- Category: Resources
A lot of people are using twitter to broadcast thoughts, statements, items of interest and rabid ravings. Sometimes they mention items that are of interest or about a particular area. Like Surrey.
If you're interested in following these conversations, search in Twitter for "#surreybc" or "#surrey, near:Vancouver". The hashtag (#) denotes a subject. As you probably know, Surrey was named for an area in England. If you do any searching for just "Surrey" you'll wind up with information about the Surrey Police, or the University of Surrey, or some incomprehensible cricket match. Adding a "near:Vancouver" helps localize it.
I've been collecting these tweets daily (see the "What people were tweeting about Surrey" section). Here's a list of persons who regularly mention events or news items that relate to the great City of Surrey (in no particular order):
@KevinFalcon Kevin Falcon
Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance & MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale
Newspaper reporter based in the Surrey area. The opinions tweeted here are my own.
@SurreyFoodBank Surrey Food Bank
Providing sustainable and nutritious food assistance to over 15,000 low-income families in Surrey, Cloverdale and North Delta.
News, events, restaurants, random stories, pictures and fantastic people from the best city on earth.
@leadereditor Paula Carlson
Editor of The Surrey-North Delta Leader newspaper.
@CloverdaleEvent Cloverdale Events
All the top events and news in Cloverdale, Surrey.
@Surrey_Mission Surrey Urban Mission
A community centre for Surrey residents who are living in poverty and or are homeless. We are affiliated with bcsynod.org. Tweets by Jonquil and @Vida_Jay
@JagrupBrarMLA Jagrup Brar
MLA for Surrey Fleetwood
Online community resource for all things Sullivan Station / Panorama Village / Southeast Newton area of Surrey, BC. We love this place! Jen & Fran.
@SurreyHospice Surrey Hospice
Companions for the journey...
@cllrmarvinhunt Marvin Hunt
Councillor in the City of Surrey, member of Surrey First, board member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Father of six, grandfather of eight :-)
@nslions North Surrey Lions
Formed in 1957, the North Surrey Lions club is a part of the Lions Clubs International. NS Lions has over 40 members but there is always room for more.
@paulhillsdon Paul Hillsdon
21 year old public policy researcher from the edge of Metro Vancouver. Tweeting live since 2007.
@MLAHayer MLA Dave S. Hayer
As MLA for Surrey-Tynehead, I work to represent my constituents in one of the fastest growing cities in Canada.
@LindaHepner Linda Hepner
Surrey City Councillor, Member of Mayor Watts Surrey First Team; Director Metro Vancouver; Chair, Surrey Regional Economic Summit; mom; grandmother; wife.
@SouthofFraser South of the Fraser
Stuff about Surrey, BC, focusing on Whalley (just south of the Fraser River).
@MLACadieux Stephanie Cadieux
MLA for Surrey-Panorama, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, literacy supporter and fan of all things chocolate.
@Stephanie_Ryan Stephanie Ryan
I have lived in Surrey for nearly a quarter century. I volunteer as a Big Sister mentor and I serve on the city's Public Art Advisory Committee.
@HarmanRomiGill Harman Romi Gill
Motivational/Life Coach in the making | Web Designer | Entrepreneur | Social Activist | Volunteer | Bodybuilder | Personal Trainer | Spiritual | Resourceful
@surreytaxi Surrey Taxi
Surrey taxi is the number one taxi service in the Surrey, British Columbia area. Call our dispatch today 604 636-8499
@SurreyRCMP Gordon Wood
This account provides information associated with the Surrey (BC) RCMP. The Surrey RCMP have no involvement with this account and do not post here.
@GrahamNewberry Surrey Realtor
A local Realtor in the Surrey Area with over 15 years of award winning service. Single - but father to two kids aged 11 & 12 Girl/Boy ...musician / prospector
@MayorWatts Dianne Watts
Mayor of Surrey, B.C. - New to Twitter
@cllrbarbsteele barbara steele
City of Surrey Councillor and member of Surrey First. Pres. UBCM. Mother, grandmother, and lover of Surrey
@Surrey_COSMOS Surrey COSMOS
The City of Surrey's Mapping Online System (COSMOS) is a feature rich mapping application proving a wealth of tools and information at your fingertips
@SurreyArts Surrey Arts Council
ACS exists to create awareness,appreciation, pride in artistic & cultural achievements. Editor Ursula Maxwell-Lewis tweets on our behalf.
@richardkoett Richard Koett
Interested in current events (local & global), in history & religion (to better understand the world around me), and in working politically for positive change.
@SurreyBeacon Mairi Vanclief
Surrey and Whiterock's only online daily newspaper. Our motto is, “We kill electrons, not trees.”
@LucilleDubbin Lucille Dubbin
I am a Bank Manager in Surrey BC. I enjoy walks and supporting local retailers.
@Surreyontheweb Surrey On The Web
@don_dubbin Don Dubbin
Trading in my sidearm for a financial calculator has been a learning journey. I am a Mortgage Specialist with TMG Surrey BC. UFC fan
@civicsurrey Civic Surrey
Urban news from BC's second largest city
@SMHFoundation SMH Foundation
Rallying people together in support of Surrey Memorial Hospital.
@SBofT Surrey Boardof Trade
The voice of business in Surrey. Keep up to date with current events and business news. Occasional tweeting by Heather & Ray at the Surrey Board of Trade.
@TaraFoslien Tara Foslien
Communications - Mayor Dianne Watts, City of Surrey
@PlanningGM Jean Lamontagne
General Manager, Planning and Development, City of Surrey, British Columbia
@Surrey_Events City of Surrey
Major events hosted by the City of Surrey including Fusion Festival, Party for the Planet, Canada Day, WinterFest, and Children's Festival.
@BRasode Barinder Rasode
Elected as a member of Mayor Watt's Surrey First team to Surrey Council Nov. 2008. Proud Community Activist, Mother. I love Surrey.
@surreylibrary Surrey Libraries
discover - connect - inspire. Nine branches serving the communities of Surrey, BC.
@TourismSurrey Tourism Surrey
Surrey is home to some of the region's best urban and rural landscapes. With great parks, recreation, golf, & affordable accommodations, u just have to be here!
@dtsurreybia Downtown Surrey BIA
DSBIA was formed in 2003 to facilitate: business improvement, community economic development, business revitalization and enhancement to the North Surrey area.
@jasbirsandhu Jasbir Sandhu
New Democrat MP for Surrey North - Opposition Critic for Public Safety
@surreymarket Surrey Urban Market
Tweets from Surrey Urban Farmers Market team
@TheCityofSurrey Surrey, BC
News, events and information related to the city of Surrey, British Columbia.
@TheSurreyNow The Surrey Now
As the only newspaper to serve the entire region of Surrey, White Rock and North Delta, the Now continues to be the best-read paper in the region.
@surreyleader The Surrey Leader
The Surrey/North Delta Leader is published twice weekly in print and continuously on the web. Part of bclocalnews.com and the Black Press newspaper group.
@headlinesnow Marlyn Graziano
Marlyn is publisher of the Now newspaper, serving Surrey, White Rock and North Delta. She is also editorial director for Postmedia Community Publishing.
@DaleRegehr Dale Regehr
Pres/CEO WestStone Properties. An entrepreneur always looking for new deals! Family, Business, Boating, Outdoors, Fishing, Aviation, Exploring, Diving, Life!