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Songwriters workshop during Winterfest

Surrey festival takes place this weekend.

The Music BC Charitable Foundation and S.O.N.G. (Songwriters Of a New Generation) present two days of concerts, keynotes, mentorship and workshops at SFU Surrey this weekend as part of Surrey's WinterFest event.The “Music BC S.O.N.G. School” will be open to all former and current S.O.N.G. students and all Music BC members free of charge (keynotes, songwriter circle and alumni concert are open to the public as set out below). The program will feature an evening keynote and songwriting circle (where songwriters play and talk about their songs) tonight (Feb. 25), including Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) and Kyprios.Saturday (Feb. 26) will feature a songwriting keynote and break-out songwriting mentor/workshops in the afternoon. In the late afternoon, S.O.N.G. alumni will perform live to the public in the SFU mezzanine.The event is made possible through a generous contribution of funding from the B.C. Provincial Government through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Spirit Festival Program administered by the Assembly of BC Arts Councils.Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at 250 - 13450 102 Ave.WinterFest takes place Feb. 26 at Central City Plaza in Whalley. While Kyprios and Hot Hot Heat will headline the celebration, there will be ongoing entertainment on two stages. Other highlights include an Olympic flashback ceremony, two toboggan runs, a simulated curling centre and an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink. Check for complete details.

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