This year, Metro Vancouver is getting creative with their Canada Day plans within their cities. The city by the Bay sees an opportunity to throw an event that will connect residents in celebrating our nation in real time online.
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 1, City of White Rock will host Virtual Canada Day, an free online event to be emceed by Michelle Partridge from The Drama Class performing arts studio. The broadcast will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube Live.
Just before 7 p.m., the festivities will kick off with an O Canada sing-a-long led by “Mr. O Canada” himself, Mark Donnelly, who you’ll recognize as the national anthem singer from countless Canucks home games. Viewers are encouraged to sing the anthem from their balconies and front yards in honour of both our country and our front-line workers.
The Washboard Union. Photo: City of White Rock
The evening’s program will feature live entertainment from Canadian performers, including:
an opening set from Vancouver’s own innovative modern soul group Ludic,
a comedy routine by stand-up comedian John Cullen, known for his work on CBC’s The Debaters; and
a country music performance from headliners The Washboard Union, a JUNO Award-winning Breakthrough Group of the Year and two-time CCMA Group of the Year
Throughout the night, those tuning into the live broadcast will be able to participate in a Q&A with the bands, a trivia contest, and giveaways with multiple prizes to be won.
From June 29 to July 3, an online marketplace with proceeds supporting the White Rock Museum will be available on the White Rock city website.
City of White Rock looks forward to spending this unforgettable Canada Day with White Rock residents and Metro Vancouverites across the region online!