Trail Canada Newsletter
Issue 6.0 - 8 June, 2007

Get ready for another fantastic event filled summer.

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Summer in British Columbia Turns up the Heat With Funky Festivals, Music and More

Toronto's Entertainment District

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Summer in British Columbia Turns up the Heat With Funky Festivals, Music and More

By Hello BC
Archery to caber tossing, folk music to fireworks -- you name it, we celebrate it.

Every summer, British Columbia's towns and beaches, concert halls and mountain tops light up with festivals offering the best of local and international sports, music, culture, and more.

This year's line up will bring, among other things, African musicians to the shores of Burrard Inlet, renowned jazz bands to downtown Victoria clubs, Scottish cowboys to the Cariboo country, and rock and roll bands to the edge of the world.

A good place to start? Feel the rhythm and take in a host of performing arts festivals throughout BC – with everything from world music at a seaside park to concertos on the beach.


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Toronto's Entertainment District

By Toronto Convention and Visitors Association
Walking along, the stars begin to appear. Mike Myers. Jim Carrey. Celine Dion. Jacques Villeneuve. Their names and others are embedded in the sidewalk on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the heart of the Entertainment District. Loosely bordered by Yonge Street, Spadina Avenue, Queen Street and Queen’s Quay, the area has everything from SkyDome to Massey Hall. Dress up for a show at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Or dress down and surf the crowd at the Horseshoe Tavern.

Major Event
The North By NorthEast Music Festival showcases the best of independent music from across the continent. There are gentle solo acoustic sets and raucous performances by glam-metal bands, sometimes appearing on stage one after the other. Over a single weekend in June (on now!!), hundreds of up-and-coming bands are showcased in the city’s bars and concert halls.
More information about the North By NorthEast Music Festival

Interesting Fact
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres on Yonge Street, built in 1913, were restored and re-opened in 1989. Decades of neglect were erased using bread dough. Hundreds of kilograms of it. The dough lifted dirt off the expansive wall murals, leaving the spectacular artwork undamaged. It’s still open today and is the world’s last “double-decker” or stacked Edwardian theatre.

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