Dot Com Fusion Fest

Surrey Fusion Festival

After Dot Com Pho at Pho Lan Restaurant, which was attended by only 7 people because of a Dot Com split, We headed across the Alex Fraser bridge and into city of Surrey for the first ever Dot Com Fusion Festival.

The Surrey Fusion Festival is Surrey’s largest 3-day multicultural celebration with 40 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture. This is the event’s first year and it looks like a big hit.

The festival is held at the new Holland Park located at King George Highway and Old Yale Road. This is the largest multicultural event in Surrey’s history as over 60,000 people are projected to attend this free outdoor festival.

Unlike the United States, which tries to be a melting pot, Canada celebrates its diversity. The Surrey Fusion Festival brings together many distinct cultural heritages represented by ethnic and community groups hosting pavilions to present the music, food, costume and dance of their country of origin. Fusion Festival started yesterday and goes until tomorrow. It’s worth checking out.

43 thoughts on “Dot Com Fusion Fest”

  1. I was born in Canada and truly love its diversity, even though I now call SoCal home, but John… no pandas in that video ??

    1. John Chow says:

      I think the pandas were hiding.

        1. How do the pandas manage to camouflage themselves? 😯

      1. mr nice guy says:

        Hahaha Pandas aren’t hiding John. They are nowhere to be found in Canada. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    2. Why do you talk about Panda? Whether it discussing about Surrey Fusion Festival?

      1. I guess you don’t know the story of John and pandas.

  2. Good stuff, as a Canadian I appreciate these kind of things. I do want to move to Cali (for silicon valley) but hey I still love my Canadian roots.

  3. browie says:

    Looks like a gay ‘ol time. πŸ˜‰

    I would have had to drink alot to stay there longer than an hour. LoL unless my little girl was old enough to enjoy it.

    1. Robert says:

      In the South (note the capped “S”) 😎 we’d say he had a grand ole time.

  4. So that’s how you’re so tall John…STILTS right?

  5. fas says:

    Looks good, but was there a circus in there πŸ™„

  6. G says:

    Multi-cultural. Cool.

  7. The U.S. tends to go overboard in the area of celebrating diversity. Christmas isn’t Christmas anymore…its “The Holidays”, so as not to exclude anyone. People in the United States are so worried about offending one another, that suggesting us as anything other than “diverse” is offensive in itself….

  8. Quite interesting festival πŸ™‚

  9. Looks like it was a great festival. All we get here are local Temple festivals πŸ™

  10. soares says:

    Maybe ill make some post content with local partys and stuff from my back home Portugal

  11. You can be a melting pot and still celebrate diversity.

  12. Rick Vaughn says:

    Send your hot chicks down to the US and we will trade you some people out of our “melting pot”.

  13. offtopic question: John, what wordpress plugin do you use for ‘stripe ad’?

    1. John Chow says:

      MaxblogPress Stripe Ad. I wrote a post on it. Do a search and you should find it.

  14. new blogger says:

    the celebration look interesting..the man very tall ya :mrgreen:

  15. titan says:

    ehm, its looks great and really want to go to that place now. πŸ™‚

  16. Dean Saliba says:

    It sounds like you guys have a lot of fun at these Dot Com Pho events.

    1. They sure do. I would go too if I was in Vancouver!

  17. zk says:

    I love the dancing girls

  18. I really miss Canada!

  19. dcr says:

    JC wrote: …because of a Dot Com split…

    That line just gets me thinking… Stay tuned next week, when it’s Dot Com Civil War! Who will come out on top? Who will survive? Who will eat the last cocktail shrimp.

    OMG. They could do a video game. John Chow and the Pandas of Dot Com Doom! Oh, that gives me an idea…

  20. Zak Show says:

    Cool pictures John, I like them. Is that Sally grandpa in the last picture?

  21. Daniel says:

    I like the photos, greetings John

  22. Collin LaHay says:

    That bottom picture looks like Jason Henderson! haha

  23. Did Chevron pay to advertise on your blog?

  24. Seven people. That’s kind of weird.

  25. Looks fun
    Hey I am a new visitor to your site and I love it. I subscribed to the RSS feed. Looking forward to reading more. I love your blog

    1. dcr says:

      Ouch. You made a typo in your URL.

  26. John, Nice post! I enjoy the ‘diversity’ of your post’s. It shows that you have wide ranging interests, and care about more than just making money. Well done! Respectfully, Nicholas Chase – future Super Affiliate

  27. Bank says:

    cool pics + video. LOVE THE PARK 😎

  28. pingo says:

    I wish pingo or one of its affiliate partners had a booth to giveaway free phone cards. These type of ethnic festivals are worth renting a booth at. Sometimes going offline with your marketing efforts, can give your affiliate website a real sales lift.

  29. Chris Silver says:

    I used to live in Surrey BC. I moved to Toronto this year. BC is beautiful. Van is the place to be!

  30. Chip says:

    Nice festival you got there. I liked the souvenirs.

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