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June 2
2016

The Newton BIA Monthly Newsletter

Safety


Newton  BIA Youth Safety Walk
Frank Hurt Secondary took part in the BIA’s first safety walk. The purpose of the walk was to educate the students about safety issues, discussing concerns they had, and showing them around the Newton Town Centre with interactive talks and stops. RCMP, Surrey Bylaw, and Community Safety patrol led the tour with the BIA.

Surrey officer 'taken much too soon'
We regret to inform the passing of Sgt. Marc Searle. Marc was a key figure in Newton during his time at the District RCMP office in Newton. He was very involved with the community and a mentor to Newton BIA ED Philip Aguirre. He will be greatly missed.

Marketing & Events


Merchant Shout-out: May 




The Newton BIA continues its campaign of building community with an exciting line up of live music every Saturday and Wednesdays by bringing back the historical brand of Newton Days.

Troubadour Saturdays begins June 4th! This event will be taking place every Saturday (excluding long weekends) from 12pm – 4pm along 137th street. The event will feature two live music locations, in front of Espresso Café and at the park-it located in front of BBQ Nation along with many other placemaking activations along the street changing up every week. Is your business located on 137th? Join the fun by opening your doors and activating the outside of your store! For any questions and inquiries about the event, email info@newtonbia.com

Newton Nooner begins June 8th! Newton Nooner is a BYOL (bring your own lunch) event taking place every Wednesday throughout the summer. Bring your lunch out to the park-it between 11:30am – 1:30pm and meet the people working around you while listening to some music!
 
Why not summer in #mynewton?

Area Enhancement


June 3rd 9am @ Newton McDonalds 
Get outside and enjoy the weather during our Community Walk! The walk will begin and end at McDonald’s located on 72 Ave (9am-11am), join in on the fun while cleaning up your local neighborhood. 

Friends of the Grove Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
We are happy to announce that the “Friends of The Grove” fundraiser held May 1st was a great success! $2000 was raised! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this great community group.


Bark Park Community Build Day
The Bark Park located on 70A Avenue is holding a Community Fence Building event on Sunday June 5th. Come out and join, the event is open to everyone. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1083657385014754/

Government Relations


State of the City 2016
The annual State of the City address took place Thursday, May 19th at the Sheraton Hotel in Guildford. It was Mayor Linda Hepner's second address to the city. The Mayor focused on innovation and technology, with much of it involving Newton. Read the article here for more details.

Premier commits to 2,700 new student spots in Surrey, ignores two of five priority projects
After much pressure from the residents of South Newton, Premier Christy Clark commits to 2700 new student spots in schools in Surrey.

Community


Community Coffee with Newton BIA 
Community Coffee is a BIA initiative created to engage with the community here in Newton to discuss all issues, ideas, thoughts, projects, and everything in between. The next meetup will be Saturday June 4 at 1pm during Troubadour Saturdays at Espresso Café! Contact info@newtonbia.com for any questions!

PopUp Newton gallery springs to life with art shows starting May 13
Pop-Up Newton have opened an art gallery on 137th street. The gallery will showcase seven different art collectives. Currently they are displaying a ‘Drawing Landscapes’ exhibit.


The Newton PLOT
Z-Inc's Don and Cora Li-leger led a project for a community sharing garden in the empty lot behind the arena here in Newton. The Plot as it's called features a variety of vegetables, a medicine wheel, and a mini bee hive nest. The Plot will be holding events throughout the summer.

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