Emerging from Saint John, as the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010, successful arts awards known as the Originals were developed to celebrate our sesquicentennial. The unveiling of the art piece “Gray Jay” created by artist Phil Savage will be presented at the public art walking tour.
Chalkmaster Dave, the Yoda of Chalk will begin creating over 150 images in our city to be completed over the course of 16 days. Chalkmaster Dave is a Toronto artist who has traveled the world sharing his incredible talents in a unique medium.
In the 15 days leading up to Canada Day, June 16th –July 1st Saint John will not only celebrate Canada 150, but will celebrate the longevity and growth as Canada’s first incorporated city! From live entertainment to the annual Poutinerie Challenge, to world-renowned artists in residence to the famous Fireworks Finale Saint John continues to embody the true spirit of what it means to be Canadian by offering a multitude of FREE events, welcoming all walks of life to our annual celebrations for over a decade! As Canada’s first incorporated city, we delight in providing a celebration of a magnitude worthy of this country.
For more information please visit sjcanadaday.ca.
Live performances by Jasmine, InterAction School of Performing Arts, Rondos Dance Theatre and more at 3pm – followed by cheque presentation of Grant Cheques and the unveiling of Phil Savage’s Gray Jays. The Saint John Community Arts Board will sound the first work whistle of the summer at 5pm with the live entertainment continuing and light refreshments for all who attend.