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Parks Canada Centennial Celebrations

In celebration of BC Parks Day, centennial celebrations will be held across the province. Here in Vancouver, a day of free concerts and family fun has been organized for this Saturday, July 16. The event is designed to give urbanites a taste of Canada’s wilderness and heritage.

Pacific Rim kayaking

The event will take place from noon – 8:30 pm at Stanley Park’s Brockton Point.

Schedules:

Main Stage (noon to 8:30 pm)
12 – 1 pm Brass Quintet
1:00 – 1:45 pm Opening Ceremony with special guest Maelle Ricker (in collaboration with BC Parks) 
1:40 – 2:00 pm Brass Quintet – Birthday song
2:15 – 2:30 pm Mascots: Parka the Beaver (Parks Canada), Jerry the Moose (BC Parks), Bee-Bop the Beluga (Vancouver Aquarium)
2:30 – 3:00 pm Beaver Tales Theatre
4:00 – 8:30 pm Concerts by Kate Morgan (4 pm), The Sheepdogs (5 pm), and K’naan (7 pm)

Amphitheatre (12 noon – 4 pm)
12:00 – 12:20 pm Musqueam Nation performance
12:25 – 12:55 pm Beaver Tales Theatre
1:45 – 2:45 pm FREE Centennial Cake
2:00 – 2:20 pm Squamish Nation performance
3:00 – 3:15 pm Mascots: Parka the Beaver (Parks Canada), Jerry the Moose (BC Parks), and Bee-Bop the Beluga (Vancouver Aquarium)
3:30 – 4:00 pm Nuu-chah-nulth story telling

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  • Comment by Trish L. — July 13, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Thanks for posting this. Hopefully weather stays nice!!

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