Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 01, 2014 12:00 ET

City of Surrey Set to Celebrate Canada Day

Member of Parliament Nina Grewal announces support for Canada Day activities in Surrey

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 1, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Thanks to funding of $30,000 from the Celebrate Canada program, the City of Surrey will host Canada Day celebrations at the Bill Reid Amphitheatre.

This year's activities include musical entertainment by Canadian artists, a children's play area, family activities for all ages, and a fireworks display.

This funding was announced today by Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament (Fleetwood-Port Kells), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The City of Surrey's Canada Day celebrations are expected to draw an audience of 125,000.
  • This year's lineup of musical acts includes Canadian artists Matthew Good, Daniel Wesley, and Kyprios.
  • Celebrate Canada is four days of celebration that includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on July 1.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support local Canada Day festivities throughout the country. Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate all things that make Canada united, strong, and free."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Surrey Canada Day celebrations are among the largest in Western Canada. Each year, thousands of British Columbians head to Surrey's Canada Day festivities to recognize and honour Canada's outstanding people, places and events. I know that this year's celebration will be another excellent opportunity for us to celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual, and multicultural country."

- Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament (Fleetwood-Port Kells)

"Canada Day is a day to celebrate our Canadian pride, heritage, and cultural diversity. Every year, Surrey hosts a spectacular Canada Day event that keeps getting bigger and better with some of the world's best headliners. I look forward to seeing everyone there."

-Her Worship Dianne Watts, Mayor, City of Surrey

Associated Links

City of Surrey Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada program

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