The City of Charlottetown will mark its 161st birthday with Natal Day events taking place June 10 – 12. The public is invited to participate.
Natal Day is an annual celebration of the City of Charlottetown’s incorporation date in 1855. The weekend will include free, family friendly activities for people of all ages. Activities include: a community pancake breakfast, a gardening workshop, an Arts and Culture Awards ceremony, a seniors social, the traditional Natal Day Parade, a skateboard and BMX competition, live entertainment and family fun events in Victoria Park. All activities are free and open to the public.
"We are excited to announce the schedule of activities planned for our 2016 Natal Day celebrations," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "Natal Day offers programming for people all ages and we want to encourage residents to come celebrate our beautiful city with us."
One of the highlights of the Natal Day weekend is the family event "Afternoon in the Park" held at the beautiful Victoria Park on Sunday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This family oriented event will have kiddie rides, balloons, horse and wagon rides, hot dogs, refreshments and birthday cake. There will also be music and entertainment.
"As part of the Natal Day weekend celebrations we also want to invite residents to the Arts and Culture Awards," said Councillor Bob Doiron, Chair of Economic Development, Tourism and Arts and Culture Committee. "These awards are held every second year during Natal Day Weekend to celebrate those who make a substantial contribution to the arts and cultural sector in Charlottetown."
For more information and updates on Natal Day activities visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click on the button on the homepage.
A PDF copy of the Natal Day Weekend schedule is attached.
City of Charlottetown