Experience Canada Day Like Never Before!

Ottawa–Gatineau will host a full weekend of Canada Day activities and performances for Canada 150

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Get ready to celebrate Canada Day like never before! Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, revealed details of the three-day-long Canada Day festivities taking place in Canada's Capital Region. From June 30 to July 2, an array of incredible activities and performances will take place at three official sites: Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History and Major's Hill Park.

Parliament Hill will feature artists like Alessia Cara, Walk Off The Earth, Cirque du Soleil, Louis-Jean Cormier, Marie-Mai, Dean Brody, Serena Ryder, Kelly Bado, Kinnie Starr, Lisa LeBlanc, Gordon Lightfoot, Mike Tompkins, Patrick Watson and Laurence Nerbonne, as well as appearances by performers like Buffy Sainte-Marie and a host of other special guests.

Artists including Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk, Mother Mother, Laurence Nerbonne and David R. Maracle will be featured at Major's Hill Park, and the Canadian Museum of History's stage will host The Lost Fingers and The Souljazz Orchestra.

Canada Day celebrations in Canada's Capital Region are made possible thanks to the support of national sponsor Chicken Farmers of Canada and official sponsors President's Choice, Manulife and Tim Hortons, along with the invaluable help of over 500 dedicated volunteers.

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"Get ready to experience Canada Day like never before with unforgettable festivities to celebrate Canada 150. Visitors from across the country and all around the world will be pouring into Canada's capital region to ring in this spectacular anniversary bash with friends and family. I invite everyone to join in and celebrate the past, present and future of our incredible country!"

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts

Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill on July 1 will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and feature ceremonial events, performances, activities and more. On July 2, Parliament Hill will also be the host to a WE Day Canada event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Festivities will take place in Major's Hill Park from June 30 to July 2. They will feature a variety of activities for people of all ages and an exciting showcase of talent on the Park's stage.

Family-friendly programming will be offered at the Canadian Museum of History from June 30 to July 2, including displays, games, inflatable structures, a silent DJ dance party and musical performances.

At 11 p.m. on July 1, an impressive 20-minute 17-second pyromusical fireworks show will light up the sky over Ottawa–Gatineau.

As the official broadcaster of Canada Day activities across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada will present a lineup of special programming and coverage on a number of platforms. This will include a live broadcast of parts of the day show on CBC News Network, ICI RDI and other platforms. The evening show, including the fireworks, will be televised on CBC and Radio-Canada networks and streamed live on CBC.ca and Radio-Canada.ca.

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SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only): Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

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