It’s one of Western Canada’s largest celebrations and although it can’t take place among a hundred thousand at the amphitheatre in Cloverdale this year due to COVID-19, Surrey Canada Day 2020 is going virtual.
Surrey Canada Day 2020 is Going Virtual
Presented by Coast Capital Savings, Virtual Surrey Canada Day will take place on July 1 with a kids and seniors segment from 10:30am to 11:30am followed by regular programming from 6:00pm to 9:00pm broadcast on Facebook and YouTube Live.
Hosted by four-time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, this year’s free family-friendly virtual event will feature a series of segments including, musical entertainment, virtual tours, indigenous and cultural acts, a “Family Hour” for kids and seniors, dance lessons, a rodeo tribute, and a virtual firework finale to end the night. The livestream will feature musical performances by local Surrey artists and Canadian groups including Colin James, 54-40, Bif Naked, Toque, Said the Whale, and Madeline Merlo.
The broadcast will pay tribute to those affected by COVID-19 and honour the courageous local frontline health care workers and essential service providers. Additionally, Virtual Surrey Canada Day is working alongside corporate sponsors to raise $10,000 for the Surrey Food Bank to support the City’s vulnerable population.