VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – June 27, 2017) – Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver today released world–class talent performing at this year's two–day celebration at Canada Place. Canada Day at Canada Place festivities will feature five performance stages starring headliner Sam Roberts Band, alongside FEFE, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Emerson Drive, Madeline Merlo and The Matinee.
“With an additional day of programming happening this year, Canada150 at Canada Place is set to be the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation's capital,” said Gillian Behnke, Manager of Community Relations & Communications at Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “We're thrilled to be welcoming so many incredible performers to Vancouver to participate in our events.”
Free and family–friendly programming will happen at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. Programming will include a citizenship ceremony welcoming 150 new Canadians, a Kids' Zone in Harbour Green Park, and unique to this year, special guest, and Hong Kong Airlines Ambassador, Jackie Chan, will be on–site for this year's Canada Day celebration. In addition to musical performances throughout the day, guests can enjoy the North Point Lounge presented by Steam Whistle Brewing serving beer and wine, the Canada150 Zone and the Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone & Stage. The evening will close with a simultaneous two–barge Canada Day Fireworks Show commencing at 10:30 p.m. in Coal Harbour and Dundarave in West Vancouver. Day two, Sunday, July 2, will kick–off with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on the North Point of Canada Place in support of Strathcona Community Centre's Food Security for Children program. Excluding the Main Stage and Kids' Zone, all exhibit zones will be open 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on July 2. The Canada150 celebrations will conclude with the Canada150 Parade at 5:00 p.m. on July 2. The parade will start at the corner of Georgia and Broughton streets and travel eastbound along Georgia.
“It's thanks to our generous sponsors that we're able to offer two days of programming this year,” said Behnke. “We are looking forward to a milestone Canada Day weekend designed to celebrate everything that make us proud to be Canadian.”
The annual Canada Day at Canada Place celebrations are presented by Port of Vancouver and funded in part by the Government of Canada. The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of partners including National Partner CIBC, the Canadian Forces, Coast Capital Savings, Safeway, Air North Yukon's Airline, Hong Kong Airlines, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, City of Vancouver, Parks Canada, Seaspan, Steam Whistle Brewing, West Park, District of West Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Via Rail Canada, Subway. Media partners include, Global BC, Rock 101, CKNW, CFOX, CTV, Virgin Radio, QMFM, Vancouver Sun, 24HRS Vancouver, CBC, CBC Radio–Canada, JRfm, 102.7 THE PEAK, Virgin Radio, CHMB, and OMNI.
Tickets are now on sale for the Fireworks Viewing Zone along the west promenade of Canada Place, offering premium views of the fireworks show, easy access to inside washrooms and a family–friendly space away from the crowds. Tickets to the Fireworks Viewing Zone are available for purchase at www.ticketstonight.ca. For additional information please visit: www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday
About Canada Place Corporation
Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is an internationally–recognized landmark and venue for world–class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. For the last 31 years Canada Place has served as a hub for national celebrations, including the National Aboriginal Celebration and Canada Day at Canada Place.
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 the Canada Place.