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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 http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/11056.aspx

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