Canada Place is hosting a Canada Day celebration downtown this year. Canada Place has done an amazing job of restoring the “fun” downtown for Canada Day when just a few years ago we weren’t allowed any parades or fireworks. For 2009, Canada Day at Canada Place was awarded the 2010 IABC Gold Quill Communication Management Award of Merit for ‘Special Event’, and was the winner of the BC Event Awards’ Best Festival in 2009.
Canada Place and surrounding streets (indoor and outdoor)
July 1, 2010 10:00am – 6:00pm
Rain or shine all activities are free. Inner Ring circus will show off their acrobatic skills and the BC Soccer World will have a showcase including a Kickinâ€™s with the Stars celebrity match. There will also be a fashion show, interactive activities and soccer fun for the whole family. Bouncy castles and mini golf in Harbour Green Adventure Park along with temporary tattoos, face painting, games and plenty of free giveaways.
At noon, when the O! Canada Horns sound, everyone will be encouraged to sing along. There will also be Army, Navy and Air Force demonstrations and a few special events celebrating the Navy’s Centennial. There will also be a Citizenship Ceremony in the morning for some new Canadians.
There will be four stages featuring performances by: Hey Ocean!, Carly Rae Jepsen, So You Think You Can Dance Canadaâ€™s Tara-Jean, Vincent and Jayme Rae, Il Voce, Rumba Calzada, Dal Richards, Whiskey Jane and more.
The parade will begin later in the day at 7:00pm on Georgia Street and will be followed by fireworks in Burrard Inlet at 10:30pm.