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Canada Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations
Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join in the first virtual Canada Day celebrations on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Halifax was selected by Canadian Heritage and CBC to take part in a national virtual Canada Day celebration. Halifax will be featured as part of the Ottawa national coverage, showcasing our people, city and community.
This year marks the 153rd anniversary of the founding of Canada and with physical distancing measures and gathering limitations remaining in place, the Halifax Regional Municipality will be hosting celebrations with contests, music performances and activities for the whole family.
Residents are invited to nominate a Halifax Hero who has gone above and beyond during COVID-19, from essential services to caring neighbours, healthcare workers and all community-minded residents who have made a difference. These stories will be featured as part of the live broadcast, and nominees will have the chance to win a staycation package from Scotiabank. Nominations can be submitted to the HFX Civic Events Facebook Page. Full contest and prize details can be found on hrmcanadaday.ca
The broadcast will begin with activities from Bedford Days featuring music and entertainment for all ages.
Performances for the Halifax and Dartmouth Canada Day celebrations will begin at 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. on the Halifax Regional Municipality’s Youtube page and the HFX Civic Events Facebook page. Eastlink will also feature the broadcast for those looking to tune in on television. Joining us from locations across the municipality is Juno Winner Joel Plaskett, Reeny Smith, Jah’Mila, Mo Kenney, Owen O Sound Lee, Ben Caplan and Classified.
As part of the celebrations, residents are encouraged to send in messages, photos and videos sharing how they are celebrating Canada Day this year. These messages may be shared during the live broadcast. Residents can participate via social media using #ourhalifax on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information this years’ celebration, visit hrmcanadaday.ca