Canada Day: Generations, presented by SmirnoffFriday, June 29 to Monday, July 2 - ONLY at Harbourfront Centre (Complete event listings, dates and times to follow at bottom of this release) TORONTO, June 13, 2007 – Harbourfront Centre celebrates Canada Day: Generations, presented by Smirnoff. Canada’s rich and diverse cultures vibrantly demonstrate the passage of tradition from one generation to the next.Canada Day: Generations kicks off the summer long series of festivals, World Routes 2007 presented by RBC. Each weekend from June through September, Harbourfront Centre will showcase top Canadian and International artists and performances comprising all of the creative disciplines including music, dance, theatre, visual arts, readings and film. Harbourfront Centre’s unparalleled 10-acre waterfront site is prized for its fun and educational family activities at multiple venues, as well as the ethnic diversity of the International Marketplace and World Café. Rotating shops are nestled along an expanded boardwalk, enabling visitors to explore and access each weekend's cultural theme through the purchase of unique items and food. All World Routes 2007 summer festivals are FREE admission. Canada Day: Generations, presented by Smirnoff, begins Friday, June 29, and runs to Monday, July 2. All events are FREE to attend unless otherwise indicated. Highlights include incredible Métis visual art and music, the Canadian independent cinema showcase titled Generations: True Patriot Love, a live swearing-in ceremony for a brand new generation of Canadian citizens, Inside The Musician’s Studio with the ever beguiling Emily Haines plus majestic live music from Do Make Say Think and Final Fantasy. Harbourfront Centre is easily the place to be for Canada Day!Canada Day: Generations, presented by Smirnoff – HOT TICKET CONCERT:Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with opening act Daniel Nebiat - Canadian Premiere!Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre and Music AfricaFriday, June 29 - 8:00 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert StageIn commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of the legendary Fela Kuti’s passing, Harbourfront Centre brings you the Toronto Debut of his son Seun Kuti, backed by his father’s original band Egypt 80. Eritrean krar (African stringed instrument) virtuoso Daniel Nebiat opens. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of performance.All concerts rain or shine. Limited seating. Fully licensed venue.For information on all Harbourfront Centre events, or to purchase tickets, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com All events take place at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON.Canada Day: Generations – FREE EVENTSVisual Art (All Weekend):The Métis Artists' Collective (MAC) - (Marilyn Brewer Space)Maple Leaf Forever exhibit - symbols of Canada – (YQC)
Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2Children:(Times vary) – Sketching History (Brigantine Tent)1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Make your own fun: Canada Day Moose hat (Natrel Kids Zone)1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Canoe Rides (Natrel Pond)Culinary Demonstrations:(Times vary) - The Great Canadian BBQ hosted by Shelley Hamilton (Lakeside Terrace Tent)
Friday, June 29Music:7:00 p.m. – Njacko Backo (Toronto Star Stage)8:00 p.m. – Daniel Nebiat (Concert Stage)9:30 p.m. – Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Concert Stage)
Saturday, June 30Music:1:00 p.m. – Tales From Toronto (Toronto Star Stage)- Joe Sbrocchi- “Hurricane” Mike Thompson- Sue and Dwight- Roger Zuraw2:00 p.m. – Boom Pam (Concert Stage)3:00 p.m. – More or Les (Toronto Star Stage)3:30 p.m. – Mihirangi (Concert Stage)5:00 p.m. – Songwriters Association of Canada (Lakeside Terrace)- Dean McTaggart- Lindsay Broughton- Brent Titcomb- Liam Titcomb5:30 p.m. – Evolution of Jazz (Brigantine Room)7:00 p.m. – Syncop (Toronto Star Stage)8:00 p.m. – The Budos Band (Concert Stage)9:30 p.m. – Meshell Ndegeocello (Concert Stage)Live Discussion/Interview:6:30 p.m. - Inside The Musician's Studio with Emily Haines moderated by Stuart Berman of EYE Weekly – Emily discusses the soon to be released works from her late father, Paul Haines (Studio Theatre) Dance:4:30 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico (Toronto Star Stage)
Sunday, July 1Swearing in Ceremony12:00 p.m. – Canada’s newest generation of Citizens hosted by RBC (Brigantine Room)Music:1:00 p.m.. – Métis Fiddler quartet with Lawrence Houle (‘Teddy Boy’) and Jimmy Flett (Toronto Star Stage)2:00 p.m. – Digging Roots (Concert Stage)3:30 p.m. – Amanda Martinez (Concert Stage)5:30 p.m. – Métis Fiddle Workshop (Lakeside Terrace)8:00 p.m. – Do Make Say Think (Concert Stage)9:30 p.m. – Final Fantasy (Concert Stage)Film:1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Generations: True Patriot Love – LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto)Theatre:4:30 p.m. – Gathered in the Light: Canadian Short Stories (Brigantine Room)Comedy:11:00 p.m. - Alt.dot Comedy Lounge (Brigantine Room)Visual Art:4:00 p.m. – The Maple Leaf Forever symbols of Canada (Studio Theatre)Children:1:30 p.m. – Balloonroom Dancing (Lakeside Terrace)4:30 p.m. – Sir Jerry (Toronto Star Stage)Dance:3:00 p.m. – Freelance Rhythm (Toronto Star Stage)6:30 p.m. – African Dance Workshop (Toronto Star Stage)Food:2:00 p.m. - The Great Canadian BBQ (Lakeside Terrace Tent)
Monday, July 2Music:3:00 p.m. – Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective (Concert Stage)4:00 p.m. – AIM – the association of improvising musicians Toronto (Toronto Star Stage)4:30 p.m. – Pepsi Concert - Los Munequito De Matanzas (Concert Stage) Dance:2:00 p.m. – Turn on the Tap (Toronto Star Stage)Food:1:00 p.m. - The Great Canadian BBQ (Lakeside Terrace Tent)Canada Day: Generations, presented by Smirnoff at Harbourfront Centre, June 29 to July 2. 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Information/tickets: 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com
-30-Media Contact: Cary Mignault, 416-973-4655, email@example.com, orBill Bobek, 416-973-4428, firstname.lastname@example.orgFOCUS: GENERATIONSHarbourfront Centre bridges the generation gap.Generations are defined by history, cultural movements and shared experiences. They both divide and unite us. Generations is part of an ongoing focus on ideas in programming at Harbourfront Centre. June to December 2007. Our lens. Your view.