Charlottetown’s amazing Canada Day celebrations

Charlottetown’s amazing Canada Day celebrations
Alberta’s Indie PopRock Juno winners Tegan & Sara on stage at the Canada Day celebrations in P.E.I.

Oh, Canada!

There was no better place to be on Canada Day this year than Charlottetown, P.E.I., as the nation’s smallest province hit the midpoint of its biggest celebration: P.E.I. 2014 is a year-long, province-wide sesquicentennial salute to the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. The July 1st free outdoor concert was just one of over 150 festivals, events and activities planned throughout the year. From conferences to ceilidhs, marathons to musicals – there’s something for everyone. Capitalizing on this important moment in our nation’s history kicked off December 31st and already the Island has seen an increase in bridge traffic, hotel bookings and airport travel. As of mid-July, Meetings and Conventions P.E.I. was reporting a 68 per cent increase in bookings and being 96 per cent ahead on delegate numbers over 2013 numbers for same period. That’s due in part to their six provincial partners – Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are all sharing in the celebrations and welcoming the world to Prince Edward Island.

You can watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV’s P.E.I. 2014 Canada Day Concert on www.seaandbescene.com. For information about P.E.I. 2014 events planned for the balance of the year, including their New Year’s Eve finale, visit www.pei2014.com.

A busker invites Colby to be his assistant at the Canada Day Celebration Zone.

A busker invites Colby to be his assistant at the Canada Day Celebration Zone.

Olympian Heather Moyse and paralympian Mark Arendz were on hand to meet and greet the Canada Day crowd.

Olympian Heather Moyse and paralympian Mark Arendz were on hand to meet and greet the Canada Day crowd.

 
Nova Scotia’s Classified is joined by New Brunswick’s David Myles to perform their Juno-winning hit “Inner Ninja”.

Nova Scotia’s Classified is joined by New Brunswick’s David Myles to perform their Juno-winning hit “Inner Ninja”.

 

Pictou County, N.S. native George Canyon performing at the P.E.I. 2014 event grounds.

Pictou County, N.S. native George Canyon performing at the P.E.I. 2014 event grounds.

Stephanie Beaumont with Roch Voisine during the Canada Day celebrations for SEA AND BE SCENE TV.

Stephanie Beaumont with Roch Voisine during the Canada Day celebrations for SEA AND BE SCENE TV.

 
Summerside, P.E.I. native and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Heather Moyse co-hosted the concert with N.B.-born award-winning artist Roch Voisine.

Summerside, P.E.I. native and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Heather Moyse co-hosted the concert with N.B.-born award-winning artist Roch Voisine.

All photography by Jennifer Samson

Stephanie Beaumont
About Stephanie Beaumont

Stephanie Beaumont is the president, CEO & creative director of Sea and be Scene, an entertainment-based magazine-style website designed to celebrate the four Atlantic provinces. She’s also the executive producer & host of SEA AND BE SCENE TV broadcasting on Bell Aliant FibreOP’s Community ONE. Visit seaandbescene.com and follow her on Twitter @seaandbescene

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