Virtual Canada fireworks countdown to be led by Canadian astronaut Hadfield

Canada Day fireworks are going virtual this year

It will be a Canada Day unlike others in recent memory, but it will be a Canada Day nonetheless.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Canada Day festivities have been reworked in communities across the country. The fireworks will still go off, but not at the usual location on the waterfront. Rather, the display will be a virtual one that can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of one’s own home.
Download the free Snapd HUB app​ on your mobile device and tune in for a spectacular fireworks display with countdown led by Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, at 9:30 p.m. on Canada Day.
People can watch scheduled virtual programming on the City’s social media channels, and interact with other Barrie residents on its Canada Day Engagement Hub. Activities include Canadian-themed quick polls and sharing of what makes you proud to be Canadian.
Programming includes:
• Family fun at 10 a.m.
• National Daytime Show: Canada Day Across the Country at 1 p.m.
• Canada Day Campfire Sessions at 4 p.m.
Jason McCoy and The Washboard Union will be headlining the Campfire Fire Session, and will be joined by a number of other talented artists. The full entertainment and activity lineup is posted to www.barrie.ca/CanadaDay
• Oh Canada at 7 p.m.
• National Evening Show: Canada Day Together at 8 p.m.
• Virtual Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
In addition to the scheduled virtual programming, residents can check out the City’s Canada Day engagement hub to get in the spirit leading up to the big day. Take Canadian-themed quick polls, check out Canada Day themed activities you can do from home, and share what makes you proud to be Canadian.
Residents are encouraged to post photos and videos of how they’re celebrating on social media using #CanadaDayInBarrie and #OhCanada. The City’s virtual Canada Day celebration is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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