LETTERS: Love it or hate it, FVDED in the Park got Surrey talking

Here are just a few of the letters to the editor we received about the recent FVDED in the Park music festival at Surrey's Holland Park

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here are just a few of the letters to the editor we received about the recent FVDED in the Park music festival held in Surrey’s Holland Park. Let us know what you think by emailing edit@thenownewspaper.com

––––

FVDED in the Park was fantastic event

The Editor,

Despite some negative feedback I read in the Now, I was thoroughly impressed with the event. Although I’m too old to attend, I enjoyed watching everyone have a great time.

These are exactly the type of events that Surrey needs to bolster its reputation. Kudos to the many police, security guards, volunteers, etc. for hosting a safe, fun-filled event. I hope it continues next year and beyond.

Sherry Weatherston, Surrey

––––

Festival’s racket was unbearable

The Editor,

This may have been a wonderful event for Live Nation Canada and Blueprint Events but for the residents, it was terrible.

We live on 139th Avenue and could not hear ourselves talk. Even with our windows and doors closed, we couldn’t hear our TV and needless to say, we couldn’t sleep.

We wanted to have a family birthday barbecue  on the patio but that was impossible. When you have 50 bands going 24/7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (not 10:30 p.m. as reported) it was very stressful.

This type of event should be held in a large field, not in neighbourhoods where hundreds of taxpayers live. I would also like to add that the language of the singers was outrageous.

In the future, please think of all the residents who have to suffer through these events.

Rose Garoff, Surrey

–––––

I’m 81 and the noise didn’t bother me!

The Editor,

I live at a few blocks from Holland Park. I have lived here since 1958. I am 81 years old and not deaf. The music did not bother me or my neighbours. The kids need this or they might be out making trouble. And the location is ideal, as it is close to SkyTrain. I had cars parked all weekend and overnight. They made little noise coming or going.

Vi Brucker, Surrey

––––

Did the whole city really need to hear concert?

The Editor,

The residents at Imperial Place, blocks away from Holland Park were unable to sit outside or even open their windows during this weekend festival. This is ridiculous. I can’t imagine how residents who lived even closer managed to spend their weekend.

A concert should be for the fans not the whole city. I’ll bet the mayor was nowhere near. This is not the place for concerts that are this loud.

Penny Fehr, Surrey

–––

Girls were half naked, language of concert-goers was shameful

The Editor,

I was not affected by all the noise coming from the FVDED festival as I do not live in the area.

However, I was at Surrey Central on Saturday and was not impressed with the language, nor the scantily clad girls walking around. I understand there was also some bare-breasted girls.

Surrey is a family-orientated city and I would not want my children or grandchildren exposed to such behaviour. It’s time to raise our standards and not just focus on the revenue that the City of Surrey seems most concerned about.

P. Walz, Surrey

–––

Email your letters to edit@thenownewspaper.com

Just Posted

McCallum promises taxes won’t rise in Surrey: ‘That’s set in stone’

Surrey mayor says free parking, a municipal force and other campaign promises won’t mean a tax hike

Surrey council approves free two-hour parking at city hall, around hospital

Although council gave its blessing to offer the free parking Monday (Nov. 19), it was already made free last week

Surrey School District says it needs 7 new schools in next decade

Surrey council endorsed the district’s 2019-20 capital plan on Monday, Nov. 19

Surrey Fire Service to provide non-emergency dispatch services for Port Moody

It’s said the move will bring in more than $9,000 a year for the City of Surrey

Second person dies following head-on collision in Surrey

Paige Nagata of Abbotsford was in crash on Nov. 4 that also killed Sarah Dhillon

White Rock pier light show

Dancing lights highlighted off the water front

Case of bovine tuberculosis found in cow on southern B.C. farm

CFIA said the disease was found during salughter and they are investigating

Air force getting more planes but has no one to fly them, auditor warns

The report follows several years of criticism over the Trudeau government’s decision not to launch an immediate competition to replace the CF-18s.

B.C.’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Bolder action needed to reduce child poverty: Campaign 2000 report card

The report calls for the federal government to provide more funding to the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to expand affordable, quality child care.

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an “invasion.”

Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Jonathan Rose suspended for Grey Cup

Rose was flagged for unnecessary roughness and ejected for contacting an official with 37 seconds left in the first half following a sideline melee after a Tiger-Cats reception.

Mistrial declared in Dennis Oland’s retrial in father’s murder

The verdict from Oland’s 2015 murder trial was set aside on appeal in 2016 and a new trial ordered. Richard Oland, 69, was found dead in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.

VIDEO: Young hockey players meet legends in Langley

Eight- and nine-year-olds have close encounter with Dionne, Lafleur and Palmateer

Most Read