Canada Day is celebrated in grand style in the nation’s capital. Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to Parliament Hill to take part in the noon show with the Prime Minister, the Governor General and the Minister of Canadian Heritage Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie.
This year, Toronto Rock Assistant Captain Blaine Manning and Danielle Sauvageau, former Coach of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team will introduce the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister of La Francophonie, JOSÉE VERNER.
The Canada Day noon show will be broadcast live across the country on CBC/Radio-Canada, CBC Newsworld and le Réseau de l’information (RDI). You can access the Webcast between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (EST) on July 1st, 2008 on the Canadian Heritage site as well as www.CBC.ca and www.radio-canada.ca.
Canadian artists from across the country will participate in this year’s noon show. There will be performances by the Canadian country rock band Blue Rodeo, the singer Diane Dufresne and the electrifying percussionists Drum!
Canadian country musician Paul Brandt, contemporary aboriginal performers Gilles C. Sioui, Florent Vollant and Nathalie Picard will also participate in the afternoon festivities. The list of performers will also include Joel Plaskett, folk rock singer and writer Kevin Parent, Suzie McNeil, the Pascale Picard Band and Les Deux Rives choir.
For more information on the Canada Day Celebration, visit the Canadian Heritage website at www.pch.gc.ca/special/canada/11/canada_e.cfm#noon.