Surrey Canada Day hailed a success

Despite the fact there were about 100,000 people streaming through the site, there was only one arrest for underage drinking.



Photos by Boaz Joseph / The Leader

Police are estimating about 100,000 people streamed through the Canada Day celebrations at the Cloverdale Amphitheatre on Monday.

The all-day, free event, started at 10 a.m., and featured events including stage shows, roving performers, more than 50 exhibitors, crafts, food, a strawberry tea and a midway.

And there were fireworks.

A steady stream of performers included Peak Performance Project winners Dear Rouge, country singer Crystal Shawanda, tribute band Aerosmith Rocks, Good For Grapes, Cole Armour, Madison Bell & Bryden Veinot and the Surrey Celebration Dance Team.

Headlining in the evening were punk icons Sloan and Canadian rockers Platinum Blonde.

Police say that despite the high volume of people, there was only one arrest, that of an underage drinker.

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