On Saturday morning, rally to defend residents of Surrey’s Sanctuary Tent City from police- and bylaw-enforced displacement.
For Immediate ReleaseMonday, Nov 18, 2019 SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Homeless residents of a wooded area off of King George Blvd, known as the “billboards” encampment or “Sanctuary Tent City,” say they will not allow the City of Surrey to use the opening of a new shelter as an excuse to shut down […]
For Immediate ReleaseMonday, November 11, 2019 SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Five homeless people lost their belongings this morning when police and bylaw officers raided their tents, which they had pitched in a North Surrey strip mall for the night. “They left us with nothing but the clothes on our backs,” said Sean, one […]
SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Homeless residents of Sanctuary Tent City sent a letter to Fire Chief Larry Thomas on Thursday, July 25, calling for the Surrey Fire Department to cooperate with their efforts to increase fire safety at the camp. “We’re taking proactive steps to make the camp as safe as possible,” said […]
Flyers have been circulating throughout Guildford in North Surrey, spreading myths and promoting hate against drug users and the homeless community in an effort to block a proposed supportive housing project in the neighbourhood. The 63-unit project is being discussed at the next Surrey City Council meeting, alongside a second proposed supportive housing project, which […]
Surrey Bylaw Enforcement is threatening to displace over 50 homeless people, who are camping in a wooded area near Bridgeview, which campers call ‘Sanctuary.’ Wanda Stopa, a resident of the camp, says, “We have nowhere else to go. This is our home, it’s our sanctuary, and we won’t let them take it from us.” The […]
Surrey Bylaw officers threaten to displace new homeless camp, homeless campers announce plans to resist
For Immediate ReleaseMonday, July 8, 2019 SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Surrey bylaw enforcement officers are threatening to displace over 50 homeless people, who are camping in a wooded lot off of King George Blvd past 112th Ave, which campers have named ‘Sanctuary.’ On Tuesday, July 9, campers are holding a news conference to […]
Former residents and friends of the Surrey Strip are gathering to share food, music, and memories of loved ones who are no longer with us – the fallen friends of 135A Street. Everyone is welcome!
PRESS CONFERENCE | Former residents of the Surrey Strip: “The only difference is now we’re scattered and hidden”
Unceded Coast Salish Territory (Surrey): One year has passed since police, city workers, and social workers cleared nearly 100 tents off the 135A Street “Surrey Strip”. Homeless activists say the anniversary is nothing to celebrate. “They haven’t dealt with homelessness. They’ve just dispersed it,” said Bonnie, a former resident of the Strip. Wanda, who lived […]
Saturday, May 11, 20191:00 pm – 3:00 pmSurrey RCMP Main Detachment14355 57 Ave, Surrey Please invite your friends and share widely! You can count on the Surrey RCMP to show up at community events and festivals, take selfies, and hand out stickers to kids. This is part of a concerted effort to normalize the massive […]