All together now – everybody sing – CA-NA-DA. That was on the 100th birthday. What do you want to do THIS year?

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON June 28, 2011 Ca na da, we love thee … It became a runaway, flag-waving hit, written by a wholesome, unabashedly patriotic bandleader, the Pied Piper of Confederation himself – Bobby Gimby!

The song, fist sung publicly on Canada’s 100th birthday, just might get sung at Spencer Smith Park this Friday when we celebrate our 144th birthday as a country.

The city has a full day of events planned starting with a 5km run and a free pancake breakfast for the finishers – as long as supplies last. And if running doesn’t do it for you there will be a Yoga class and then the Joseph Brant Museum Strawberry Social. We are told Marianne Meed Ward will be one of the volunteers serving the berries.

Two stages are being set up – the Waterfront Stage and the Canada Stage.

In Spencer Smith Park:

8:30 am Canada Day 5km run/walk
9:30 am Free breakfast compliments of the
Golden Griddle
(while supplies last)
10:00 am Free YOGA class
(bring your mat and water bottle)
11 am – 4 pm Joseph Brant Museum Strawberry Social



11:10 am Tyrsa Dance School
11:30 am Citizenship Court
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies featuring
The Burlington Teen Tour Band
2:00 pm Dirty Pioneers
3:00 pm Blue Radio
4:00 pm Blue Radio
5:00 pm Dirty Pioneers
6:30 pm Fiddlestix
8:30 pm Headliner – The Spoons
10:00 pm Fireworks Display


1:30 pm Krazy Kanuck Kloggers
2:15 pm Katerina Gimon;
Youth Week ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ winner
2:30 pm Practically Hip
3:30 pm Practically Hip
5:00 pm City Sirens
6:30 pm Killin Time Band


Getting around – Free shuttle bus service is available from 7 to 11 p.m. The shuttle will run from the Central Park Bus Shelter along Teen Tour Way and travel to the downtown bus terminal. The Mountain Equipment Co-op Bike Corral will be available throughout the day near the park playground for cyclists to lock up their bikes.
At night, bring a blanket or lawn chair, then sit back to take in the fireworks at 10pm -proudly supported by Emma’s Back Porch.



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