Canada Day at Canada Place: July 1, 2005
What's it about? It's Canada 's birthday! And everyone's invited to a free festival at Canada Place . The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., followed by an evening concert that starts at 7:45 p.m.
Number of Delegates per day: approximately 15,000
Approximate spending by delegates: $ 660,600
Event history: Canada Day at Canda Place and the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre has been an annual event since 1987.
Publicist or local contact: The main media contact is Ms. Cory Daubenfeld Manager, Communications & Public Affairs for Canada Place Corporation – Tel: 604.775.8419
Web site: /www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday
Features of interest: This year's theme, “ The True North – Fun and Free” celebrates Canada 's regional diversity with entertainers from across the country . The traditional Citizenship Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. on the Celebrate Canada Main Stage, and other highlights include live acts on three entertainment stages, an Aboriginal Village , the Interactive Zone for families, virtual games, street artists, and food festival. An evening concert featuring the Prairie band, Wide Mouth Mason will perform songs from their latest album and wrap up the event. Happy Birthday, Canada !