NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ON PARLIAMENT HILL STILL A GO – MINUS MUSIC

If you were thinking of heading to Ottawa for New Year’s Eve for the Canada 150 Closing Party on Parliament Hill, a change in the program thanks to the bitter cold.
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The musical performances, including one by hip-hop artist Kardinal Offishall, have been called off.
The modified program will still feature the Christmas Lights Across Canada multimedia show that’s been running every night and a celebration of First Nations culture at the Canadian Museum of History.
Despite earlier concerns, the pyrotechnics and laser shows are still expected to light up the sky above Parliament Hill at midnight.
Public skating on the Canada 150 rink will also go on as planned through midnight.