City of Surrey launches 2021 Play at Home Surrey contest

Surrey Honda car raffle returns with proceeds benefiting mental health


RETURNING for the second year, the City of Surrey has officially launched the 2021 Play at Home Surrey Contest, a modified version of its annual Play Surrey contest. This competition allows local musicians to enter a performance video for a chance to win a performance spot in the virtual Surrey Canada Day broadcast. The virtual event will air on July 1 at 6 p.m. on the Surrey Canada Day website.

“We are so excited to continue to provide this opportunity to connect and engage with the community,” said Mary Rukavina, Special Events Manager at the City of Surrey. “The Play at Home Surrey contest is an excellent way we can safely support local musicians and showcase the incredible talent from Surrey and the Lower Mainland.”

Entries must include a performance video and be submitted between May 12 and 25 through the Surrey Canada Day website. The City of Surrey Special Events Committee will select three finalist videos, which will be posted to the Surrey Canada Day Facebook page from May 27 to 31 at 12 p.m. The public will then be asked to vote by selecting their favourite band through a Facebook poll. The winner will be announced on May 31 by 4 p.m. Winners will submit a performance video to be included in the virtual Surrey Canada Day evening show, plus will receive a $500 honorarium and $250 gift card to Central City Shopping Centre.

Additionally, the livestream will include a car raffle for a 2021 Honda CRV courtesy of Surrey Honda. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society and dispersed to programs supporting mental health initiatives benefiting charities including the Phoenix Society, Centre for Child Development, Sophie’s Place and Tong Louie YMCA. Tickets for the Surrey Honda draw are on sale now for $20, and the winner will be announced during the broadcast on July 1. To purchase a raffle ticket visit

“We are thrilled to partner with the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society and the City of Surrey to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives,” said Nasir Kamrudin, owner and General Manager of Surrey Honda. “This year’s proceeds will support local charitable organizations and critical programs including a new youth program run by Phoenix Society. Our goal is to raise $150,000 through this raffle with 100% of proceeds going to these programs.”

Virtual Surrey Canada Day’s family and evening shows will be broadcasted live on The Surrey Canada Day website from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 1.

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