Coastal Vibes

Charlottetown Canada Day Celebrations

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Maritime pop band, Port Cities, will headline the City of Charlottetown’s 2019 Capital City Canada Day celebrations taking place Monday, July 1 in Victoria Park.

Rootsy pop band, Port Cities will cap off Coastal Vibes – an all-day musical celebration at the Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion – after an afternoon and evening line-up of diverse, talented  musicians including: high-energy pop band, Calm Baretta; local rising stars, Ava and Lily Rashed; Caribbean/R&B/Funk/Afrobeat inspired 10-piece dance band, I and the Village; PEI’s own Dylan Menzie; soul and R&B group, Lady Soul; JUNO-nominated singer/songwriter, Mo Kenny; and America’s Got Talent season 10 semifinalists, North Carolina Country/Americana duo Summer and Bray.

Capital City Canada Day will also feature the Family Fun Zone beginning at 12 pm, and an official Opening Ceremony at 1 pm where the Mt. Stewart Mi’kmaq Choir will perform O Canada in Mi’kmaq (O Kanata). The celebrations will be capped off with a fireworks display launched from the boardwalk in Victoria Park behind the Prince Edward Battery (the cannons) at 10 pm.

Back by popular demand, Charlottetown’s Living Flag activity will begin at 12:30 pm in front of the Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion. Participants are once again encouraged to demonstrate Canadian pride by wearing red and white as the group comes together to form a massive Canadian flag. The first 100 participants to arrive will receive a free red or white Capital City Canada Day shirt.

The Family Fun Zone will be buzzing with activity from 12 pm until 7 pm, offering families the opportunity to celebrate with face painting, inflatables, and festive giveaways throughout the day (while supplies last). Try your luck at the Shoot and Score Connect Four game, compete against a friend  in the 7 Element Obstacle Course, or take a ride on the wild side on the 22ft Screamer Slide. Interested in learning more about sustainable initiatives? Drop by the Efficiency PEI tent for an electric car demonstration.

For those families wanting to begin the celebrations early, Triathlon PEI will be hosting a children’s triathlon between 9 am and 11:30 am in Victoria Park. This activity is part of Triathlon Canada’s Kids of Steel program, which is designed to offer youth the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment with shorter distances than an adult triathlon. Registration and a fee to participate in the triathlon is required. For more information, follow on FB.

Capital City Canada Day runs from 12-10 pm m. For more information, including a detailed schedule of events, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/CanadaDay

All Capital City Canada Day activities are weather permitting. Cancellations or weather related announcements will be issued through local media, and the City’s social media channels. Follow @ChtownPE.

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