Media Partnership with the Surrey Fusion Festival

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I must admit this is a pretty proud moment for me. Not only do I get to use my social media skills to promote and live blog a community event, but this is for a festival in my old neighbourhood, in my hometown – and it’s going to be pretty darn great. is pleased to be an official media partner for Surrey Fusion Festival 2008:

Surrey Fusion Festival will be Surrey’s largest 3-day multicultural celebration with 40 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture. 5 stages of entertainment with headline performers on the World Music Stage and the Celebrations dance stage, all this in a brand new beautiful urban park.

Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival 2008

Holland Park (SW Corner of King George Highway & Old Yale Road)
Between Surrey Central Skytrain station and King George Skytrain Station

Friday, July 18, 4pm – 11pm
Saturday, July 19, 11am – 11pm
Sunday, July 20th, 11am – 9pm

Photo credit: Paul Hillsdon on Flickr

There will be a world music stage, a headliner stage (including a performance by Juno Award winning Jully Black), a celebration dance stage (featuring Irish dancers, entourages from Korea and China, Elite Bhangra and Hip-Hop crews, traditional oriental artistry, historical Persian performances, salsa, sambas, caporeia, calypso and modern tap).

Food, activities for kids, three days in the sunshine (crossing our fingers on that one) and the cost? In the grand tradition of other community event like Winterfest, Surrey’s Fusion Festival is absolutely FREE to everyone. Simply enjoy Canada’s 2008 Cultural Capital and if you’re still not convinced, I’ll have blog posts and Flickr photos being published throughout the entire weekend to entice you out.

We’re still a few months away and there’s a lot to prepare for, check the website for updates and if you would like to help out they’re also in need of 200 volunteers. Find out more on the Surrey Fusion Festival site.

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  1. Sean HagenTuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 12:08pm PDT

    Hmmmmm. I’d like to come out with my camera to this, but there are also two different bike races on the 19th and 20th. =S

    Although, if there’s going to be concerts, I may be tempted to go here instead. At this point in time, I’m not sure what I’d rather do, sports or concert photography, and my calendar already has quite a few bike/skateboarding competitions. It might be nice to break it up with something different.

    Congrats on becoming a media partner!

  2. Boris MannTuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 12:12pm PDT

    I’ve got some more work done on our social media aggregator, including some cool SMS gateway stuff (for those that don’t have Twitter, and don’t need to sign up for an account…). Maybe we can use that to aggregate stuff around the festival?

  3. Miss604Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 12:17pm PDT

    Boris, sure. I told them I would go all “social media” on the event 😛

    On a related note, I’m REALLY pleased that the City of Surrey is embracing all of this – it’s definitely a great big step in the right direction in terms of modern publicity and coverage.

  4. Paul HillsdonTuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 1:35pm PDT

    Wow, cool stuff Rebecca. I know City staff are keen on your site, as most people around this region are. Congrats! See you at the festival!

  5. Glenda Watson HyattTuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 1:37pm PDT

    Awesome, on both accounts! Good on Surrey for embracing social media. And, that’s cool it will be at Holland Park – only blocks away from home. Congrats Miss604!

  6. DaveOTuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 3:29pm PDT

    I might have to make my annual visit to Whalley just for the fusion! I’ll be sure to offer any social punditry to help you pub-up the gig for the city of parks.

  7. RaulTuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 6:00pm PDT

    I’ll come down if that involves going somewhere for brunch with Sis604, Mom604, Miss604, AudiHertz and everyone else 😉

  8. Mom604Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 8:36pm PDT

    I’m in for the brunch.

  9. yumiangWednesday, May 14th, 2008 — 12:56pm PDT

    omg omg! Jully Black!
    Thanks for the post.

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