Canada Day is always a good time to get decked out in your red and white and take part in birthday celebrations for our nation. And while 2020 won’t have the usual crowds, there are many live events taking place on TV and online on July 1st. Join the fun with free music, dance, comedy and cooking events online, right across the country.
Daytime music and dance at Canada Day Across the Country
During the day, enjoy vibrant music and dazzling dance performances in Moncton, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Sudbury, Calgary, Montreal and Quebec, guided by hosts Serena Ryder and Pierre Yves-Lord. From Sierra Noble and the National Arts Centre Orchestra to the Atlantic Ballet of Canada, there’s a fantastic array of Canadian talent.
Fireworks and more at Canada Day Together
If you’re an evening person, check out Celebrate Canada Day featuring performers in Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto, including superstars like Sarah McLachlan, Alan Doyle and the National Ballet of Canada. Free downloadable Celebration Kits are packed with ideas for Canada-themed recipes, games and more. Stay until the end for a montage of jaw-dropping fireworks displays from previous years.
Virtual Canada Day in Surrey, B.C.
Surrey’s Virtual Canada Day, hosted by Canadian Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser features entertainment for Canadians of all ages, including duelling pianos, jugglers, Indigenous performers members of the Surrey City Orchestra and Colin James.
Calgary’s Virtual Canada Day concert
Expect a slick production from this previously recorded virtual concert featuring Calgary musicians like Paul Brandt and Lynn Olagundoye playing a toe-tapping blend of country, folk, roots and blues-rock.
Canada Day 2020 in Toronto
Toronto is serving up a big virtual celebration of more than 50 live and pre-recorded performances including:
• The Great Canadian Pancake Breakfast, hosted by guest chefs at 9 a.m. EST
• A Culture Jam concert, showcasing Toronto neighbourhoods and comedians, plus a special rendition of O Canada, at 1 p.m. EST
• A Ready for Prime Time special, featuring Gordon Lightfoot and Choir!Choir!Choir!, starting at 7 p.m. EST
• A 15-minute light show set to music by Canadian artists, live streamed at cntower.ca
How to watch Visit the City of Toronto’s Arts & Culture page on Facebook for information on live stream locations.
Capital City Canada Day in Charlottetown
Great food and music distinguish any East Coast celebration. This free online event combines Acadian and Mi’kmaq cooking by celebrity chef Ilona Daniel and colleagues, and lively performances by local musicians and the acclaimed Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors.
Staying positive during uncertainty: Free online seminar
After Canada Day festivities are finished, please join us online for an inspirational talk on overcoming adversity presented by former CFL player and Olympian Jessie Lumsden and Andrea Prashad, Amica’s VP of Resident Experience.
How to watch Register in advance for a link to this free video webinar, taking place live on July 2nd at 2:30 p.m. EST.