Outdoor and Indoor Locations
Sandwell Green Park: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sandwell Green Park will be alive with free music, entertainment, displays, artwork and activities throughout the grounds and live performances on the outdoor stage.
A local bagpiper will kick off the beginning of the festival at 10 am, and an Algonquin elder will open the event with a traditional blessing. An indigenous group will thrill the audience with their drumming and dancing, while connecting the community to this area’s indigenous heritage. The Town Crier will introduce the dignitaries to welcome members of the community at the Opening Ceremony.
Young children will be entertained throughout the day with interactive story-telling, puppet shows and face painting. Cultural organizations will be set up to showcase their talents and local artwork will be on display.
A large tent and stage will be the focus for the entertainment with music, singing, dancing and theatre performances throughout the day. In addition, food vendors will be set up with refreshments to enjoy.
The excitement of Canada’s Birthday celebration will be expressed throughout the venue with historical re-enactments and actors interacting with the participants in period costumes.
Indoor Venue - Earl of March Secondary School
Information, exhibits and local art displays.
Free – First Come basis
Bring your family and friends! Beginning at 12:00 am in the auditorium, diverse cultural community and youth groups from the area will be performing on stage, with room for an audience of 800 people, all fully accessible. Many talented and unique cultural groups have been selected to perform in this portion of the festival.
Free – First come basis
The excitement builds in the evening concert beginning at 6:30 pm in the auditorium with a stunning entertainment schedule. For the first time, key cultural organizations in the area will come together in one amazing concert.
The program is composed of Canadian themed performances by local choral, instrumental and dance groups. Such a high caliber of talent is sure to give the audience an evening to remember!
With such an array of talent on such a momentous occasion in celebrating Canada’s 150th, it is expected the auditorium will be filled to capacity to enjoy this unique and festive evening!