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St. John's hosting Canada 150 party

["Signal Hill, St. John's. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram"]
["Signal Hill, St. John's. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram"]

On July 1, the City of St. John's will be celebrating Canada 150 with free events throughout the city

The day will start off early with a sunrise event and “wake up the nation” breakfast at Signal Hill followed by a afternoon and evening of celebrations  at Quidi Vidi Lake.

Family fun day featuring live entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. at King George V Park.

A concert featuring The Sheepdogs, The Novaks and Mallory Johnson begins

at 6 p.m. at the Dominion Memorial Market parking lot on Lake Avenue.

The day will wrap up with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

“On behalf of city council, I encourage all residents and visitors to join us throughout the day as we celebrate our Canadian pride together, Mayor Dennis O'Keefe said in a news release.

The City of St. John’s received $250,000 through the federal Canada 150 Fund.

“On July 1, we will be the first to welcome in Canada Day across the country. I invite everyone to join in with your families and friends to celebrate our great country together,” said Seamus O’Regan, St. John's South MP.

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