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Science North gears up to host virtual Canada Day celebration

Online event to feature education, activities and a wide range of performances
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(From the left) Winston Grey, Maddy, Trisha and Cedric, during last year's Canada Day celebration at Science North. (Keira Ferguson/ Sudbury.com)

Science North will be continuing its tradition of hosting Canada Day celebrations this year, only virtually, with a full-day of daytime and evening entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. 

In collaboration with the City of Greater Sudbury, Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association and Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Science North has organized a ton of multicultural entertainment, science and kids activities, arts and crafts, and more, to get everyone in the Canadian spirit.

The event will be live-streamed from 2-4 p.m., then again from 6-8 p.m. on July 1, through the Science North Facebook page and Eastlink TV. 

Daytime entertainment will feature performances from YES Theatre, Happiness is Dancing and several culturally-based dance groups, including the Mino Bimaadiziwin Dance Troupe and Baladi National Dance Studio. Evening entertainment, on the other hand, will feature independent performances by singer-songwriters Patricia Cano and Jim Cuddy. 

Unfortunately, no in-person attendance means no yummy snacks, but there is still a way for local restaurant owners to get their grub in the action.

Science North will be promoting as many local restaurants as they can through their Facebook event page, website and live-streamed show July 1, but only those open for curbside pickup and delivery on that very day. 

Any local business owners looking to take advantage of this free exposure are asked to fill out a form on the Canada Day landing page before June 26, which is where the complete list of merchants will be displayed once curated. 

Find more information on Science North's Canada Day celebration and full schedule here