Many thanks to all who joined us to celebrate Canada's 149th birthday!
A very special thank you to all of our sponsors for your valuable contributions in helping Science North make this event a success.
We would also like to especially thank all of the performers, exhibitors, volunteers and supporters of the celebrations who worked hard to create a fantastic day for all to enjoy.
See you in 2017 for Canada's 150th Birthday!
The Giselles are on the move. With an upbeat, fiesta-like atmosphere, the eight-piece group features hits that will get you on the dance floor. Whether you want to Walk the Dinosaur, Do the Mashed Potato or The Time Warp again, you’ll be moving with the infectious rhythms of the last five decades. Featuring Pandora Topp and a thrilling 3-piece horn section, the Giselles delight audiences with their contagious energy and irrepressible joie-de-vivre that will ‘whip the crowd into a frenzy and leave them begging for more at the end’ The Kapuskasing Times, June 2011
KiSS 105.3 Canada Day Band Jam’s 2015 winner Mandala will be performing on the Main Stage from 8:00 to 8:30 pm.
DuffleBag Theatre returns for another fun-filled and hilarious season of interactive storytelling theatre! Since 1992, the “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country. The DuffleBag actors begin the retelling of original adaptations of select fairy tales and Shakespearean classics full of wit and humour. Just when the audience becomes enthralled by the story - a twist is created! Before your very eyes, audience members are asked to come up on stage and join in the action. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages and a truly unique interactive theatrical experience where the dream of living a fairy tale actually does come true!
The ultimate band competition with the best of the best local bands! From 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. see the six semi-finalists play on the main stage at Science North. Judges will select three finalists, who will play between 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. - then YOU choose the winner! The band that gets the loudest applause takes home the grand prize.
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display by David Whysall International Fireworks. The launch of fireworks is dependent on wind and weather and may be cancelled at any time before the show, right up until the last minute. Please listen to KiSS 105.3 FM.
The day also includes games, crafts, face painting, and entertaining activities for visitors of all ages!
CANADA DAY SPECIAL: BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE HALF PRICE
Buy one regular priced admission to Science North's IMAX® Theatre and get the second admission of equal or lesser value for ½ price. Ask the sales clerk for this deal at the beginning of your transaction. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer does not apply to school groups, group or bus tours. Valid Canada Day only.
NOTE: the following activities are offered from 12pm to 5pm
Enjoy an afternoon full of entertaining activities for curious minds of all ages! Please join us and take part in all the fun with games, inflatables, cool science, face painting and more!
Our Bluecoats will be out and about with some special outdoor science demos and activities, including:
|Opening Ceremony –Young ThunderBirds||12 h 15 –
12 h 25
|Cérémonie d’ouverture – Young ThunderBirds|
|National Anthem –Young Sudbury Singers||12 h 25 –
12 h 30
|Exécution de O Canada – Young Sudbury Singers|
|Dufflebag Theatre -(bilingual) Snow White||12 h 45 -
|Dufflebag Theatre (bilingue) Blanche Neige|
|Young Sudbury Singers||1 h 45 –
2 h 00
|Young Sudbury Singers|
|YES Theatre||2 h 05 –
2 h 20
|Dufflebag Theatre (bilingual) The Three Musketeers||2 h 30 –
3 h 15
|Dufflebag Theatre (bilingue)Les trois mousquetaires|
|KiSS 105.3 Canada Day Band Jam semi-finals||3 h 15 –
5 h 00
|Demi-finales du concours musical Band Jam de la fête du Canada de KiSS 105.3|
|BREAK||5 h 00 -
7 h 00
|KiSS 105.3 Canada Day Band Jam finals||7 h 00 - 8 h 00||Finales du concours musical Band Jam de la fête du Canada de KiSS 105.3|
|Mandala||8 h 00 -
8 h 30
|8:30 pm -
|Pandora Topp & Les Giselles||8 h 30 -
10 h 15
|Pandora Topp & Les Giselles|
|10:15pm||Fireworks Show (wind and weather dependent)||10 h 15||Feux d’artifice (en function des conditions météorologiques)
There will be no alcoholic beverages sold on the Science North site during Canada Day. The entire site is designated as alcohol-free in recognition of this family event. Alcohol is NOT permitted on-site. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event.
Paid parking ($5) at Science North is extremely limited. On-site parking is limited and is provided on a first-arrival basis. Once the lot is full, it will be closed. Patrons taking part in the Canada Day Family Celebrations at Science North are encouraged to take the Canada Day Greater Sudbury Transit shuttle service. Additional parking is available at the corner of Paris and York Streets and Southridge Mall. The public is reminded not to park in prohibited areas, boulevards, sidewalks, or obstruct driveways and lanes. Any vehicle found in contravention of these bylaws will be ticketed and/or towed. The shuttle service is recommended.
Canada Day Celebration shuttle service will be provided by Greater Sudbury Transit on Friday, July 1 2016. Shuttle buses will depart from the downtown Transit Terminal and from the Southridge Mall every 30 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. to bring passengers to Science North. Return trips begin immediately after the fireworks. Fare is $1.00 per person. Connecting service to other parts of the city will depart from the downtown Transit Terminal only. For more information, please contact Greater Sudbury Transit at (705) 675-3333.
The Marine unit will be patrolling the waters of Ramsey Lake to ensure that operators are driving responsibly and without alcohol. Once the fireworks begin at 10:15–10:30 p.m., the public is being asked to stay away from the barge at all times.
There is no swimming at the Science North beach. This beach is unsupervised and is not maintained for public swimming. In addition, Science North is currently rehabilitating the shoreline to feature a natural marsh habitat that would be damaged by swimming. If you would like to swim, follow the boardwalk to the main beach of Bell Park - a 20 minute walk from Science North.
Lost children will be brought to the Science North Main Information Tent located on the Marketplace in front of the small snowflake building (the building housing Elements Food Court) and will remain there until they are reunited with their parents/guardians. Police will be made aware of any lost children.
Outdoor Canada Day activities and the fireworks are weather dependent. Please note that the Canada Day Fireworks may be postponed due to wind or weather right up until launch time at approximately 10:15 p.m.