Canada Day on Robson Street
June 21, 2010
Celebrate Canada's 143rd Birthday on Robson!
The 2010 Canada Day festivities will take place on Thursday, July 1st from 12 noon to 6pm. This year we will feature live music performances at the 800 block of Bute between Robson and the lane-way just south of Robson Street.
Soulstream, a local 10-piece, soul, funk and jazz band will headline the event from 4pm to 6pm and Kutapira, Vancouver’s unique, 5-piece marimba and percussion ensemble will be on stage from noon to 2pm. We will also feature numerous street performers and other activities, like face-painting, on Robson Street between Burrard and Jervis Street. Volunteers will hand out balloons and Canadian flags, pins and tattoos.
Also, Virgin Radio will be broadcasting live from the street from noon to 4pm, so be sure to look for them and keep your radios tuned to 95.3FM throughout the day.
This Canada Day, we will also include our biggest prize draw to date: a 64GB iPad! As well, this year we will be giving away RSBA merchants’ gift certificates live on air, but you have to be on the street to win. So tell everyone you know to come down to Robson Street on Canada Day to revive that unforgettable Canadian spirit that we all saw during the Winter Olympics! We look forward to celebrating Canada Day with you!
Traffic Notice: On Canada Day, Bute Street, (south of Robson), will be closed to all traffic from 7am to 8pm.