National Canada Day Evening Program

Charlottetown to be part of the National Canada Day Evening Program
Posted on 06/11/2021
The City of Charlottetown will serve as a featured location for this year’s National Canada Day Evening Program. The program, which will air live across the country from 8pm – 10pm EDT on July 1, can be viewed locally on CBC and Radio-Canada and will also be live streamed to Canadian Heritage’s YouTube Channel.

“The City of Charlottetown is thrilled to be a part of the National Canada Day celebrations,” said Mayor Philip Brown. “As the ‘Birthplace of Confederation’, Canada Day is very special to us here in Charlottetown, and we look forward to displaying our passion, diversity, depth of musical talent, and love for our nation to the rest of the country on July 1.”

Lights on Canada Day will focus on celebrating and reconnecting with culturally diverse live performing arts in Canada, shedding a spotlight on not only the artists but the technical crews who make them shine. Featuring performances from Ottawa (ON), as well as Charlottetown, Trois-Rivières (QC), Winnipeg (MB), Banff (AB), and Whitehorse (YK), this live broadcast musical event will highlight Canada’s resilience and our great festive spirit!

“Across the country, artists, arts and culture workers, and organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “Nevertheless, cities such as Charlottetown continue to support creators and celebrate Canada’s diversity. Canadian Heritage is pleased to collaborate with these communities on Canada Day to showcase talented performing artists and entertainment industry artisans from coast to coast to coast.”

Under the direction of national producer, PR3 Médias Inc., in local collaboration with Furrow Creative, viewers of Lights on Canada Day will be transported to Charlottetown for a visually and musically rich East Coast experience at historic St. Paul’s Church. The musical collaboration will feature emerging traditional music group, Inn Echo; Canadian Folk Music Award-winner, Irish Mythen; and indie rock band, Paper Lions.

This project has been funded in full by the Department of Canadian Heritage. For more information on Lights on Canada Day and other virtual Canada Day celebrations, follow Canadian Heritage on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (@CdnHeritage), and Instagram (@o_canadiana).