Stepping of the platform at Surrey Central SkyTrain station you could already feel the bass from the main stage and smell the sweet sugary goodness of mini donuts. Today is Winterfest in Surrey and I’m pleased to be their official blogger — covering events, sharing photos, and inviting everyone to come down to this free event.
2010 Winter Games Zone
They have a toboggan run setup, curling, and the infamous skating rink (that does not contain real ice but is pretty much just as slick) along with information about Surrey’s plans for 2010 as a celebration site city.
In the BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome, you can pick up a collectible souvenir and also have a chance to win tickets for the Olympics.
You can tell when Dora the Explorer is in the building because it erupts with applause while strollers and toddlers swarm the childrens animated television star (in mascot form). Inside Central City (on the mezzanine level of SFU Surrey) there is another stage for kids concerts as well as a craft zone.
I was able to catch Bobs and Lolo on the main stage outside as well.
Another big hit is the Sustainability Zone outside at the North end of the Surrey Rec Centre parking lot.
The official opening ceremonies will take place at 5:30pm with a very special 2010 Olympics presentation. The evening’s schedule picks up the pace as Eva Avila, Faber Drive, and Thornley rock the Central City plaza. John and I will also be attending the sponsor reception to do a little schmoozing. The skating rink will be open late, until about 8:30pm and will switch into cosmic mode at 6:00pm.
It’s a clear day and there’s so much to do and see (and the swag ranges from free saplings to funky foam hats) so come by and join us if you can. If you’re unable to attend you can follow all the action right here, and check out all of John’s amazing photos that are up on his Flickr.