July 1, 2016 Canada Day Celebration
Friday, July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with a fun-filled evening of live music and dance performances, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music.
MEL LASTMAN SQUARE | 5100 YONGE ST. | FREE ADMISSION
Canada Day Schedule:
|5 to 8 pm||Free face painting by the Picasso Painters|
|5, 6 & 7:30 pm||Turbo Street Funk
With a performance style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combines Top 40 hits with top-notch originals, making them a sensation with Toronto audiences.
|5:15, 6:15 & 7 pm||Circus act by Illuminair Entertainment
Illuminair Entertainment is a circus performance troupe based in Toronto comprised of the city’s most acclaimed, internationally-travelled and in-demand performing artists.
|5:30, 6:30 & 7:15 pm||Hoop performance by Lisa Odjig
Lisa is Odawa/ Ojibwe/ Pottawatomi Nations from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. A two-time world champion hoop dancer, Lisa has won six additional hoop dance championship titles throughout Canada and the United States.
|8:15 pm||The Soul Motivators
This nine-piece deep funk band are veterans of Toronto’s underground funk scene, offering a unique blend of funk, soul, hip-hop breaks and psychedelic beats.
|9:15 pm||Emmanuel Jal
Born in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan and forced into the life of a child soldier, Jal has received worldwide recognition for his unique style of hip hop that portrays messages of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences.
|10:15 pm||Fireworks Finale|