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MAY 2022

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Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Welcoming new members at all experience levels. We are BACK to IN PERSON rehearsals, guests are welcome and encouraged to participate! Contact membership@westcoastsings.com and or visit www.westcoastsings.com to learn more!
Westcoast just recently launch a new public website (www.westcoastsings.com) and now as we move forward through the pandemic, we are focused on, and extremely excited to be preparing for our International Competition, this September, in Phoenix Arizona!



Khatsahlano [Kitslano] Music and Art Festival | July 9th, 22

Calling all local musicians! Interested in performing at the largest free street festival in Vancouver? Head to our website or Music BC and apply now! Apply now: http://khatsahlano.com/
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VSO SCOLARSHIPS AWARDED
VSO Gives Scholarships to Surrey Students

Each year the VSO gives out 20,000 dollars in scholarships to Surrey Students through the generosity of The Höing Awards program. These students have been nominated by their teachers for exceptional contributions to a school music program through a combination of performance achievement,dedication,leadership,team spirit,collegiality, and commitment to musical excellence. Many of these students are involved in the larger community outside the school as well such as service organizations,pursuits of interests and goals and being a model citizen.

This year the awards were presented April 9th at the Orpheum theatre at the Jane Koop concert.

The recipients are:

Elgin Park – Ella Jeon
Enver Creek – Riley Del Rosario
Fleetwood park – Joel Kim
Frank Hurt – Bridget Robinson
Grandview Heights – Junn Choi
Guildford Park – Xavier Zbetnoff
Johnston Heights – Sarah Wang
L A Matheson – Arin Hash
Lord Tweedsmuir – Brody Tyerman
North Surrey – Michelle Truong
Princess Margaret – Simar Sandhu
Salish – Lucy Moon
Semiahmoo -Riley Haertl
Tamanawis – Rajit Bains

The Arts Council of Surrey would like to congratulate these students and commend them for their hardwork and dedication.



CITY | Light the SPARK! | All-Ages Dance Party
May 27 | 6:30–8pm | Surrey Arts Centre Lobby | $25 | Four-pack pricing available

Always dreamed of showing your kids what a cool groover and mover you are? Here’s your chance! The SPARK All-Ages Dance Party is the hottest ticket in town. Featuring RupLoops dropping cool beats and guest appearances from Charlotte Diamond, Fred Penner and Rick Scott this event is certain to light everybody’s dance spark…and yes, glow sticks will be provided!

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CITY | Someone Like Me
June 17 | 8pm | Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall | $12

Someone Like Me documents the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of strangers from Vancouver’s queer community who are supporting his resettlement journey in Canada. Together, they embark on a year-long quest for personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory. This moving and exceptional new documentary highlights how the journey for both refugees and the Canadians who help settle them can be turbulent and complicated. Partly filmed and experienced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this beautiful, honest, and unique film is certain to be an inspiration to all who watch it. BONUS: Stay after the movie for a talkback featuring Drake, as well as Adam, a Rainbow Refugee coordinator. This is sure to be an enlightening and poignant evening that reminds us all that the joy of human connection and living our true and best life is what this journey is all about.


The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Ages 8 years and up | May 28 | 1pm | May 29 | 4pm | Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre | $16–$26
Four-pack pricing available

This inspiring one-woman show shares the story of legendary underground railroad conductor, nurse, and spy, Harriet Tubman. For a breath-taking hour, Leslie McCurdy invokes the spirit of Harriet Tubman, captivating audiences as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told Canadian ones, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman’s own. Described as a “powerful, must-see performance” and “something the whole family can enjoy!” This inspiring one-woman show shares the story of legendary underground railroad conductor, nurse, and spy, Harriet Tubman. For a breath-taking hour, Leslie McCurdy invokes the spirit of Harriet Tubman, captivating audiences as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told Canadian ones, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman’s own. Described as a “powerful, must-see performance” and “something the whole family can enjoy!”

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With permission from West Coast Harmony – you are invited to watch this uplifting and inspiring video of amazing vocals. This video was done during COVID entirely by Video Conferencing.
Congratulations to everyone who made this production possible.

Want to know what you are getting into before you contact this great group? Take a look at the performance in the video below and check out all the smiling faces – these people are having fun and creating art …why not join them?!



Dean Paul Gibson shares his thoughts on how to make a living as a performer