Calgary Canada Day Living Flag 2012
Shaw Millennium Park
This is where it all kicks off! Attendees will be treated to a wide range of free activities including main stage live performances, food vendors, and much more. Living Flag opens the day at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies on the main stage at 11 a.m.
Living Flag @ Shaw Millennium Park, 10 a.m. check-in
- Check-in at 10 a.m. Red and white Canada Dayyc t-shirts provided to the 3,000 participants. Once we’re all assembled as the Canadian flag we’ll sing O Canada and smile for the camera! (Living Flag in partnership with City Television.)
Main Stage @ Shaw Millennium Park, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
If you like variety in music, this is the place. Folk, rock, jazz, indie pop, reggae, and Francophone, will fill the air all day long.
||Franc-Albertan Afro-Canadian Ballet|
||The Wandering V's|
||Blackfoot Dance Troupe|
||Johnny Summers Jazz Band|
||Three Left Feet|
||Freak Motif & Jen Junlire|
||Kirby Sewell Band|
Stephen Avenue Walk (8 Ave SW)
Food and merchandise vendors, artists and artisans, games and activities, and performers. You will find WagonStage Children's Theatre, Summer Stage and various family activities along Stephen Avenue Walk.
WagonStage Children's Theatre, noon to 5 p.m.
- Wagonstage Children's Theatre is a travelling troupe that produces entertaining, interactive and educational children's plays accessible to families within the city's boundaries. Show times at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.
Summer Stage, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Calgary Downtown Association's Summer Stage Performances including a variety of family activities.
The sounds of the drum will resonate through the air of downtown Calgary as Olympic & Municipal Plaza come alive with the heartbeat of the nations this Canada Day!
Powwow, 1 - 5 p.m.
- Vibrant Aboriginal culture will be showcased at Canada Dayyc where Calgarians can partake in music and dance at the exhibition powwow, participate in interactive fun at storytelling and crafts (for all ages), experience Aboriginal cuisine, and more! Identify and celebrate the historical and contemporary contributions of Aboriginal people to Calgary and the Treaty 7 area, life and culture. 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation.
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
||Grand Entry Golden Age|
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
||Youth Hoop Dance|
|3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
||Tiny Tot Metis Jigging |
|4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
||Flags Danced Out|
Centre Street Bridge, approximately 10:45 p.m.
Wherever you are, look up, way up! Fireworks will light up the Calgary sky and cap off an amazing 146th birthday party for our nation. Note: Memorial Drive (from Edmonton Trail to 10 Street W) and Centre Street (from 7 Ave N to 2 Ave S) will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. July 1 until 1 a.m. July 2.