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City of Calgary offering virtual Canada Day concert

Last Updated Jun 15, 2020 at 5:18 pm MDT

View of Canada Day symbol and Studio Bell building (CREDIT: City of Calgary)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The City of Calgary is changing this year’s Canada Day celebrations by premiering a virtual concert which will feature country music singer Paul Brandt along with many other local musicians.

“This line-up of Calgary musical talent is outstanding, and I couldn’t be more excited to listen and watch them on Canada Day,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Although this year’s celebrations will be different, we are still going to listen to great music, we can decorate our homes or yards with red and white, maybe have your own pancake breakfast with your family. Even though we will be at home, we can still celebrate together as a city and country.”

The concert was filmed at Studio Bell and will air on the City of Calgary’s YouTube and Facebook pages at 5 p.m. on Canada Day.

In addition to the concert, Calgary was chosen to be apart of a one-hour long Canada Day show set to air on CBC and Canadian Heritage social media platforms.

Everyone who is celebrating at home is encouraged to dress in white and red, decorate your home by putting up Christmas lights or outdoor lights, and making sure they are on at by 10 p.m. This is so you can join the Calgary Tower by lighting up the city.

You can also decorate your yard by putting up a Canadian flag.

If you would like to share your at-home celebrations with the city, just use #OCanadaYYC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.

The city will not be putting on any outdoor Canada Day celebrations such as live fireworks or any activates because of the COVID-19 pandemic.