March 3, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will host this year’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration in Winnipeg, MB and Edmonton, AB, on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration is Canada’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice. From its very beginning, the event has showcased the most accomplished Indigenous musicians and artists of all genres, regions and nations. Now in its 9th year, the celebration continues to grow and to shine a spotlight on the diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.
The event will again take place in Winnipeg’s historic site The Forks, with the continued tradition of a simultaneous celebration in a second Canadian city. This year, APTN will bring its grassroots event across the Prairies and to Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in Edmonton, AB. Both locations will offer a daylong program of free family-friendly activities ranging from dance and music performances to live art installations, food samplings, and various traditional demonstrations. Wrapping-up the festivities will be a free mainstage live evening concert featuring a stacked roster of Indigenous artists, followed by a fireworks sendoff.