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Enjoy Whoa Canada! Celebrations at Riverfront Park on July 1st

June 6, 2016

Moncton – Come celebrate Canada Day in downtown Moncton with the largest July 1st festivities in New Brunswick, featuring Alan Frew for the biggest FREE party around! 

Moncton’s Whoa Canada! celebrations will offer more than just live music and fireworks. Throughout the day, a variety of activities are offered at Moncton’s riverfront, including the Kids' PlayZone presented by National Bank.
The Whoa Canada! main stage, located in the Riverfront Parking Lot next to old fire hall on Assomption Boulevard, will light up on July 1st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performers include:
Dominique Dupuis;
George Belliveau et la GB Band; and
Alan Frew of Glass Tiger headlining the evening.

Once the applause has quieted and Alan Frew has left the stage, the crowd’s attention will be directed to the riverfront, for the best view of the Tri-Community Canada Day Fireworks, a presentation of the City of Moncton, the City of Dieppe and the Town of Riverview. 

Whoa Canada! Full Program:

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – O’ Can You Cycle – Wear red and white to show your Canadian pride! Decorated bikes are encouraged! (Riverfront Park)
12 p.m. – Kids’ Bike Parade 
1 p.m. – Family Bike Ride (12 km along Riverfront Trail, heading east towards the Hall’s Creek footbridge)
In partnership with La Bikery, there will be a free bike valet service at the Moncton Market from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for those who will be traveling by bicycle downtown.

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Kids’ Concert at the Riverfront Stage, on the east side of the old fire hall
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Roger Bontemps (English)
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Roland Gauvin et M. Crapaud (French)
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Art Richard (Bilingual) 
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Roger Bontemps (English)
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Roland Gauvin et M. Crapaud (French)
5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Art Richard (Bilingual)

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Kids’ PlayZone featuring bouncy games, face painting, airbrush tattoos, and more (Riverfront Park)
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Vendors offering a variety of foods and other products (Riverfront Park)
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. –– Official Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Riverfront Parking Lot) 
10 p.m. – Canada Day Fireworks (Riverfront Park)

Resurgo Place (20 Mountain Road)
Free outdoor activity from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; explore and discover some of the amazing gems and minerals that are hiding in the ground beneath our feet! See locally cut stones, and watch professional gem cutters doing what they do best. 

Street Closure Details
From 6 a.m. until midnight on Friday, July 1: full closure of Assomption Boulevard from Westmorland Street to Mechanic Street leaving the intersections of Assomption/Westmorland and Mechanic/Assomption open; and closure of the westbound lane of Assomption Boulevard from Mechanic Street to Main Street.

Rain Location
In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Canada Day celebrations (except fireworks) will take place at the Moncton Coliseum Agrena Complex. In case of poor weather conditions, look for event updates on the City of Moncton’s Facebook page.

The City of Moncton would like to thank the Canada Day sponsors including government partner Canadian Heritage, the Kids’ PlayZone presenting sponsor the National Bank, and Atlantic Lottery, Pepsi, and Downtown Moncton Centre-Ville Inc. for their generous support.
For more information call 506-877-7700 or visit moncton.ca/CanadaDay


Nicole Melanson
Communications, City of Moncton
506-383-6214 / Nicole.melanson@moncton.ca