Who we are

The Newton Business Improvement Association is made up of business and property owners working towards revitalizing the Newton Town Centre and improving business opportunity in the area.

About the BIA

Population of Newton

149,000

Average Age

37.5

Businesses in the boundary

455

Property Owners

106

Meet our team

Board of Directors

2020-21

Linda McCabe – Value Industries
Jaspal Brar – Allied Insurance
Derek Ho – Kings Cross
Suman Basnyat – S Basnyat & Co. Inc.
Harry Lamba – The UPS Store
Kamil Lotfali – Newton Crossing
Jay Blaschuk – Sources BC

Philip Aguirre

Executive Director

Philip Aguirre is the Executive Director of the Newton BIA. He comes from a small business background being the owner of the Old Surrey Restaurant which is in the Newton Town Centre. He is also a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate of the University of Victoria where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce. Philip has been a strong advocate for the community of Newton for many years.

Nasrin Baji

Creative Director

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, with a Bachelor of Arts, Nasrin comes from a background of non-profit work with organizations such a Volunteer BC, John Volken Academy and Community Volunteer Connections.

AGM Notices

AGM 2020


Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2020 and elections for next year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). Coffee and light refreshments...

AGM 2019


Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2019 and elections for next year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). Coffee and light refreshments will...

EGM 2018


Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of 2018. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). Coffee and light refreshments will be served throughout. During the...

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