PHOTOS: 80,000 Proud on Canada Day at Brampton's Chinguacousy Park
This past Saturday, July 1, Brampton celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday at Chinguacousy Park!
If you’ve never been to the festivities, they span across the over 100-acre park, and include food, sports, and music. Typically, 80,000-100,000 people visit this massive festival in Brampton, making it one of the largest Canada Day events across the country!
From noon until 10 p.m., thousands of Bramptonians perused the different festival zones at the park. Food and retail vendors sold to crowds to beats by DJ Director, The Lumberjack Company showcased their axe throwing and speed chopping skills, beach volleyball and bubble soccer were in full swing, the beer garden was packed in the evening, and kids splashed away at the splash zone, where tons of people were also taking pictures with the My Brampton sign.
The Community Stage featured such talent as an Oneida Circle Dance and Drum Performance, the City of Brampton Dance Program, and the Brampton Folk Club. The super creative Muskoka Chair Project was also unveiled on stage.
The Main Stage kicked off at 6pm with inbrampton.com’s very own Khaled i emceeing and throwing out t-shirts to the packed crowd. Little Bones, Ottawa’s Tragically Hip tribute band, followed by British Columbian band Yukon Blonde got the crowd pumped, and headliners Big Wreck rocked out until the fireworks. Between acts, DJ On Top and drummer JB Allen Muzic showcased their unique and fun combination of spinning hit music and performing live drumming.
The annual grand fireworks finale wowed the crowd to cap off the night.
(Photography courtesy of wyphotography.com)