CANADA DAY UPTOWN!

June 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

It’s my birthday on Thursday!  UptownGirl SJ turns 27, quite the milestone.  And on a lesser note :), it is also CANADA DAY!  Yes, I share (not altogether begrudgingly) my birthday with the nation.  I look forward to this day every year.  It isn’t everyone who can say that people party for them from coast to coast and that they get fabulous fireworks to cap off their day!!  But UGSJ, you ask, what can I do to help you celebrate your special day?  Well, you are in luck because Saint John has another fantastic line-up of activities for you to enjoy starting with the Canada Day Countdown on Wednesday night.

For your holiday pleasure, here is the schedule of events (pulled from www.sjcanadaday.ca)

Canada Day Countdown
June 30th – Boardwalk
Starting at 5pm

STILETTO STAMPEDE (in support of Coverdale Centre for Women)

Performances by:
Jon McKiel
Deep Dark Woods
Rose Cousins
Enter the Haggis
Idlers
Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees 
DJ Hawk 

 
July 1st Celebrations
Schedule of Activities

OPENING CEREMONIES

People Parade (From King Square) – 11:15am – Dignitaries, Color Party, Multi Cultural demonstrations/dancers, Fleaburn, Children’s Wish Foundation, Jeux l’Acadie Athletes, Cheerleaders – EVERYONE WELCOME!
Flag Raising (City Hall) – 12 noon
Speeches & Cake Cutting – Market Square Atrium

 
KING SQUARE / CITY MARKET / SKATE PARK

Rhoda’s Flea Market and Bingo – 7:30 am (Canada’s largest outdoor flea market)
Art in the Park – 8am
City Market – 9am – events all day long
Skateboard Competition – 12 noon – Winner Takes Home The Mayor’s Cup
Giant Homer Simpson Bounce Ride
Uptown Trolley Tours  – in front of City Hall (compliments of Aquila Tours)
Performances in King Square 12 noon
Zingaro Quartet
Jams, Spots, and Hospitals
Marmen & Dalzell
Monday Night Symphony
Riot River

 MARKET SQUARE ATRIUM

Crafts, Face Painting, Cooking Decorating
Meet the Kool-aid Man, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head, Fleaburn
Danceability – 12:15 pm
Bob the Builder Show – 1pm
Bernard the Magician – 2 pm
Bob the Builder Show – 3pm
Iron Man Meet & Greet – 4pm

Canada Day at the NBM!
July 1, 10am – 5pm

Free Admission
(Bilingual)
Be a part of our country’s coast to coast celebrations!  Get a glimpse of New Brunswick’s history, shipbuilding, natural sciences, decorative and fine art. See full-size whale models! Visit the amazing permanent exhibitions, as well as new temporary exhibitions.

MARKET SQUARE BOARDWALK

Giant Bounce Rides, ‘60 Tonnes’ Dump Truck Bounce, Multi Sport Bounce, Flying Guys, Euro Bungee (rain location Trade & Convention Centre)
Meet the Kool-aid Man, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head, Fleaburn
Atlantica Centre for the Arts – get your picture taken and super imposed into a 3D animated stage with a rock band made up of unique characters
YMCA Beach Volleyball Tournament – 9 am
Balloons, Bubbles, Sidewalk Chalk, Hoola Hoops, Tattoos
Canadian Village – each province will be represented with their provincial flag,, tattoos of each province and coloring pages
Iron Man Meet & Greet – 12:15pm
Water Street Dinner Theatre – 12:30pm
Zany Lane – 1:30pm
Iron Man Meet & Greet – 2pm
Marcus & Tim Show – 2:30pm
KidSing – 3pm
Stage 4 Blues Band – 4pm
Spilled Milk – 5pm
Enter the Haggis – 6pm
Kevin Chase – 7pm
Country Star Competition – 8pm
Uptown Ghost Gallivant – 8pm (Lighthouse near Hilton Hotel)
Fireworks Finale – 10:00pm
Kevin Chase Encore – 10:30pm

 
EVENTS ARE FREE . RAIN OR SHINE
658-3600    www.sjcanadaday.ca

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