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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top Events and Festivals in Canada

The top events of Canada are varied and exciting, with everything from highly sophisticated film festivals to cowboy stampedes.  Take a look at Top Events Canada for an overall view and details of the most popular of these events.
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Some of the top events in Canada include the Vancouver Symphony of Fire in which several countries compete for first place each summer in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Other events in British Columbia can be found at Top Events Canada - British Columbia
The Calgary Stampede in Alberta (also known as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth) is very popular .  More details about this and other top events and festivals in Alberta can be found at Top Events Canada - Alberta
The Toronto International Film Festival held in Ontario each September is one of the world’s leading film festivals easily on par with those at Cannes and Sundance.  See more about this and other events and festivals in Ontario at Top Events Ontario.
More events and festivals include the Montreal Jazz Fest held every June and July, and the Montreal Comedy Festival, or, Just for Laughs as it is more commonly known. 

For more about these and other top events and festivals in Canada, visit Top Events Canada at http://www.topeventscanada.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

24 Hours of Light in Whitehorse

One of Canada’s most interesting and fun mountain bike festivals, 24 Hours of Light is held in Whitehorse, Yukon, and is generally known to be one of  Yukon's most original events run by locals who know how to throw a legendary summer solstice party as well.
Because of the prime time the competition takes place, the 24 Hours of Light is known for it’s taking place during 24 consecutive hours of sunlight, and because of that, no lights are allowed. If light conditions deteriorate during the race, the race organizing team will make a decision to stop the race and/or allow riders to use lights on the course.

The cost to take part in the race is $65 per rider and includes swag, random prizes, midnight snack and breakfast.
The categories include solo riders and teams of 2,4 or 8 people. Teams may be male, female or mixed.

For more details visit the Top Events Canada page about the 24 Hours of Light festival at http://www.topeventscanada.com/yukon-top-events-festivals-24-Hours-of-Light.html

Monday, June 6, 2011

Golf on Father's Day in Canada

The rolling fairways and manicured greens of Niagara’s finest golf courses offer the perfect setting for spending time with Dad on Father’s Day.
It is an event celebrated all over the country with major attractions - and what could be more fun than celebrating Father’s Day in one of Niagara Falls main attractions.
Both the Marriott Fallsview and Marriott Gateway are running a special in honour of Father’s Day.

The Marriott Golf Getaway package, in partnership with three of the top golf courses in the area — Legends on the Niagara, Grand Niagara and Thundering Waters — includes:

·         One night Fallsview Room at either the Marriott Fallsview or Marriott Gateway (based on double occupancy)
·         Fallsview Breakfast for two
·         18 holes of golf (1 for each person) and cart at any one of the select courses
·         Marriott Golf Getaway packages start at $129 per person (based on double occupancy); this limited time offer expires June 18.

For more information about other events and festivals in Ontario, visit www.topeventscanada.com/ontario-canada-events-festivals.html or read more about the Marriott special deals at www.niagarafallsmarriott.com/golf 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Banff Summer Arts Festival

Tickets are now available for the ever popular Banff Summer Arts Festival, the annual Banff feature of new performances and exhibitions in music, opera, theatre, dance, visual and literary arts, new media, and film, much of it original work created at the Centre.
Taking place from May to August each year, the Banff Summer Arts Festival has been held at the Banff Centre for more than 67 years. Attracting more than 25,000 people each year, the festival showcases close to 200 events featuring over 1,000 international artists participating in Banff Centre programs.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at (403) 762 6301 or 1 800 413 8368, and at two locations in Banff –  the main box office of the Banff Centre at 107 St. Julien Way, and the downtown ticket outlet at the Old Crag Cabin, in Bison Courtyard at 211a Bear Street.
Click here for more details about the Banff Summer Arts Festival or visit the Banff Summer Arts Festival website at http://www.banffcentre.ca/events/listings/by-category/banff-summer-arts-festival.mvc
photo: Delphine Leroux, Peter J Smida, Maggie Forgeron, Doland Sales, Alexis Fletcher, and Gilbert T Small in Kevin )‘Day’s Face to Face - courtesy The Banff Centre

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

For a sneak look at  what’s going on at the next Edmonton International Street Performers Festival in Alberta - take a look at  the latest newsletter at  that has lots of information about signing up to volunteer for the 2011 festival and the annual general meeting and membership drive.
The facebook page for the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is packed with useful information.

Each year in mid July, Edmonton’s downtown core is transformed into the ultimate play zone as street performers from around the globe gather for ten days of fun and laughter in the annual Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.

A main attraction for over 26 years, the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival was the first of its kind in North America when it began in 1985.
For more information take a look at the Top Events Canada page about the festival at: http://www.topeventscanada.com/alberta-edmonton-international-street-performers-festival.html
The brand new site celebrating the wonderful events and festivals throughout Canada is brought to you by the team who has produced the highly successful Top Events USA at http://www.topeventsUSA.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Summer is almost here and it is only a month to go before the start of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival! 

Contemporary and traditional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries are presented in large tents on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon.
Now in its twenty-seventh summer at the South Saskatchewan River locations, the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan season for 2011 season of Magic and Mirth features the hilarious romantic folly of Love's Labour's Lost, playing in repertory with Shakespeare's touching blend of drama and comedy, The Winter's Tale.
Performances run from July 6th To August 21st with the ticket office opening in a few days on June 9th, 2011.  Look to book on line at www.shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com/tickets/ or call Ticketmaster at (306) 938-7800
Prices vary from $10 to $30.
For more special events and festivals in Saskatchewan please visit the Top Events Canada page dedicated to top events and festivals in Saskatchewan.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer Vancouver Events

There’s lots of fun to be had in Vancouver this summer, with several very popular events.
At the end of June, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival brings some of music’s edge-pushers, mainstayers and international ambassadors to Vancouver. For 10 days, music lovers can enjoy 400 concerts in 40 venues across the city. Each day from noon to the wee hours, jazz of all styles and stripes resonates throughout Vancouver. 
A month later, at the end of July, the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival that started as a courageous and peaceful protest in 1978 has become one of the most spirited and well attended celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride anywhere. Drawing 650,000-plus spectators, the parade begins on Robson Street, travels through the West End, and finishes at the Sunset Beach festival site. Showcasing colourful floats, rainbow-coloured balloons, music, dancers, and a heck of a party, it’s no wonder Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival is one of Vancouver’s can’t-miss summer events. 

The largest off-shore fireworks competition in the world, the Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival (July 30, August 3 and August 6 at 10:00 pm) takes place over three nights in the summer. Lighting up the sky over English Bay and the city’s downtown core, the amazing pyrotechnic show is choreographed to music and showcased free to the public, drawing crowds of more than 1.5 million people annually to the city’s beaches, waterfront parks and restaurants. All performances begin at 10:00 pm.