Celebrations for Canada’s 157th birthday party in Victoria will feature a headlining set by Metchosin blues-rocker Jesse Roper along with family festivities, multi-cultural programming, food trucks and a street market filled with local artisans.
The event, set for Ship Point, will also feature musical performances by Vancouver’s Garret T. Willie, Montréal’s Joyce N’sana, and Victoria’s Capital City Syncopators, among others.
The full schedule of festivities, announced Tuesday, will also include a performance by the Lekwungen Traditional Dancers, the Victoria Children’s Choir and the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club Chinese Lion Dancers.
The Veselka Ukrainian Dancers and the Kalyna Ukrainian Choir will also perform as part of a tribute to Ukraine.
“We’re so excited to be working with [sponsor] Central Walk to host an event that will honour the Lekwungen people, their lands and culture and offer a fun, family-friendly and inclusive event that reflects the diversity of our community and our country,” Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said in a statement.
Family festivities will run from noon until dusk. The event will come to a close at 10:20 p.m. with a fireworks display following Roper’s set.
For more information, visit canadadayvictoria.ca.