Changing Surrey's Image, One Episode at a Time
Let’s face it – Surrey has a reputation. Just read the comments on social media under any story about Surrey. It’s the ‘burbs, it’s full of gangs and gang shootings, you might get shot while walking down the street, etc, etc.
Change comes with time and with more unaffordability around the region, more people from north of the river are now moving to Surrey and the Fraser Valley. So, how do we change this image of Surrey? Well, realtor David Smith wants to take a shot at it.
“Surrey, Langley, Delta, Abbotsford, etc… are all wonderful cities in their own right. We don’t have to spend too much time actively combating a perceived negative identity; what we should spend our time on is sharing the objectively true reality that our communities are incredible places to live and work,” says Smith.
He is hosting The Local, a new web series on Surrey604 highlighting notable people in Surrey and the surrounding places. These individuals have made an impact in the community, which helps shed positive light on the negative image of the region.
Watch Episode One: 3 Civic Plaza