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Canada Day Long Weekend Kick Off

June 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Canada Day Long weekend begins with a celebration of immense proportion!!

Three nights of non-stop music from the best Canadian artists will take over the Market Square Boardwalk stage.

Wayne Long will be pulling the official 5pm work whistle announcing to those near and far that the weekend is here! This newly refurbished space will celebrate what we consider to be the tenets of the next 150: sustainable, cultural, and accessible.  As is the gold standard of our mandate, the festivities are FREE of charge, open to the public, and featured on our outdoor waterfront stage.

Tonight’s Featured Performer:

West Coast Swing Splash – Brad Willis and Laura Cancela tour North America to enjoy, learn, and excel as competitive dancers. Brad is a native of Saint John, NB and Laura is from Oliver,  BC. They started dancing Salsa in Victoria, BC before discovering the most social dance style for todays’ popular music, West Coast Swing.  Since starting their competitive journey in 2014, between them they have earned over 50 podium placements.  For the last two years they have focused on helping communities such as Halifax, Moncton, and Charlottetown discover West Coast Swing through workshops, intensives, and local dances.  They love sharing their passion for West Coast Swing in an environment that is positive, enjoyable and rewarding.  They are in Saint John to make a splash, welcoming all to join them to experience West Coast Swing.