“Surrey Through My Lens” proudly shares authentic photo essays that showcase what it is really like to live in and visit our community from a range of perspectives. Roger Moore is the Acting Vice President of the Barbados Cultural Association of BC.
“My parents moved to Surrey from Vancouver with me & my sister when I was four years old and my sister was one. I have seen a lot of growth since then with more expansion to come. Definitely looking forward to what more is ahead here in Surrey.”
“Fusion Fest is an excellent way to see and learn about other countries & culture other than one’s own. I say to people all the time that there are four things that will bring people together, especially when languages may differ: Food, drinks, music and sports. Fusion Fest takes care of the first three of these on the list.”
If you’re lucky enough to have your visit to Surrey coincide with the annual Surrey Fusion Festival, be sure to make time to head to Holland Park and join in the celebration.
“When you come to visit the Barbados Pavilion, it is a warm and vibrant feeling. Barbados when you do get a chance to visit is relaxed by nature, a place where one goes to leave all stress and worries behind. So when you visit our pavilion, expect to feel welcomed by the calm, uplifting feelings all around you.”
“I believe the shared experiences of Fusion Fest leads to only positive memories and a showcase for non-Surrey residents. Non-Surrey residents get to see a side of Surrey that maybe they never thought of or did not know exists.”
“With the exponential and continued growth of Surrey the need for people to view different countries and cultures coming together is needed. Some people may remember Surrey for farming over the years or a Vaisakhi festival in April. There are so many more layers to explore and by sharing these experiences, people from all over have a chance to come learn through various cultural events. Fusion Fest is a perfect way to showcase Surrey and bring together people and cultures from all around the globe.”
The two-day celebration brings together cultural and community groups from around the world as well as more than fifty recording artists and performers. In the eight years since Fusion Fest’s conception, it has grown significantly. What began as just twenty-five humble pavilions has grown to over forty, with more being added each year. There are as many countries represented as there are pavilions.
We think it’s safe to say that Fusion Fest is one international party that will spoil your senses, open your mind, satisfy your hunger, and ultimately rock your world. Be sure to check out their website for everything you need to know regarding the festival!
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