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Tall ships, live music and more to set the scene for Canada’s 150 birthday

Alexander Von Humboldt II is one of the four tallships that will be visiting Summerside on Canada Day.
Alexander Von Humboldt II is one of the four tallships that will be visiting Summerside on Canada Day.

Tall ships will dominate the seas this summer as Canada turns 150. Four of those ships will be visiting Summerside’s port during Canada Day weekend.

More than 40 tall ships are set to sail in honour of the anniversary of Canadian Confederation this year as part of Rendez-Vous 2017.

The vessels are scheduled to make stops at ports in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Four of those ships will be visiting Summerside’s port during Canada Day weekend.

Between June 30 and July 2 the ships will be docked in Summerside, with an open invitation to the public to hop on board July 1 for a free tour.

“We are extremely fortunate to have these extraordinary works of art visiting our city and allow the public to tour these ships at no charge,” said Summerside mayor Bill Martin.

Canada Day’s celebrations in Summerside don’t stop there.

Festivities will be held at Spinnakers’ Landing and surrounding area. They include, live music from father and son duo, Mike and Shane Pendergast, Kenny Arsenault and his band, Misty Water and the Saul Good Band.

The city’s traditional civic ceremony will take place along with face painting, balloon animals, merchandise tent, and inflatables on site for the young ones.

The night will close with a colourful firework display.

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