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‘Green light’ for St Patrick’s celebrations around the world!

16 March 2017:  Over 250 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

The annual initiative, now in its eighth year, which sees a host of major landmarks around the world turn green for St Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength, with many new landmarks signing up to take part this year.

Stadiums, statues, castles and towers will go green to celebrate our national day (17 March) with exciting additions for 2017 including the One World Trade Center in New York – the main building of the re-built World Trade Center in New York and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Canadian landmarks going green this year include the Toronto Sign, Casa Loma, Whistler Ski Resort, Calgary Tower, Cabot Tower, The Big Fiddle, the Museum of Nature, the Big Nickel, the Distillery District, the Sails of Lights, the Futalognkosaurus (dinosaur) in the Royal Ontario Museum, Montreal City Hall, Complexe Desjardins, and La Tour McGill.
Click Tourism Ireland’s Global Greenings for footage of the world turning green.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This is the eighth year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and each year I am delighted to see even more well-known attractions and landmark sites wishing to get involved. The eagerness of cities and countries everywhere to take part underlines the strength of the deep connection that people all over the world feel to Ireland. More than 70 million people around the world claim links to the island of Ireland and St Patrick’s Day is a truly unique opportunity to reconnect them with their heritage.”

Of course, the ‘greenings’ are just one part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The place to be on 17th March is Ireland where there are two festivals which shouldn’t be missed.

In Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, the ‘St Patrick’s Festival’ will last for four great days, taking in the weekend and running from 16-19 March.  The city will be alive with music, film, arts, dance, culture, fun and even international rugby.

Each year the festival has a different theme with this year’s ‘Ireland We Are’ giving the city a chance to showcase all that Ireland stands for today.  Festival favourites include the world’s largest outdoor céilí, world-class museums hosting free workshops and guided historic walks including famous sites such as the Guinness Storehouse. The main event, the St Patrick’s Festival parade, is held on Friday 17 March in Dublin’s city centre.

In Northern Ireland, the newly curated ‘Home of St Patrick Festival’ celebrates St Patrick, the man and the saint, as one of the world’s most inspiring and loved saints of all time. Taking place in the beautiful landscape of Counties Armagh and Down, which was once Patrick’s home, the festival will culminate on Sunday 19 March with ‘The Voice of the Irish’ closing concert in spectacular Newry Cathedral.



Vancouver, March 15th 2017: The spotlight shines on Canada’s North this year as the world is invited to discover epic locations in Canada celebrating 150 years of confederation. This event has inspired Canadian cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) to introduce more in-depth Canadian Arctic exploration…


The intimate and immersive nature of OOE’s small ship expedition cruises impacts travellers’ lives, while enhancing their appreciation for the Arctic and other Canadian destinations. Exploration of the Arctic is slowly becoming a journey of choice and a “Trip of a Lifetime” for Canadians and global travellers. OOE has been developing sustainable Arctic tourism for over a decade and are consistently innovative in creating itineraries taking visitors to some of the most unspoiled places on earth with programs that focus on education, science, history, arts & culture and exploration.  OOE’s small ship adventures take travellers further afield providing access to archeological sites, remote Inuit communities and wildlife viewing opportunities few often experience.


OOE’s 2018 cruise season continues to inspire, with the introduction of a ‘Circumpolar Art in the Arctic’ program that bridges the Norwegian High Arctic and the Canadian High Arctic through visual art. Internationally acclaimed visual artists include Cory Trepanier, David McEown, Bruce Pearson, Christopher Cran, wildlife documentary producer Karen Bass, internationally award winning photographer Daisy Gilardini, as well as polar scientists, historians and ambassadors of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.


A new and exceptional voyage for 2018 is the inaugural Canada’s East Coast Golf Expedition.’ The seven-night expedition cruise invites guests to experience some of the best golf courses along Canada’s East Coast.  Passengers enjoy the luxury of waking up every morning to a new course and the ease of boarding an expedition zodiac to take them ashore for their next round of golf. With additional expedition stops to Sable Island and Iles de Madeleine, this program offers unbeatable golf and cruising memories for golfers and non-golfing partners alike.


From early July to the end of September, OOE operates several 12-night ‘Classic Northwest Passage voyages emphasizing early Arctic exploration. Along with an historical focus, guests travel to some of the last remaining great wilderness regions on the planet with sightings of polar bears, whales, and myriad bird species.


The 11-night ‘Baffin Island – Jewel of the Arctic trip that was introduced in 2016 has already become one of the top selling voyages. The stunning nine-night ‘High Arctic Explorer voyage commences in Resolute, Nunavut, one of the most northern outposts in the Canadian Arctic. This trip offers the perfect blend of wildlife, history, culture and scenery.


The 10-night ‘Labrador and Torngat Explorer cruise departs from the historic town of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and explores two iconic National Parks, Gros Morne and Torngat Mountains. Exploring the rugged Newfoundland & Labrador coast provides an abundance of wildlife experiences that can be seen all the way up to Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit. This itinerary is special and a gem of new offerings launched for the 2017 summer travel season.


A number of early booking offers are in place for 2018 summer travel. On Canada’s East Coast Fins and Fiddles and Golf Expedition a complimentary pre-voyage hotel and US$100 shipboard bar credit is provided. For all other Arctic and Labrador voyages, early bookings benefit with a flight credit ranging from US$500 to US$1000. All offers expire May 31, 2017. ONE CLUB Loyalty Program members (past travellers with OOE) can apply their 10% loyalty savings to any current booking offers.

Canada Day celebration with Parks Canada

Free admission to Parks Canada sites to celebrate Canada Day

OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ – Parks Canada reminds that admission will be free in all 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas on Canada Day.

To celebrate Canada Day, Canadians are invited to participate in an array of activities offered across the country.

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Cavendish Beach Music Festival: Recognized for National Award!

Cavendish Beach Music Festival: Recognized for National Award

(Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada) LOTTO MAX presents the Cavendish Beach Music Festival is pleased to share that they have been nominated for Festival of the Year by industry and Canadian Music Week. This prestigious award highlights the best of the best when it comes to festival entertainment in Canada!

Canadian Music Week awards are industry driven and we urge all partners and industry members to vote for us through the Canadian Music Week’s website []. To vote, industry members must register with Canadian Music Week [free of charge] and through this registration will gain the opportunity, if eligible, to vote for all Canadian Music Week awards. The Cavendish Beach Music Festival urges industry to vote, not only to support this festival, but to support the Canadian Music Industry as a whole.

This recognition goes to show that Prince Edward Island is more than capable of holding award worthy, world-class events,” said Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. “We’ve worked very hard with a number of private sector partners over the years to improve and expand the signature products we offer potential visitors who consider making the Island their destination of choice. This recognition shows how well that hard work has paid off.” As the only Atlantic Canadian Festival of the Year nominee, Cavendish Beach Music Festival feels as though their hard work and dedication has allowed the festival going demographic to recognize the amount of quality entertainment resources available in Canada.

2013, being the fifth [5] anniversary of the festival will feature world renowned artists such as Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town as well as Jason Blaine and Michelle Wright. In the coming weeks, the finalized festival line up will be announced! They will also be announcing more information regarding camping venues and shuttle services during the festival. Stay tuned!

In recent years, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival received several industry accolades including nominations for Event of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association as well as the East Coast Music Awards in addition to being honoured as a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association. Cavendish Beach Music Festival is excited to add the nomination of 2012 Festival of the Year by Canadian Music Week to that list.

Make your purchase using EZ PAY! Buy now and pay in five (5) EZ PAY installments, a minimum $100 dollar transaction is required. The most affordable way to enjoy the full experience is to purchase the 3-day festival pass. The full three-day festival pass is currently offered at the price of only $169.50 plus taxes and service fees; VIP three-day passes are $375 for a limited time.

Tickets are on sale now! Order online at in person at Confederation Centre of the Arts or Toll Free 1-877-569-7767. Visit for special offers through the new “CBMF Beach Bunch” fan rewards program.


Tickets on Sale:

· In person at the Confederation Centre Box Office, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown; Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm,

· By phone Toll Free 1-877-569-7767; or Confederation Center 1-800-565-0278 or 1-902-566-1267

· Online:

Convenient EZ Pay monthly installment plan is available only online and toll free 1-877-569-7767.

Ticket Prices: All tickets plus applicable taxes and service fees.

Pre-Christmas Pricing While Supplies Last!

  • General Admission 3-Day Adult pass: $169.50 (+ fee + tax)
  • General Admission 3-Day Child Pass* (ages 6-12) $69.50 (+ fee + tax)
  • Children Under 6 years: FREE
  • VIP Club 3-Day Pass*$375.00 (+ fee + tax)
  • Single Day Passes available in 2013

* VIP Club Pass Includes: exclusive partially tented elevated area with tables, chairs, exclusive washrooms, complimentary hors d’oeuvres (daily between 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm), beverage specials within the VIP Club, wait staff, food & beverage service, video monitors, special festival entrance, preferred parking and the VIP Pit with access to the front of the stage barricade (limited capacity for your safety so remember to share with your fellow VIP Club members). The “VIP” Club area is a “licensed” area serving adult beverages. All Children and guests under the age of 19 must have a full priced “VIP” ticket AND must be accompanied by a “parent” at all times while in this area.

What: 2013 LOTTO MAX Presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival

When: July 5-7, 2013

Where: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Official Website:


Twitter: @CavendishFest


Talent To Date: Kenny Chesney | Dixie Chicks | Michelle Wright | Jason Blaine |


The LOTTO MAX presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival is the largest multi-day outdoor music festival in the Maritimes, making its mark on the national stage. Named as a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association for 2013, the festival has become a summer tradition for more than 50,000 country music fans.

Nestled in the coastal community of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, the festival is surrounded by picturesque beaches with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, camping, dining and numerous attractions and adventures. Every July, Cavendish is turned into the hottest, most star-studded spot in Atlantic Canada! Past performers have included Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and Alabama.


Now in its 31st year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. Combining informative, intensive conferences, cutting edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. Canadian Music Fest spans 6 nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre.