Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

June 24, 2010 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Downsview Park's Canada Day Celebration

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -

  WHAT Downsview Park's Canada Day Celebration
     
    Celebrate Canada's 143rd birthday at Downsview Park this year.
     
    Free rides, free kids' activities (petting zoo, face painting and more), free fireworks show and additional entertainment.
     
    Highlights of the day include a Citizenship and Immigration Ceremony, free acrobatic performances by the Toronto School of Circus Arts, dances by the Tribal Vision Dance Group, a Disney-music-themed pyromusical fireworks show and much more!
     
     
  WHO Parc Downsview Park Inc., elected officials and Citizenship and Immigration Canada
     
     
  WHEN
Thursday, July 1, 2010
11 AM to 11 PM
     
    Immigration Ceremony: 12 PM to 2 PM
Tribal Vision Dance performances: 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM
Toronto School of Circus Arts performances: 2 PM,
4 PM, 6 PM and 8 PM
Welcome Ceremony: 2:30 PM
Pyromusical Fireworks Show: 10 PM to 11 PM
     
     
  WHERE Downsview Park (Keele and Sheppard, North York)
     
    Immigration ceremony: Downsview Park's Discovery Centre, 1-35 Carl Hall Road
     

About Downsview Park

Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), Downsview Park was established by the Government of Canada, stipulating that the land be developed as "a unique urban recreational greenspace for the enjoyment of future generations." Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) is self-financing, independent of government funding and is being designed to support environmental, social and economic sustainability. Of its 572 acres, 377.4 acres are committed to public open space and recreational use. Downsview Park engages the public through its year-round seasonal, cultural and special events, and educational and recreational programs. It is also home to the Downsview Park Sports Centre. These features promote and broaden awareness of the significant historical, environmental and cultural characteristics that make Downsview Park unique. Over a million visits annually continues to establish Downsview Park as a unique park for all people and a modern park for all seasons.

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