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Platinum Blonde & Sloan to Headline Surrey Canada Day Celebration

Platinum Blonde

May 27, 2013

SURREY, BC - Coast Capital Savings and the City of Surrey are proud to present Surrey Canada Day 2013, on Monday, July 1st at the Cloverdale Amphitheatre from 10am – 10:30 pm.

“Surrey’s Canada Day is Western Canada’s largest Canada Day Celebration attracting over 100,000 people annually,” commented Mayor Dianne Watts. “We’re proud to be able to showcase our national pride and community spirit with a celebration suitable for the entire family.”

This year’s stellar entertainment line-up proudly presented by Chevron, runs all day and features a variety of top Canadian acts including headliners Platinum Blonde and Sloan. Canadian rock legends Platinum Blonde’s popularity in Canada led to a triple platinum (300,000) album, featuring four hits and garnered two Juno Award nominations. Canadian rock icons Sloan will excite crowds with their distinctive hard core indie punk sound.

Country fans will love the soulful sounds of Juno Award winning country singer Crystal Shawanda. Peak Performance Project winners, pop-rock duo Dear Rouge will get everyone up and dancing. Innovators of “folk stomp”, Good for Grapes, will thrill with their high energy performance. Cover band Aerosmith Rocks has been thrilling Aerosmith fans across Western-Canada and will bring a highly accurate musical recreation of the Aerosmith experience to fans.

“Coast Capital believes in the importance of bringing together our community through supporting events that offer free family fun,” explains Wendy Lachance, Director of Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings. “Surrey’s Canada Day celebration has become a great family tradition and one that we are thrilled to be a part of.”

Throughout the day kids will be entertained by Juno Award winning children’s performer Norman Foote and rising Surrey talent Cole Armour, who at just 14 years of age has already made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Surrey Celebration Dance Team will wow the crowd with their moves, as will the Korean National Farmers Band & Tight Rope Walker.

“Seeing thousands of residents enjoying themselves at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre park on Canada Day is an annual highlight,” remarked Councillor Hepner, Chair of the City’s Parks, Recreation & Sport Tourism Committee.

Surrey’s Canada Day event happens Monday, July 1st at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre (176th Street & 64th Avenue.) This free event starts at 10:00 am and continues throughout the day with the fireworks spectacular slated for 10:15 pm. For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/canadaday

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For further information contact:

Mary Rukavina, Manager, Special Events and Filming
City of Surrey
604-591-4598
mrukavina@surrey.ca