As we come out from under COVID, let’s remind each other about what’s special about our city and neighbourhoods: Councillor Linda Annis
Surrey, B.C. (August 3, 2021): As British Columbia opens up after months of strict COVID-19 restrictions, Surrey First Councillor Linda Annis wants Surrey residents to “get to know their city again” by sharing pictures and details of favorite places and people on social media using the hashtag #our surrey.
“For nearly 16 months we’ve had to stick pretty close to home,” said Annis. “We’ve missed our favorite places and people, and we’re all looking forward to visiting those special spots and events in our city that have been off-limits as we all deal with COVID-19. Now, as we come out from under the COVID restrictions, I thought it might be nice to remind ourselves about the things that make our city special and promote our local neighbourhoods at the same time. I’m inviting Surrey residents to join me and share pictures of the places, shops, events and people that make Surrey and its neighbourhoods so interesting. It could be a favourite restaurant or specialty store, it could be an out-of-the-way park, or maybe it’s an interesting gallery, a running trail, or just a quiet spot where you go to collect your thoughts.”
Annis said she will be uploading pictures of some of her favourite spots to social media in coming weeks, including the gardens at Bear Creek Park, Tap Restaurant, Greco Specialty Foods, Crescent Beach, Golden Samosa Bakery, Cloverdale Country Farm Market, the accessibility playground at Unwin Park, and the Loafing Shed Glass Studio.
“After 16 months, I think getting to know our city again is a great reminder that we live in a pretty special place,” said Annis. “We’re as big as Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby combined, we’re heading towards 600,000 people, we speak dozens of different languages, and no city in the country is more diverse. We’ve got outstanding parks and playgrounds, and we have a range of great restaurants and specialty stores that is second-to-none.
“For me, the light at the end of the COVID tunnel is getting back out into to our neighbourhoods and experiencing as much of our city as possible. I’m proud to call Surrey home and I’ll be posting my pictures and places with the #oursurrey hashtag. I hope people will join me. Together we can create a giant family album, something we want to fill after more than a year away from one another.”
Councillor Linda Annis