Canada Day ready to go in Ottawa

Canada Day

Canada is ready to party in celebration of our great country

Tomorrow, Canadian Heritage is welcoming back Canadians from across the country to Ottawa for Discover Canada Day 2022 with two shows to be broadcast across the country from the Nation’s Capital Region.

With Parliament Hill under renovations until 2031, the main stages of the national Canada Day celebration will move to LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa and Place des Festivals Zibi in Gatineau; both stages within walking distance from one another.

Performing during the bilingual daytime Ceremony starting at 11:30 am and ending at 1:30 pm will be celebrated Acadian singer-songwriter, Lisa LeBlanc, country superstar, Tenille Townes, the legendary Chantal Kreviazuk, Senegalese-Canadian rapper Sarahmée, Mohawk DJ and producer, DJ Shub, Newfoundland indie-folk songwriter, Kellie Loder, Cree R&B singer-songwriter, Sebastian Gaskin, 2020 La Voix winner, Josiane, Nunavut’s electro-pop sensation, Riit, and the JUNO Award-winning Canadian-Mexican singer-songwriter, Boogat.

Also appearing for the Daytime Ceremony will be Quebec journalist Anne-Marie Withenshaw, comedian Shaun Majumder and Yukon’s Bhangra-dancing online sensation, Gurdeep Pandher.

Meanwhile, starting at 8 pm, the evening show at Lebreton Flats will be headlined by the JUNO Award-winning sensation, Charlotte Cardin, rockers Walk Off the Earth, Quebec singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt, Acadian supergroup Salebarbes, Nunavut’s Riit and Francophone country artist, Cindy Bédard; and return performances by Ariane Moffatt, Sarahmée, Sebastian Gaskin and Gurdeep Pandher.

The show will be hosted by journalist Isabelle Racicot and CBC Radio host, Ali Hassan.

In addition, both shows will take viewers and fans on a journey from Canada’s Capital Region in Ontario to British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories; and feature broadcast performances by Johnny Reid, William Prince, Neon Dreams, Tenille Arts and Samian.

Starting at 11:30 a.m. local time (noon NDT and 1 p.m. AST), the daytime ceremony will be available to view on ICI RDI, CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Gem, and other national news networks, while the evening show will air starting at 8 p.m. local time (9 p.m. NDT, and 9:30 p.m. AST).

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