What's on Canada Day in the capital

30-Jun-2014 | SHARE:

There's no better place to celebrate Canada's birthday than the capital and, once again, there's a full slate of activities on offer for the Hill and beyond.

HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS: 9 a.m.: East Lawn - Flag-Raising Ceremony 9:30 a.m.: East Lawn - Changing of the Guard 10 a.m.: Concert by guest carillonneur, Roy Lee Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Canada Day Noon Show, hosted by Jully Black and Isabelle Racicot.

Performers include Brett Kissel, Serena Ryder, Marianas Trench, BC Boys Choir, Nadja, Terry Kelly and Veronic DiCaire. Canada's Snowbirds and CF-18s flyby 2 -5 p.m.: East Lawn - Swing Dancing, performances and bilingual dance workshops from Ottawa's Swing Dynamite Dance School 2 -5 p.m.: Images from Afghanistan presented by the Canadian Forces A selection of photos will be shown from the last 100 days of the mission in Afghanistan depicting memorable events and milestones.

7:30 -10 p.m.: Canada Day Evening Show Performers include Brett Kissel, Serena Ryder, Marianas Trench, Daniel Lavoie, Whitehorse, DJ A-Rock and VJ VIDEO GIRL, Nadja and Veronic DiCaire.

10 p.m. (approx.): Fireworks over the Ottawa River. Best places to watch are Gatineau's Jacques-Cartier Park, the Canadian Museum of History (former Canadian Museum of Civilization) and Major's Hill Park.

Credit: Ottawa Citizen

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