CANADA DAY 2012 IN MONTRÉAL
This section provides every detail surrounding the activities, ceremonies and shows planned to commemorate Canada Day. The day starts with a protocolar ceremony and ends with sparkling fireworks.
You can access the site at any time, morning until night.
Programming is subject to change without notice.
ceremony and marching band : 11h00 à 12h00
Five new Canadian families will be sworn in. The parade and the military marching band from the Canadian Armed Forces will highlight the raising of the flag ceremony, followed by the national anthem.
Canada Day cake : from 12 pm until all pieces have been distributed
The new Canadian citizens and the audience will be invited to share the two thousand pieces of the traditional Canada Day cake.
Cannons : From 12 pm to 4 pm
The 21 traditional cannon shots will mark this day of celebration. Come find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about their set-up and how they work. We’ll answer all your questions! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Picnic Area :
A picnic area is available for lunch, rest breaks, or for you to enjoy a slice of the Canada Day cake. Consortium Écho-Logique will be on site to keep the area clean and ensure that garbage is disposed of responsibly.
Inflatable game village : From 12 pm to 8 pm
Colorful games overseen by a safety committee. Among others, an obstacle course, sliding/climbing, the Waki slide, the Princess, the Bull Dog, the Extreme Emergency and the Princess Palace. Entertainers and make-up workshops will also delight children.
Pierre Lavoie Challenge convertible trailer, animation and fitness room : From 12 am to 8 pm
The “Grand défi Pierre Lavoie” bus will be on site with two exciting interactive activities! Pedal on stationary bikes connected to computers. Also, don’t miss out; come participate in a nutrition workshop using interactive games and touch pads.
Eco'Squad : From 12 pm to 8 pm
The URM is a trailer
to encourage festival-goers to recycle and properly dispose of their
garbage. The trailer has three different disposal units which
increase the amount of garbage collected.
Alzado : From 12 pm to 8 pm
A laugh on the promenade! Crazy characters will entertain passers-by with funny skits.
and music : From 1 pm to 8 pm by AnimaFun
Line dancing to a track that can accommodate 500 people. Come learn and dance Zorbas, Cab Driver, Electric Slide, Tortuga, Ques Queno, Techno Latino, Electro Salsa.
Canada Olympics : From 1 pm to 8 pm by AnimaFun
The games are
coming! A family friendly Olympics course has been designed
for you in honor of and to say thank you to those athletes who will be
representing us at the Olympic games. Participants will have
to go through the obstacle course as quickly as possible. Who
will be worthy of gold, silver, or bronze?
Canada Quiz : From 1 am to 8 pm by AnimaFun
A real quiz all about Canada where you can test your knowledge with friends and family! Come and enjoy learning and laughing with this fun filled interactive event.
Evening Entertaining : From 9 pm to 10:15 pm Nile Seguin and Alter Ego by Evenko
Regardless of the weather
Laughter can always be expected with Canadian comedian Nile Seguin. Not only is Nile liked by all, he has also recently participated in Canada’s three most popular comedy festivals: Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Nile has written for shows such as “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” and “The Hour”. He is also the writer for the award-winning radio broadcast “The Irrelevant Show.” The show was awarded the bronze medal at the International Radio Broadcasting Awards in New York. Nile has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, was nominated three times for the Canadian Comedy Awards, and has recently recorded his first television special.
Alter Ego is a group of extremely talented musicians. The band is made up of five singers, three men and two women with impressive voices. Known for playing hits from the 1970s to the year 2000, they have performed all over the world, from Abitibi to China, with a stop over in Quebec and Atlantic City. Get ready to dance!
Fireworks : begin at 10:15 by Fiatlux
Regardless of the weather
Fireworks will light up
sky over the Old Port to the music of various Canadian recording
artists. This will be the final event of the day.
CANADA, A COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE!