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Victoria Park

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Join Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and City Council to celebrate Canada Day in Charlottetown - the Birthplace of Confederation and the Capital City of Prince Edward Island.

All events are FREE - everyone is welcome!

We are proud to showcase our Island talent during this great Canadian family event!

Time Event
11:30 a.m. Charlottetown's Official Canada Day Opening Ceremonies
Details: Opening remarks by dignitaries, flag raising, the singing of the national anthem and "Canada Song" by RCMP Sgt. Kim Hendricken, Canada Day cake, 21 gun salute
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Canada Day Family Activities
Balloon twisting, face painting, bouncy rides, horse and wagon rides, petting zoo, food vending area, Victoria Park swimming pool, splashpad and playground
12 p.m. (Noon) - 10 p.m. 10-hour Live Outdoor Concert - A Celebration of Island Musicians
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Mi'kmaq Legends
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Amy and Rachel Beck
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  The Woodpeckers
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Teresa Doyle and Patrick Bunston
4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Yakbak
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  Copy Cat
6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  Lady Soul
7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  Coyote
8 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.  Gordon Belsher, Courtney Hogan-Chandler, and Todd MacLean
9 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.  More Soul
9:55 p.m.  The singing of O'Canada by Kelley Mooney
10 p.m. Charlottetown Canada Day Finale
Spectacular fireworks display from the shores of Victoria Park. Bring your chairs and blankets for seating to enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Canada. Please note: Victoria Park lane will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

A big thank-you to our sponsors: Canadian Heritage, Ocean 100, The Guardian, Atlantic Superstore

* In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be postponed until the following evening (Thursday, July 2) at 10 p.m. The 10-hour concert on July 1 is a rain or shine event.

The Canada Day Family Activities from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. are weather dependant. In the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on the City's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown and sent to local media.

During the Canada Day activities, there will be some closures that the travelling public should be aware of, including:

  • The Victoria Park Roadway vehicle lane and cycling lane will be closed to cyclists and motorists to allow for increased pedestrian traffic and the setup and launch of the fireworks. These lane closures will be in place from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1.
  • The Victoria Park Driveway North (AKA Tennis Roadway) will be closed to motorists from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. on July 1.
  • A section of the Victoria Park Boardwalk will be closed to pedestrians from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. for the setup, launch and teardown of the fireworks on July 1.

Please note: the sound of fireworks can cause anxiety in pets. Each year, the Canada Day organizing committee has seen dogs run away from owners during the fireworks. It is therefore suggested that pet owners ensure their pets have proper identification and are kept at a safe distance from the fireworks launch area.

Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the national flag - the Canadian Flag - a symbol of the nation's unity.

Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown or on Twitter @ChtownPE

For more information, contact the City of Charlottetown at 902-566-5548 or the City's Tourism Department at: 902-629-4116.


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