In Greater Vancouver which touts itself as multicultural, most fairs/festivals focus on one community or region, or interest/group e.g. CelticFest, TaiwanFest, Greek Day, Caribbean Days Festival or Vancouver Writers International Festival to name a few. So it was quite a revelation to see people from all immigrant groups and locals and natives mix together at the annual Surrey Fusion Festival, July 19 and 20, 2014.
In fact, Surrey’s Fusion Festival was named the “Best Festival” at the annual Special Event Magazine Gala Awards competition on January 10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The award recognizes the world’s top special events.