“It was a fun event filled with inspiring dialogue. Surrey is fortunate to have so many talented and motivated people who are helping to build a vibrant community,” said Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode, who launched the Hub as a way to connect with residents and businesses. “The Hub is a gathering place for people to network and share ideas about the priorities and concerns in our city. It is also a space the community can use to host events and showcase local artwork.”
Saturday’s Open House brought together local business leaders, community associations, families, and elected officials from around the region for a dialogue about the future of Surrey.
Among those who dropped in were former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum, former MP Penny Priddy and former MLA Brenda Locke (see photos 2 and 3 by Chandra Bodalia)
One of those who also turned up was Bollywood star Jimmy Shergill (see photo 1) who chatted with Rasode about the film industry, as well as Surrey’s November municipal election.
“I heard Jimmy was in town, so I invited him for coffee at the Community Hub to discuss ideas for new partnerships,” said Rasode. “We had a great meeting and I look forward to collaborating with him on some exciting projects over the next few months.”
The Hub is one component of Rasode’s summer ‘Listening Tour’ which is designed to gather feedback from people about their priorities and where they think Surrey City Council should focus its time and resources.
“I think election platforms should be developed by the community. So, will I spend the next several months listening to residents and gathering valuable information about how City Council can move forward and build an even better city,” said Rasode.
The Surrey Community Hub is located in Sullivan Square at 15385 Hwy 10, Unit 103 and is open Monday to Friday.