Groupe Lounsbury Group presents:
Moncton's Whoa Canada! Celebrations
July 1, 2013
Downtown Moncton: Main Street and Riverfront Park
Come celebrate Canada Day in Downtown Moncton where Colin James will headline the biggest FREE party around. Moncton’s Whoa Canada! celebrations will offer more than just live music and fireworks. Throughout the day, Moncton’s downtown will be host to a variety of activities to be enjoyed by all.
10 a.m -- Canada Day Bike Ride presented by the City’s Parks and Leisure Department (Riverfront Park – meet at Millenium Garden behind Moncton Press Club)
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Kids' Entertainment with Art Richard and Shelley Bean
- 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. -- Shelley Bean
- 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. -- Art Richard
- 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. -- Shelley Bean
- 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. -- Art Richard
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- Kids’ PlayZone featuring bouncy games, facepainting, airbrush tattoos, and more (Riverfront Park)
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Vendors offering a variety of food products (Riverfront Park)
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Vendors offering a variety of food products (City Hall Plaza)
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Main Street)
- Monique Poirier
- Tim Chaisson
- La Bottine Souriante
- Colin James
10 p.m. -- Canada Day Fireworks (Riverfront Park)
Canada Day Concert Performers
Canadian music legend Colin James will headline Whoa Canada! and bring his brand of rock/blues to Moncton for Canada Day and will cap off a great day of festivities in the heart of our downtown. The Regina, Saskatchewan native and six-time Juno Award winner has had many chart topping hits during his successful 25 year career, including Voodoo Thing, Into the Mystic, Just Came Back, Keep On Loving Me Baby and his latest hit I Need You Bad.
Also performing on Canada Day will be three-time Juno Award winners La Bottine Souriante. Formed over 35 years ago and now composed of 10 musicians, the Quebec folk band will bring their style of traditional music to downtown Moncton and attract the audience with their playful and friendly spirit.
Considered the pride of PEI, performer/songwriter Tim Chaisson began garnering national attention with his 2009 album Broken Hearted Beat. His latest album The Other Side earned him four ECMA nominations, including a win for Roots/Traditional Solo Artist of the Year. He’s been touring extensively in support of his latest record, including stops at the South-by-Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, along with dates in Australia.
Originally from Notre-Dame, Monique Poirier has been performing music for over 15 years. Better recognized as a member of Les Muses, Poirier has pursued a solo career since 2010 and released her first solo album Parler de paradis in 2012. She has also earned three prix Éloizes for her contributions with Les Muses, as well as the Ode à l’Acadie concerts.
Street Closure Details
The following street closure was approved by Moncton City Council, to allow the Canada Day celebrations to take place:
Part 1: Closure of Main St from Mechanic to Downing leaving Main/Mechanic and Main/Sommet open, from Sunday, June 30 at 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 to allow delivery of the stage.
Part 2: Extend Main St closure from Mechanic up to Sommet leaving Main/Sommet open, and close Botsford St from Main to Queen leaving Botsford/Queen open, from Monday, July 1 at 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 for event set-up.
Part 3: Extend closure of Main St from Mechanic up to Alma leaving Main/Mechanic and Main/Alma open from Monday, July 1 at 4 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 for the safety of event-goers during the concert.
La Bikery Cooperative will be offering a free bike valet service from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for those who will be traveling by bicycle to join the downtown festivities. La Bikery is located at 120 Assomption Boulevard.
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 the event of difficult weather conditions, check the City of Moncton's Facebook page for updates on July 1st.