Fall colours along Green Timbers Way.

Annual General Meeting and Dinner: Wed Nov 21

Save the date!   

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Ricky’s All Day Grill
Evergreen Mall, 8958 152 St, Surrey

Gathering and networking: 5:30
Dinner and meeting: 6:00-8:30

Learn about:

  • What the Surrey Natural Areas Partnership accomplished in 2018
  • Overview of issues facing the Green Timbers Urban Forest and the Green Timbers Square Mile

Please RSVP to info@greentimbers.ca


Society news

Digitization of archives
Building on Ellen’s hard work over the past two years organizing our archives, Nathan, Amar and Don started scanning in documents, clippings and photographs. Once scanned in the next task will be to see how to make them searchable and readily available for everyone.

Green Timbers in the news

Foulkes, Charles join Surrey Civic Treasures club 
(October 3, 2018)

Historian and artist honoured at Business & the Arts event Tuesday at Surrey Arts Centre

Jim Foulkes and Roxanne Charles were welcomed into the Surrey Civic Treasures club on Tuesday evening.

The pair are the latest winners of the annual award, given to those “who have achieved excellence in the production of the arts and/or made significant contributions to the development of arts and heritage in the City of Surrey and beyond.”


Transitional housing facility, emergency shelter in Green Timbers moves forward
(September 29, 2018, updated October 1, 2018)

Proposal includes 30-bed emergency shelter

Surrey council has moved forward a proposal to build a six-storey transitional housing facility and emergency shelter next to Green Timbers Urban Forest.

The City of Surrey submitted an application on behalf of BC Housing on June 21, 2018 to construct a six-storey transitional housing facility and emergency centre at 14150 Green Timbers Way.

City council voted Monday (Oct. 1) to give its approval for staff to draft a development permit, and also approved the terms of a development variance permit, which will now go to public notification.


Invitations and opportunities to get involved

Event coordinator? Planning for Environmental Extravaganza 2019
It’s almost time to start thinking about the Environmental Extravaganza 2019! A Fall planning meeting is set for Friday, November 23rd, 2018. If you’re interested, please reply to this email. I’ll send you the contact information.

Ready to represent… with gingerbread?
The Downtown Surrey BIA’s Gingerbread Village is back for the second year. This event adds some creative fun to the holidays and raises money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. It’s also a chance to win prize money in time for Christmas. I’m not sure how you could make a gingerbread forest… but perhaps someone has ideas? Let me know if you want the contact details!


A petition about parks, for the next Mayor and Council
Save Surrey Parks is a group of citizens dedicated to protecting Surrey’s parks and green spaces. Save Surrey Parks will petition the newly elected Surrey Mayor and Council to instruct staff to start the process that will ultimately end up in giving numerous Surrey’s Parks and designated green spaces the highest level of protection that is available under the law. The Save Surrey Parks group is committed to ending the use of the Alternative Approval Process for removing the dedicated status of parks.

Here is our petition:

Here is our web site:


Municipal election
The City election is this Saturday. Don’t forget to vote!

Calendar of upcoming events 
Green Timbers calendar: https://www.greentimbers.ca/calendar/
Do you have an event of interest for readers?

Sat, November 3, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Sunnyside Acres planting
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest, 2598 144 St
Habitat restoration in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest is scheduled for Saturday morning, November 3, 2018 from 9:30 until planting is finished. Look for the ads in the Peace Arch News.
Your participation is welcomed. Refreshment and all equipment is provided. (Via Facebook)

Wed, November 21, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Green Timbers Gala, Banquet and Annual General Meeting
Ricky’s All Day Grill – Evergreen, 8958 152 St
The Green Timbers Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting.
Please RSVP to info@greentimbers.ca