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Canada Day 2022: An expected celebration of thousands of people in Ottawa underway

Two years after seeing Canadians celebrate their national birthday at home, or virtuallyfor COVID-19, in the national capitalCanada The celebration of Sundayhas begun.Pandemic.

Tensions are still high as police are showing considerable presence as thousands begin to gather in downtown streetsOttawaResidents say police " TheConvoyblockade, which continues to work on what it recognizes as a "prolonged trauma," took place earlier this year.

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In Every year, Canada Day festivals attract thousands of people to the lawns and streets around the Capitol for concerts, fireworks and parties. COVID-19 was virtually forced to hold celebrations in 2020 and 2021. This year, the party will return to live and meet in person after a two-year blockade.

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Instead, the official celebration, as Parliament, is about a 20-minute walk west of Parliament Hill. It takes place at Breton Flats. The batten in the precincts goes down.

The daytime ceremony begins at 11:30 am east on Friday and continues until 1 pm. Meanwhile, the evening show starts at 8 pm. It lasts until 10 pm when the fireworks start.

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Daytime show performers include Shantal Kleviazk, Guardeep Pander, Lisa Blanc, Tennil Towns, Salami, DJ Shubu, Kelly Loader, Sebastian Gaskin, Litt, and Boogat. It is included.

At the evening show, Charlotte Cardin, Walkoff the Earth, Salevalves, Arian Moffat, Salami, Wright, Cindy Bedard, Sebastian Gaskin, Gardeep Pander, Jonny Reid, Tennille Arts, Neon Dreams, Samian, William Prince I will appear. ..

SpotifyandYouTubealso have an official Canadian Day playlist featuring the performers' music.

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The violent presence of police and the movement of the venue affect the number of people heading downtown to attend the celebration. It is not yet clear whether to give. In some community forums such as

r / Ottawa sub-Reddit, some users are worried about getting out of town and whether police are enough to prevent the blockade of another convoy. I am proposing that.

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