Canada 150 at Bullen Field #yyjmusic

Bullen Field in Esquimalt is the place to be on August 12, 2017 as the Township continues its Canada 150 celebrations with a full day of music, cultural performances, food, and more.

Nick GIlder – Sweeney Todd  Photo: Brad Edwards

The celebration—free to the public—will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with main stage performances starting at 1:30 p.m. Headlining main stage will be the Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd Group. Additional main stage performers will include Jerry Doucette and The Jason Buie Band.

“Canada 150 is a year-long celebration and we are keeping the party very much alive in Esquimalt with our celebration at Bullen Field,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins. “We urge everyone to join us for a great day of music, performances and community participation. We are proud to host this free event, which will be taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.” 

Mayor Desjardins will officially open the celebration at 10 a.m.  In addition to the main stage performances in the afternoon there will be performances on the cultural stage, including:

  • the Lekwungen Dancers of the Songhees
    First Nation
  • an Emily Carr Performance Reading by Molly Newman
  • The Furisato Dancers and Children’s Choir
  • Uminari Taiko Drummers

Bullen Field will be a festive location with a pop-up Esquimalt Farmers Market , community booths, food trucks, a Kids Zone, and a dunk tank hosted by the Tour De Rock.

While some parking will be available at the Archie Browning Sports Centre rear parking lot, the public is urged to use transit or bring their bicycles to the event. Bike parking will be available.