OPBA Events and Meeting Schedule

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE FOR THE OPBA

** Posted HERE, and archive of email sent out HERE. **

Change is in the air, and a lot has been happening in our gorgeous little village!  Our Ocean Park Business Association (separate from the Community Association) is having a Special Meeting regarding the future of the OPBA.  (Meeting details below.)

We ask that all members please attend.  If you are unable to attend, please download and fill out THIS PROXY FORM in order to send a proxy in your place to make your vote.  If you are having a hard time downloading the form from the OPV site, you can also find it here on the OPBA Google Drive. Please email Jane Kerestzes (OPBA Secretary) if that link is also not working for you so that she can email it to you directly.

 

Special Meeting
Subject:     Future of the Ocean Park Business Association
Date:           Thursday, May 19 2016
Time:          9:00am
Place:         Eurovision Optical
Address:   1657 128 Street Surrey BC

 

*** Note for non-members: Unfortunately, this will not be a typical meeting, so there will not be the normal networking opportunities. We are so sorry! ***

 

Our Passion Brings Awareness

 

Throughout the year, the OPBA organizes local events that highlight the OPBA members, sometimes in conjunction with the Ocean Park Community Association. The events are well attended and serve as a great way to promote local businesses and build community support.

 

MONTHLY MEETINGS: If you are interested in joining the OPBA, we would love for you to attend one of our monthly morning meetings.

They are always the 3nd Thursday of the month. Every 3rd month we have a lunch time meeting. We sometimes have a “Business After Business” social a few times a year.

 

2015 OPBA MEETING SCHEDULE

January 15           Monthly Meeting                 8:45 am                  Eurovision Optical

February 12         Monthly Meeting – AGM      Noon                     Ocean Park Hall

March 12              Monthly Meeting                 8:45 am                  Eurovision Optical

April 16                 Monthly Meeting                8:45 am                   Eurovision Optical

May 14                   Monthly Meeting                Noon                      Ocean Park Hall

June 11                  Monthly Meeting                8:45 am                   Eurovision Optical

July 9                     Monthly Meeting                8:45 am                   Eurovision Optical

August 13              Monthly Meeting               8:45 am                     Eurovision Optical

September 17       Business After Business     5:30 pm                       Beecher Place (info below)

October 15             Monthly Meeting                8:45 am                   Eurovision Optical

November 19         Monthly Meeting               Noon                        Ocean Park Hall

December 10         Business Social                   6 – 8:30 pm           TBA

 

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Business After Business

Thursday, 17 September 2015 ~ 5:30pm to 8pm, at Beecher Place, Crescent Beach

This is a networking and learning event, sponsored by Alexandra House and held at Beecher Place in Crescent Beach.  (Click link to bring up Google Maps –> 12160 Beecher Street in Crescent Beach.)  Dinnae Galloway from Ripl Social will be giving a talk about Facebook, and how to make it work for your business.  We will be having light refreshments, and have a good amount of time to network.

All businesses welcome, even non-members!

Bring a door prize and don’t forget business cards!

RSVP to opbamedia@gmail.com.

 

 

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Business Spotlight

If you want to talk about your business for a few minutes, please email opbamedia@gmail.com.

Feel free to show us some demos or products if applicable.

“Thanks for the opportunity to present to the group on Thursday – it is a nice and comfortable surrounding and I believe we all benefit from sharing our goals and objectives.”

– J. Keresztes, Crossroads Career Counselling, Ocean Park

 


OPBA-SPONSORED VILLAGE EVENTS

 

16th Annual Ocean Park Day

Saturday, 20 June, 2015 — 10 am to 4 pm

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Back to June!  For a while, we tried to get the weather to cooperate so we had OP Day in August… but then it was just too dang hot.  So we’re back to June and excited as ever to be hosting the Ocean Park Day – celebrating our lovely little Village.

Some things to look forward to:

  • the always-popular Rotary Book Fair in the OP Hall
  • the Vendor Market with 4 different areas where you will find the Vendors
  • a “passport” hunting game sponsored by Sotheby’s (they’re getting settled into their NEW Location next door to Christopher’s)
  • Corky, Annie Bananie, RBC’s Leo the Lion, and many other characters making their way around the Village throughout the day
  • NEW THIS YEAR – West Coast Amusements Mini Midway!!

 

And what fantastic news — Ocean Park Day intentionally coincides with the GRAND REOPENING OF FUN FUN PARK!!!  From 9 am to 11 am, at Fun Fun Park, the Ocean Park Community Association and the City of Surrey will be celebrating the hard work and effort that went into building the new (and fantastic!) Fun Fun Park.

 

As always, when attending an event of this magnitude, we recommend that you walk, ride your bike, rollerblade, ride your skateboard, or take transit to get to the Village — because parking is going to be crazy!  The OPBA will have parking marshalls out for the beginning part of the day, but please bear in mind that the stores are all still open for regular shopping.

 


 

3rd Annual Village Summer Festival

Friday to Sunday, 24 – 26 July 2015

A 3-day event celebrating artists and artisans

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2014 Schedule:

Friday night – A Performance by Alanna and Brianne, then a family MOVIE night (The LEGO Movie) in the Safeway parking lot
Saturday and Sunday – Art Show at the OP Hall, with fabulous local musicians playing, a vendor market along 128th with music as well! 
Saturday night – Beach Party at the OP Pub
Sunday afternoon – Pancake Breakfast and golf for the kids!

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VENDORS WANTED:
Contact Jill Martyniuk 
jillmartyniuk@hotmail.com