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June 9, 2005
Celebrate Canada’s 138th birthday at Mel Lastman Square
Celebrate the 138th birthday of the nation on Canada Day from 8 p.m. to 10:30
p.m. at Mel Lastman Square. This year Mel Lastman Square features an amazing
evening of top Canadian performers and dazzling fireworks for the whole family
to enjoy.

The Canada Day celebrations feature Canadian country music star Diane Chase and
Robert Michaels, Canada’s premiere flamenco guitarist. The evening closes with
a spectacular fireworks finale.

Multiple award-winning vocalist Diane Chase has struck a chord in the heart of
country music lovers nationwide. She has shared the stage with Alabama, The
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rascal Flatts, Michelle Wright and many more. Her
fabulous voice, catchy lyrical hooks and natural stage charisma give her what
it takes to compete with the best country music performers touring today. Diane
Chase is a must see live!

A veteran of the romantic guitar circuit, Robert Michaels has made a name for
himself as a premiere Canadian flamenco guitarist. Often compared to Jesse Cook
and Oscar Lopez, his acoustic style blends Latin jazz, tango and flamenco to
create a Juno Award-winning sound and enchant his growing legion of fans.

The perfect finale to this evening celebration takes place overhead as you look
up and marvel at the dazzling fireworks - a spectacle choreographed to music.

Admission is free. Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge St., two blocks
north of Sheppard Ave. By TTC, take the Yonge St. subway and exit at North
York Centre.

Generously sponsored by Canada Life.

Plus, stop by Nathan Phillips Square for free reusable water bottles to the
first 100 people each Thursday, courtesy of Toronto Water.

For more information on Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square or any other events
produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or
visit .

Media contact:

Grant Ramsay
Toronto Special Events



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