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Old 06-01-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default CANADA 150 events in OTTAWA with Gordon!

Along with our own royalty, Gordon Lightfoot who will perform, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be in attendance!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...2017-1.4141055
Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot and the biggest fireworks display in Canada Day history are among the attractions for the country's 150th birthday celebrations in Ottawa.

Canada 150 weekend in Ottawa will be the biggest the country has ever seen, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said in a news conference on Thursday in Ottawa.

The festivities will happen in three main locations during the weekend of June 30 to July 2: Parliament Hill, Major's Hill Park and the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.

Some of the headlining artists coming to Parliament Hill on Canada Day include:

Walk Off The Earth.
Serena Ryder.
Dean Brody.
Alessia Cara.
Gordon Lightfoot.
Cirque du Soleil.
all performers - see link.
20-minute fireworks show

In addition to the music that will fill the capital region, the fireworks display is growing larger as well.

"The fireworks show will last 20 minutes, so it will be a long show and a beautiful show," Joly said. "The [Canadian Museum of History] is really going to be the best spot to watch."

She added that the annual fireworks display will be triple the usual size.

More than 15,000 fireworks will be launched from five different locations surrounding the downtown core, providing a 360-degree view of the illuminated sky.

"This is a once in a lifetime, a really great opportunity," she said.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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I hope you can watch the festivities on Parliament Hill in Ottawa tonight;- ways to do so are listed a below: Canada Day evening specials
Buffy Sainte-Marie is just one of Canada's favourite musicians and performers who will be part of Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast (Matt Barnes)
Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast (9 p.m.-midnight ET): hosted by Rick Mercer from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, this three-hour special will feature performances from every province and territory from some of Canada's favourite musicians and performers, including: Alessia Cara, Gordon Lightfoot, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Kinnie Star, Kelly Bado, Arkells, Delhi 2 Dublin, Jonny Harris, Brett Kissel, Bruce Cockburn, Whitehorse with Faouzia, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Trade-Offs, Stéphanie Bédard, Rémi Chassé, DJ Champion, Marie-Christine Dépestre, Gardy Fury, Alex McMahon, Coeur de pirate, Jonathan Torrens and Mary Walsh. The broadcast will culminate with the fireworks display above Parliament Hill. Tune in on:
CBC-TV
cbc.ca/2017, Canada 2017 Facebook page, CBC YouTube channel, the CBC TV app (iOS, Android), CBC Music app (iOS, Android) and CBC Music Apple TV app
CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 (n.b.: 9 p.m. local time/10 p.m. AT)
​Ottawa Live Stream: Time for Canada (8:30-11:30 p.m. ET): This live stream will carry all the celebrations from the Canada Day show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, including performances by Alessia Cara, Gordon Lightfoot and more, and concluding with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display. Catch the show at: cbc.ca/2017
cbc.ca/2017
Parliament Hill fireworks show (11-11:20 p.m. ET): By popular demand, a dedicated live stream of the spectacular Canada Day 150 fireworks show over Parliament Hill. Catch the show at:
cbc.ca/2017, Canada 2017 Facebook page and CBC YouTube channel
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:23 AM   #3
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wow - a lot of fireworks pollution - that's a week's worth at Disney

i was hoping for Trilogy - the full version to make up for Grey Cup rendition

Ahead by a century singalong, sure, i guess

why not make Sens fans sing Barilko, heh


Gord and the guys looked and sounded good - red velvet thing

John A would drink to that.. or anything

cheers, 150
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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Gordon performed in Ottawa at the big party on Parliament Hill, singing IYCRMM with Rick and Carter.. 50 years after his first appearance there when Canada was 100..then at 125.. The PM said see you in 50 years Gordon at end of clip!..
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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Audio feedback throughout which nobody could correct. 3 piece band. Too hard to pinpoint? Lol

White Hourse started and deadmau5 pretty much closed. Animal name acts rule. Heh

Piano on Carefree was my highlight. Lol

None of the 3 song choices are thematic. But very recognizable to the masses. So many to choose from that could have.... nous vivon ensemble

Gord and Rick are a heck of a duo.

Happy upcoming 4th to USA friends
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:04 PM   #6
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Wow you guys endured the rain. Troopers. Some of my family too. Impressive.
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:48 PM   #7
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I never went.. watched on tv..lol... here's the show.. Gord's tribute and IYCRMM at 1:44 (use the slider)
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:36 PM   #8
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Audio feedback throughout which nobody could correct. 3 piece band. Too hard to pinpoint? Lol
Oy, that was aggravating. You wonder if the source was something offstage, like another one of the acts going on or coming off. Otherwise, there weren't even mics on the guitars, where could the feedback come from?
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:07 PM   #9
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:43 PM   #10
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At the Canada Day concert at Parliament Hill, before Gord performed If You Could Read My Mind, three female singers did a brief tribute, singing Carefree Highway and Sundown. One of the ladies sang much of Sundown in French. Most impressive! She had long blonde hair and wore glasses.

Does anyone know her name?

Thanks,

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Old 07-17-2017, 12:08 PM   #11
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Marie-Mai -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Mai

http://mariemai.com

www.youtube.com/user/mariemaimusique

video in previous post has them at 1:44
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:56 PM   #12
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I would put the banjo gal as having the richest vocal, then Serena... i think the obvious choices were to have them sing Nous Vivons Ensemble with French spec gal featured... then CRT, of course... anyone who hasn't seen Gord sing IYCRMM in the past several TV performances or over the past 50 years, is the type who aint gonna make it past Gord intensively focusing on, and adjusting his mic ...pretty cool stuff, Brian
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:27 PM   #13
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oh, banjo gal aka Lisa LeBlanc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjoBd8CLfUU
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:07 PM   #14
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Pretty cool stuff indeed! I would loved to have listened to those three ladies do a whole set of Lightfoot tunes.

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Old 07-21-2017, 05:22 AM   #15
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To paraphrase "Salute," I've got a whole lot of catching up to do!"

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