This past Saturday, Rebecca and I ventured out to Surrey to cover Winterfest 2009. I say “cover” because we were asked specifically by the city of Surrey to come out to not only enjoy the festivities but to also provide coverage of the day’s events as they happened.
Many of the folks that we met were excited to see coverage of Winterfest happening on Miss604.com, and there were a lot of praises coming from people who were very familiar with the exposure that Surrey gets from Rebecca’s posts about the city as well as everything else in the lower mainland. I think it’s safe to say that these people are getting what grassroots media coverage can do for a city on a hyper-local basis, even if it is strictly web based content. I think that says a lot.
Check out the various posts on Miss604.com for the full coverage:
- Thornley to Play Winterfest in Surrey 2009
- Winterfest 2009: Early Afternoon Events
- Winterfest 2009: Opening Ceremonies, March Forth, Eva Avila, Faber Drive and Thornley
- Winterfest Wrap Up and Good Times in Surrey
I wasn’t providing commentary as much as being a photographer on the grounds, trying to capture as much of Winterfest 2009 as I could with my camera. There were people everywhere, plenty of things to see and do, and the entertainment on stage kicked off with some great stuff for the families while wrapping up the night with rock show that was an amazing lineup for a concert that cost you nothing to attend.
That being said, here’s a collection of photos that I took, and you can see the entire set on Flickr as well.
I would have to declare a great success for Surrey Winterfest 2009. Congrats to everyone who pulled together a great event.