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September 21, 2018, 11:25 am

Museum of Surrey Ready to Roar

City of Surrey

SURREY - The City of Surrey invites members of the public to a free grand opening celebration for the new Museum of Surrey, located at 17710 56A Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The prehistoric party for all ages will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Linda Hepner and Surrey City Council members, an Indigenous welcome, live entertainment, stilt walkers, face painting and Surrey Firefighters barbecue (by donation). Performers will include Bobs and LoLo, Smile Band, Vancity Bhangra and Aché Brasil.

“We are so pleased to unveil our newly expanded world class facility that’s right here in Surrey,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “In addition to providing a community hub for local residents and visitors of all ages to connect, it’s also a unique way to showcase Surrey’s incredible stories.”

Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the brand new facility, which includes dynamic exhibits, such as the TD Explore Zone for kids, Textile Centre and Indigenous Hall, as well as the temporary blockbuster exhibition, Dinosaurs Unearthed.

“The Museum of Surrey is an innovative, hands-on facility designed to ignite imaginations, while celebrating our past, present and future,” said Councillor Judy Villeneuve, chair of the Culture Development Advisory Committee. “I think people are going to be very excited by the unique learning opportunities, storytelling and shared experiences they will find in this important new cultural facility for the City of Surrey.”

For more information, including the full grand opening schedule, visit surrey.ca/museum.

About Museum of Surrey
Museum of Surrey, opening Sept. 29, is a dynamic and accessible community hub and cultural space that reflects the City of Surrey’s innovation and creativity. It has been designed to connect people and stories through engaging events, interactive exhibits and local, national and international exhibition, as well as public space for rentals. The site, located at 17710 56A Ave. in Surrey, is also home to Heritage Square, where the Anderson Cabin, 1881 Town Hall and Anniedale School are situated. Free admission to Museum of Surrey is sponsored by the Friends of the Museum and Archives Society.
 
For Event Information:
Lynn Saffery
Manager
Museum of Surrey
LASaffery@surrey.ca
604-592-6958

For Media Interviews:
Oliver Lum
Communications Manager|
Office of the Mayor
OWLum@surrey.ca
604-591-4519

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