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The BCGS has three parking stalls in front of the Unit, and one numbered stall (#211) near the 76th Ave. main entrance to the complex. Otherwise, parking is on the shoulders of either 76th Ave. or 128th Street subject to any municipal restrictions.
The roadway on the North side of our unit is a fire lane and cars parked there or in front of other units in the complex are subject to tow-away.
The address of the BCGS Walter Draycott Library & Resource Centre is Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, in Surrey, BC, Canada.
If you come by car:- (1) via the Patullo Bridge, stay on King George Highway to 76th Ave., turn right and continue on 76th Ave. 12837 is on the north side of 76th Ave., just before you reach 128th Street. (2) via Scott Road turn left on 96th Ave., and follow the above directions. The distance is the same. (3) via Alex Fraser Bridge, take the 72nd Avenue exit, stay on 72nd to 128th Street, turn left, and at 76th Avenue turn right. (4) via Highway 10, go North on 128th Street to 76th Avenue, and turn right.
If you are using public transit, the 323 bus goes between Surrey Central Station and Newton Exchange, about every half hour. For further information on bus schedules, see the Translink website or call Translink at 604 953 3333.
BCGS General Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Lower Hall, 6010 Kincaid in Burnaby. Many of the special interest groups meet after the regular business meeting and these sessions are usually listed on the BCGS Calendar ahead of time. Some months there are special events or a guest speaker.
Several special interest groups meet at other times. Check the BCGS Calendar for the rmonthly Quebec, Scandinavian and Downtown Vancouver group meetings or check with other group facilitators for more information.