Pulse of the City: Places To Go, Things To Do

Here are this week’s events for you and your friends and family to enjoy! Keep an eye out for the Pulse FM Street Team, powered by FREEWAY MAZDA.

LRT Vehicle Showcase @ Various
May 2 – Jul 1 all-day
LRT Vehicle Showcase @ Various

All aboard for a sneak peek into Surrey’s transit future. We’ve brought an LRT vehicle to Surrey for residents to explore, right on its future route. See the vehicle on display in Newton, City Centre, Guildford and at public events throughout the city. It’s Free.


Date Location Time
May 2-11 Surrey Central City Mall 12-6pm
May 13-23 Newton Superstore Parking Lot 12-6pm
May 25-26 Surrey International Children’s Festival (Bear Creek Park) Fri: 9am-2:30pm

Sat: 10:30am-7:30pm

May 28-

June 1

 Surrey Civic Plaza 9am-5pm
June 9 Surrey Doors Open at  Surrey Operations Centre 10:00am-4:00pm
June 11-22 Guildford Town Centre 12-6pm
July 1  Canada Day Celebration (Cloverdale) 10am-9pm
Surrey Rides Tournament @ Various Locations
May 5 – Sep 8 all-day
Surrey Rides Tournament @ Various Locations

Grab your skateboard, scooter or bike and head to the annual Surrey Rides Event Series. Young riders of all levels are invited to various youth parks in Surrey to build confidence and sharpen their skills in a safe and competitive environment. Competitors enter by donation to food bank. Pay what you can, and no one turned away. 10am-5pm

Registration and Age Requirements

Surrey Rides is open to riders 21 years of age and under. Register onsite at each event. Bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Surrey Food Bank as your entry fee. Pay what you can, and no one turned away.


Collect points for participating in any of the events and extra points for placing in a contest. Those with the most points will automically qualify for the Finals on September 8. More than $2,000 worth of prizes is up for grabs!


Spectators are welcome to attend. Stop by to enjoy the live DJ and the impressive skills and energy these young riders bring with them. Free to watch.

Youth Park Description Date Time
South Surrey Youth Park Skate and Scooter: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest Saturday, May 5 10:00am-5:00pm
Chuck Bailey Youth Park Skate and Bike: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest Saturday, June 9 10:00am-5:00pm
Cloverdale Youth Park Skate, Scooter and Bike Jam + Rad Skates Demo Team Sunday, July 1 10:00am-5:00pm
Chuck Bailey Youth Park Skate and Bike: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest Saturday, July 21 10:00am-5:00pm
Fraser Heights Youth Park Skate and Bike Jam Saturday, August 11 10:00am-5:00pm
Cloverdale Youth Park Skate, Scooter and Bike: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest. Saturday, September 8 10:00am-5:00pm
Surrey Youth Showcase Event Series @ Various locations
May 5 – Nov 10 all-day
Surrey Youth Showcase Event Series @ Various locations

Participate in the City’s largest annual youth event series. Attend these four awesome events held at different locations in the city throughout the year. Compete, spectate or perform, and help us celebrate Surrey’s talented youth. Stay tuned for more details! It’s free!

Basketball Tournament

Saturday May 5, 2018 at 12pm to 7pm
Guildford Recreation Centre

Compete in this 5-on-5 youth basketball tournament for juniors (ages 13-15) and seniors (ages 15-18). Lots of prizes are up for grabs: MVPs, best sportsmanship, 1st place team, and runner up for each division. Register online by Sunday, April 29.

Dance Battle

Saturday May 12, 2018 at 12pm to 6pm
Fleetwood Community Centre

Support the local dance scene and compete against some of the most talented breakers and Hip Hop dancers in Surrey. Breakers compete in crews of three in the junior (age 16 and under) or senior (ages 17-21) divisions, while teams of 3 to 6 Hip Hop dancers between the ages of 13 and 18 years take part in a choreography contest. Prizes are awarded for first and second place in each division.

Cooking Competition

Saturday September 22, 2018 from 1pm to 6pm
South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre

Calling all aspiring chefs (ages 10-18) to this series of cooking events to showcase your skills and creativity, then participate in the city-wide finale on September 22. There will be secret ingredients, prizes and more. Contact your local recreation centre for details.

Arts Café

Saturday November 10, 2018 | Time TBD
Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Showcase your art! Applications will be accepted from young visual and performing artists, including musicians, singers, painters, dancers, potters, actors, poets, photographers, magicians, illustrators and more. Surrey artists between 13-21 years of age from all backgrounds, cultures and life experiences are encouraged to apply. More details coming soon!


There are many volunteer opportunities available, including: basketball scorekeeper, referee, set up assistant, popcorn maker, and activity assistant. Sign up to volunteer and be apart of these great events.


Parenting Workshop Series @ Cloverdale Recreation Centre
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Parenting Workshop Series @ Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Join us for the Positive Parenting Workshop Series, for parents and caregivers of 5 to 18 year olds. Workshops take place at locations throughout the city and are free to attend. Visit one workshop or attend them all! Registration is not required. Free!

To learn how Recreation Surrey is making a difference for children ages birth to 18, check out the Recreation Surrey Children & Youth Year in Review.

Positive Parenting Workshops:

Cloverdale Recreation Centre – 6pm to 8pm

May 8: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Topic: Relationship and its connection to parenting.

May 16:  Why Are You Acting This Way?
Topic: Taking a look at the meaning of challenging behavior and our response.

May 22: Listen to Me!
Topic: Listening, understanding and communicating with your child or youth.

May 29: We Have A Problem…
Topic: Problem-Solving with your child, youth or family.



Women in Firefighting Workshops @ Surrey Fire Central Training Facility
May 12 @ 8:30 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm
Women in Firefighting Workshops @ Surrey Fire Central Training Facility | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Surrey Fire Service will be hosting one-day workshops for women who are interested in exploring a career in firefighting. These one-day workshops will give you a taste of what it’s like to work for Surrey Fire Service and the skills needed to succeed as a firefighter.

There are 3 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 12: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 16: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 14: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Participants will also discuss and get to test out the physical skills required to be a firefighter. Female fire service members will also be on site to answer any questions.

Workshop registration costs $30 and includes lunch. Participants must be 19 years or older and bring fitness apparel to the course. Register for a workshop

Environmental Extravaganza – Week 6 @ Different venues in Surrey
May 20 – May 26 all-day
Environmental Extravaganza - Week 6 @ Different venues in Surrey

Explore and learn about nature during Environmental Extravaganza! Free!

Here is what’s happening during the sixth week of the Environmental Extravaganza!

Week 6: May 20 – 26

Sun, May 20 
Can You Spot the Spotted Owl?
Learn about BC’s most endangered bird of prey, the northern spotted owl. Explore the life of the mysterious northern spotted owl through games and activities. Please note: our birds are wild so no live owls will be present at the program. Ages 6-12, parent participation required. Pre-registration required; email: nsobreedingprogram@gmail.com
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program

Sun, May 20
Be a Beach Hero: Beach Exploration
Join a Beach Hero Marine Interpreter to explore life on the beach and discover the creatures that call Crescent Beach home. Bring water and a hat. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration required; email register@birdsonthebay.ca
Beecher Place; 12160 Beecher St
Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

Tues, May 22
Owl Prowl
Come have a hoot! A guest from the O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will introduce you to some live owls and lead a guided walk into the park to search for these feathered wonders. Ages 5+. Pre-registration required; call 604-502-6065.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Urban Forestry

Wed, May 23 
Learn to Fish
Youth ages 5-15 can learn the basics of freshwater fishing and give it a try! This two-hour session includes fishing time on Green Timbers Lake. All equipment provided, parent supervision required. Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited so book early!
Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (at the lake); 100 Ave between 140 St and 148 St
Hosted by: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Sat, May 26
Orchard Fun — Help Build a Cool Cob House!
Come mix soil, straw and other ingredients to build a cool new storage shed in the orchard. We’ll all build and decorate it together. Join us on June 2nd to complete the project.
Ocean Park Community Orchard; 12814 – 22 Ave
Hosted by: Ocean Park Community Orchard & City of Surrey – Parks

Sat, May 26
The Glades Garden Spring Open House
Meander the garden paths and gaze up at the 20 foot high rhododendrons ablaze in vivid spring colours. No pets please. Wheelchair access is limited.
The Glades Garden Park: 561 – 172 St
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Park Partnerships

Sat, May 26 
Darts Hill Open House
Wander among the mature trees and flowering shrubs in the beautiful Darts Hill Garden. The garden is at its peak at this time of year! Join us for a guided tour (11:30am – 12:30pm), a native plant display, a plant sale, and other activities for the whole family. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
Darts Hill Garden Park; 1633 – 170 St
Hosted by: Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society

Sat, May 26
Walnut Park Grand Re-Opening
Join us to celebrate this newly improved park, with a new playground and forested trails! Have fun with nature activities and entertainment for the whole family. Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30pm.
Walnut Park; 16264 – 82 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey – Parks

Sat, May 26
Buzz at the Community Bee Garden
Community Bee Garden Project brings honeybees and native pollinators to every corner of Surrey to inspire, educate and connect community. Join the Honeybee Centre for a mini presentation, honey tasting and lots of cool bee information!
Darts Hill Garden Park; 1633 – 170 St
Hosted by: Honeybee Centre

Sat, May 26
Environmental Movie Series: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Learn about environmental issues and how they affect our world. All ages (children under 10 with caregiver), drop-in.
Semiahmoo Library; 1815 – 152 st #200
Hosted by City of Surrey – Surrey Libraries

Sat, May 26
Semiahmoo Heritage Trail Annual Walk
Enjoy a walk on the Heritage Trail with expert guides who will talk about its long and interesting history as well as its wealth of native trees, shrubs, flowers, birds and other wildlife.
Meet at SE corner of 148 St and 28 Ave (across from Victory Memorial Park)
Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Heritage Trail

Sat, May 26
Invasive Plant Removal
Join the Ocean Park Community Association and get your hands dirty removing invasive plants in a local park. All ages welcome. We bring the tools and snack – you bring the enthusiasm! Pre-registration appreciated; email oceanparkvillage@gmail.com.
Fun Fun Park; 1472 – 128 St
Hosted by: Ocean Park Community Association & City of Surrey – Parks

Royal Canadian Circus @ Tsawwassen Mills
May 25 – May 27 all-day
Royal Canadian Circus @ Tsawwassen Mills | Delta | British Columbia | Canada

The all new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!® 2018 is coming to Tsawwassen Mills under the Big Top from May 25-27th, 2018 for 6 captivating shows that will mesmerize, astound, and thrill audiences beyond the extraordinary.


Showtimes are as follows:

Friday May 25, 7:00pm

Saturday May 26th, 12:00pm, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday May 27th, 1:00pm & 5:00pm

If you want more information – https://bit.ly/2rmcSo1


Cloverdale Market Days
May 26 all-day
Cloverdale Market Days

Cloverdale Market Days is on May 26, June 23, July 21, Aug 18, and Sept 22
from 10am -3pm in Downtown Cloverdale 176 Street and 56A-58 Ave.

Enjoy Vendors, Crafts, Kids Games, and Live Entertainment.

Surrey International Childrens Festival
May 26 all-day
Surrey International Childrens Festival

The Surrey International Childrens Festival is happening May 24th – 26th, 2018
at Bear Creek Park & The Surrey Arts Centre!

Take the family down to this fun filled event!

With tons of free activities to enjoy like story telling, live music,
face painting, circus arts, and so much more!
There’s ticketed live performances to enjoy too!

Get your passes in advance at the Surrey Arts Centre Box Office.

See and do it all with the $12 Saturday Pass.

107.7 PULSE FM is a proud sponsor of the Surrey International Childrens Festival.

Walnut Park Grand Re-Opening @ Walnut Park
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Walnut Park Grand Re-Opening @ Walnut Park | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Come along with your family to celebrate the Grand re-opening of Walnut Park with us! We are hosting a grand re-opening to celebrate new improvements to Walnut Park. The event will include family entertainment and nature-based activities for all ages. Speeches are scheduled for 12:30pm followed by a ribbon cutting and photos.