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    St. Helen's Anglican Church

    by briantravelman Written Jul 6, 2014
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    My cousin has lived in Surrey for over 10 years, and never knew this church was here. He discovered it completely by accident. He saw a tower from the sky train, and later drove up there with his car, to see what it was, and it turns out, it's a church.
    I didn't know about this church either. He took me here, as we were returning from Port Moody.
    The church is located in the neighborhood of South Westminster.
    I did a little research, and it turns out, that this cool church was built in 1911, and is on the city's historic registry, as a protected heritage building.
    What I love about this church, is that it was built to resemble a medieval European castle, and it looks a lot older, than it actually is.
    For a few minutes, I felt like I was in a rural English village. It's very easy to see that the region has historic ties, with Britain.

    I always research everything before I go, but a lot of times, there are places I find out about, when I arrive. This church was a nice little find. Moments like this, are always my favorite. To see something that very few outsiders know about, is what makes travel exciting, and one of the main reasons I do it.

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    Bear Creek Park

    by briantravelman Written Jul 6, 2014
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    Surrey is filled with parks, and the most beautiful, and most interesting, is Bear Creek Park. The park actually has several arms, but most people just visit the main section, which is located on the corner of 88 Ave., and King George Blvd.
    We were staying very close to this park, so we would come here on foot, to walk my uncle's dog, or just walk around. The park is designed in a European style, and is quite large. It has a forested area, botanical garden, chapel, art gallery, track, children’s' play area, Punjabi community center, and even a small train, that goes around the park.
    The park is located in the city's Punjabi neighborhood. In fact, almost all the people you will see in the park, are Punjabi Sikhs, who come here to have picnics, parties, weddings, play games, or just to hang out.
    My mom was fortunate enough to see a Punjabi wedding, on a previous trip, which she said was quite spectacular.
    The park occasionally holds a small fair, featuring activities and vendors. They didn't do this when I was there, but when my mom was there, there was one going on for a several days.
    The park is also frequented by photographers.

    I liked this park even better than Queen Elizabeth. The grounds and gardens are much nicer, it's laid out nicer, has more to offer, and there are no tourists, so you can really relax, and experience the local culture.
    The park gets a bit crowded in the evening, and on the weekends, but most of the people hang out, near the track and playground. The rest of the park is pretty quiet.
    If you're in Surrey, this park is worth checking out. If you don't want to travel all the way to Queen Elizabeth, or Stanley, this park is a great option for you. You won't be disappointed.

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    St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

    by briantravelman Written Jan 31, 2014

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    Located in the western part of Surrey's "Whalley" neighborhood, is the St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church. This beautiful Ukrainian style church, was built by Surrey's Ukrainian community. The land was purchased in 1947, and the church was completed in 1955.
    Although the church was built to resemble a Ukrainian church, it serves not only the Ukrainian community, but also the Greek Orthodox, and Coptic community. Its current name was adopted in 1990, and in 1998, it was added to Surrey Heritage Register, to recognize the heritage value of the building.
    The church used to be all white, but in recent years, it was repainted to the traditional Ukrainian yellow and blue.
    Unfortunately it was closed. I can only imagine what it looks like inside.

    Only bad thing about this church, is that it's located in Whalley, which isn't exactly the safest neighborhood in Surrey. There were a lot of shady characters walking around. But it's also a good place to meet some Ukrainians.

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    Green Timbers Urban Forest

    by Babzz Written Jan 19, 2008
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    Green Timbers is a really pretty and quite large local city park. There is a pond where you can fish. Lots of walking trails. A nice getaway from the bustle of the city.

    **Please don't feed the ducks**

    1. It prevents ducks from getting appropriate nutrients (white bread is a no-no)
    2. It makes the ducks dependent on people
    3. Left-over food attracts rats
    4. Feeding can change migratory patterns

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    Tynehead Regional Park

    by Babzz Written Jan 19, 2008

    Tynehead is a nice local park to take a stroll in. There are a few trails with information posts periodically describing the significance of the habitat, etc. Also, there is a salmon hatchery at the park that you can visit during spawning season.

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  • Family Theatre Fun in Surrey BC

    by 1Marianne Written Oct 4, 2007
    Merlin and King Arthur in Excalibur

    Having lived in Surrey for over 20 years now we have enjoyed the performances at the Surrey Art Centre Theatres in Bear Creek Park. We love the panto put on by the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society evern November/December. First you have to understand what Panto is.

    Pantomime is a popular form of theatre, incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, in-jokes, and audience participation . The plot is loosely based on the traditional story of The Sword in the Stone. Usually the “ugly old woman” is played by a man and the handsome prince is played by a woman. Add bats, a Pirate Cat, Scotsmen, Knights and Morris Dancers and you’ve got a fun cast of characters.
    In 2005 we enjoyed a tale of Alice in Wonderland, in 2006 was an entertaining version of Hansel and Gretel which included a man riding a chicken. Awesome costume. In 2007 is Excalibur. We are looking forward to this already as our family outing to kick off the Chrismas season.

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