As is the tradition, Canada Day celebrations on July 1 will be held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ICI Radio-Canada Télé will broadcast the highlights of the festivities.
This year, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the celebration will last three days, from June 30 to July 2, and at three locations: Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and the park Major’s Hill in Ottawa.
Marie-Mai, Louis-Jean Cormier, Lisa LeBlanc, Marie-Josée Lord, Walk Off The Earth, Patrick Watson, Cirque du Soleil, Alessia Cara, Kinnie Starr, Gordon Lightfoot, Serena Ryder, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dean Brody, Kelly Bado and Mike Tompkins.
The presence of the singer Bono and the guitarist The Edge of the Irish band U2 will undoubtedly mark the spirits. The duo will only perform one song, which has not been unveiled by Canadian Heritage.
The festivities will take place under increased security. According to the Chief of the Ottawa Police Service, security measures have changed over the last two years due to incidents occurring around the world.
On the small screen
CBC television will broadcast the various events on its networks.
The Celebration on Parliament Hill program , starting at 11:30 am on ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ and ICI RDI, will be hosted by Céline Galipeau and Daniel Thibeault. Buffy Sainte-Marie, Marie-Josée Lord, Marie-Mai, Laurence Nerbonne and Patrick Watson, as well as Bono and The Edge of U2.
Starting at 9 pm, Anne-Marie Withenshaw will host on ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ and on Radio-Canada.ca/2017 Canada 150: Celebrating from coast to coast . Artists from across Canada will be performing, including Cœur de pirate in Moncton, DJ Champion in Montreal and Bruce Cockburn in Yellowknife, while Marie-Mai, Serena Ryder, Lisa LeBlanc, Alessia Cara and Louis-Jean Cormier. Cirque du Soleil artists will be in Ottawa.
This special program will be presented on 2 July at 2 pm and at 11 pm on ICI ARTV.