March 3, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will host this year’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration in Winnipeg, MB and Edmonton, AB, on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration is Canada’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice. From its very beginning, the event has showcased the most accomplished Indigenous musicians and artists of all genres, regions and nations. Now in its 9th year, the celebration continues to grow and to shine a spotlight on the diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.
The event will again take place in Winnipeg’s historic site The Forks, with the continued tradition of a simultaneous celebration in a second Canadian city. This year, APTN will bring its grassroots event across the Prairies and to Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in Edmonton, AB. Both locations will offer a daylong program of free family-friendly activities ranging from dance and music performances to live art installations, food samplings, and various traditional demonstrations. Wrapping-up the festivities will be a free mainstage live evening concert featuring a stacked roster of Indigenous artists, followed by a fireworks sendoff.
Starting this month, the complete 2015 Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration on-site activities, Aboriginal Day Live evening concert lineup, and partners will be revealed in phases until the complete announcement in May. For the latest visit aboriginaldaylive.ca or follow APTN social media on Facebook and Twitter.
People are also invited to join the conversation anytime on Twitter or Instagram by tagging their posts with #ADL2015, and the network will share them with its followers. Noteworthy posts that honour the celebration and its happenings could be added to the live broadcast.
September 1, 2014, marked the 15-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862 (Canada), or visit the website at www.aptn.ca