Mark your calendar!
You don’t want to miss celebrating 20 years of diversity, culture and community pride. The history of Fleetwood and its namesake are celebrated every year with this community-hosted festival, which includes lots of family fun activities, interactive booths, food and more.
The community of Fleetwood was named after Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood who passed away due to his wounds in the First World War. His sister Edith applied to the provincial government to name the community they lived in after her brother. Local residents and herself formed The Fleetwood Community Association, which is still active to this day. The Association erected a bronze statue of Thomas Fleetwood to memorialise him. Every year since 1998, the Association hosts this annual Fleetwood Festival, which celebrates the heritage, environment, wellness and spirit of Fleetwood.
During this annual event, you can watch performances, join in with some kid friendly activities, and celebrate the spirit of the community. Over 4,000 people visit the event every year, with support from local media and neighbouring companies. You can be a sponsor and help with the main stage, bouncy castle or kid’s area. Local businesses can sign up to be exhibitors, showcasing their products to thousands of guests at this community event.
Did we mention that its free admission? This is a great opportunity to celebrate the history of a growing Surrey community with the family, and also a great weekend activity to relax after the stress of school starting. The event is held rain or shine, so make sure to dress appropriately.
Be sure to check out the City of Surrey’s website for a full list of things to do at the Fleetwood Festival. Deadlines and instructions for becoming an exhibitor or sponsor can also be found online.
Annual Fleetwood Festival
Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84 Avenue
September 8, 2018 from 11:00am-3:00pm