Member Profile

  

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Surrey is committed to planning responsibly with foresight to ensure that its infrastructure, economy, and communities are built to best serve its increasing population.

At over 316 square kilometers in size, Surrey is the largest city in the region, and is a place where contemporary urban development meets an abundance of green spaces, parks and farmland. Home to six distinct communities, Surrey comprises state-of-the-art recreational, community, arts and heritage facilities featuring an array of diverse programming and public services. It offers active, affordable and accessible lifestyles for its residents serviced with modern amenities. As an inclusive and welcoming community, the city embraces all people and cultures.

The City of Surrey continues investing in capital infrastructure to keep pace with the needs of its growing population. With a commitment to sustainable living and a proactive approach to economic and social development, the City is destined for a prosperous future as it develops into Metro Vancouver’s second metropolitan center.

Parks, recreation and culture amenities and services are essential elements to a complete community. Research has shown that access to green spaces, social spaces, active spaces and cultural spaces, support overall emotional health and well-being of citizens. Additionally, parks, recreation and culture programs and services foster community connectedness, inclusion, and resilience.

With a commitment to sustainable living and a proactive approach to economic and social development, Surrey is destined for a prosperous future.

As BC’s fastest growing city, Surrey is the premier place for hosting sporting events and is the Tournament Capital for the Lower Mainland. Since 2017, Surrey has hosted over 166 sport tournaments, including 5 international, 6 national, and 17 provincial events. In 2019, we are proud to be the host city for WickFest, a female hockey festival established by six-time Olympian and multiple gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser.

As a City, we are committed to investing smartly in our sports and recreational facilities. This year we will be opening three new ice sheets in Bridgeview in North Surrey and design work has begun on a world class track and field stadium in Bear Creek Park in Newton. We are proud of our high quality and diverse sport offerings we have in Surrey. The future increase in activity in this area presents a prime opportunity for investment into the establishment of an entertainment and sports district with ready access to Skytrain, which could draw people from across the region, as well as from the densifying Surrey City Centre area. With our modern facilities, playing fields, swimming pools and ice rinks, Surrey is a destination that can comfortably host events through all seasons.

Our Surrey Sport Tourism team of staff and volunteers continues to advance through collaboration with industry leaders to ensure that the sporting events we host reflect the interests of our community – while being responsible, sound investments.

We invite you to explore all that Surrey has to offer.

ABOUT SPORT SURREY

Surrey continues to position itself as premier destination in the Pacific Northwest for sport hosting opportunities.


  
Sport Surrey have been a pleasure to work with for years. BC Soccer has hosted countless Provincial and National level events in Surrey; the facilities and hotels are top notch and the level of support and enthusiasm is second to none!

- Daniel Turvill, Manager of Competitions - BC Soccer


   

Through Sport Surrey, we aim to create a culture where the objective is attracting and retaining qualified community partners, who support our core values, are passionate about what they do, and are committed to building strong, healthy communities.

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS HELD IN SURREY:

  • Ball Hockey Western Challenge Cup
  • BC Amateur Golf Championships
  • BC High School Ultimate Championships
  • Canada Cup International Softball Championship
  • Goalball Grand Slam
  • Hargobind International Wrestling Championship
  • Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament
  • Ringette BC Provincials
  • Skate BC Super Series
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Adidas Cup
  • Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival
  • World Round-Up Freestyle

WHY CHOOSE SURREY:

Location

Situated north of the US border, Surrey is centrally located, 40 minutes from Vancouver and in close proximity to Vancouver International Airport and Abbotsford International Airport

Arts & Culture

Surrey is home to over 100 languages, major cultural festivals, and a burgeoning arts and culinary scene.

Modern Facilities

Brand new, fully accessible state of the-art facilities for a wide range of sports, events and conferences.

In 2019, Sport Surrey played host to 60 sporting events including 34 tournaments, 9 Provincial events, 8 regional events (including the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival), 3 National events (including the National U23 Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey Championships), and 6 International events (including the Goalball Grand Slam).

For more information, contact:

Kelsey MacInnes
Sport Tourism Coordinator
KMacinnes@surrey.ca
604-598-5899

www.sportsurrey.ca or www.surrey.ca

 


 

If you would like to be the next member whose profile will be featured on the CSTA website, contact Barb MacDonald, Communications Consultant at bmacdonald@canadiansporttourism.com.