CanadaFest at Canada Place – August 4, 2012

CanadaFest at Canada Place - August 4, 2012

Free! August 4 at Canada Place

We love celebrating our country and everything about it that makes it the best place on earth! CanadaFest at Canada Place will be showcasing the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of Canada through music, food and performances along with a celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

This free community event will take place from 11am to 7pm on Saturday August 4, 2012 at Canada Place’s Front Plaza, The Canadian Trail along the West Promenade, and the North Point. Highlights include Canadian inspired cuisine such as Cabane a Sucre and Poutine.

Feature Acts Include:

– Ali Milner, Cover Me Canada Finalist
– Oyster Shucking Demonstration with 2012 World Champ ‘Oyster Bob’ Skinner & former Canadian Champ Ian Peck
– Nearly Neale’s Canadian A, a tribute to Canada’s best artists
– Alouest, celebrating our Acadian Francophone community
– Git Hayetsk, celebrating First Nations community

Meet the Queen (impersonator)!

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, join us for afternoon tea, take your photo in the “Queen-A-Gram” Booth, and enter to win a trip to Victoria! Save the date and make sure to come down and celebrate Canada on the Vancouver Waterfront!

Event Day Schedule

11-11:45: Ken McCoy Band with Line Dancing Demo — A little Country Western

12-12:45: Git Hayetsk — Representing our First Nations community

1-1:45: Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony — Jack Gin Foundation. Witness outstanding Canadians be presented honourary Diamond Jubilee Medals

2-2:45: The Fab Fourever — Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

3-3:45: Canadian A — A tribute to Canada’s Best Artists

4-4:45: Ali Milner — Cover Me Canada Finalist

5-5:30: Oyster Shucking Demonstration – Featuring 2012 World Champion Oyster Shucker ‘Oyster Bob’ Skinner and Former Canadian Champ Ian Peck

5:45-6:30: Alouest — Francophone Acadian Group

For more information, please visit: http://www.canadaplace.ca

James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email james@hellovancity.com

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