Celebrate Canada Day At Home in Charlottetown

Celebrate Canada Day At Home in Charlottetown
Posted on 06/08/2020
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating Canada Day in a whole new way this year and invites the public to join in a virtual celebration full of music, celebrity chefs, arts and crafts, comedy, and much more!

Participate at home by tuning in online to professional video productions jam packed with entertainment for the whole family. Wear red and white and show national pride by taking part in a special Canada Day photo mosaic and join the Charlottetown home decorating contest for a chance at awesome prize packs. All this and more will be available on the City’s social media channels and website at www.charlottetown.ca/CanadaDay.

“Canada Day in the Birthplace of Confederation will be different than what people have experienced in the past, but we couldn’t let the occasion go by without celebrating all we have to be thankful for in Charlottetown, and as Islanders living in this great nation of ours,” said Mayor Philip Brown.

Capital City Canada Day will take place online Wednesday, July 1 beginning with a fun and engaging children’s production. The City of Charlottetown presents “WHOA, CANADA!” with Silly Robbie & Friends, a high energy celebration hosted by children’s entertainer Silly Robbie and featuring musical performances by The Music Man – Michael Pendergast, a guided science experiment with Mad Science of the Maritimes, craft time with local artist and art educator Jessica Sheppard, a baking segment with Chef Ilona Daniel, as well as story time with Mayor Brown and mascot Charlie Town. This family friendly show will air at 11 a.m. (ADT) on the City’s website at www.charlottetown.ca/CanadaDay, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown, or YouTube at www.youtube.ca/CityofCharlottetown

An entertaining and engaging evening show, produced in conjunction with Furrow Studio, will feature musical performances by well known local artists, along with culinary segments, and special guests, hosted by quick-witted Island comedian Patrick Ledwell. Details of this production, which will air on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT), will be announced mid-June.

These productions, along with all the 2020 Capital City Canada Day programming, have been made possible through financial support of the Government of Canada.

“The Government of Canada is proud to support Canada Day celebrations across our country, and this year should be no exception,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “Thanks to the support of the Celebrate Canada program, the celebrations organized by the City of Charlottetown are an opportunity to showcase the strength and pride that unites us.”

In preparation for Canada Day celebrations, the City of Charlottetown is launching a home decorating contest featuring curated prize packages from local businesses which will be awarded across three categories: Best Overall; Kids’ Choice; and Eco-Friendly. More details will be announced this week.

The public can also demonstrate their national pride by donning red or white and submitting a picture for a special Canadian flag photo mosaic, which will be shared across the City’s platforms on Canada Day. To participate, email a photo to CanadaDay@Charlottetown.ca The deadline to submit is June 28 at 11:59 p.m.

“We are pleased to be able to work with the Federal Government to provide quality, virtual programming for our citizens,” said Councillor Kevin Ramsay, Chair of the City’s Economic Development, Tourism and Event Management Committee. “We encourage everyone to check out our website and tune in on Canada Day to join us in our first-ever virtual Canada Day celebration.”

For more information, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/CanadaDay