Canada Day at Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada Place

June 19, 2014 10:00 ET

27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place Announces Performance and Activities Line-Up: Said the Whale and The Paperboys Headline Canada's Birthday Celebration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2014) - Canada Place is proud to host the nation's largest birthday celebration outside of Ottawa. On July 1st, 2014 an estimated 250,000 people will celebrate Canada's 147th anniversary at the 27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver.

This year's exciting event will feature a full day of free family fun including; engaging exhibits, interactive displays, dance and food and will showcase some of Canada's best musical talent.

"Canada Day is an opportunity to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country," said The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. "This Canada Day, I encourage fellow Canadians from coast to coast to coast to take part in local festivities like Canada Day at Canada Place and celebrate what makes Canada strong, proud and free."

The daytime activities of Canada Day at Canada Place run from 10 am to 6 pm. Twenty acts will perform across three stages, with Juno Award-winning band Said the Whale headlining on the Main Stage. The impressive line up of Canadian performers includes: The Paperboys, Crystal Shawanda, Deep Seated, Ali Milner and Florence K. Audiences will also enjoy a wide variety of interactive children's performers, country, folk, gospel, bhangra, jazz, Aboriginal hoop dancing and world rock. New activities for the 2014 Canada Day at Canada Place include: Salty's Market featuring vendors from Portobello West Markets, the Go Canada! Sports Zone, the West Coast Lumberjack Show, Nature's Path Foods Street Hockey, Subway's Picnic Plaza and the Maple Lodge Farms Community Stage. Returning for 2014 is the ever popular Canadian Forces Zone where you can get up close with our department of national defence.

"Port Metro Vancouver is proud to sponsor the 27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place," said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port Metro Vancouver. "This event brings us together to share our national pride. As Canada's largest port we are proud to celebrate our nation's birthday with locals and visitors alike, here at Canada Place."

The day-long festivities are followed by the popular Canada Day Parade beginning at 7 pm starting at Georgia and Broughton, travelling east to Burrard then north on Burrard finishing at Pender.

Completing the day is the awe-inspiring Coast Capital Savings Fireworks Show at Canada Place at 10:30 pm, sponsored by Coast Capital Savings, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Hudson's Bay, Port Metro Vancouver, Seaspan, City of Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver Business Association, District of West Vancouver, Shaw, Vancity Buzz and Classic Rock 101.

"We are committed at Coast Capital Savings to help build a richer future for youth in our communities and we believe one of the most precious legacies we can pass on to young Canadians is an appreciation of our rich cultural diversity, our proud history and our heritage," said Tracy Redies, Coast Capital Savings CEO. "We see Canada Day as a perfect opportunity to show our Canadian colours and, through the fabulous family events and cultural festivities taking place, to engage our youth in celebrating all things Canadian."

For a full listing of performers, activities and the event schedule visit www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday

The 27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place is presented by Port Metro Vancouver and made possible thanks to the generous support of key partners including: The Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Coast Capital Savings, Hudson's Bay, Maple Lodge Farms, Nature's Path Foods, Subway, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Vancouver Convention Centre, City of Vancouver, VINCI Park, Pan Pacific Vancouver, and our media partners Global BC, Shaw, 24 Hours, Vancity Buzz, Classic Rock 101, CKNW News Talk AM 980, OMNI Diversity Television and CHMB AM1320.

ABOUT CANADA PLACE

Canada Place is an iconic landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences, located in the heart of Vancouver's waterfront. Canada Place is home port to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises, and houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and VINCI Park.

Canada Place is owned and operated by Port Metro Vancouver. Port Metro Vancouver is a non-shareholder, financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada, pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, and is accountable to the elected federal Minister of Transport. Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest port and a leader in environmental stewardship. About $184 billion in goods is traded annually with more than 160 trading economies, generating across Canada an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP. Port Metro Vancouver's annual financial and sustainability reports provide an overview of our social, environmental and economic performance, and is independently assured by a third party.

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