WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 – Today is Canada Day marking the country’s 147th Birthday today. And the country, just like the USA will do to celebrate 4th of July, is celebrating with plenty of fan fare and fireworks. One of the biggest in the country ever, scheduled for Charlottetown, Canada.
PEI 2014 Concert for Canada features Canadian music icons and pop culture groups like Roch Voisine, Barenaked Ladies, Tegan & Sara, and Classified to celebrate one of the most highly-anticipated Canada Days yet.
Watch this video to see how Fred Wade, fireworks composer, creates the display.
You should be able to watch the PEI livestream here on CommDigiNews: (my apologies – I cannot get the livestream to work here or on the Edmonton Journal web site. They are having technical difficulties)
You can access CBC.ca mobile online here
“I think the country’s best days are ahead of it,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper told CBC’s Rosemary Barton, after greeting a number of people attending the Parliament Hill Canada Day events. “I think we look around, it’s a troubled world and I hope Canada will continue to be looked at it in the future as a model.”
Part of this years celebrations include recognitgion of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of Normandy, and the Second World War.
CBC News Canada Day specials are on the CBC News Network. Not in Canada? Watch all the performances from Parliament Hill ending in the Canada Day Firewords over the Ottawa River at CBCNews.ca. Click the link to “watch on mobile”.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET | East Lawn – Swing Dancing.
An afternoon of high-energy acrobatic performances and bilingual dance workshops from Ottawa’s Swing Dynamite Dance School.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET |
Images from Afghanistan presented by the Canadian Armed Forces.
A selection of photos will be shown from the last 100 days of the Mission in Afghanistan that shows memorable events, milestones and various aspects of Canada’s military mission.
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET | Canada Day Evening Show.
Performers include Brett Kissel, Serena Ryder, Marianas Trench, Daniel Lavoie, Whitehorse, DJ A-Rock and VJ VIDEO GIRL, Nadja and Véronic DiCaire.
Live broadcast of entire show on CBC Radio 2 and CBC.ca and a one-hour edition on CBC TV.
10 p.m. ET (approx.) | Canada Day Fireworks over the Ottawa River.
Ottawa is nation’s capital, and for Canada Day fireworks, the scene on Parliament Hill is like no other. After a day of celebration, the grand finale being a massive fireworks show like nothing you’ve ever seen.
If this evening’s entertainment is anywhere as high impact as the noon show, its worth firing up the iPad and letting the kids see how our Northern neighbors celebrate.