Mattias Boon, founder and director of StreetRich Hip Hop Society, speaks to crowd Tuesday at Whalley’s new arts hub, at 10660 City Parkway, with Ellie King of Royal Canadian Theatre Company to his right. (photo: Tom Zillich)

Mattias Boon, founder and director of StreetRich Hip Hop Society, speaks to crowd Tuesday at Whalley’s new arts hub, at 10660 City Parkway, with Ellie King of Royal Canadian Theatre Company to his right. (photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Now-Leader
Hip-hop, theatre groups move into former auto shop in Whalley, under City Parkway Studio banner

SURREY — A former auto garage in Whalley is motoring forward with a mix of theatre, dance and music for kids, teens and young adults.

An opening celebration was held Tuesday (June 20) at Surrey’s newest arts hub, a youth-focused space at 10660 City Parkway, across the street from both the B.C. Lions’ training facility and Chuck Bailey rec centre.

The Now-Leader has learned the site, to be operated by Royal Canadian Theatre Company and StreetRich Hip Hop Society in partnership with the City of Surrey, will be known as City Parkway Studio, subject to city council approval.

“I’m excited to see what this unique partnership will foster in the coming years,” Councillor JudyVilleneuve told invited guests at the studio.

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