Fourteen Years of Community – 14th Annual Surrey Fest Downtown at Central City Plaza

Remember the Past, Celebrate the Present, Look to the Future

For fourteen years Surrey Fest Downtown (originally known as Whalley Community Festival) has marked the beginning of festival festivities in the downtown area. It began as a celebration of community which continues to grow and change over the years.

This year’s theme, “Past, Present, and Future” reflect the ever changing path of the city’s centre.

“There has been a deep-rooted sense of community in Whalley going back decades. But in the last few years, there have been lots of changes with more planned for the future,” says Bonnie Burnside, Chair of this year’s event.  “It’s important that we remember the past and recognize the efforts of those who have gone before us.  At the same time, we have a lot of people who are charting our future and we wanted to provide a venue for them to share their visions with the community. We thought that adopting the theme “Past – Present – Future” reflected that message.”

The talent this year embodies the theme of festival as performers from all decades will come on stage to entertain the crowds. See the glitz and glam of Old Hollywood as The Agency lights up the stage, or rock out to the tunes of the 60s with the Beatles tribute band, Fab Fourever. Representing our future, you can watch the amazing skills of local young dancers and singers.

2012 Event and Entertainment Schedule

MAIN STAGE (Times Subject to Change)

11:00am Langley First Capital Chorus
11:45am Heist
12:30pm DRS (break dancing)
1:00pm Junior Talent Search Finalists
1:30pm PraiseTEAM
2:00pm Opening Ceremonies
2:15pm Vancity Bhangara
2:30pm The Agency
3:30pm Agent C & Top Secret
5:00pm Fab Fourever


BBoy Battle
Coastal Riders skateboard demo
Sumo Wrestler Suits


Paddle boats
Mr Flowers Balloons
Bouncy castle
Super slide
Art & Crafts
Face painting

Everyone is invited to this annual free event hosted by the Whalley Community Association. This year the event will  take place at Central City Plaza, the North Surrey Rec Centre and the parking lot on 102 Avenue. Parking is available at Central City Shopping Centre.  For further information, please visit

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