Fredericton’s Canada 150 Kickoff New Year’s Eve Celebration

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Today Fredericton released the full schedule of the New Year’s Eve celebration happening December 31.  The City of Fredericton will ring in the sesquicentennial year with a free, family-friendly evening in the City’s downtown with a spectacular community cultural open air event centered in Officers’ Square. The evening will also be complimented by free programming in three nearby indoor venues; the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Wilmot Church and the Fredericton Public Library. Two fireworks displays (8pm & midnight) over the Saint John River will round out the celebrations.

Headlining the event is nationally-adored Canadian rock musician, Joel Plaskett and his band, The Emergency and there will be a showcase of capital region bands including Anglophone, Francophone, Ethno-cultural, and First Nations representing the diversity of musical talent of the area.

Fredericton is one of 19 major Canadian cities to have been granted funding to host such a celebration to recognize Canada’s 150th anniversary and the MP for Fredericton will be on hand to help celebrate “On December 31, I encourage everyone in the capital region to join us downtown to ring in the New Year in a Canada-wide celebration of our 150th anniversary of Confederation.”  - Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton.