Spencer Smith Park will be jumping with Ashley MacIsaac on stage Canada Day.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON   Ashley MacIsaac, famous for his energetic, inspiring live performances  will headline Canada Day events in Spencer Smith Park

Citizenship Court Judge Frank Hayden will preside on Canada Day

For those who are made Canadian citizens on Canada Day, during a Citizenship Court to be conducted by Citizenship Judge Frank Hayden, will know why they chose this country once they’ve listened to and felt a MacIsaac performance.

MacIsaac known for rousing and at times totally off the wall performances will be on stage at Spencer Smith Park on Canada Day.

The day starts out with a  5 km run at 8:30 a.m. (to enter contact VRPRO at www.vrpro.ca), and a free yoga class at 9:30 a.m.

The Burlington Teen Tour Band will do their thing at 1 p.m.

This year’s free celebration features Canadian entertainment on two stages and throughout the park all day.  Highlights

•              Michael Bublé tribute band

•              Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams tribute)

•              Wavelength (Rush tribute sponsored by Ardent Automotive)

•              Scholars in Collars dog training performances at 12:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

•              Water ski shows at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

•              A wide variety of food vendors and activities

New this year, visit the Canadiana Viewing Tent.

Limited tickets are now on sale. Your ticket gets you:

•              Seating at tables and chairs offering great site lines to the Main Stage and Lake Ontario

•              Bleacher seating for additional viewing of two Water Ski Shows

•              Meal catered by D&T Classic Catering (1 to 8 p.m.)

•              2 drink tickets

•              Exclusive upgraded washroom trailers

•              Shelter under the large canopy

•              In and out privileges

Advance tickets for the Canadiana Viewing Tent are $15. They are available at City Hall, Tansley Woods Community Centre, Appleby Ice Centre, Festivals and Events Office, and Tyandaga Golf Course Tickets purchased at the tent on the day of the celebration are $20.


Parking and transportation

Parking downtown during this event is in high demand, attendees are encouraged to arrive early or use public or alternative transportation.  Free shuttle service from the Central Park bus shelter is available from 7 to 11 p.m.

Cyclists can lock up their bikes at the Mountain Equipment Co-op Bike Corral.

For further information call the Festival and Events Hotline at 905-335-7766.

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