All eyes on Canada Day

Patriotic partiers donned their best red and white garb to celebrate in Cloverdale on July 1. - Trisha Bunn photo
Patriotic partiers donned their best red and white garb to celebrate in Cloverdale on July 1.
— image credit: Trisha Bunn photo

Upwards of 100,000 people celebrated Canada's 147th birthday in Cloverdale Tuesday while taking in some live performances and fireworks.

Police say the crowd was extremely well behaved.

A small handful of people were taken away due to public intoxication, and were either brought home or spent the night in police lock up.

The vast majority, however, were on their best behaviour, according to RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.

"Considering the amount of people, and how hot the day was, it was successful from a police perspective," Paquet said.

The event was held at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre at 176 Street and 64 Avenue.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
Farewell to former Surrey school trustees
Y walk when you can raise money
Eight best designated driver stories from ICBC (with video)
Cloverdale Arena turns into winter wonderland
Former foster kids in Surrey could use some love and magic sent their way
Festival of Trees raises $1,200 for Mission Christmas Bureau
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
Surrey boy, 3, struck and abandoned

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.