Victoria Park Canada Day festivities announced

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Fireworks at Victoria Park

Plans for Canada Day festivities at Victoria Park in Charlottetown have been announced.

Events get underway at 11:30 a.m.

“We think that the move to Victoria Park is a great idea,” Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee said.

“Many Islanders like to gather in this historic, waterfront park in the middle of Charlottetown, the Birthplace of Confederation. With fireworks, food and entertainment scheduled, it will be an excellent day for families across the Island to enjoy.”

There will be bouncy rides, games and sports zone for kids, balloon twisting, face painting, horse and wagon rides, a petting zoo, and food and craft vendors.

Local performers are continuously on stage from 11:30 a.m. on Canada Day right up to the fireworks show.

All activities are at Victoria Park and are free of charge.


This year’s line-up includes:

11:30 a.m. - Michael Pendergast

12:00 p.m. - Canada Day Cake Cutting Ceremony

1:30 p.m. - Katie McGarry

2:30 p.m. - Native Gumbo

3:30 p.m. - North Lakes

4:30 p.m. - Chris Dalziel

5:30 p.m. - Somerset Dancers

6:30 p.m. - Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

7:30 p.m. - The Count and the Cuban Cocktail

8:30 p.m.- Boxer the Horse

More announcements on Canada Day activities to follow in the coming days.


Geographic location: Victoria Park, Charlottetown, Canada Iceland North Lakes Somerset

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Recent comments

  • don't complain
    May 30, 2011 - 10:00

    I think its a great idea! Canada at Victoria Park was fun when I was a kid. Its nice that they went back that day. And if you don't like it, don't go!

  • Charles Foster
    Charles Foster
    May 30, 2011 - 09:51

    Better bring an umbrella because the crows are not going to be happy.

  • All Zapped Out
    May 30, 2011 - 09:31

    While your right down there nestled in between the tranquil North, West, and Hillsborough rivers there is another activity you could line up. "Name that floaty" after all, with all of the sewage that Charlottetown allowed to oooze into our Heritage river system there should be all kinds of interesting terd bits to get the kiddies to gather up while strolling along the shore. Now that is the type of family activity that create those life long memories. Ahhh Victoria Park, Charlottetown's "Jewel in the Crown".

    • zap on
      May 30, 2011 - 18:17

      Go ahead and do a shoreline cleanup then.... :-) Seriously though, Charlottetown has a full secondary treatment system and it has over 70% of streets separated. Only 12 km of combined sewers remain (impacting 1 lift station during overflows) and that will cost a lot of money, something our tiny tax base can't afford. The Northumberland Strait is a dead zone anyway - why not go after the farmers and their nitrates that cause eutrophication problems in the estuaries? A single farm spreading a few dozen tons of ammonium nitrate top dress fertilizer on a field that gets washed off into the water has the impact of a city of 500,000 flushing untreated sewage.

  • Kourtney
    May 30, 2011 - 07:01

    This sounds great! I cannot wait to take my kids down to the park to celebrate! Much better than Campbells Amusement in my opinion...and it's FREE!

  • Islander
    May 30, 2011 - 06:28

    Why is it that the same connected bands always play? Is Tourism Charlottetowns Rolodex just that thin?

  • T
    May 30, 2011 - 05:38

    sounds completely boring, well good for families who will not spend a dime. Now how about marketing something fun for those who spend money on this day, that is no more that a glorified drunk. PEI please, please, please stop letting your ancient politicians and councelors run your lives. What is next annual closing the bridge because the traffic is to loud day?