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JUNO Nominee Performs for 15,000+ at this Year’s Party for the Planet

Scott Helman on stage with guitar

April 26, 2016

Surrey, BC – Surrey’s Party for the Planet—the largest Earth Day celebration in BC—treated over 15,000 people Saturday to a variety of free interactive enviro-attractions and live concert performances led by one of Canada’s top musicians.

Sponsored by TD, the annual festival featured mainstage performances by headliner and JUNO Breakthrough Artist of the Year nominee Scott Helman, singer-songwriter Vince Vaccaro, and family entertainers Bobs and LoLo. Special guests also included The Lorax and Franklin the Turtle.

“Party for the Planet is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our community and commitment to building sustainable programs and infrastructure for our residents and future generations,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “Thank you to our sponsors, our amazing performers, and the work of the many staff and volunteers who made this year’s event another great success.”

This year’s event drew a record number of environmental groups and featured new displays and attractions, including the LifeCycle bike fun and skills area, the ‘Science Surprise Show’ exhibit hosted by Science World, and performances by modern circus entertainment company Blink Acro. Attendees welcomed the return of Surrey Urban Farmers Market, as well as the popular tree and plant sale, which this year sold a record number of trees.

"For the sixth year in a row, TD has been proud to be the presenting sponsor of Surrey's Party for the Planet, which is a perfect way for the community to come together in celebration of Earth Day," said Mauro Manzi, Senior Vice President, TD and Board Chair TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. "Supporting this event is one of the many ways TD is giving back to the City of Surrey and investing in the future of the community."

For more information, visit the Party for the Planet website.


For event information:
Mary Rukavina
Manager, Special Events & Filming
Parks, Recreation and Culture

For media interviews:
Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor