Canada Day Drumming Celebration 2020

“An All Canadian World Record Drumming Celebration”


Organized by the Legacy 150 Celebrations Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization registered both federally and provincially, the annual Canada Day Drumming Celebration strives to deepen intercultural understanding, promote patriotism and enhance civic engagement through one of the world’s most ancient and widely-adopted art forms – percussive arts.  By uniting participants from all communities and cultural backgrounds, this event aims to celebrate Canada Day through simultaneous national drumming to promote diversity, multicultural harmony, peace and love for a better world – as reflected in our mission statement.

The 4th CDDC (Vancouver) will take place on July 1, 2020, at Creekside Park. This full-day event will be free to the public of all ages.

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  • National Simultaneous Drumming

We are always working on reaching out to and including more cities to join our national simultaneous drumming. The 4th CDDC will be held on July 1, 2020 at multiple cities across Canada, including Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Winnipeg, Regina, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. We are excited to share that, subsequent to our outreach to the Mayor’s offices across Canada, more than 10 new cities have shown interest in participating and making it a part of the official city celebration in 2020.

In an effort to put the event on the world stage, we have connected with the Embassy staff in London, UK, Paris, France, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China. The three cities have shown strong interest to make simultaneous drumming an integral part of their celebration.

In 2020, we will be making our 2nd (and hopefully successful) Guinness World Records™ attempt for “The Largest Group Drum Roll (multiple venues)”. We are aiming at having 15 cities to create a record of 1683+ people drumming together for at least 5 minutes via livestream. All the videos from the other cities will be archived on the website to showcase the expansiveness of Canada.

  • Multicultural Drumming Performances

Each year, we bring together a lineup of talented percussion artists to put on multicultural drumming performances that are both inspiring and engaging. We’ve featured artists from First Nations, Africa, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Tahiti, along with Canadian drummers. And the list continues to grow.

  • Fun Activities

A series of family activities, kids’ zone, cultural booths, and multicultural food vendors will also be brought to the public to make their Canada Day celebration an eventful and delightful one.

  • Monthly Drumming Workshops

In order to provide more occasions for the public to get involved in community activities, we are working with Professor Cindi Glidden-Tracey of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and Milton Randall (master of Afro-Brazilian drumming) who are both passionate about percussion arts to add monthly drumming workshops starting February, 2020. It intends to teach participants to drum to the rhythms of Canada.


CDDC is trying to challenge the perception that immigrants have little to offer to the society and confront the growing trend of people retreating from community life, as we believe enhancing community engagement can help us build stronger social ties and in the long run benefit us all. Your support is vital for us to keep up the work we do and showcase the strength of cultural diversity and percussion arts to a broader audience.

As a donor/sponsor, you will also receive extensive publicity support from CDDC, including logo recognition, exhibition opportunity, promotions on the official website and all social media platforms. To request a sponsorship package, please contact us.


Please feel free to contact us at or (604) 601-2121 should you wish to be involved or have questions regarding the event.

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