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Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

April 11, 2014

CHARLOTTETOWN, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ – A stellar line up of Canadian
musical artists will take centre stage during one of the country’s
largest Canada Day celebrations in Prince Edward Island where Canada
got its start 150 years ago. Prince Edward Islanders and visitors will
be treated to a free day-long Concert for Canada at the Charlottetown
Event Grounds, capped off by the largest fireworks display in the
entire country.

“2014 is a very significant year for Prince Edward Island and the whole
country because it marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown
Conference that led to the creation of Canada,” says Prince Edward
Island Minister of Tourism, Robert Henderson. “Prince Edward Island has
long been the place to be on Canada Day, but in 2014 the commemoration
of our nation’s birth will be bigger and better than ever. We
anticipate many Canadians will want to take advantage of this unique
opportunity to celebrate Canada in the province where it all began.”

Headlining the Canada Day 2014 Celebrations main stage will be the
uniquely Canadian sound of international recording stars Barenaked Ladies; Juno winning rapper, Classified; Calgary’s indie rock duo and recent Juno winners, Tegan & Sara; critically acclaimed country artist, George Canyon; multi platinum-selling recording star, Roch Voisine; award-winning crooner, David Myles, and the spectacular performance of music, rhythm and dance by four of
Canada’s founding cultures from the multicultural musical production, DRUM. More information on each artist is available in the attached
backgrounder.

The Charlottetown waterfront will be lit up like never before as this
incredible concert is capped off with the largest Canada Day fireworks
display in the country.

“The City of Charlottetown is pleased to partner with 2014 Inc. on
Canada Day celebrations, resulting in a significant event that
celebrates our county’s birthday, in the Birthplace of Confederation
during this 150(th) anniversary year,” says Mayor Clifford Lee. “Our partnership heightens
the entertainment options, including a grand fireworks display for
everyone’s enjoyment.”

The Concert for Canada is a free family event taking place from 2 to 10
p.m. at the Charlottetown Event Grounds. The main stage programming
will be complemented by Island artists performing on side stages
between main stage acts. Details of additional fascinating and fun
family activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

“From a musical production celebrating the Aboriginal, Celtic and
Acadian cultures in DRUM! to the iconic Canadian rockers, Barenaked
Ladies, Canada Day will have something for everyone,” says PEI 2014
Executive Director, Penny Walsh McGuire. “Islanders and visitors will
want to stay tuned for future announcements about further elements of
the Canada Day 2014 Celebrations.”

In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of
the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to
Confederation. PEI 2014 Inc. is facilitating the planning, promotion
and implementation of the Sesquicentennial celebrations. The PEI 2014
celebrations are made possible through generous support from the
Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island, and the
City of Charlottetown. The year-long and province-wide PEI 2014 program
of events will honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold
tomorrow.

Please check out the downloadable video: http://www.mediafire.com/download/43hc7fwl69ea77w/PEI2014_Canada_AE_Day_3.mp4

SOURCE Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.


Source: PR Newswire



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