Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Spencer Smith Park

Thursday Jun 27th, 2019

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Canada Day 2019
Canada Day fireworks

Burlington, Ont. – June 18, 2019 – Proudly presented by Canadian Tire – Burlington Store, the annual Canada Day Celebrations is returning to Spencer Smith Park on July 1 from 2 to 11 p.m. for a day of Canadian-inspired entertainment and activities.

Marking the nation’s 152nd anniversary of confederation, the City of Burlington’s Canada Day will officially kick off at 4 p.m. with the Burlington Teen Tour Band and remarks from special guests, including the Mayor of Itabashi, Burlington’s twin city, Mr. Takeshi Sakamoto. The Citizenship Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the gazebo.

Entertainment on the main stage will include:

  • Bharatham Academy of Indian Dance at 2:30 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies featuring Burlington Teen Tour Band and Japanese Taiko and Music Group at 4 p.m.
  • White Pine Dancers at 5:30 p.m.
  • Symphony on the Bay at 7 p.m.
  • Johannes Linstead at 8:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks presented by BUNZL at 10 p.m.

Fun activities planned in the park include:

  • Yoga by the Pier at 9 a.m.
  • Canada Day 5k at 10 a.m.
  • Citizenship Ceremony at 1 p.m.

Numerous other event highlights include: stilt walkers, face painters, hair artists, giant inflatables, sampling booths, great food, vendors and lots of true Canadian spirit! 

Free Canada Day Shuttle
Downtown parking is in high demand during this event. Residents are encouraged to consider other transportation options such as cycling, walking, car pooling or Burlington Transit.

A fully accessible, free shuttle service will run from 2 to 11 p.m. The shuttle will make stops at the Burlington GO Station (north side) and travel to the downtown bus terminal. A free bike parking will be available near the Waterfront Hotel for cyclists to secure their bikes.

For more information, visit burlington.ca/canadaday, follow @BurlEvents on Twitter or call the Festivals and Events Office at 905-335-7600, ext. 7422.

Other Canada Day Activities

The city’s outdoor pool locations are open for unlimited access to recreational swimming for only $4.40 per person; $3.05 after 5 p.m. Hours for Canada Day are as follows:

  • Nelson Pool – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • LaSalle Splash Park – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Mountainside Pool 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All seven of the City’s spray pad locations are open and always free. For more information, visit burlington.ca/splashpads.

The City of Burlington encourages people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the many parks, outdoor spaces, playfields and recreational play experiences that support active living and a healthy lifestyle for all ages, abilities and cultures. To learn more, Get Outside. Live & Play Every day.

The Burlington Fire Department reminds residents that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public exhibit handled by trained and certified professionals such as the City of Burlington’s Canada Day. Learn more about Burlington’s Firework Bylaw and safety tips at www.burlington.ca/fireworks

Burlington is one of Canada’s best and most livable cities, a place where people, nature and business thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at burlington.ca/enews.
 

Quotes

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

“We have so much to be thankful for in Canada. We have the greatest nation, the greatest people and now, the greatest basketball team! I look forward seeing everyone celebrate our country together in Burlington on Canada Day.”

Chris Glenn, Director of Parks and Recreation

“Year after year, this is one of most popular and well attended events. A lot of time and effort goes into the Canada Day celebration and for good reason. We have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate, so bring the family down to Spencer Smith Park or get together with your neighbours and friends to celebrate. No matter where you go, just go together and have fun.”
 

Links

burlington.ca/play

burlington.ca/canadaday

burlington.ca/playoutside

burlington.ca/splashpads

burlingtontransit.ca

www.burlington.ca/fireworks

Photo  Canada Day crowd and fireworks

Communications contact:
Sharon Will
Communications Advisor
Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7483
sharon.will@burlington.ca

Source of article:

City of Burlington Website: https://bit.ly/2xaLHzx

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