Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 30, 2015 09:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Advance Photo Opportunity and Interviews for Media - Canada Day in the Capital

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - Canadian Heritage invites the media to a sneak preview and photo opportunity of the Canada Day 2015 programming on Tuesday in Major's Hill Park.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Major's Hill Park (St. Patrick Street entrance)

The following programming elements will be available:

The Flying Fools - High Dive Show
The performers will be practicing their high-dive jumps for the show.
Activity info: Launching from high platforms, these "fools" perform entertaining acrobatic dives that will leave you breathless.
LEGO Canada Flag Build
Professional Lego builder Robin Sather will be on site.
Activity info: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada with LEGO! Join Canada's LEGO Certified Professional Robin Sather in building one of the largest Canadian flags made entirely out of LEGO bricks.
Franklin Expedition
Activity info: Discover what was lost underwater for more than 160 years! Presented by Parks Canada.
Commemorate the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birthday
Activity info: 200 years ago, Canada's first Prime Minister was born! Join us in exploring the life of Sir John A. Macdonald. Try your hand at fun activities for the family, such as making your very own top hat as a souvenir! Meet Parka, Parks Canada's mascot and take a souvenir photo with her and the giant beaver. Presented by Parks Canada.
Canadian Coast Guard
Activity info: Explore how the Coast Guard keeps mariners safe, our environment protected and maritime industries strong. Examine a Coast Guard Fast Rescue Craft and test your nautical skills in our Stay-Alive challenge. Presented by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Canada Day in the Capital spokespersons will be available for general interviews on Canada Day events.

Associated Links

Canada Day website with links to mobile apps

Canada Day in the Capital on Facebook and Twitter

Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages