fair! This free event will bring together local community businesses, organizations and resources that support healthy active aging in Surrey as part of the Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors.

Join us for the second annual Active Aging Resource Fair! This free event will bring together local community businesses, organizations and resources that support healthy active aging in Surrey as part of the Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors.

Interactive resource booths will host opportunities where generations can connect and be active and engaged in the community. Learn about new technology and health innovations, nutrition, travel, fitness and overall wellness.

Don’t miss the main stage performers including

Sweetpea Swing Band

Beauty Shop Dolls

,Bruce Hunt Magic Show

and more!

Hawthorne Park – council meeting

From SaveSurreyParks:

Save Hawthorne Park – Final Stage of the Campaign~please stand with us Monday, Oct. 23rd!

The City of Surrey is planning to put a two-lane road through Hawthorne Park, located in North Surrey. This road will destroy a very sensitive ecological area and change the nature of the park forever. The road is being built to support LRT and to provide convenient vehicle access for several prime lots that are waiting to be developed.

We submitted over 5,000 petition signatures on July 24th to the council, and we then submitted over 13,000 Elector Response Form (ERF) signatures on September 22nd.

At this point the council has not changed their minds and is planning to start construction on the road in January 2018. We need you to stand with the community to protect Hawthorne Park.

This battle is not just about this park but all of our parks. If Hawthorne Parks falls then it is so much easier for the city council to go after the rest of the parks using the same process.

The council will be deciding Hawthorne Park’s fate at an upcoming council meeting, and we are asking you to attend to show your support for all our parks.

Can you please share this info to those on your mailing list? Thank-you for any help you can give.

Date: Monday, October 23rd
Time: Arrive at 6:30 pm to get ready (council meeting starts at 7:00 pm)
Location: Surrey City Hall 13450 – 104th Avenue

Please join us on Facebook – “Save Hawthorne Park” https://www.facebook.com/groups/443005682741874/

For more info: https://savesurreyparks.ca/