Timmins Celebrates 2021
Timmins and Area Celebrates … Virtually!
Timmins, ON – For the second year in a row, Timmins will celebrate Canada Day, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Multicultural Day, and St-Jean Baptiste 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.
For more information please contact:
Marnie Lapierre, CTIS – Coordinator of Festivals, Events & Special Projects
City of Timmins – Tourism Timmins
(705) 360-2600 ext 3785 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trews are from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, whose members are vocalist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley. The band is based in Hamilton, Ontario. Formed in 1997 to 2016, The Trews were among the top 150 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 40 selling Canadian bands in Canada.
The band will provide a pre-recorded concert specific to Timmins, and will be open to view commencing 9 a.m. July 1st and will be available until July 4th 2021.
You will be able to access the following videos on June 27th (available until July 4th 2021)
- Centre Culturel La Ronde
- Timmins Native Friendship Centre
You will be able to access the following videos on July 1st to July 4th –
- Opening remarks from local dignitaries
- Concert by The Trews
- Message from Lieutenant Governor The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and Former Olympian Silken Laumann
Virtual fireworks will be available on July 1st. This unique part of the app allows you to flip the camera, go outside, aim at the sky and press start! Voila, your own personal fireworks!
Additionally the app provides some great Canada Day activities to check out.
You can also view the playlist on your desktop device at