Great Big Sea, CanadaÂ?s Celtic rock band from Newfoundland, will be headlining the Canada Day (July 1) festivities at Science North
As usual, the holiday events begin at noon with fun events for the whole family. Evening events, sponsored by Molson and Telemedia, begin with a performance by Sudbury band, MelanieÂ?s Loveseat, who performed at last yearÂ?s MD Summerfest and whose single, SomethingÂ?s Missing, receives radio play in northern Ontario.
Also performing is Ottawa singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards. Edwards performs alternative country-rock with lyrics that tell the brutal, honest truth about emotional scrapes and scratches.
Great Big Sea have become popular in both Canada and the United States, with more than one million copies of their albums sold to date. They are also popular in Europe with many fan sites dedicated to them on the Internet.
They are currently travelling throughout North America and Europe promoting their latest release, Sea of No Cares, which hit No. 1 the first week of release and has continued to sell steadily.
Â?I think theyÂ?ll be just great for the family...the outdoor event,Â? Gary Duguay from Telemedia said.
This is the 12th year that Telemedia has been sponsoring the fireworks event, which kicks off right after Great Big Sea. The fireworks show goes on for about 20 minutes and is set to music broadcast on Q92, FM 92.7.
Also on Canada Day, the Sudbury Multicultural/Folk Arts Association will turn Sudbury Arena into a mini United Nations. Highlights will include ethnic food, crafts, and entertainment. The day will start with a civic ceremony at 9:45 am at Memorial Park. The arena will open 10 am. Admission to the arena is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Sudbury Canoe Club is planning a Canada Day Regatta at Science North. Participants must register before June 27. Registration forms are available at Science North, YMCA, SudburyÂ?s leisure services department and Sudbury Canoe Club. For more information, phone 705-673-4443.