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April 5, 2017 | Issue No. 12


HOMELESS COUNT: The toll of Surrey streets

Armed with yellow buttons, pens and surveys, the volunteers’ mission was to locate as many homeless people as they could, the results of which will be used for acquiring resources and creating an understanding of the homeless demographic.

The count actually began the night before, March 7, with a tally of homeless people staying in shelters. But the street snapshot began as early as 5 a.m. on March 8, for some volunteers.

Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society’s Jen McCaffrey began her day at 10 a.m., along with her teammate for the day, Amy Makepeace.

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Spring Public Safety Activities

From interactive town centre community events to neighbourhood safety meetings, we'll soon be in your area sharing information and valuable tips on how to keep our neighbourhoods safe for residents, families, youth, seniors, business owners and other community members. We encourage you to join us for these events to stay informed about issues specific to your area, and to be a part of creating solutions to our challenges.

See the schedule
No call too small.

Report any suspicious activity to RCMP Non-Emergency (604-599-0502) or Community Safety Patrol (778-873-0435).
Have a safety concern to bring to our attention? 
The Newton Safety Unit meets every Tuesday at 3pm at the Newton BIA office to discuss safety concerns in the Newton area. Contact us at to setup a meeting date.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Quarterly Crime Statistics! 
2016 Q4 Highlights:
  • Business B&E ⬇9%
  • Theft Under 5000 ⬇39%
  • Total Crime ⬇12%


Friends of the Grove Fundraiser and Cocktail Party

Come and join us and some of our amazing community partners for a Friends of the Grove Cocktail Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, May 28, 5-8pm at the Old Surrey Restaurant, 13483 72 Avenue in Surrey!

There will be wine tasting, canapés, coffee and tea. Display will include Friends of the Grove, local artists, and history of Newton by the City of Surrey Archives.

Dress is business casual.

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to Friends of The Grove.

The Newton BIA is proud to supporter of this local community group.

We hope you can join us!

Get Your Tickets today!

There's a seat on the Big Bike for you!

The Newton BIA has started a Heart&Stroke Big Bike team and is officially recruiting teammates. Will you join the team today?

The Newton BIA Tour de Friends will ride Tuesday, May 16th at 3:45pm. A hour commitment could change someone's life. 

If you haven't heard, the Big Bike is a really big bike...massive actually...29 people will be riding it around town to fundraise in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. And it's super fun!

To claim your seat, simply join the team by following the link at the end of this email.There's no registration fee to join online. And by participating and fundraising $50 or more, you'll be doing good by simply having fun. We hope we can count on your support.

Ride with us to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation!

Join the Team!
Vaisakhi Day Parade | April 22

Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
RCMP Neighbourhood Safety Meeting | April 5

Join the Surrey RCMP—along with the Surrey School District and the City of Surrey’s Public Safety Strategy Office, Bylaw Services and Parks Department—to discuss your concerns and learn more about local crime trends, how to improve safety in your community, and current initiatives underway to address neighbourhood-specific safety issues.


B.C. government to match federal funding for Broadway SkyTrain extension, Surrey LRT

With a provincial election looming, the B.C. government is once again coming to the table with additional funding for new transit projects.

The province will match the federal government's commitment of $2.2 billion over the next 11 years to fund the Broadway SkyTrain extension project and the Surrey LRT plan.

"We have said for quite a while that the province is committed to those two projects," said Peter Fassbender, the B.C. minister responsible for TransLink at the announcement in Surrey on Friday morning.

"This means that the due diligence, the business case analysis and the work that has already started will continue."

The money will come from the province's existing capital budget and is coming just a week after the federal government promised $2.2 billion for the two projects.

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Friday, April 7, 10am | Newton Starbucks
Join the Newton BIA the first Friday of every month as we work together to clean up the community! We'll be walking the streets and picking up trash while getting to know Newton. More Info & RSVP
Wednesday, April 12, 12pm | Newton Starbucks
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. More Info & RSVP
Tuesday, April 25, 9am | Fays Family Restaurant
Newton Talks is a monthly networking breakfast for local businesses and community members to discuss topics of interest! More Info & RSVP
Tuesday, May 16, 3:45pm | Kings Cross
The Newton BIA has started a Heart&Stroke Big Bike team and is officially recruiting teammates. An hour could change someone's life. Will you join the team today? Register!
Sunday, May 28, 5pm | Old Surrey Restaurant
The “Friends of The Grove" is a group of Newton neighbours that have taken root in the beautiful cluster of cedars beside the Newton Recreation Centre known as “The Grove.” Buy Your Ticket!
Call: 778-873-0435
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