From left, Noel Fearon, Heather Gray and MC Lynden Vassell at the annual Jamaica Day Festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: Jamaican sounds and flavours fill Surrey park during annual festival

Event held on Sunday at Holland Park

SURREY — The sounds and flavours of Jamaica filled Holland Park on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 6).

Reggae music pumped during the 16th annual Jamaica Day Festival, which featured live and DJ-played music, games of dominoes, soccer, a bouncy slide and more.

The event is hosted by Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of B.C. (, which is hosting a 55th Independence Gala this Saturday evening (Aug. 12) at a hotel in Coquitlam.

See photos below.


Kids hop to the finish line during a sack race. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Louie Sutherland, president of Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of B.C., on stage. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Jamaican food was sold during the festival. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

A vendor who calls himself “Huge.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Hockey nets for soccer goals at the festival. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Kids bounce on a big slide at the annual Jamaica Day Festival. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Neville Clarke (left) and Louie Beckford play dominoes. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Hats on display at the festival. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Jacqueline Davidson, treasurer of the Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of B.C., with T-shirts. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

DJ Mr. Basie with Michelle Saldeba-Alexander. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

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