POLITICS

Canada Day on Parliament Hill: Need to know

07/01/2013 11:48 EDT | Updated 08/31/2013 05:12 EDT
There is a daylong schedule of events on Parliament Hill for Canada Day on Monday.

The country's 146th birthday celebration runs from 9 a.m. ET all the way up to the fireworks show at 10 p.m. ET.

RELATED

- What's open on Canada Day in Ottawa, Gatineau

- Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa communities

- Learn more about CBC's Canada Day coverage

SCHEDULE

9 a.m. | Changing of the Guard (East Lawn).

9:35 a.m. | Flag-raising ceremony (East Lawn) featuring Trent Severn trio singing the national anthem.

10 a.m. | Carillon concert by Dominion Carilloneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady.

12 p.m. | Canada Day noon show hosted by Hélène Campbell (Ottawa) and Measha Brueggergosman (N.B.).

Featuring musical performances broadcasted live on CBC, CBC.ca, CBC News Network, Radio-Canada, Radio-Canada.ca and RDI:

- Carly Rae Jepsen (B.C.).

- Marie-Mai (Que.).

- Metric (Ont.).

- Terri Clark (Alta.).

- Karim Ouellet (Que.).

- Jennifer Gillis (B.C.).

- Measha Brueggergosman (N.B.).

- Special performance by Cmdr. Chris Hadfield (Ont.).

2 p.m. | Rhythms in Colour, performances by:

- Remesha Drums, a Burundi percussion ensemble.

- Afrika Woza, gumboot percussive music and dance of West Africa.

- Jaan Punjab Di, Ottawa’s Bhangra Team.

- First Nations singers and dancers.

- Wings of Wind, whimsical characters on stilts.

7:30 p.m. | Canada Day evening show hosted by Anne-Marie Withenshaw (Que.).

Featuring musical performances broadcasted live on CBC Radio 2, CBC.ca and Radio Canada.ca:

- Metric (Ont.).

- Carly Rae Jepsen (B.C.).

- Sylvain Cossette (Que.).

- Terri Clark (Alta.).

- Radio Radio (N.S.).

- Lucie Idlout (Nunavut).

- Karim Ouellet (Que.).

- DJ Abeille (Que.).

- Special performance by Cmdr. Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson.

A one-hour edition of the evening show can be seen on CBC and Radio-Canada.

10 p.m. | Canada Day Fireworks show, including 1,177 fireworks items, 1,133 aerial shells — 74 of the largest shells allowed in Canada — and 44 multi-shot items, for a total of 2,354 projectiles.

The best views of the fireworks are from Jacques-Cartier Park and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, as well as Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, plus Victoria Island and along the Ottawa River.

Take our poll!