CANADA IN THE PARK
Canada in the Park, which takes place September 16th at Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo, will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation with free Brazilian and Canadian musical attractions and physical exercises.
“Ibirapuera Park is a central and public place, a vibrant symbol of the diversity of São Paulo and Brazil. It is full of children, young people, runners, dogs, families, skaters, people picnicking, etc., coming from the most varied places of the city and the world. It represents Canada: a country that also values ??multiculturalism, respect and tolerance. Brazil is also a multicultural country and Ibirapuera Park is a symbol of that,” said Riccardo Savone, Canada’s Ambassador to Brazil.
The initiative is the main cultural event promoted by the Government of Canada in Brazil this year and it aims to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation, presenting musical attractions that reveal the Canada-Brazil fusion in instrumental music, as well as an activity focused on well- being: “Terry Fox Run”.
The event, which opens Canada’s celebrations in the park, is a tribute to the trajectory of the young Canadian athlete Terry Fox, who fought an emblematic fight against cancer, raising funds for research and sensitizing and engaging people across Canada through the running.
In Brazil, participants can choose between running or walking. The three-kilometer circuit starts at the Afro-Brazilian Museum at 2:30 p.m., following the main avenues, and finishes at the Marquise, near the Ibirapuera Auditorium. Those who choose to run will give two laps in the same circuit, totaling six kilometers. The expected end time is 4 p.m.
“Non-competitive and awareness events for relevant causes involving citizens and families, such as Terry Fox Run, as well as multicultural artistic expressions that reinforce diversity are Canadian characteristics we are bringing to Brazil,” says Paulo de Castro Reis, director of Institutional Relations and Business Affairs at CCBC which, along with the Government of Canada, is one of the organizers of the celebrations.
Sintonias Music Fest
After the run, the relationship between Brazil and Canada will be celebrated through the meeting of Brazilian and Canadian musicians at the open stage of the Ibirapuera Auditorium. “Sintonias Music Fest”, which takes place from 4:30 p.m., will feature presentations by the Canadians Dave Restivo Sextet, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and I Musici (Montreal’s chamber orchestra), and the Brazilians Trio Bianca Gismonti, Soloists of the Mantiqueira Band and Egberto Gismonti. “The idea is creating a kind of jam session between Canadians and Brazilians,” explains Alvise Migotto, from Fare Arte Produções, responsible for artistic curation of the event, that also counts with the support of Canadian companies in Brazil.
In addition to São Paulo, there will be performances in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. Visit www.canadanoparque.com.br for more information.
Source: Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canada ( CCBC )