Surrey Canada Day 2008: The Music

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have to start off my last post about Surrey’s Canada Day celebration by saying it was one of the smoothest-run events we’ve ever attended. Folks could setup their tents, umbrellas, and chairs on the lawn in anticipation of the concerts meanwhile the midway was busy spinning away and the booths drew in thousands. Everyone was having a great time; there was laughter, cheering and spontaneous renditions of Happy Birthday Canada.

Here are some sights (sounds coming soon) as captured by John because well, he’s the one with the camera in our family and he knows how to use it. You can view more in his Flickr set.

Artist: Wil

Artist: Rymes with Orange

Artist: The Payola$ (Bob Rock and Paul Hyde)

From a media perspective, John and I had no issues getting where we needed to be in order to cover the event and were able to enjoy all it had to offer. Big thanks to the City of Surrey for having us out and I can’t wait until the Surrey Fusion Festival that is coming up July 18-20th in Holland Park (note the new sponsored badge in my sidebar). I’ll have three full days of coverage of that event so look for us out there that weekend.

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  1. RaulTuesday, July 1st, 2008 — 11:51pm PDT

    Thanks for this coverage, Rebecca. It’s almost like I was there. You are awesome. Did you know that? No? Ok, just saying 😉

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  3. LucWednesday, July 2nd, 2008 — 1:28am PDT

    I hope that you did stay for the fireworks – any pics?

  4. Miss604Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 — 8:10am PDT

    Unfortunately we had to take off in the late evening – we took my mom’s car out there and it needed to be returned and John had to get up early for work this morning. Since the fireworks weren’t til 11:00pm it would have been a really late night. I know, we must be getting old…

  5. John BollwittWednesday, July 2nd, 2008 — 9:57am PDT

    Hey, if this was my full time gig to shoot photos, create videos, and make blog posts about really awesome events around the lower mainland, then I would have stayed until dawn. Unfortunately, it’s not. 🙁

  6. JennyWednesday, July 2nd, 2008 — 4:37pm PDT

    ha ha…that sounded like a bit of a dig 😛
    Glad you guys had fun. And Yay Canada the big 1-4-1

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