Fundy National Park to host Juno Award-Winning artist Serena Ryder
ALMA, NB, July 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced that Parks Canada's second Quietest. Concert. Ever. – a free and innovative musical experience – will take place in Fundy National Park with Juno Award-Winning artist Serena Ryder.
The Quietest. Concert. Ever. is an intimate outdoor event giving young Canadians the opportunity for an unforgettable experience in Fundy National Park. The concert will take place on the ocean floor, at low tide, in a dramatic coastal setting. To amplify this unique experience, the concert will be transmitted directly to each fan through Sennheiser's wireless headphone technology.
Presented by Parks Canada and CBCMusic.ca in close collaboration with Serena Ryder, Universal Music Canada, Sennheiser and the Province of New Brunswick, the Quietest. Concert. Ever. will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
Tickets to this exclusive concert are free, but limited to lucky fans and can only be won through contests and giveaways. Fans will need to follow Parks Canada's website or Twitter feed to find out more.
Media interested in covering this unique event can reserve their access pass immediately by contacting Parks Canada Media Relations at 855-862-1812.
The quietest concert experience is one of the ways that Parks Canada is connecting young Canadians with nature and history, so they can share their experiences with their peers and inspire them to be leaders in conserving and protecting our natural and cultural heritage.
- Hosted by Fundy National Park, the Quietest. Concert. Ever. will showcase the world-famous Bay of Fundy region, which is home of the highest tides in the world and was voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America.
- Parks Canada's first Quietest. Concert, Ever. was in Banff National Park in 2013.
- Juno Award-Winning artist Ryder's latest album, Harmony, achieved platinum-selling status shortly after its release. Ryder is recognized for her immense natural song-writing talent and beautifully electric live performances. Over the years, she has won six Juno Awards, one Canadian Screen Award and one Much Music Video Award. Ryder is currently working on her sixth studio album.
"Music is one of the greatest forces for connecting people to one another, and to a moment in time. The idea of combining music with technology and presenting it in one of Canada's most iconic national parks is very exciting and one of the many innovative ways of building connections between young Canadians and our national heritage."
Geri Syroteuk, Field Unit Superintendent, Fundy National Park
"There are very few places on earth as beautiful as the Bay of Fundy, and it is an honour for me to be invited to play my songs in such a breathtaking setting in front of music fans. Our national parks are our treasure and I am humbled to work with Mother Nature in all her glory on this project."
Serena Ryder, Juno Award-Winning artist
SOURCE Parks Canada
Image with caption: "Concert goers "listening" to the inaugural Quietest.Concert.Ever. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150722_C7692_PHOTO_EN_450461.jpg
For further information: Jonathan Lefebvre, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Media Relations, Parks Canada, 855-862-1812, www.twitter.com/parkscanada