Sarah McLachlan to headline Canada 150 event at Rogers Place in Edmonton
Canada150in150 project will showcase Albertans' stories
Canadian Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at Rogers Place in Edmonton as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1.
McLachlan's appearance will be part of the finale of Canada150in150, a project designed to showcase Albertans' ideas, experiences and stories.
"We're so pleased that [McLachlan] would leave beautiful British Columbia to come to beautiful Alberta and celebrate 150 with us," Kevin Lowe, vice-chair of the Oilers Entertainment Group, said at a Tuesday news conference.
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Eva Mah Borsato, the project's chair, says Canada150in150 is a chance for Albertans to submit a two-minute video explaining their connection to the province, and what it means to them to be an Albertan and a Canadian.
"It's not just about energy. It's about our human talent," she said.
Mah Borsato said Canada150in150 is a way of capturing the voices of everyday Albertans — the soccer parents, the hockey coaches, school teachers, musicians and entrepreneurs.
"We want your stories."
All entries will be posted on the project's website and a panel will determine the winners.
The Canada150in150 contest deadline is the end of May, with an early-bird deadline of April 12.
The 150 winners will receive medallions and be featured in a commemorative ebook. The top 10 and best overall will also be recognized.
Awards will be presented at Rogers Place on Canada Day as part of a day of family-friendly events in the arena's Ford Hall.
That evening, McLachlan will perform a concert at Rogers Place.
There will also be fireworks, Lowe said.
Tickets will go on sale April 4, Ticketmaster says on its website..
For more information, visit canada150in150.ca