Surrey Canada Day 2008: The Schedule

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 — 9:34am PDT
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Being a media sponsor of the Canada Day celebrations in Surrey this year means that I have over 12 hours of activities, attractions, concerts, food and all out fanfare to cover. This is a pretty daunting (yet fun) task for Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebration.

We will have to navigate our way around the Capers parking lot party on Robson or the Robson Street celebrations at Bute, perhaps the Yaletown block party, or maybe even the festival at Canada Place – but once we hit that open road there’s no stopping til’ we land at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre.

Since it is such a long day we’re going to head out for the opening ceremonies around 1:30 but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a lot to do this morning – especially when it comes to the kiddies. This free event begins at 10:00am and finishes up with fireworks at 11:00pm.

14:45 — Fresh Groove
16:30 — Elite Bhangra Dance Team
17:40 — Aliqua
18:40 — Halifax Wharf Rats
19:40 — WestStone Group presents Colette Trudeau

10:00 — Site Opens (no earlybirds please)
11:00 — Mike Battie
11:45 — Bobs & Lolo
12:30 — Sam’s Rot’n Pot’n Pan Band
13:00 — Fresh Groove
13:30 — Opening Ceremonies
14:15 — Tribute to Quebec City 400 by Josee Allard
15:00 — Tracey Chamberlain
16:00 — Elise Estrada
17:00 — Five Alarm Funk
18:00 — Wil
19:00 — Rymes with Orange
20:00 — The Payolas
21:30 — Loverboy
23:00 — Fruiticana Fireworks

Parking is available at the Fraser Downs Race Track (enter off 60th Ave) and the 320 Surrey Central bus also cruises by there but be sure to check the holiday schedule.

We’ll be updating this post or creating others throughout the day to give you a taste of the atmosphere and good times in Surrey so stay tuned between trips to the BBQ or cooler for a nice cold one.

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    When will Christina Maria be performing?

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