Canada Day on Parliament Hill to be an eclectic mix of music, entertainment
Ottawa: The annual Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill will include performances ranging from country to reggae to northern throat singing. The national birthday celebration, which sees hundreds of thousands of people filling the lawns in the shadow of the Peace Tower, will also feature flypasts by CF-18 jets, aerobatics by the Snowbirds and an aerial parade of vintage aircraft to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Musical performers include the reggae fusion band Magic!, Quebec singer-songwriter Marc Dupre, country singer Gord Bamford and Jonas and the Massive Attraction. The Iqaluit band The Jerry Cans will bring their own mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae. Teen pop singers Cassidy Mann and Francesco Yates are also on the program. The Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts, a Calgary high school marching band, will step out in the afternoon.