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Location: Surrey, BC
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Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2013

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Next Meeting - July 4 please RSVP

Started by Silvia Di Blasio Jun 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi VS members, Last meeting at the library (Thursday June 20) we informally agreed on having a follow up meeting to discuss conflict within the group.This meeting would be held on Thursday, July 4 at…Continue

Future of Village Surrey - 5th meeting

Started by Behrouz Jun 23, 2013. 0 Replies

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 27. 5:30-6:30 pm potluck followed by the formal prepared discussion 6:30-8:30 pm at Bear Creek Park (by the northeast entrance).If attending please…Continue

Future of Village Surrey - 4th meeting

Started by Behrouz Jun 11, 2013. 0 Replies

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13. 5:30-6:30 pm potluck followed by the formal prepared discussion 6:30-8:30 pm at Bear Creek Park (by the northeast entrance).If attending please…Continue

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Comment by David Dalley on September 28, 2013 at 7:21pm

Revenge of the Electric Car - The next Village Surrey Movie night is October 18!

Comment by David Dalley on September 7, 2013 at 8:36pm

Money and Life - The next Village Surrey Movie night is September 18!

Comment by Silvia Di Blasio on June 26, 2013 at 3:34pm

Dear all,

Today was the last day to confirm the room library booking for July 4th, but as we didn’t receive enough confirmation from VS members, we cancelled the room.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Somebody has shared that in these tough times, we may informally meet at potlucks, coffee/tea rooms, etc. to build trust and share our ideas about the transition we are living and what’s ahead.

As part of this, we will start a book-club this summer, we can meet at different libraries around Surrey, at coffee shops or people’s houses as people feel comfortable. The books we would like to share with like-minded people are (please feel free to suggest others, we just found these ones very appropriate for the moment):

“Seven Wonders” by John C. Ryan (110 pages – 1 copy available from Surrey Library):
“People & Permaculture” by Looby MacNamara (304 pages – 5 copies available at Vancouver Public Library):
“Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy” by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone (288 pages – 3 copies available at Vancouver Public Library)

To join you need to enjoy reading and sharing with positive spirit and respectful attitude. You can use the “contact us” form to send us your request or contact Silvia, David or Henry via email or VV internal messages

Comment by Bernadette Keenan on June 22, 2013 at 4:37pm

Save the date for two Special Community building, Planet saving, Have fun, eat sustainably Events

Meatless Potluck Meet Up Get to know your neighbours
(Vegan and Vegetarian are the most sustainable Menus around)
Sunday, June 23, 2013 and / or Sunday, July 7, 2013
Noon till 2:00pm - but come early or late and leave late or early is ok too
Bridgeview Park
features water park, baseball diamond, walking trail and playground for children of all ages.
(10 minute walk from Scott Road Sky Train Station)
11475 - 126A Street, Surrey, BC
- a dish, drinks or snack to share
- reusable plate, cutlery, mug etc,
- sunscreen
- weather appropriate clothing
- folding chairs, and other picnic stuff
- camera

Bonus Activity:
Besides eating and getting to know people who want to make the world a better place,
there will be a chance to plant something.
Contact: Bernadette 778-867-6115 or

After brunch join us at the Bridgeview Free Market

Comment by Behrouz on May 29, 2013 at 2:04am

The second meeting on Future of Village Surrey was posted for Thursday May 30 4-6 pm at the northeast entrance corner of Bear Creek Park (rain or shine). These meetings are intended to make Village Surrey genuinely inclusive and active in the tasks and goals of transition. Please contact me regarding any issues and problems you might have attending the meeting.

Comment by Behrouz on May 19, 2013 at 11:20pm

You are welcome to attend the next Village Surrey Meeting just posted (for Thurs. May 23rd) when participants can discuss the appropriateness of the role that you and "We" you mentioned have adopted with respect to Transition movement and the democratic principles of transparency and decentralization as practiced by other Transition Towns / Villages including Totnes and Vancouver. The purpose of the meeting is to constructively address these issues and help provide a structure where participants are empowered to take an active role in charting a serious collective bottom-up directly democratic sustainable Transition.

Comment by Silvia Di Blasio on October 19, 2012 at 11:43pm

We will be screening “In Transition 2.0,” “In Transition 2.0” is the new film from Transition Network, capturing inspiring stories of Transition initiatives around the world, responding to uncertain times with creativity, solutions and 'engaged optimism'. The screening will be followed by opportunities for dialogue and information sharing. This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people and build interest in local Transition activity.

Date: Friday, November 2

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, screening begins at 6:30pm

Location: Conference Centre, Kwantlen University, Surrey Campus

Information: Richard Hosein, (604) 789-1397

Comment by Ernie Baatz on July 28, 2012 at 11:32pm
Here's an article on permaculture and woody agriculture:
Comment by Ernie Baatz on July 13, 2012 at 12:44pm

Has anybody read this book - the Resilience Imperative?
available on the publishers' website at:

Comment by Behrouz on July 11, 2012 at 8:00pm

We welcomed three newcomers to our meeting today. Thanks to all that attended and helped to move the village group forward. We had lively discussions about our approach and process as we got to know each other better. Our next meeting will be for next Wednesday at the same time 3-6 pm and location.
For those interested in going to "God's Little Acre" farm (Fri, Sat. Mon. or Tues.) please let me know of your preferred times by sending me a message.


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Discussion Forum


Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.

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If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.

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A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.

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