Canada Day celebrations ‘you won’t want to miss’

Chinese-Canadian artist, producer and actor Tyler Shaw will headline the City of Markham’s Canada Day celebrations this year.

The multi-Juno Award nominee from B.C. rose to fame after winning the MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012. His debut single, Kiss Goodnight, was certified Gold by Music Canada in 2013. He’s known for numerous Platinum hits, including To the Man Who Let Her Go, With You and Love You Still.

“This is a Canada Day celebration you won’t want to miss,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Our Canada Day stage will be filled with amazing, well-known talent.”

First up is 21-year-old songstress, noelle, who was raised in the Tyendinage Mohawk territory east of Belleville. Also hitting the stage is elijah woods, whose debut solo single, lights, hit No. 8 in the Top 40 and was certified Canadian Gold.

“You can expect great, family-friendly entertainment and activities,” says Canada Day Co-Chair, Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci. “Doo Doo the Clown returns, along with magician Aaron Matthews and the City’s Recreation Trailer full of games and activities. Last year’s Canada Day celebrations were phenomenal, but what we have planned this year promises to be even better!”

Doo Doo may be best known as the clown from the 1995 hit movie, Billy Madison, starring Adam Sandler. He has performed at Canada’s Wonderland and has been on countless TV programs, including Discovery Channel, Treehouse and The Disney Channel. Matthews has earned a reputation as the ‘ultimate showman.’ He performed a 60-day run of magic shows at Canada’s Wonderland last year, hit the stage at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto and has headlined major Canadian attractions, including Illusionairum, Toronto.

Canada Day festivities take place Saturday, July 1 at Markham Centre at Birchmount Road/Enterprise Boulevard from 3 to 10:30 p.m. and will also feature food trucks and a fireworks display. There will be ample free parking and the celebration is also easily accessible by transit. Learn more at

Photo of Doo Doo the Clown performing at last year’s Canada Day festivities courtesy of the City of Markham, Flickr.

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