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Victoria Celebrates Canada Day have announced an exciting line-up of family-friendly events, main stage performances, A Flavour of Canada multicultural food village, and spectacular fireworks to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday downtown on Wednesday, July 1, 2015!

MAIN STAGE ON THE LEGISLATURE LAWN (Download Schedule & Map)

Noon – 5pm Kids Zone and Sponsor Activations
Noon – Dusk A Flavour of Canada Food Village opens at Government St. and Belleville St.
12:15pm Rock Island Ramblers
12:30pm Living Flag T-Shirt pickup for participants
1:00pm Mexican Folklore Dancers
1:30pm Coast Capital Savings Living Flag participants assemble
1:30pm Rock Island Ramblers
2:00pm Coast Capital Savings Living Flag photos taken
2:25pm Taiko Drummers
3:00pm Singing of the National Anthem
3:05pm Yvonne Blomer – Victoria’s Poet Laureate
3:10pm Cowichan Tribes
3:45pm Helen Austin
4:45pm Carmanah
5:35pm Mike Edel
6:25pm Jordan Klassen
7:20pm Monogrenade
8:20pm The Boom Booms
9:20pm Dehli 2 Dublin
10:20pm Fireworks begin (tune in to accompanying music at The Zone @91.3 or 100.3 The Q)

 

COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS LIVING FLAG
Demonstrate your national pride and celebrate the Canadian flag’s 50th anniversary by participating in the “Living Flag”
on the Legislature Lawn. T-shirt pick-up for participants
is at 12:30 p.m. or bring your own to guarantee a spot. Please assemble on the Legislature Lawns at 1:30 p.m. for the photo.

GETTING THERE AND BACK
City of Victoria is encouraging you to travel downtown by bike or bus. You can park your bike for free at our valet bicycle service adjacent to the Legislature Buildings.

BC Transit will be running a Saturday schedule with supplemental buses. An adult customer can bring up to four children (12 or younger) on board for free when using a valid monthly pass, DayPASS, ProPASS, U-PASS or BC Bus Pass. Special Canada Day bus stops will be located along Douglas Street to ensure a safe ride home. (See the reverse for BC Transit’s Express Boarding Map.) For bus schedules on Canada Day, visit bctransit.com

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CANADA DAY ROAD CLOSURES – JULY 1, 2015
Belleville St. (from Menzies to Douglas St.) will be closed on Canada Day
from 6 a.m. – midnight.

Government St. (from Humboldt to Superior St.) will be closed on Canada Day
from 4 p.m. – midnight.

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A Flavour of Canada

Returning this year A Flavour of Canada, Victoria Celebrates Canada Day’s international food village, will be accompanied by family-oriented events, including multiple activity tents presented by Canada Day sponsors. Once again, A Flavour of Canada will be stationed at the intersection of Government and Belleville Streets to be closer to the Main Stage and events on the Legislature Lawns.

 

Fireworks

Canada Day celebrations begin at noon, culminating in a magnificent display of light and sound, with fireworks over Victoria’s Inner Harbour at 10:20 p.m., accompanied by music compiled by The Zone’s Bryan Boitano and available on The Zone @ 91.3 or 100.3 The Q.

 

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