Timmins and Area Celebrates … Virtually! 
For the second year in a row, Timmins will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, St-Jean Baptiste Day, Multicultural Day, and Canada Day … virtually. The week-long event promises to be a celebration of culture and heritage using the latest technology and augmented reality experiences to make you feel part of the festivities.

This year, Tourism Timmins and the Timmins Celebrates committee will be using an app called Snapd to connect you to our community. It’s free to download and will include a number of online events from local performers and groups that you can enjoy throughout the week.

What can you expect? Performances by Stef Paquette, Reney Ray, Qw4rtz, and DJ Unpier from Centre Culturel La Ronde; performances from Timmins Native Friendship Centre; greetings from Canadian Olympian Silken Laumann, local dignitaries, and a special message from Lieutenant Governor The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell; and, to get the Canadian party started on July 1, a custom concert from The Trews! We may be “tired of waiting” for when we can finally party together, but Snapd promises to make your home or backyard rock. Don’t forget the fireworks! On Canada Day, you can flip the camera view on your smart phone or device around to see your current location and a virtual fireworks display will light up.

“This year we wanted to make sure that Timmins also got to celebrate National Indigenous Day, Multicultural Day, and St-Jean Baptiste Day along with Canada Day,” says Marnie Lapierre, Coordinator of Festivals, Events & Special Projects for Tourism Timmins. “We’ve planned a week of unique performances and programming that shows off the diversity and inclusion of Timmins.

“We’re excited to partner with Snapd this year to provide a seamless way to celebrate. Content is on demand. You can access it wherever you have data. You can choose to celebrate at the time and date that works best for you while we all stay apart and observe the current COVID-19 regulations. This really is the next best thing to a big festival, although we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone again in person.”

Watch for the full itinerary on the Timmins Celebrates Facebook page. Find them @TimminsCelebrates. This year’s celebrations run June 27 to July 4. To get ready, download the Snapd app now, available for iOS or android devices.
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/17/2021 at 11:26 AM  

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