Penmar Community Arts Society is a national arts charity in Canada. Penmar develops tools and programs that fosters the development of live music and the arts in areas outside of major metropolitan areas. Penmar firmly believes that making live music and other cultural events accessible to diverse audiences is critical to the development and revitalization of underserved communities. 

In 2017, Penmar partnered with Tien Sher Development Group and created a plan to revitalize one of the hardest hit neighbourhoods of Surrey - Whalley, by building an arts and entertainment hub at the once iconic Flamingo Motor Hotel. The Flamingo site is home to three separate stand alone event venues and a liquor store, and is located in the heart of Whalley. What was once a beer parlour, a notorious strip bar and a nightclub with very questionable goings on, are now 3 venues that are bookable for live music performances and private events. 

For decades, Whalley has been known for its poverty and crime, but now with the help of the Penmar Community Arts Society and Tien Sher Development Group we are witnessing a re-emergence of community. One that is vibrant and diverse and is creating opportunity for its members while attracting visitors from across the region.


We Are Hiring - Join Our Events Team

The Flamingo is a series of 3 event venues and a liquor store on one site located in the heart of Whalley close to the Gateway Village Skytrain. 

The Flamingo is now being managed by a national arts charity known as the Penmar Community Arts Society, an organization that fosters the development of live music and the arts in communities outside major metropolitan centers. 

Our task - to make Whalley cool, friendly and fun for the diverse community that surrounds it. 


We're looking for a some good people who have a passion for putting on events and dealing with customers. 

We're looking for the new generation of event planners who have really cool ideas and want a space to work their magic but also are ok with doing a shift behind the bar or learning how to stock the liquor store. In other words were looking for a team of hustlers, multitaskers and team players - not just a bunch of clerks. 

If you're an events person, an organizer and a creative whiz within your sub genre niche then get a hold of us and let's chat while we show you the rooms. 

We pay well and there's loads of room for social and financial bonuses and benefits. 

The skills required for this position include: 
Serving it Right certificate 
Cash handling experience 
Responsible, with attention to detail 
The ability to work independently and as a team member 
A desire to learn and grow in the liquor retail and events industries 
The ability to lift 30lbs 

Skills that are beneficial but not required: 
Previous liquor retail experience 
A class 5 driver's license 

Above minimum wage compensation 
Staff Incentives 
Flexible hours 
Opportunity for growth 
Work for an awesome live events group!

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Our Current Programs

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The Flamingo

The site of three arts and entertainment private bookable venues and a liquor store in Surrey, BC.  Located on the corner of 108th and King George Blvd, these venues are easily accessible via Skytrain and highway and are available for booking bands, fundraisers and private events.


Liquor Order and Delivery Program

Located in Surrey, BC.  This store is re-opening in December 2017 as a social enterprise liquor store helping raise funds for arts and entertainment programs.

Scheduled liquor delivery available throughout Surrey contact 604-817-1526 or dionecostanzo@gmail.com.

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Ocean Park Live

This is where we began by bringing the best concerts to the South Surrey community.  Check out our Events page for shows.  Our next series will run monthly from January - June 2018.