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June 09, 2015 15:03 ET

28th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place Announces Performance and Activities Line-Up

Hannah Georgas to Headline Canada's Birthday Celebration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 9, 2015) - Canada Place is proud to host the nation's largest birthday celebration outside of Ottawa. On July 1, 2015 an estimated 250,000 people will celebrate Canada's 148th anniversary at the 28th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver.

This year's event will feature a full day of free family fun, highlights of which include live music and performances on three stages, a new family-friendly licensed area on the North Point, food carts, street hockey, the Canadian Forces Zone and the Vancouver Circus School. The evening will feature a Canada Day Parade on downtown streets, topped off by the Coast Capital Savings Canada Day Fireworks.

"Canada Day is a time for Canadians to come together and celebrate all that makes Canada the best country in the world to call home," said the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia. "As we count down to Canada's 150th birthday, I encourage all Canadians to join family and friends at local festivities like Canada Day at Canada Place to commemorate our history as a strong, proud and free nation."

The daytime activities will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. Live music will include performances from headliner Hannah Georgas, Don Amero, Rumba Calzada and Tim Chaisson on the main stage at Canada Place. The North Point of Canada Place will feature a family-friendly licensed area with musical performances by Hairfarmers, Watasun, Bellwoods and more. The Celebration Stage in Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre East will feature the traditional Canada Day citizenship ceremony welcoming 60 new Canadians, followed by ongoing multi-cultural performances.

Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of food options, the Nature's Path Foods street hockey zone, the Port Metro Vancouver Salty's Fun Zone featuring games and activities for the family, and the Vancouver Circus School show full of daredevil displays and fearless skills.

Once again this year the ever popular Canadian Forces Zone will provide an up close experience with our department of national defence.

"Port Metro Vancouver is proud to sponsor the 28th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place," said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port Metro Vancouver. "As Canada's largest port we look forward to celebrating 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, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, beginning at 7 pm starting at Georgia and Broughton. The parade is a celebration of diversity and national pride including more than 50 dynamic entries. Be sure to wear your red and white as you enjoy the displays.

Completing the day is the awe-inspiring Coast Capital Savings Canada Day Fireworks Show at Canada Place at 10:30 pm. Premium viewing is available in the Hudson's Bay Fireworks Viewing Zone, along the west promenade of Canada Place. Tickets are available at www.ticketstonight.ca.

"We have a commitment 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 Maureen Young, Acting Director, Community Leadership. "We see Canada Day, and the spectacular fireworks show, 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."

The 28th 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 and the Government of Canada, the Canadian Forces, Coast Capital Savings, Hudson's Bay, Nature's Path Foods, Loblaw City Market and Your Independent Grocer, the Vancouver Convention Centre, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, VINCI Park, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Seaspan. Media partners include CTV, Shaw, Vancouver 24 Hrs, OMNI Diversity Television, CHMB AM1320, The World Famous CFOX, News Talk 980 CKNW, and Rock 101.

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. 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation and Canada Place is perfectly positioned to serve as a hub of celebrations on the west coast with an incredible year of programming. 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.

About Port Metro Vancouver:

Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada's trade with more than 160 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada's west coast, Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Port Metro Vancouver is committed to meaningful engagement with the communities in which it operates and the shared obligation to improve the quality of life for Canadians. Enabling the trade of approximately $187 billion in goods annually, the port generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. As a non-shareholder, financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada, Port Metro Vancouver operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act and is accountable to the elected federal Minister of Transport.

For More Information

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

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