As the snow falls on Metro Vancouver many are gathering out in the sub-zero temperatures to toboggan, skate, watch concerts and eat mini-donuts. Surrey’s Winterfest has returned as the social media sponsor for the festival. John and I have been out all morning (and we’ll return this evening) to capture some of the sights of this year’s free, all-day, family event.
Update This morning the Surrey Eagles, Vancouver Girls, Scouts Canada, Abbotsford Heat, and the City of Surrey mascots all took part in a skate while the crowd bought baked goods, hot chocolates, visited the many displays on-site.
Activities at the Kids Zone inside SFU Surrey (where it was nice and warm) with balloons, martial arts, a second stage for concerts, and crafts.
Winterfest is located at Central City in Surrey right in front of the mall and SFU campus. 102nd Avenue is closed for road hockey and festivities but you can either park at the mall or take the SkyTrain directly to the Central City SkyTrain station.
Tobogganing and skating are free (skates are provided if you don’t bring your own) and the headliners tonight are The Peak’s ‘Performance Project’ winner Kyprios and Hot Hot Heat.
There is still plenty of time to make your way down as the event will run until about 11:00pm today. We’ll return later to post more photos from the evening concerts and the Olympic anniversary celebration coming up at 6:00pm.
View photos from the evening concerts over on Jaxsaid and the rest of John’s photos are available on his Flickr.
Update Once again, the City of Surrey was able to provide a full day of entertainment, sport and art, free for the community. While the temperatures stayed on the freezing side and flakes fell from the sky like confetti, families, youth, and adults alike participated in Winterfest activities throughout the day and well into the evening.