The Forks and Canada Life have teamed up to celebrate Canada Day in a way they had never imagined – virtually.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to physically be distant from one another which means large groups can’t gather, Canada Day can’t look like it normally does. There will be no live shows and no onsite fireworks this year.
The one-hour variety show, to be streamed on multiple platforms, features messages of hope and some of Manitoba’s best and most diverse talents in the areas of music, comedy, dance, art, skateboarding, spoken word, DJs and much more. It even features a brand-new fireworks show, created and filmed in a secret locatoin, by award winning Archangel Fireworks and featuring a performance by Faouzia.
Highlights of the show include Taylor Janzen with a WSO cellist, performing in an empty CN Field where she was slated to perform with the entire WSO on July 1 as well as a rendition of Oh Canada captured in a canoe on the Assiniboine River.
One of the most moving performances is all about connection, community and hope. A wonderful collaboration of many Manitoba artists that will offer a message of unity and hope. More details on this will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Forks acknowledges the partnership and support of Canadian Heritage, along with presenting sponsor Canada Life and supportig sponsor Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, as this project would not have been possible without them.
WHEN & WHERE
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: multiple locations
Venue & Address: Youtube and Facebook