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Drone show and fireworks to cap Canada Day events in Victoria

Music, international food options and kid-friendly activities set for July 1 by the Inner Harbour
Victoria’s Canada Day event schedule will include a drone show, musical performances, international cuisines and more. (Courtesy Canada Day Victoria)

Canada Day in B.C.’s capital city will be marked by the first-ever drone show in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, but fireworks are still set to blast off during the July 1 festivities.

Besides the drone and fireworks shows lighting up the skies, the Canada Day event schedule also features an array of music performances, multicultural aspects and family-friendly activities.

“This July 1, bring your family and friends to Victoria’s spectacular waterfront for an exciting, inclusive Canada Day celebration,” Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto said in a news release.

“Taste your way around the world, dance the afternoon and night away with some of Canada’s most talented musicians, be taken on Indigenous and multicultural journeys through storytelling and cultural performances, and stay for the spectacular drone and fireworks finale that will light up the night sky.”

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Then seven-minute luminous drone show will see the high flying machines create mesmerizing formations, all curated by Indigenous artist Rande Cook. The show will then be culminated by a fireworks display.

That show will follow a headlining performance from Juno-winning artist, DJ Shub. The city said the Mohawk electronic music performer is considered the godfather of PowWowStep. The main stage will also host performances by Hey Ocean, Mauvey, Posh Coat, Yvonne Kushe and the Lekwungen traditional dancers.

The city is also inviting people to an International Food Village on Belleville Street that will offer a variety of local food trucks dishing out global cuisines on Canada Day.

The B.C. legislatures lawn will have a Family Zone with kid-friendly activities being put on by the Victoria Fire Department, Victoria Bug Zoo and the Royal British Columbia Museum.

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