Grand Opening Celebration
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Grand Opening Celebration

of the New City Centre Library

Sat. September 24, 2011, 11 am - 3 pm

10350 University Drive. Parking is limited. Please take transit if you can.

Free Family Fun! Everyone is welcome.

Main Stage – Main floor
11:00 am - Surrey Children’s Choir
11:30 am - Wild Moccasin First Nations Artists with cellist Cris Derkson
12:00 pm - Tony Prophet
12:30 pm -  Surrey Celebration Dance Team
12:50 pm - Lion Dancers
1:00 pm - Official Ceremony begins

  • Piped entry of dignitaries
  • Katzie Nation: First Nations Blessing
  • Speeches

1:30 pm - Ribbon Cutting
1:30 pm - Architect Bing Thom available
1:45 pm - Halifax Wharf Rats – Celtic and Maritime music
2:30 pm - Sincere Lam - Classical Chinese strings

Public Art Unveilings and accompaniment
1:30 pm - Unveiling of artwork by Gordon Smith, Main floor
1:40 pm - Unveiling of artwork by Liz Magor, Level 3
1:30-1:45 pm - Surrey Youth Orchestra Quartet, Level 2

Discover Stage – Children's area
11:30 am - Mad Science
12:15 - pm - Children's songs with Shé
1:45 pm - Kellie Haines and Co. Ventriloquism
2:30 pm - Ray Wong, Magician
Various times: Storytelling by Surrey Libraries

Connect Zone – Level 2
Children's crafts
Meet local authors
Book sales and signings
Balloon animals
Face-painting
Chinese calligraphy demos
Mehndi art
Community organizations
• Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture
• Surrey Nature Centre
• Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
• Umoja Operation Compassion Society
• OPTIONS
• SFU Continuing Education
• Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association
• Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre

Inspire Stage – Leader Living Room, Level 3
11:15 am - Hip Hop and Breakdancers – Collabocall Productions
11:45 pm - African Stages storytelling dance group
12:15 pm - D.J. music: Teen Lounge
1:30 pm - Hip Hop and Breakdancers
1:45 pm - Mike McCardell, Author and media celebrity
2:05 pm - Bhangra Dancers
2:45 pm - Surrey Celebration Dance Team

Stilt Walkers, Roving performers, Prizes, Coffee Shop, Scavenger hunts, library services, and more!