Canada Day 2017 not only marked the nation’s 150th birthday, but also a historic moment of the first ever simultaneous drumming across Canada!
On July 1st, 2017, drummers across five time zones and the eight Canadian cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax drummed simultaneously to celebrate Canada’s birthday, multiculturalism, and diversity. Everyone was welcome to drum for six minutes across Canada as the event was broadcasted live on social media platforms.
With the support from all regions, the celebration in Vancouver, BC, attempted a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” (single venue). While the attempt fell short of the requirement of 50 nationalities, it marked a special moment of unity and rhythm between the drummers representing 37 nations that participated. Canada, China, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Syria, Mexico, Brazil and Bulgaria were some of the nations among the 37 nationalities represented in the drum circle.
We thank everyone for coming out to the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration on Canada Day and hope you enjoyed all the energetic and loud drumming!
Following the success of the 2017 Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration, the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration committee is excited to announce the celebration will return to take place on Sunday, July 1st, 2018!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Message to Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration
Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration on CBC LIVE, July 1st, 2017:
Live in Vancouver: Simultaneous drumming coast to coast for #Canada150 celebrationPosted by CBC Vancouver on Saturday, July 1, 2017