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Start planning for the party of the year! Because Surrey, BC, is the place to be July 1st 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday! It’s the biggest and best Canada Day celebration in all of western Canada.

All of us at Shooting Star Amusements are immensely proud of this great country and grateful for the opportunities it has provided. So we are pumped to once again bring our midway fun to Canada Day in Surrey and share the fun with everyone.

Head for the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, right next to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, for a jam-packed day of rides, food, amusements, music, and fireworks!

By the way… admission is FREE!

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temple-pic2017Cultural festivals celebrate what Canada is all about – our diversity and heritage! One of BC’s biggest festivals, the Surrey Vaisakhi Festival, is almost here. From Thursday April 13th to Sunday April 23rd, the energy and joy of the 2017 Dasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi celebrations will have you smiling from ear to ear!

The crowning jewel of this year’s event will be the Vaisakhi Day Parade on Saturday April 22nd. Surrey will be bathed in colour and alive with music and revelry as it celebrates the best of Sikh culture.

Of course, Shooting Star Amusements will be a huge part of the festivities, adding to the excitement with our exhilarating midway rides and games.  Read More »

Canada Day 2015 Surrey

“Happy Canada Day!”, or shall I say “Happy Birthday Canada!” This occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces on July 1, 1867.

As an occasion of national significance, Canada Day is celebrated with great delight and national pride. The communities across the country of Canada hosts organized celebrations for Canada Day, usually outdoor public events, such as parades, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, and free musical concerts.

Wave your flag and choose your face paints. Be sure to use your tickets up before the fireworks begin here at the Surrey, BC Canada day event. It takes between 1 to 6 tickets to ride each ride or attraction. Children’s rides require between 1 and 4 tickets. The bigger family rides take 5 tickets. The Spectacular Rides and attractions require 6 Tickets. Families can join us in celebrating while enjoying the rides, games and food on

this day.

Now this is what I call a birthday.

Shooting Star copyThe Vaisakhi festival in Surrey, BC, is one of the largest outside India. In 2015, Shooting Star Amusement rides will be running from April 10th to 12th and April 14 through 19th in celebration of Vaisakhi.   A highlight of the festival will be Read More »

1May-Ride-for-Life“If Life gives you Lemons – make Lemonade!” Look what happened when life gave Lemon Heaven a lot of lemons?

Have you ever wondered what you are supposed to make if Life gives you Cancer? How about a difference?

We challenge all Carnival Companies and anyone in BC and Canada who make a living in the Amusement Industry with their rides, games or food concessions to help us Fight Cancer. Use your carnival equipment to really make a difference and fight for positive change!
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Want To Do List

April 26, 2012

What’s on your Want to Do List?

Want-to-List-Dad-and-Child-225x300Have you ever asked yourself, When did I get this busy? How did I get this busy? Do you miss the times when you could just sit and rest awhile, spend time with friends; enjoy family time? Why is that kind of time at such a premium now? Have you ever wondered where the time goes? I remember my Mom saying, “When you are raising children the days are long, but the years are short.”

With modern technology, our computers no longer stay in a room on a desk. We keep them in our pockets or purses and they barely leave our hands, for even a moment. With today’s technology, we can get even more done now, to free us up to have even more things to do! I have pages of “To Do” lists! Wouldn’t it be great if we had a “Want to List” This list would be filled with the things we want to do, rather than the things we should be doing.
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We opened our Carnival yesterday at the Dasmesh Darbar Gurdwara in Surrey, BC for the start of Season 10 with sunshine and excited, smiling faces!

Ribbon-Cutting-Bumper-Cars-300x225This was no ordinary day on the Shooting Star Midway. It has become a tradition at our Carnival for our staff to be the first riders on our new rides. This tradition was born at the Hyack Festival on our first day, of our first season of Shooting Star Amusements in 2002.

A few years ago, in a very serious conversation with my six year old niece, she informed me, “If you do something more than twice Auntie, its tradition”. From the wisdom of a child a tradition is born!

In the past we have held barbeques and festive ribbon cutting ceremonies all around the arrival and installation of a brand new carnival ride on our midway. We invite our families and friends and always our crew (our Travel Family).
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Blog-Photo-Follow-the-Bumper-CarsThere is really nothing like the start of a new season in the Carnival business. Somehow the start of this season is even sweeter since we have been looking back at our History – oh my! What a spectacular ride!

As we all started our engines, and headed out to our first event in Surrey BC, you could really feel everyone’s excitement rising! The adrenaline is flowing, the season is upon us. This is something to celebrate! It’s that peculiar yet familiar thing that happens to all of us in the Carnival business.

Whether you work with West Coast Amusements or Shooting Star Amusements, or any other Carnival Company – I think it’s what keeps us all coming back to our Carnival careers!
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