Canada Day At Queen's Park Line Up Announced

    Celebration To Include Citizenship Ceremony

    QUEEN'S PARK, June 22 /CNW/ - For the second year in a row Ontario's
Canada Day celebration at Queen's Park will include a citizenship ceremony.
    "I invite Ontarians to join the Canada Day celebrations at Queen's Park
to celebrate Canada's birthday and show their pride in our province and our
country," said Mike Colle, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. "I
can't think of a better way to recognize the day than by seeing newcomers
become Canadian citizens and spending the day with family and friends on the
lawns of the Ontario legislature."
    The child friendly celebrations run from 12:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. All
activities and entertainment are free.
    The day begins with the citizenship ceremony at 11 a.m. The official kick
off takes place at 12 noon and includes a 21 gun salute and the singing of
O Canada. The rest of the day's events include a wide array of stage
performances - including a Cuban salsa/jazz house band - that showcase
Ontario's diversity. There's fun for the kids with inflatable rides, an arts
and crafts centre, face painters, carnival games, strolling performers and
much more.
    Picnicking on the lawns is encouraged. Multicultural food and beverages
are available at market prices.

    The following road closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

    -   Queen's Park Crescent East between Wellesley Street West, Grosvenor
        and College Streets;
    -   Queen's Park Crescent West at Hoskin Avenue and College Street;
    -   Grosvenor Street from Queen's Park Crescent East to Surrey Place.

    For a complete list of park attractions and performances see attached fact

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    Fact Sheet

                       CANADA DAY 2007 AT QUEEN'S PARK
                             12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    Mainstage Entertainment


    Lady Son Y Articlo Veinte (house band) - Cuban salsa, jazz, hip hop and
    Samba Squad - South African drumming
    Freddy Vette and the Flames - 50s rock and roll
    Caribbean Folk Performers - African limbo, drumming and folk dancers
    Shiamak's Indo Jazz Dance Troupe - Bollywood Dance
    Wushu - Chinese Martial Arts
    Everything Fitz - Celtic fiddle step dance band

    (times to be confirmed)

    Children's Activities

    Inflatable Games:

        -  Sports Challenge Football
        -  Car Double Lane Slide
        -  Survivor Obstacle
        -  Madagascar 5 in 1 Combo
        -  Fun Farmland

    Arts and Craft Centre
    Face Painting
    Carnival Games
    Frontier College Reading Tent

    Children's Stage
    Kids' CBC performances with Lunar Jim and TV host Patty
    Meet and greet with Lunar Jim, TV host Patty and Curious George

    Family Attractions
    Samba Kidz Drumming Performance
    Samba Squad Family Drumming Workshop
    Strolling performers
    Canadian Raptor Conservatory birds of prey demonstration

    Attractions Ontario Displays:

        -  Art Gallery of Ontario
        -  Hockey Hall of Fame
        -  Markham Museum
        -  Toronto Aerospace Museum
        -  Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory

    Additional booths and displays include:
    Info to Go Toronto
    Metro Toronto Zoo
    Ministry of Culture - Interactive displays and exhibits of Ontario's
     heritage and culture
    Toronto Police Services Police Car
    Toronto Fire Services Fire Truck


    Canada Day souvenirs (Canadian flags, peel and stick tattoos and more)
    City of Toronto - Water on Wheels
    St. John Ambulance - First Aid
    Toronto Emergency Medical Services
    Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Information Booth
    Multicultural Food Vendors

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Lily Pavlovic, Communications
Branch, (416) 314-7725

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