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Parks Canada Celebrations in Toronto on Parks Day 2011

 Parks Canada Celebrations on Parks Day

You're invited to Parks Canada's coast-to-coast birthday party in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver on July 16, 2011! Take part in this a rare meeting between artists, culture and nature, as we celebrate 100 years of the world's first national parks service on Parks Day.

Mark your calendars!

What: Parks Day 2011, Toronto

When: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Noon – 8:30 pm (Concert begins at 4 pm)

Where: Centre Island

Paint the town green this summer and experience Canada's parks with Parks Canada. Bring the entire family down to Centre Island — one of Toronto’s favorite Parks. It’s a short ferry ride from downtown Toronto and join in the celebrations:

  • Enjoy a Free outdoor concert by Toronto singer Sarah Harmer. Receiving praise from all sides for her latest disc, Oh Little Fire, she was nominated three times at latest Juno Awards. Harmer’s rich textures and sometimes atmospheric music is the perfect match for this great outdoor place. Mrs. Harmer is delighted to work with us again after last year’s involvement with the « National Parks Project ». Fans will be pleased to know she has a brand new campfire song written especially for this year’s epic anniversary in collaboration with CBC Radio.
    Serena Ryder Serena Ryder
    Sarah Harmer
    Sarah Harmer
  • Toronto’s veteran roots rock band The Skydiggers will open the Toronto celebrations, Followed by Serena Ryder, the five octave range sensation that received a Juno in 2008 for «best new artist».
  • Plan your unique Parks Canada Experience at the Welcome Centre.
  • Try and learn about outdoor activities.
  • Meet historic characters.
  • Take a souvenir snapshot in one of our amazing places.
  • Meet Parka the Beaver, Parks Canada’s mascot.
  • Visit the Trent –Severn Waterway “Wetland Discovery Trailer”.
  • Get your face painted and hands tattooed in our kids zone.
    The Skydiggers The Skydiggers
  • Enjoy local food vendors or bring your picnic.
  • Celebrate in an environment friendly event!

    Thank you to our Proud Partners of the Centennial:

    Main Stage Partner: Fairmont

    Canada Post MECRoyal Canadian Mint VIA