Canadian recording artist, Suzie McNeil, to headline Burlington’s Canada Day Celebrations

Burlington – On July 1, Canadian recording artist Suzie McNeil will perform at 3 p.m. at Burlington’s Canada Day celebration in Spencer Smith Park.

“Canada Day in Burlington is a tremendous opportunity for the community to celebrate our great nation,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “There are some wonderful activities planned along our beautiful, accessible waterfront for Burlington residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Pre-event activities include the Canada Day 5K Run and 1K Kids Run at 9 a.m. and a free yoga class at 9:30 a.m. led by Beth Rutty.

The opening ceremonies, featuring the Burlington Teen Tour Band, start at 1 p.m. on the MADY Canada Stage.

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

Highlights include:

  • Performances by Charissa Pavlou; Tianna Woods; Eric Heideman; Devin Moody; and Of Gentlemen and Cowards
  • Headliner Suzie McNeil at 3 p.m. on the MADY Canada Stage
  • Community performers on the Cogeco Community Stage
  • Scholars in Collars dog training performances at 12:15, 1:30 and 4 p.m.
  • The SWS Water Ski Show on Lake Ontario at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • The Halton Regional Police Service Pipes and Drums band at 7:30 p.m.
  • Symphony on the Bay at 9 p.m. and accompanying the fireworks at 10 p.m.
  • Catered meal, seating, bleachers, bar service and washroom trailers in the Canadian Viewing Area presented by Sobeys, Oakville Liaison College and Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Tickets are available in advance at City Hall, the Events Office at 390 Brant St., Haber Recreation Centre and Tansley Woods Community Centre
  • A wide variety of food vendors and activities.

Parking downtown during this event is in high demand, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early or use public or alternative transportation.

“We’re excited to offer event attendees alternative transportation to the Canada Day Celebrations,” said Denise Beard, the city’s manager of community development. “With the support of community partners and sponsors, we’re able to provide a free shuttle and a bike corral for the entire event.”

The shuttle service is free and has been expanded to run from noon to 11 p.m. It will run from Haber Recreation Centre to Spencer Smith Park and stop at Mainway Recreation Centre and the Burlington GO Station in the north parking lot of Queensway Drive. A bike corral will be available near the Waterfront Hotel for cyclists to lock up their bikes.

This is the 24th annual Canada Day Celebration hosted by the City of Burlington. Burlington’s Canada Day Celebrations is proud to receive the Festivals and Events Ontario Top 100 event award for the third year in a row.

For further information, visit, follow @BurlEvents on twitter or call the Festival and Events Hotline at 905-335-7766.

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