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.

Cultus Lake Water Park @ Cultus Lake Water Park
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 2 @ 12:00 am


Cultus Lake Waterpark is BC’s biggest waterpark celebrating 35 years of fun!
Enjoy the thrills and excitement of over 18 waterslides, relax in 1 of 5 hot tubs
or you can take a soothing float around the Adventure River. There are also
acres of green grassy space with over 150 free to use covered picnic tables and
when you get hungry, there are 6 food outlets in the park as well as BBQ
rentals. With 4 areas designed for children, everyone will enjoy. For some extra
fun, checkout 1 of the 3 night sliding events, complete with live bands. Located
in the Fraser Valley about an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Open daily at
9:30am, rain or shine, from June 1st to September 2nd.

Surrey Rides Event Series @ Various Youth Parks
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

Grab your skateboard, scooter or bike and head to the Surrey Rides Event Series. Surrey Rides is open to riders 21 years of age and under, and all skill levels are invited to come to various Youth Parks to build confidence and sharpen their skills in a safe and competitive environment.

Check out the all-wheels contests, awesome skateboard jams and prize giveaways. If you’re new to the sport, then come try it out with instruction from some of the city’s finest riders!


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


There are many volunteer opportunities available, including: scorekeeper, set up assistant, photographer, and registration assistant. Sign up to volunteer and be part of these great events.

Canada Day Family Try It

Don’t forget to check us out at the Canada Day Celebration at Cloverdale.There will be tons of interactive all-wheels activities, prizes from Coastal Riders, and more!

Our City of Surrey skateboard instructors will be there to show you some new skills, how to finesse your tricks, and how to get started in this, now, Olympic sport.

Surrey Rides Event Series Schedule

Youth Park Description Date Time
Chuck Bailey Youth Park Skate and Bike: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest Sat, June 8 12-6pm
Cloverdale Youth Park Competition as part of Skateboard Canada National competition Sat, June 15 12-6pm
Cloverdale Youth Park Skate, Scooter and Bike Jam + Rad Skates Demo Team as well as All-Wheels Try-it and games for Canada Day. Non-competitive. Sun, July 1 12-6pm
Chuck Bailey Youth Park Skate and Bike: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest Sat, July 20 12-6pm
South Surrey Youth Park Skate and Scooter Bowl Jam Sat, Aug 10 12-6pm
Cloverdale Youth Park Skate, Scooter and Bike: Timed Competition and Best Trick Contest. Competitors who collect the most points in the first five events of the series automatically qualify for the finals at this event. Sat, Sept 7 12-6pm
Cloverdale Market Days 2019 @ Historic Downtown Cloverdale
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm

Cloverdale Market Days 2019

Located in Historic Downtown Cloverdale and in it’s 6th year, Cloverdale Market Days events run five times each year and are attended by thousands of locals and tourists.

This year, market days will be held on May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th and September 21st.

From it’s humble beginnings in 2014 with a small number of vendors and businesses at the first event, Cloverdale Market Days has become a large exciting market with vendors coming from all over Cloverdale and the surrounding communities.

They are a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, see showcased local artists, enjoy outdoor entertainment, taste great food from our local restaurants, and discover new local businesses in our vibrant community.

In 2019, we will have displays from the Arts Council Of Surrey, more family activities, and closing of the roads on 176th street from 56A to 58 Ave to accommodate more vendors, activities, and food trucks.

Blackberry Bake-Off and Open House @ Langley Demonstration Garden
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Blackberry Bakeoff 2019

From https://www.tol.ca:

This popular annual tradition continues! Enter a blackberry creation in the bake-off for the chance to win local fame as Langley’s best blackberry chef.

  • Enjoy a locally sourced BBQ for just $5
  • Enter a blackberry creation* to win great prizes
  • Taste-test and vote on delicious homemade blackberry treats
  • Discover local musicians
  • Make eco arts and crafts

Submit bake-off entries by 12:15pm, with tastings starting at 12:45pm. No registration required, unless entering a culinary creation.

* To obtain a list of acceptable ingredients, contest rules, and to enter your creation in the Blackberry Bake-Off, contact the Langley Environmental Partners Society at 604-546-0344 or garden@leps.bc.ca.


Prospera Cinema Under the Stars
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You bring the blankets, we’ll bring the stars.

Bring the family and take in a free flick on a 3-storey high big screen. Movie starts at dusk. The movie is on us, but since this night is about families, we will be taking donations on behalf of a local charity.

We welcome you to arrive between 5:00PM and dusk to participate in a variety of family activities before the movie starts rolling.


In partnership with:

Abbotsford Community Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
Chilliwack Bowls of Hope
Girl Guides of Canada
The Reach Gallery Museum

Paw Play in the Park @ Serpentine Dog Off-leash Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Surrey Animal Resource Centre is proud to present Paw Play in the Park, a series of pop-up events designed to engage people with their pets through activities, give-aways, training games, outreach, and educational materials.

Join us at the following locations:

  • Sat., Aug. 24 – Serpentine Dog Park, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Chilliwack’s 1st Annual Pride BBQ @ Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Just when you thought the pride celebrations were over in the Fraser Valley! Join us at Chilliwack’s first Annual Pride BBQ, which is brought to you by the Chilliwack Gender Care Committee!

Music Walk: Creating Soundscapes with GarageBand @ Guildford Town Centre - Apple Store
Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

From apple.com:

Make music using everyday sounds. You’ll practice active listening and microphone techniques to record your environment using GarageBand on iPhone. You’ll edit your recordings and add music to make your own soundscape. Bring your iPhone or we’ll provide one. Recommended for all skill levels.

Dancing at the Pier @ Memorial Park at the Pier
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Latin Dance Party starting off with free Salsa Lessons! Enjoy the dance floor and the beautiful view!
America’s Olympic Qualifier @ Softball City
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 10:00 pm

Twelve (12) of the best Women’s Softball teams from North and South America will be competing for one of two available berths at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan – and for Canada, it means chasing their Olympic dream on home soil, at Softball City in Surrey, August 25 and September 1.

For our national team, it will be very much a home-coming, as seven of the 15 roster positions are occupied by British Columbians – while the other members of the team have a long-term affinity with this ball park and its passionate fans.

Canada comes into the tournament as the highest ranked team (3rd in the World) and will play the primetime game every night.

Canada’s Opening Round Robin Schedule:

Sunday, August 25th, 7:30pm Canada (3) vs Cuba (17)
Monday, August 26th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Argentina (25)
Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Guatemala (18)
Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Puerto Rico (4)
Thursday, August 29th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Bahamas (39)

Super Round and Olympic Qualification:

The “Super Round” will take place Friday August 30th to September 1st. The top two teams from the Super Round will gain entry into the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

This event will be historic and if you are interested in being part of the Olympic journey, ticket information is available at: https://americassoftballqualifier.com