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MAY 2021

As April showers disappear and May flowers, appear it’s a great time to get outdoors. Surrey has so many wonderful parks, gardens, lakes and beaches. So many spaces to see. Or enjoy your own backyard, as the flowers begin to bloom, birds start to nest, pull out the bbq and patio furniture, you just can’t go wrong.

Surrey Festival of Dance is celebrating its 55th anniversary and celebrated its 54th annual Dance Festival virtually this year, ran from April 7 to 28.

The ACS Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre is featuring artists Alison Philpott show titled “Yes! It’s Coloured Pencil” and Wendy Schmidt show titled “Westcoast Wildlife”. Exhibition runs May 1 – 29. Viewing available at ACS gallery by appointment or Artist Talk on ACS website.

We begin the month with the enthusiastic Surrey Youth Week May 1 – 7 check out activities online and in your neighborhood. Annual Sassy Awards May 5. Virtual Student Fair Day May 14. Check out Virtual Surrey Regional Heritage Fair May 14.

Arts 2021 Deadline Friday May 7, entry forms available through or email

Art Apart – Show us what you’re doing during the third wave of COVID-19. Send a photo including a 30-word (max) description for the June edition of Spotlight on the Arts. Entry deadline Wednesday May 12. Special prize.

Paint the Train 3: Don’t miss out on this great competition! Entry deadline Saturday August 21.

Relax, say at home, enjoy family and celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend May 24. Last but not least: Mother’s Day Sunday May 9th. Bring your mother flowers, chocolates, or maybe a new canvas to paint, but most of all, bring her your love.

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