There’s a lot happening in our communities this summer, and Douglas is proud to be a part of a number of events. From Canada Day to Pride, there’s something for (almost) everyone.
Sunday July 1, 10am-11pm Canada Day, Surrey
Douglas celebrates Canada Day in Cloverdale this year with a booth featuring fun interactive events for all ages. This free family-friendly event — which offers an amusement park, food trucks, midway games, drone racing and an Indigenous Village – also features Canadian singer-songwriters Serena Ryder and Brett Kissel as well as musical guests Toque, Warren Dean Flandez, DJ Flipout and Krystle Dos Santos. The day will end with a fireworks display.
July 6 – Aug 24, 5-9pm Fridays on Front, New Westminster
Douglas College is proud to be a presenting sponsor of Fridays on Front in New Westminster. Running every Friday evening July 6 – August 24 on the 600-block of Front Street, this family-friendly event features artisan vendors, live music, food trucks, and two bars featuring local beer and wine. Look for Douglas on the street banners while you’re there!
Saturday July 21, 12-9pm Uptown Live, New Westminster (6th and 6th)
Billed as New Westminster’s ultimate street party, you’ll find Douglas College hosting a booth featuring fun musical trivia games and more, as well as Douglas banners gracing the stages. You’ll enjoy live concert performances, a beer garden, food trucks and interactive exhibits and art installations. Keep your eye out for three Douglas music program grads who are performing – Antonio Larosa, whose music has been described as a hybrid of rock, country and blues, and The Echos, consisting of Nicole Broughton and Jess Cichos, a Vancouver-based duo influenced by folk and pop music.
Sunday August 5, 11am Vancouver Pride
Douglas will walk in the Vancouver Pride Parade for the first time this year, with a group of students and employees proudly carrying a Douglas College banner. Join the crowds on the sidewalks of the West End as they cheer on our LGBTQ2+ community and supporters.
August 10 -12, New Westminster Culture Crawl
The Amelia Douglas Gallery is one the stops on the Crawl again this year, presenting Landlocked? and Flotsam Fixation: Installations and Sculptures by Tiki Mulvihill. Opening reception Sat, Aug 11, 1-3pm, featuring a free collage-making workshop with the artist.
Saturday August 18, 3-8pm New Westminster Pride
New West celebrates Pride and the LGBTQ2+ community with a full week of events starting Aug 11, ending with a street party on Aug 18. Douglas will at the street party with a table and a contingent walking in the parade, while President Kathy Denton and a Douglas student will be part of the judging panel for the Pride window displays.