The City of Surrey put on their annual Winterfest yesterday in Central City Plaza and what a winter wonderland it turned out to be! From Olympic athletes and Cirque Surrey to evening performances by Shaun Verreault, Kyprios and Hot Hot Heat, the crowds that were there were not deterred by a little snow. Children enjoyed tobogganing, ice skating, face painting and the always tempting hot chocolate and mini donuts while the adults cuddled on the ferris wheel or nipped in to Central City Brewery to "warm up" in between some hockey and various live entertainment that included a look back at the 2010 Olympics.
Both Shaun Verreault and Kyprios put on good show as always with Kyprios keeping the beats flowing and the crowd moving despite a heavy snowfall halfway through his set. The crowd hit its peak when he started the first few notes to City Woman and were only disappointed when he left the stage. Unfortunately we did not stay for Hot Hot Heat as we were Cold Cold Cool.
Much thanks to Melissa Snow and the City of Surrey, who put on a great event despite a smaller crowd due to the weather. I hope it continues and grows because it's definitely on my list for next year. And so are the mini donuts.