Happy Birthday, Canada!
Happy Birthday, Canada!

This week we celebrate our national pride with music from Canada, fireworks to celebrate Canada, and dancers from across Canada.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]When is a Shakespeare festival not a Shakespeare festival? When the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir takes over the mainstage at Bard on the Beach, that’s when. The final performance of Manely Canadian (June 29) under the appropriately coloured red and white tents at Vanier Park, this concert is a musical treasure-trove of songs from the likes of Celine Dion, Anne Murray and even a little The Guess Who. Happy birthday, Canada!

The Chor Leoni Men's Choir
The Chor Leoni Men’s Choir takes over the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]We’re turning 148 this year and we couldn’t be prouder. Celebrating the beginning of our great country on this day in 1867, its time once again to break out the red and white to show our true patriot love with glowing hearts. Of course, no Canada Day celebration would be complete without some fireworks and this year the place to be once again is at Canada Place (July 1).

Celebrate our nation's birthday with fireworks at Canada Place
Celebrate our nation’s birthday with fireworks at Canada Place

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]The Dancing on the Edge Festival (Jul 2-11) is all about pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. Featuring 32 new works by over 70 dance artists, Vancouver will play host to some of Canada’s best dance artists and choreographers as part of this ten-day live performance festival.

Dancing on the Edge Festival 2015
Dancing on the Edge is all about pushing boundaries of contemporary dance

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