News Releases Home
The original item was published from 6/14/2021 3:52:15 PM to 6/14/2021 4:15:26 PM.

News Releases

Banff's Latest News

Posted on: June 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Banff joins national broadcast for Canada Day

Canada Day News

There is no better place to celebrate than in Canada's first national park. The views are wonderful and the wide-open spaces and pristine mountain air provide an exhilarating and healthy break. However, for many people, travel is not possible during the pandemic, so Banff wants to come to Canadians.

Banff will join a national broadcast and online celebration to help Canadians come together, and enjoy the sights from Banff National Park, with a performance by 2021 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jann Arden.

“We are thrilled to have Jann Arden perform in this special place. The area we now call Banff has been a meeting place for Canada’s First Peoples for 10,000 years. This has also become a symbol of Canada for so many Canadians, and an iconic destination for people from around the world,” said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen. “It is fitting that Banff is participating in the national broadcast celebrating artists being able to perform again and provide the inspiration and enjoyment we so desperately need.” 

Canadian Heritage will unveil the full day’s programming in late June. But Canadians will be able to watch the Lights On Canada Day performance on CBC Television and Canadian Heritage’s YouTube channel starting at 8 p.m. local time 

“Across the country, artists, arts and culture workers and organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic. Nevertheless, communities such as Banff continue to support creators and celebrate Canada’s diversity,” said The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “Canadian Heritage is pleased to collaborate with these communities on Canada Day to showcase talented performing artists and entertainment industry artisans from coast to coast to coast.”

On July 1, the two-hour program will spotlight those whose job it is to bring beauty to our lives and make our culture shine. Lights on Canada Day will showcase artists and artisans in the entertainment industry across the country with performances in Ottawa, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Yukon, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and the Northwest Territories. Alberta will be represented by Banff!

Due to COVID restrictions, Jann Arden’s performance in Banff will not involve audience members and the performance will be available exclusively on the CBC TV broadcast and the Canadian Heritage YouTube channel, for behind the scenes interviews.

More information on the National event: Canada Day 2021
More information on Canada Day in Banff:
More information about Jann Arden

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Banff's Latest News

Landfill Survey

Garbage and Recycling Survey

Posted on: July 27, 2021
Fire Ban Icon

Fire Ban issued for Town of Banff

Posted on: July 20, 2021
Fire Chief and Evac Guide news

Evacuation Guide

Posted on: July 8, 2021
parking station news

Pay Parking Now in Effect

Posted on: July 5, 2021
Downtown Masks news

Mask Bylaw Recinded

Posted on: June 30, 2021
Taxes 2021 News

2021 Property Taxes

Posted on: July 8, 2021
Solar Panels on Home

Solar PV Rebate

Posted on: June 21, 2021
Mountains of Jobs News

Work in Banff

Posted on: June 21, 2021
Muskrat Street news

Resident Parking Permit

Posted on: May 26, 2021
Unwanted Item news

Free Unwanted Item Pickup

Posted on: September 8, 2020
Train Station Lot Sign News

Train Station Lot Open

Posted on: March 26, 2021
Dishwasher News

Environmental Rebates

Posted on: February 3, 2021
2021 Election Logo

Municipal Election

Posted on: January 26, 2021
The Aster

The Aster - Registration of Interest

Posted on: December 29, 2020