Canada Day Weekend

Location: Blue Mountain Village 
Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019 - Monday, 1 July 2019


A Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, live music all weekend, headlining band The Carpet Frogs, guided hiking, family activities, and FIREWORKS!



 
HEADLINER: The Carpet Frogs 
Monday, July 1 at 8:30pm

The Carpet Frogs is Canada’s fan favourite Rock Cover Band. When they’re not playing with Randy Bachman or Burton Cummings, they’re rocking audiences all over at parties and festivals. Enjoy their concert at 8:30pm followed by fireworks over the Mountain! 
Giant Games
Saturday, June 29 from 1-4pm

Gather the family and find a variety of giant games at the Water Street Bandstand. Take your pick from jenga, connect four, a ball maze, and the bean bag toss!
Interactive Groove Dancing
Saturday at 3pm, Monday at 5pm
 

Tyler Boyle is an event's host, artist and entertainer based out of the Collingwood area. He is a dancer, host/emcee, entertainer & edutainer, hype-guy, speaker, teacher and visual artist. For the past 6 years Tyler has been working with various municipalities, schools, cultural festivals, Blue Mountain Village Association, The Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation enlivening their events with his interactive groove dance experiences. Learn a new dance move or two by grooving with Tyler!

Live Music with Ian Raeburn
Saturday, June 29 from 5-7pm

Ian Raeburn is an emerging singer-songwriter hailing from the Collingwood area. He has made his mark locally with his hit song “Georgian Bay”, which has been featured on local radio stations and on CBC Radio. He released his self-titled EP in December 2016, and he continues to write music and gig around Southern Ontario. His music is a blend of Folk and Canadiana, drawing comparisons to the legendary Gordon Lightfoot.
Live Music with Mike Charette
Saturday, June 29 from 7-9pm

Mike Charette is a singer-songwriter from Azilda, Ontario, Canada. At a very young age, Mike had a passion for writing with a keen attachment to music. One Christmas morning, a gift in the form of a six string guitar opened his eyes and cleared his mind. He would sit in his room and focus for hours on end teaching himself how to play. Music became his life, his escape, and he quickly discovered a hidden instrument within himself, his voice. With a wide range and a distinct vocal tone, Mike would quickly realize he could express himself to the world through his music.
Drumming, Singing, & Dancing by Little Creek Singers
Sunday, June 30 at 1pm

Little Creek was formed in the summer of 2012 to spread the knowledge of pow wow songs, drumming and dancing. This is a unique opportunity to share in the beautiful pow wow culture.
Cooking Demonstration with Chef Zach Keeshig
Sunday, June 30 at 3pm

Learn a traditionally prepared dish made from locally sourced and foraged ingredients from Celebrity Chef and Presenter, Zach Keeshig. He'll be preparing a Fire Roasted Fish with a tarragon emulsion sauce garnished with wild foraged herbs.
Indigenous Craft Station
Sunday, June 30 from 1-4pm 

Make your own medicine pouch, medicine wheel, or bracelet and learn about Sacred Medicines of the Anishinaabe people. By donation.
Live Music with Bernadette Connors Band
Sunday, June 30 from 7-9pm

Bernadette is a singer/songwriter, performer, and vocal coach from Keswick. Ontario. She's been performing and sharing music for her entire life with her mom, dad, and three older brothers. Bernadette released her first album back in 2009 titled Rocky Road. In 2011, she released her second album titled Harder To Satisfy comprised of songs she wrote between the ages of 20-22. Bernadette continues to write, record, and perform new music, so be sure to stay tuned for new music releases in the future.
Live Music and Anthem with Martina Ortiz-Luis
Monday, July 1 at 1pm
 

Martina Ortiz-Luis is currently the full time anthem singer for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs. It's the first time in Leafs history that this honour has been bestowed on someone, and Martina has been wowing crowds at the Air Canada Centre and fans across Canada and the US during games on TV. She has also been fortunate to receive great reviews in major media outlets including the Toronto Star, Leafs SB Nation, The Toronto Sun, NBC Sports, CTV, City TV, and CBC Television to name a few.‚Äč At the same time Martina has been writing and is in the studio working with Multi-Platinum producer Rob Wells on new original songs. 

Magic Show with Sawyer Bullock 
Monday, July 1 at 3pm
 
Sawyer Bullock is an award winning illusionist, mentalist, and speaker. Sawyer has performed across Canada, in Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic, and on his own television show. His unique and contemporary blend of wit, sleight of hand, psychology and showmanship is in serious demand for audiences seeking a high caliber experience wonder, myster, and fun. 
Live Music with Drew Wright
Monday, July 1 from 6-8pm

Born into a musical family, Drew was influenced at an early age to embrace and pursue the art form. In 2008 Drew auditioned and took part in the reality TV program Canadian Idol. He finished third in the competition and spent the remainder of the year touring the country with the first and second place finishers. After the tour, Drew decided against pursuing a solo career, but rather sought out the camaraderie of writing and playing with other like-minded musicians. Currently, Drew can be seen playing solo and duo acoustic gigs at local venues in his home town, and captivating audiences in neighboring cities in his three-piece rock cover band, Vaudevillain.
 
Fireworks!
Monday, July 1 at 10:15pm

Celebrate Canada's birthday with a Fireworks display over the mountain (weather permitting)! Keep an eye on the @BlueMtnVillage Twitter page for updates!