A Swinging 1950s Christmas at the Surrey Museum!

Organization Sponsor: Surrey Museum


Program Description

“Discovery Saturday: Very Vintage Christmas” event on Saturday, Dec. 20, 1 to 4 p.m. (all ages, by donation). “Enjoy the smooth holiday sounds of local singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson – from well-loved Christmas classics by greats such as Bing Crosby and Elvis to Reid’s very own seasonal songs (Reidjamieson.com). Join local swing dance group Jitterbug Junkies as they wow you with authentic historical swing dance performances, accompanied by Royal City Swing (Jitterbugjunkies.ca).” Also photos with Santa and retro Christmas games - for all ages.


Program Approximate Cost: 

Admission by donation 

Funding Sources: 

City of Surrey

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Surrey is home to world class nature reserves, beaches, skate parks, forests, hockey rinks, soccer fields, recreation centres and bike trails. In addition to our 10-Year Strategic Plan, we have developed a variety of supplementary parks, recreation and culture strategies to guide the development of new amenities and facilities within the City.

Impact Of Program: 

Our parks, recreation and culture facilities serve a growing population of over half a million people. Each year we add new parks and recreation facilities, and improve existing parks, recreation and culture facilities by adding and upgrading amenities.  

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Expect the unexpected at the Surrey Museum with feature exhibits, programs for all ages, and family-friendly events.Whether it's exploring and socializing for preschoolers, kids' programs combining play with learning, or a thought-provoking lecture for adults, the Surrey Museum's public programs have something for everyone.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The financial plan calls for a number of the development and improvements for Recreation and Culture facilities. The total cost of the projects proposed for the City is valued at $205 million. Here are a few of the major recreation and culture capital projects to be undertaken over the next five years:

  • New recreation and cultural facility in Clayton
  • The building of the second phase of the Surrey Museum
  • Four new ice sheets for Surrey
  • Renovations to City Centre Artist Space

“As the second largest city in British Columbia, and with 1/3 of our population under the age of 19, investing in infrastructure for our youth is a top priority,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. 

Length and Stage of Project: 


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