Live music + fireworks return to Surrey Canada Day celebration 2022

Surrey’s Canada Day is about to come back bigger and better than ever with a plethora of shows, food, and activities for all ages.

Western Canada’s biggest national celebration will take place on Friday, July 1 at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheater in Cloverdale.

The epic event will be presented by Canadian rock band Arkells, with support from Shawnee Kish and Haviah Mighty.

Canada Day activities in Surrey

This year’s free family event starts at 10 a.m. and runs all day until 11 p.m.

It will include an expanded Aboriginal village with a new Siam scene, which means “the respected ones” in the Coast Salish languages.

The stage will feature Indigenous cultural sharing of land-based nations, a ceremony honoring residential school survivors, Indigenous education and contemporary performances. Indigenous artisans will also be selling art and handmade goods at the summer market.

The Indian Residential School Survivor Society partnered with the Native village to hold “sharing circles” in a 25-foot teepee. Here, the public is invited to participate in discussions with survivors of residential schools to learn more about the difficulties they experienced while attending residential schools. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the children of residential school survivors, who will share how their lives have been impacted by the intergenerational trauma caused by the residential school system.

The 1 p.m. celebration will also include a wide array of food trucks, rides, inflatables, and interactive activities.

food trucks

Come and taste delicious dishes on Canada Day in Surrey. Several food trucks will be on site throughout the day. From Bannock to burgers, poutine and vegetarian dishes, choose from:

  • Queen Bannock
  • burgerholic
  • Big red poutine
  • bread and cheese
  • Juice Booster
  • Canadian corn in the pot
  • Dirty Vegan
  • sweet love
  • food daddy
  • Insomniac Coffee Co.
  • Kona ice cream
  • Jamaican Mi Juicy
  • Japa Dog Cart
  • JJ Hot Cobbs
  • lemon heaven
  • Mr. Ken’s Donuts
  • Mr. Frosty
  • Mr. Tube Steak
  • Mo Bacon
  • Next Generation Corn Dogs
  • Organic villa
  • The Original Hurricane Potato
  • Rocky Point Ice Cream
  • Mac and cheese roll
  • S&L Concessions
  • Slavic rolls
  • Soft licks
  • Taste of paradise
  • Tin Lizzy Mini Donuts
  • Triple O
  • wings

live music

Photo: City of Surrey

The 2022 Band of the Year JUNO Award winners Arkells are widely regarded as one of the most passionate live bands working today.

Additional artists who will take the stage during the celebration to understand:

  • Shawnee Kish
  • Mighty Haviah
  • Old Soul Rebel
  • In Karma
  • babylung
  • Dancers from Git Hayetsk
  • Teon Gibbs
  • adewolf
  • Ashley Pater
  • Cedar Hills Caledonian Bagpiper
  • DJ J Editz
  • Glisha
  • F.K.A. Rayne
  • Ezra Kwizera
  • Jasmine Bharucha
  • JJ Lavallee
  • Kyle Hensby and the Rowdy Spurs
  • Michaela Slinger
  • Kung Jaadee
  • Mikey Jose
  • The Get Down hip-hop dance battle
  • Norma McKnight
  • pleasant trees
  • Renee Morriseau
  • pat chessel
  • Songpati Latin Group
  • Syd Carter West
  • Tanner Olsen Group
  • The Oot n’Oots
  • The Reading List Group
  • The Great Brilliant Group
  • Tyson Venegas

Contests and giveaways

Several competitions are held during the event, where guests can walk away with some pretty amazing prizes.

Freebies include gift cards to downtown Guildford, Tim Hortons gift cards, Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen and The Henry Public House gift cards. They also offer rides and food truck dollars to use at the event.

summer market

Shop till you drop at Summer market, where you can find dozens of artisans selling everything from beauty products and handmade soaps to dog treats.

The following vendors will be on site:

  • The charging stop
  • doterra
  • Windigo beeswax
  • Nashe Beauty
  • Beauty
  • mountain mornings
  • Lil So&So Handmade
  • So Fresh air fresheners
  • Chars tea room
  • Wanderlust Bath & Body Co.
  • Sweet grass soap
  • Frosted Fox Bath Co.
  • Corgicardco
  • Meerkats messy studios
  • Extra Tactile Designs by Whiteskycloud & Dancingfirewolf
  • PuppyPower SuperTreats
  • Rainbow aesthetic
  • Mysgreen

rides

Shooting star fun the rides will be back with all the great rides like the Zipper, Spider, Sizzler, Zero Gravity and more. Plus, there will be plenty of rides for the little ones, including all the best bouncy castles.

Here is the full range of rides:

  • Zipper
  • zero gravity
  • lightning bolt
  • Spider
  • Bumper cars
  • Crackling
  • Big Wheel
  • Kreepy Castle
  • Berry Go Round
  • building area
  • Go Alligator
  • Elephants and Rockets
  • Kinder Kids Cars and Animals
  • barrel of monkeys
  • pirate ship for children
  • space train

A single ticket is $1.50, or you can get 20 tickets for $30 or 40 tickets for $50.

As in previous years, there will also be a free fireworks display that will light up the sky at 10:30 p.m. The show will light up the future for generations to come.

Events in Vancouver

Photo: City of Surrey

Surrey Canada Day 2022

Location: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheater – 17728 64th Avenue, Surrey

Admission: Free

Time: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

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Joseph K. Bennett