Whalley opens its doors on June 21

Ever wonder why the northwest corner of Surrey became known as Whalley?

You can find out at the Whalley’s Corner Community Festival, which takes place June 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of Grosvenor Rd. and Whalley Blvd.

It’s an opportunity to see the city in a whole new light.

Start your “tourist in your city” day – the Surrey Doors Open event – at Whalley’s Corner and see the city in a whole new light.

The name Whalley’s Corner dates back to 1920s when Arthur Whalley opened a gas station in the area. This corner gas station became a hub of activity and the area began to thrive, spreading the name “Whalley” with it.

The event will celebrate the area's history, and will showcase current local businesses and vendors.

There will be ice cream, live entertainment and an antique car show.

Surrey's third-annual Open Doors event on June 21 features 48 sites that are open to the public and lets residents be tourists in their own city.

For full details, visit

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Cloverdale Arena turns into winter wonderland
Former foster kids in Surrey could use some love and magic sent their way
Amid the ruins, a feast
Y walk when you can raise money
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Help bring Surrey Dad home for Christmas
Story of the Christ child on display
5 free things in Vancouver, from parks to Gastown
Cold paws, warm hearts

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.