The City of Surrey sure isn’t going to live down its 2008 title of Cultural Capital of Canada anytime soon. With so many events and festivals planned here’s another big one for everyone to enjoy.
“This celebration has grown to become the largest Canada Day event in Western Canada with attendance in 2007 reaching 90,000 garnering near legendary status as one of the largest outdoor shows ever staged in BC.”
When: Tuesday July 1st from 10:00am until the fireworks at 11:00pm
Where: Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre, 176 Street and 64th Avenue (Google Map)
If you miss the downtown Canada Day fireworks that disappeared a few years ago you won’t be disappointed with this display which will have music simulcast on Rock 101.
Now I have to make a note about the nostalgic lineup of bands, which made me giggle with excitement when they were announced:
“Multi-platinum rock legends, Loverboy and Vancouverâ€™s ground-breaking 80â€™s heroes The Payola$ for a classic rock double bill,” along with Five Alarm Funk, Wil, Elise Estrada, Rymes with Orange (remember Toy Train?), Tracey Chamberlain and many more.
Not only will there be concerts and fireworks, the midway will be in full swing with rides like the Gravitron. Also, you can be assured there will be bouncy castle action for the kiddies along with other family-oriented activities throughout the day (like performances by Bobs and Lolo, and an outdoor skating rink… in July!).
Stay tuned to the site for updates and as with all of these festivals I’m reporting on for Surrey, there is no admission fee.
Update July 1, 2008: I’ll be checking in throughout the day with updates and photos from the celebration in Cloverdale.
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