The Great Trail spans across 22,000km across the country, through all 13 provinces and territories. To celebrate Canada’s 150th and the connection of the Great Trail, Trans Canada Trail is hosting the Great Trail Cross-Canada Connection Celebration on the afternoon of August 26 at Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park; that will be headlined by former Barenaked Ladies’ frontman, Steven Page.
In addition, the afternoon line up will also feature a stellar list of local Ottawa artists; that will also be on hand to welcome Hudson’s Bay’s Grand Portage, a fundraising initiative developed by the retailer in support of Trans Canada Trail in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday.
Here are three Capital artists scheduled to be spotlighted as part of the Great Trail Cross-Canada Connection Celebration.
CBC Searchlight finalist, Kimberly Sunstrum’s bright, soulful sound is inspiring and joyful. The singer-songwriter will open for Steven Page at 12:55pm.
Kimerly Sunstrum “My Stupid Heart”
Although born and raised in Ottawa, Cody Coyote celebrates his Ojibwe heritage through his unique experimental hip-hop sound. He will be joined by traditional dancers during his performance at 12:45.
Cody Coyote “Northern Lights” (feat. Vision Quest)
Founding member of Ottawa’s Queer Mafia, D-Luxx Brown is a Punjabi political/social activist and DJ who has opened for the likes of DJ Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.