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You can join in on this epic Canada Day celebration right from home

Virtual Surrey Canada Day is set to take place on July 1 at 6 p.m.
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Canadian flags. Photo provided by the City of Surrey.

This summer, Canada’s annual birthday party will carry on at a social distance!

The City of Surrey will continue to provide a free, fun, and family-friendly celebration by hosting Virtual Surrey Canada Day on July 1.

To be broadcasted on Facebook and YouTube Live, the livestream event, hosted by four-time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, will feature a variety of entertainment.  

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., viewers can tune into musical performances, indigenous and cultural acts, a Rodeo tribute, dance lessons, virtual tours, and a virtual firework finale to end the night. The virtual celebration is free and also includes an earlier broadcast for kids and seniors from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Said the Whale. Photo provided by the City of Surrey.

The entertainment schedule features musical performances by local and nationally recognized Canadian artists, including:

  • 54-40

  • Ashley Pater

  • Bif Naked

  • Calle Verde

  • Colin James

  • Daniel Wesley

  • Desi Sub Culture

  • Fionn

  • FRASE

  • Ginalina

  • Hotel Mira

  • Jill Barber

  • John Cullen

  • Keliya

  • Kwel Eng Sen

  • Lisa Brokop

  • M'Girl

  • Madeline Merlo

  • Matt Henry

  • Me & Mae

  • Members of the Surrey City Orchestra

  • Norma McKnight

  • North Surrey Secondary

  • Pat Calihou

  • PraiseTEAM

  • Rockin' Robin

  • Ryan Guldemond

  • Sade Awele

  • Said The Whale

  • Sleepy Gonzales

  • Teon Gibbs

  • The Beaches

  • The Piano Men

  • The Promised

  • Toque

  • Vancity Bhangra

  • Wild Moccasins

The live broadcast will pay tribute to those affected by COVID-19 and honour 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.

Submit a photo or video for a chance to be featured in the livestream (& win!)


Canada Day. Photo provided by the City of Surrey.

In anticipation of their first-ever virtual event for Canada Day, the City of Surrey is inviting residents to help spread Canadian pride and joy in their online communities through their latest social campaign.

Submit a photo or video on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #SurreyCanadaDay, or by emailing specialevents@surrey.ca, wishing Canada a “Happy Canada Day”. Participants will have a chance to win a $200 gift card to any Surrey Store to Door restaurant, and the opportunity to be featured on the Surrey Canada Day livestream.

Now more than ever, let’s find reasons to virtually celebrate the kindness and resilience our Canadian communities have shown this year.

For the latest updates on Virtual Surrey Canada Day, visit surrey.ca/canadaday.

 

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