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Upcoming Events - Canada Day 2013

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Canada Day Fireworks
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,

A spectacular fireworks display will top off the festivities immediately following the evening show on Parliament Hill at about 10 pm.

Canada Day Fireworks - Ottawa Canada Day
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Canada Day Noon Show
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario,

Carly Rae Jepsen, British Columbia — Pop, dance • Marie-Mai, Quebec — Pop rock • Metric, Ontario — Indie rock • Terri Clark, Alberta — Country • Karim Ouellet, Quebec — Pop • Jennifer Gillis, British Columbia — Musical theatre • Measha Brueggergosman, New Brunswick — Opera (soprano) • A special performance by Commander Chris Hadfield

Canada Day Noon Show - Ottawa Canada Day
Canada Day Evening Show
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario,

7:30 pm Canada Day Evening Show

Thousands of Canadians will gather on Parliament Hill to celebrate our nation’s birthday with performers from across the country. This year’s show will be hosted by Anne-Marie Withenshaw (Que.).

Canada Day Evening Show - Ottawa Canada Day
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1812 on Tour: “A Time to Discover”
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Visit the “1812 on Tour” kiosk presented by Parks Canada, and learn about a significant chapter in Canada’s history

1812 on Tour: “A Time to Discover” - Ottawa Canada Day
Bytown Museum
Bytown Museum 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 234-4570

10 am to 4 pm Enjoy a free exhibition about Ottawa’s history and the building of the Rideau Canal on the ground floor.

Bytown Museum - Ottawa Canada Day
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Canada Aviation and Space Museum 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario,

9 am to 5 pm The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is among the best places to celebrate Canada Day with your family.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Ottawa Canada Day
Canada Day Face Painting by Kromatik
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

This phenomenal team of professional makeup artists will transform faces into works of art. 10 am to 5 pm

Canada Day Face Painting by Kromatik - Ottawa Canada Day
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Canada Day on Rideau Street
Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario,

Noon to 6 pm Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street

Canada Day on Rideau Street - Ottawa Canada Day
Canada Day Weekend at the Canada Agriculture Museum
Canada Agriculture Museum, Ottawa, Ontario,

9 am to 5 pm June 30 to July 2 A fun-filled day of games, activities, and ice cream making — and tasting!

Canada Day Weekend at the Canada Agriculture Museum - Ottawa Canada Day
Canadian Museum of Civilization
100 Laurier, Gatineau, Quebec,
(819) 776-7000

9 am to 8 pm Take advantage of free admission to the museum to visit our special summer exhibitions

Canadian Museum of Civilization - Ottawa Canada Day
Carillon Concert
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am - Carillon Concert by the Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady

Carillon Concert - Ottawa Canada Day
CBC Songwriter Circle
Jacques-Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

CBC Songwriter Circle with performances by Ash Koley (Man.), Simon Walls (Que.), Beth Moore (Ont.)* and Deon Blyan* (Alta.).

Chalk Art Creations by Fleurs de macadam
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Howdy Canadians! Use your imagination help create a beautiful chalk art gallery on the pavement.

Chalk Art Creations by Fleurs de macadam - Ottawa Canada Day
Changing the Guard
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario,

9 am - Changing the Guard (East Lawn) A pageantry of marching music and military drills, performed by the Governor General’s Foot Guards.

Changing the Guard - Ottawa Canada Day
Cheerleading Workshop
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

Noon and 4:30 pm Come and meet the cheerleaders from Collège Saint-Joseph de Hull, who will reveal some of the secrets behind their acrobatics.

Cheerleading Workshop - Ottawa Canada Day
Chicken Corner - Cooking Demonstrations
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

Chicken Corner — Cooking Demonstrations Pick up some delicious cooking tips in Chicken Corner, behind the Fairmont Chateau Laurier!

Chicken Corner - Cooking Demonstrations - Ottawa Canada Day
Chicken Corner — Fesso
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10:45 am, 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm Fesso, the professional stunt clown, will charm you with his circus skills, comedy and juggling acts.

Chicken Corner — Fesso - Ottawa Canada Day
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Colouring Canada
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Mark your mark on a giant mural of Canada! Help transform the mural into a colourful work of art. For 6- to 12-year-olds.

Colouring Canada - Ottawa Canada Day
Cooperative Games
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Games for families and groups — guaranteed fun for young and old!

Cooperative Games - Ottawa Canada Day
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Country Line Dancing Demonstrations and Workshops
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:45 pm Throw on your cowboy boots, and join line dance leader Dave Western in a western dancing celebration!

Country Line Dancing Demonstrations and Workshops - Ottawa Canada Day
Cowboy Craft Zone!
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Hats off to our cowboys! Be creative, and design your very own cowboy hat, horseshoe or handkerchief — or mosey on home with your own sheriff star badge!

Cowboy Craft Zone! - Ottawa Canada Day
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Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada
Currency Museum of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario,

Come and celebrate Canada Day at the Currency Museum! Fun activities for the whole family, in a relaxed setting.

Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada - Ottawa Canada Day
Denim Upcycling Workshop
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Create your own Canada Day souvenir with recycled jeans.

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Evening show — Jacques-Cartier Park
Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

7 pm to 8:30 pm

Mash Potato Mashers (Ont.) — Fusing together shades of the Balkans, Brazil, New Orleans and country
Amylie (Que.) — Pop
Kae Sun (Ont.) — Soul pop

Evening show — Jacques-Cartier Park - Ottawa Canada Day
Extreme Transformation Face Painting
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Enter a world of transformation! Step inside the minibus — and leave with a completely changed appearance.

Extreme Transformation Face Painting - Ottawa Canada Day
Fancy Dance and Celebratory Theme Song
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

Celebrate Calgary with renowned fancy dancer Sandra Crazy Bull. Learn the dance moves to Calgary’s Cultural Capital theme song and first number one international hit “Sweet City Woman.”

Fiery Performance
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

8:30 pm In the shadows of twilight, watch as balls of fire and flaming rings illuminate the sky. Skilled fire weavers heat things up and amaze the crowd.

Fiery Performance - Ottawa Canada Day
Flag-Raising Ceremony
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario,

9:35 am - Flag-Raising Ceremony (East Lawn) featuring Trent Severn trio (Ont.) singing the National Anthem

Flag-Raising Ceremony - Ottawa Canada Day
From Far and Wide: Honouring Great Canadians
90 Wellington Street , Ottawa, Ontario,

Featuring interpretative panels and multimedia elements, this unique exhibit inspires and educates visitors of all ages about Canada’s national honours, their recipients and their stories.

From Far and Wide: Honouring Great Canadians - Ottawa Canada Day
Giddy-Up Zone!
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 6 pm Keep your eye out for the silver mechanical cowboy. His moves are sure to rustle up an audience!

Giddy-Up Zone! - Ottawa Canada Day
Great Canadian Oath Procession
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

2 pm Great Canadian Oath Procession With Burundi Ramesha Drums

Great Canadian Oath Procession - Ottawa Canada Day
Great Canadian Oath! (Reaffirmation Ceremony)
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

Great Canadian Oath! (Reaffirmation Ceremony) Show your patriotism! Reaffirm yourself as a proud Canadian.

Great Canadian Oath! (Reaffirmation Ceremony) - Ottawa Canada Day
Gumboot Dancing
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

11:30 am and 2:30 pm This type of dance originated with Black miners in South Africa as a form of non-verbal communication.

Gumboot Dancing - Ottawa Canada Day
Hula Hoop Workshop
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10:45 am, 1 pm, 3:15 pm and 5:30 pm Learn how to twirl a hula hoop around every part of your body! This workshop combines circus arts and urban dance.

Hula Hoop Workshop - Ottawa Canada Day
Inflatable Games
Rue Laurier & Rue de Verdun , Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Gigantic structures with an obstacle course, a maze and a giant slide.

Inflatable Games - Ottawa Canada Day
Inspiration Center
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Take part in the creation of an impressive Canadian collaborative artistic project with a Canadian artist. Don’t miss the evening illumination!

Inspiration Center - Ottawa Canada Day
Junk Funk Percussion
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Enter the musical world of percussion — with Junk Funk Percussion, the group that turns trash into musical treasure.

Junk Funk Percussion - Ottawa Canada Day
Learning the Ropes From a True Cowboy!
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10:30 am to 5 pm Join roping expert Eric Maisonneuve, as he wrangles up some fun with a lasso workshop. Lasso demonstration on the Giddy-Up Stage at 3:30 pm.

Learning the Ropes From a True Cowboy! - Ottawa Canada Day
Mackenzie King Estate
Mackenzie King Estate, Gatineau, Quebec,

9:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mackenzie King Estate is having a party and you’re invited! On July 1, come celebrate Canada Day with a giant birthday cake, music, games for the kids, guided tours of the museum and grounds, and more!

Mackenzie King Estate - Ottawa Canada Day
Majic 100
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Live broadcast from Major’s Hill Park.

Majic 100 - Ottawa Canada Day
Move With the Canadian Forces
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Run, jump, climb and crawl along the ground. Are you up for the challenge? Try this obstacle course, and test your skills. For 6- to 12-year-olds.

Multicultural Dance Performance
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

4 pm to 5 pm Enjoy the skill and panache, and experience the charm and richness of various cultures through rhythm and dance.

Multicultural Dance Performance - Ottawa Canada Day
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada 380 Sussex Drive , Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 990-1985

Celebrate Canada Day with free admission to see your favourite Canadian artists. Join a Docent’s Choice talk in English at 11:15 am or 1:15 pm

National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa Canada Day
NCC Beaches and Parks
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,

All day • Beaches at Meech, Philippe and La Pêche lakes, Gatineau Park • Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa

NCC Beaches and Parks - Ottawa Canada Day
NRJ 104.1 Gatineau-Ottawa
Major's Hill Park , Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Live broadcast from Major’s Hill Park.

NRJ 104.1 Gatineau-Ottawa - Ottawa Canada Day
Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc. at Confederation Park and Marion Dewar Plaza
Confederation Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada’s best up-and-coming indie bands — free today, courtesy of the Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc.

Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc. at Confederation Park and Marion Dewar Plaza - Ottawa Canada Day
Outdoor Movie Theatre: Breakaway (PG-13, in French, with English subtitles)
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10:30 pm (after the fireworks) Rajveer Singh is a 21-year-old dreaming of a professional hockey career.

Outdoor Movie Theatre: Breakaway (PG-13, in French, with English subtitles) - Ottawa Canada Day
Outdoor Movie Theatre: Monsieur Lazhar (PG-13, in French, with English subtitles)
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,

9 pm While going through his own personal tragedy, Bachir Lazhar, is hired as a substitute in an elementary school after the abrupt death of one of the teachers.

Outdoor Movie Theatre: Monsieur Lazhar (PG-13, in French, with English subtitles) - Ottawa Canada Day
Piknic Electronik Gatineau
Canadian Museum of Civilization 100 Laurier Street , Gatineau, Quebec,

Celebrate Canada Day on the beautiful grounds of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, right beside the Ottawa River, in Gatineau.

Piknic Electronik Gatineau - Ottawa Canada Day
Pony Hop Races
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm Challenge your hopping skills, with these inflatable horse bouncer balls inside a hay bale riding ring. Guaranteed fun and laughter for all ages!

Pony Hop Races - Ottawa Canada Day
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President’s Choice® BBQTOWN
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm The President’s Choice®BBQTOWN sizzles on the PlazaBridge, dishing out great food and fun!

President’s Choice® BBQTOWN - Ottawa Canada Day
Royal Canadian Mint
320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 993-8990

The Royal Canadian Mint invites family and friends to celebrate Canada Day with fun activities and entertainment for all ages.

Royal Canadian Mint - Ottawa Canada Day
SkyHawks
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

11:30 am Look up, look way up! The SkyHawks will demonstrate their parachuting skills by landing in Jacques-Cartier Park.

SkyHawks - Ottawa Canada Day
Squid
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

9 pm This exciting percussion group from Halifax mixes drum rhythms with fiddle and bagpipes to produce an energetic and captivating sound with a unique flavour of the Maritimes.

Squid - Ottawa Canada Day
Summer Skate
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 10 pm Stretch your legs, and try skating in the summer sun on a synthetic ice rink! Skates are available free of charge.

Summer Skate - Ottawa Canada Day
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Take Command in a Canadian Forces Cockpit
Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec,

10 am to 6 pm Climb into the cockpit of a CF-18 and a CF-114 Tudor, and meet the experts!

Take Command in a Canadian Forces Cockpit - Ottawa Canada Day
The Calgary Stampede’s Centennial Photo Exhibit
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 6 pm Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede through a historical photo exhibit.

The Calgary Stampede’s Centennial Photo Exhibit - Ottawa Canada Day
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The Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 993-1811

10 am
One of Canada's most outstanding attractions, this half-hour ceremony is presented daily on the lawn of Parliament Hill at 10 a.m.

The Changing of the Guard Ceremony - Ottawa Canada Day
The Charter Project Kiosk: Canada Day destination for interactive Charter education
Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

10 am to 5 pm The Charter Project is an educational initiative about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Charter Project Kiosk: Canada Day destination for interactive Charter education - Ottawa Canada Day
The Game of Life Five-Kilometre Run/Walk
Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario,

8 am to 12 pm Start your celebration of Canada Day in the Capital with a five-kilometre run/walk.

The Game of Life Five-Kilometre Run/Walk - Ottawa Canada Day
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