Canadian Rockers Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd Group Headline Main Stage at Free Celebration in Esquimalt
Bullen Field in Esquimalt is the place to be on August 12, 2017 as the Township continues its Canada 150 celebrations with a full day of music, cultural performances, food, and more.
The celebration—free to the public—will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with main stage performances starting at 1:30 p.m. Headlining main stage will be the Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd Group. Additional main stage performers will include Jerry Doucette and The Jason Buie Band.
“Canada 150 is a year-long celebration and we are keeping the party very much alive in Esquimalt with our celebration at Bullen Field,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins. “We urge everyone to join us for a great day of music, performances and community participation. We are proud to host this free event, which will be taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.”
Mayor Desjardins will officially open the celebration at 10 a.m. In addition to the main stage performances in the afternoon there will be performances on the cultural stage, including:
- the Lekwungen Dancers of the Songhees
- an Emily Carr Performance Reading by Molly Newman
- The Furisato Dancers and Children's Choir
- Uminari Taiko Drummers
Bullen Field will be a festive location with a pop-up Esquimalt Farmers Market, community booths, food trucks, a Kids Zone, and a dunk tank hosted by the Tour De Rock.
While some parking will be available at the Archie Browning Sports Centre rear parking lot, the public is urged to use transit or bring their bicycles to the event. Bike parking will be available.
This is the second of two Canada 150 events in Esquimalt. On May 27, 2017 the Township hosted a Canada 150 Historic Interpretive event at Fort Macaulay.
Watch for event updates and additional information at www.esquimalt.ca/Canada150
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.