13 Hours of Free Canada Day Fun
Celebrating Our Canada on July 1 from 10am -11pm
(Vancouver, BC) June 24 – On July 1st let’s rekindle that outpouring of patriotic expression and celebrate our nation. From dawn to dusk we’ll be dancing, singing and cheering all in the name of Canada’s 143rd birthday. Starting with Canada Day at Canada Place and ending with the Burrard Inlet Firework’s Society Parade and Fireworks, it’s 13 hours of free family fun, all in downtown Vancouver.
With so much to do, here are a few highlights not to be missed:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Canada Day Festival at Canada Place
Canada Place and surrounding streets, Jack Poole Plaza and Harbour Green Park
Indoor/Outdoor – Rain or Shine
• All Canadian music, all day long on 4 stages featuring Hey Ocean!, Carly Rae Jepsen, Five Alarm Funk, Rumba Calzada, Dal Richards and more!
• So You Think You Can Dance Canada: Tara Jean, Vincent and Jayme Rae
• Amazing Feats by Inner Ring Circus and West Coast Contortion
• BC Soccer World: In the spirit of 2010 World Cup, celebrate the global game of soccer featuring celebrity 5vs5 match. Meet Canadian Olympic athletes
• O CA-NA-DA! At noon, we’re singing O Canada all together from every corner of the event when Canada Place’s Heritage Horns sound the first four notes of our national anthem
• The Olympic Cauldron glowing bright to celebrate our nation
• Harbour Green Adventure Park: Kids’ zone with bouncy castles, face painting, mini golf and Teletoons
• Celebration of the Canadian Forces and tribute to the Navy’s 100th Centennial. Look way up at 1:30pm for a special Fly Past
• Annual Citizenship Ceremony hosted by CTV’s Pamela Martin
• Sounds of Summer Stage showcasing Canada’s emerging musical geniuses including Dustin Bentall
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Canada Day Parade
2nd annual event kicks off at Georgia & Broughton St and ends at Melville & Thurlow St. with over 50 dynamic entries. Featuring colourful floats, incredible dancers, community groups, cultural displays and more.
4th annual Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show
Two barge high altitude show lighting up the sky with Diamonds. Best viewing spots are Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and along North Shore. Listen to live simulcast on Shore 104.
Visit www.canadaplace.ca for full details. Join @CanadaPlace and be part of the #CanadaDay conversation.
ABOUT CANADA PLACE
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown harbour front, Canada Place generates over $1 billion per year in economic activity and is the inspiring national landmark welcoming local residents, visitors and ships to the West Coast. Canada Place Corporation is the owner of Canada Place, and is the coordinating landlord for the organizations at Canada Place including the Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Vancouver corporate offices and Cruise Ship terminal, World Trade Centre and Vancouver Convention Centre East. www.canadaplace.ca
ABOUT CANADA DAY AT CANADA PLACE
• Largest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa
• 23rd annual event, our nation’s 143rd birthday
• 200,000 guests anticipated
• 250 volunteers engaged
• Free admission
• Event spans over 8 city blocks
• 2009 Canada Day is an award-winning event. See video at
Canada Day at Canada Place is proudly presented by Canada Place Corporation with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada and our generous sponsors and partners. Special thanks to the Department of National Defense, Coast Capital Savings, Aquafina Plus, Port Metro Vancouver, Telus, BC Ferries, Teletoon, MBNA, VINCI Park, PNE, NuTrend Signs & Displays, BC Soccer and our media partners: CTV, The Vancouver Sun, CKNW, The Beat 94.5, Shore104.3FM, 99.3 The FOX, 103.5 QM/FM, OMNI Television and CHMB AM1320.
ABOUT THE BURRARD INLET FIREWORKS SOCIETY
The Burrard Inlet Fireworks Society is comprised of the District of West Vancouver, City of North Vancouver and Canada Place Corporation in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of Vancouver. The purpose of the Society is to provide, design and implement fireworks displays in the Burrard Inlet for the enjoyment of the Society’s citizens to commemorate and to enhance celebrations in recognition of municipal, provincial and federal holidays. The not-for-profit Society works with corporate sponsors to support the event and local media to simulcast the show and promote this Canada Day celebration.