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Marina Park activities for Canada Day

By Adam Riley Jun 29, 2023 | 3:40 PM

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Marina Park will be the place to be if you’re looking for something to do on Canada Day this weekend.

The day will begin with a special Sunrise Ceremony and lighting of a sacred fire near the Thai Chi Park at dawn.

Starting at 3:00 p.m. two stages of entertainment will be let loose upon audiences with music and dance.

On the main stage:

  • 3 pm- Orville Councillor
  • 4 pm – Miranda Currie
  • 5 pm – Opening remarks
  • 6 pm – The JB Band
  • 7 pm – Tennyson King
  • 8 pm – Tim Albertson

Meanwhile the second stage has plenty of dance and some comedy:

  • 3 pm – Thunder Bay World Dance Collective
  • 3:30 pm – Lei Hua Chinese Music and Dance Group
  • 4:15 pm – Thai Healing Centre Dance Troop
  • 4:45 pm – Break for opening remarks on Main Stage
  • 6 pm – World Cultural Dance
  • 6:40 pm – Italian Touch Latin Dance
  • 7:15 pm – Arabella Middle Eastern Dance Academy
  • 8 pm – Cambrian Players Improv Troupe

Over in the Festival area attendees can find food vendors, artisans, outdoor games and activities and a bubble station.

In addition to the Sunrise Ceremony and sacred fire, the Thai Chi Park will also host an educational display from the Nishnawbi Aski Nation.

Cinema 5 Skate Park will have lessons and equipment available for youth who want to try out the waterfront skate park.

Lots will be happening at the splash pad including face painting and balloon animals from the Thunder Bay Clown Club.

Crafts and cookie painting (while supplies last) will be available in the Baggage Building and in the green lawn area there will be plenty of activities including displays from the Canadian Army and a Confederation College’s Lets Talk Science.

Free parking will be available beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. in the Waterfront Parkade.

Attendees are reminded there are no personal fireworks, alcohol, smoking or vaping permitted at Marina Park.


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