SOURCE: Port of Vancouver

June 27, 2016 12:00 ET

Sheena Easton to Co-Headline at '80s Themed Canada Day Celebration

Expo 86 Throwback a Nod to Canada Place's 30th Anniversary

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) - Port of Vancouver today announced that Grammy Award winning artist Sheena Easton will perform at the '80s themed Canada Day celebration alongside a talented lineup of musical performers, including co-headliner Aaron Pritchett, Barney Bentall, and Mo Kenney.

"Unique to this year, the celebration will have an anniversary theme to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Canada Place, which opened as the Canada Pavilion for Expo 86," said Gillian Behnke, Manager of Community Relations & Communications at Port of Vancouver. "Throughout the day, special memories of Expo 86 will be featured with memorabilia, arcade games, pogo sticks, and Red Robinson's Expo Theatre."

The daytime festival will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 1st at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. This year's free family-friendly celebration will offer live musical performances and entertainment by the world's best extreme pogo demo crew, Xpogo. Guests will have the chance to take part in a photo shoot with The Collective You and fashion influencers Mac Harmon and the PARTYSKIRTS at the Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone or enjoy a beverage at Pier Point Lounge. Festivities will continue into the evening with the Canada Day Parade beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Georgia and Broughton and the Canada Day fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. in Burrard Inlet.

Tickets are now on sale for the Fireworks Viewing Zone, offering premium views of the fireworks show, easy access to inside washrooms and a family-friendly space along the west promenade of Canada Place away from the crowds. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketstonight.ca or in advance at Tourism Vancouver's ticket counter on July 1st.

"We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors who are helping to ensure this Canada Day celebration is the best one to-date," said Behnke. "We're excited to once again create incredible programming that's fun for the whole family."

The 29th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place event is presented by Port of Vancouver and made possible thanks to the generous support of partners including the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Forces, Coast Capital Savings, CN, Nature's Path Foods, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the Vancouver Convention Centre, City of Vancouver, Steam Whistle Brewing, WestPark and Seaspan. Media partners include Global BC, Vancouver 24 Hrs, Shaw, OMNI Diversity Television, Vancity Buzz, CHMB AM1320, CFOX, News Talk 980, CKNW, and Rock 101.

For additional information on Canada Day celebrations visit: www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday

About Canada Place

Canada Place at Port of Vancouver is an internationally-recognized landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. For the last 30 years Canada Place has served as a hub for national celebrations, including National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean Baptiste and Canada Day at Canada Place. Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation and, located in the heart of Vancouver's waterfront, 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 also homeport to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises, and houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and WestPark. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority manages the Port of Vancouver and is the owner and operator of Canada Place. The Port of Vancouver is Canada's largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America, facilitating Canada's trade with more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada's west coast, port terminals and tenants enabled the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods in 2015, generating an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act.

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