Tuesday, June 29, 2010

City Hosts Canada Day Celebrations

Once again, The City of Calgary will be hosting Calgary’s largest Canada Day celebrations on July 1 at both Prince’s Island Park and Olympic Plaza.

With music, activities, a climbing wall, crafts and temporary tattoos and more the celebrations promise something for Calgarians of all ages.

“It’s all free and it’s for all ages,” says Stephanie Barnett, Event Coordinator with The City of Calgary. “We’ll be featuring regional and local music acts as well as vendors and activities for all ages.”

Based on past year’s attendance, The City is expecting close to 80,000 people to take part in the festivities from 12 - 6 p.m. at Prince's Island Park. Prince's Island Park will feature a family stage with performances by Wagonstage, Gustavo the Impossiblist and Sandbox Theatre as well as two music stages hosting acts such as Shane Ghostkeeper, Steve Pineo and The Wandering V's.

As part of the Calgary Chinatown Centenary Celebrations, the celebrations at Prince’s Island Park will feature performances by youth members of the Calgary Chinese community, including martial arts demonstrations and musical and dance showcases.

“On Canada Day, and as part of the celebration of Chinatown’s 100th anniversary, the Chinese community hopes that all Calgarians will embrace Chinese culture,” says Jason Luan, Community Liason with The City of Calgary. “These performances by Chinatown’s youth are part of celebrating Chinatown’s past while saluting its future.”

Another 20,000 Calgarians are expected to take in the celebrations at Olympic Plaza from 8 – 11 p.m. with musical performances by Wil, Souljah Fyah and The United Steel Workers of Montreal. The City’s fireworks display will start at 10:45 p.m.

If you are unable to make it to Olympic Plaza to see the fireworks, all is not lost.

“The fireworks will be visible from the surrounding areas,” says Barnett. “As long as you can see the Municipal Building and Old City Hall, you’ll be able to take in the fireworks.”

For more information on The City's Canada Day events, visit calgary.ca.

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