With the theme Strong. Proud. Free. Canadian Heritage will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald and the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag on Canada Day – July 1st.
There will also be nods to the "Year of Sport" in Canada and the Franklin expedition, which uncovered in the Arctic one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships from 1846.
Here is the Canada Day lineup so far-
- Reggae-inspired band -- Magic!
- Quebec pop singer and songwriter -- Marc Dupré
- Country singer -- Gord Bamford
- Rockers -- Jonas and the Massive Attraction
- Pop up-and-comer -- Francesco Yates
- Pop singer and Star Académie finalist -- Andee
- Iqaluit alt-band -- The Jerry Cans
- Elite high school marching band from Calgary -- The Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts
- Winnipeg singer/songwriter -- Cassidy Mann
- Pop and hip-hop artist -- Karim Ouellet
The day ends with the traditional fireworks around 10 p.m. on Parliament Hill.
They say that 350,000 people take in the festivities on Canada Day and one third are tourists.
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