VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Francophone culture and heritage will fill the front plaza at Canada Place on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in celebration of Saint-Jean Baptiste Day. Families and guests of all ages will be able to engage in the stories and traditions of Francophone culture in North America through live musical performances and other entertainment. The line-up includes music by Alouest and the Jocelyn Pettit Band, traditional Métis and contemporary dance by Compaigni V'ni Dansi, and roaming performances by Frenchie the Clown and Gretta & Kiki. It all takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 24 at Canada Place.

Saint-Jean Baptiste Day at Canada Place is presented by Port Metro Vancouver, in partnership with Société francophone de Maillardville, and with supporting media partners 24 hrs, CTV and 103.5 QM/FM. For a full list of performers, activities and schedule, visit or

About Canada Place:

Located in the heart of Vancouver's waterfront, Canada Place is an iconic landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation and Canada Place is perfectly positioned to serve as a hub of celebrations on the west coast with an incredible year of programming. Canada Place is home port to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises, and houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and VINCI Park. Canada Place is owned and operated by Port Metro Vancouver.

About Port Metro Vancouver:

Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada's trade with more than 160 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada's west coast, Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Port Metro Vancouver is committed to meaningful engagement with the communities in which it operates and the shared obligation to improve the quality of life for Canadians. Enabling the trade of approximately $187 billion in goods annually, the port generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. As a non-shareholder, financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada, Port Metro Vancouver operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act and is accountable to the elected federal Minister of Transport.

Contact Information:

Port Metro Vancouver Media Relations
John Parker-Jervis