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Blue Jays celebrate Canada Day with Street Festival

The Blue Jays will wear special July 1st uniforms and will celebrate Canada Day with their fans on Sunday with a free Canada Day Street Festival outside Rogers Centre prior to the 3:07 p.m. game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.   Please note the later start time as the first pitch is scheduled for 3:07 p.m..

Fans are encouraged to come down to Rogers Centre early to join the Blue Jays in celebrating Canada’s birthday.  The Canada Day Street Festival on Bremner Blvd. starts at noon and will feature live music, family entertainment, food, a licenced area and a variety of games and prizes for all ages.  Traffic on Bremner Blvd. will be restricted to one lane in each direction from Navy Wharf Crescent to just east of Rees Street. The festive atmosphere will surround the exterior of Rogers Centre.

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During the Street Festival and throughout the day, the Blue Jays will proudly honour our Canadian Forces.  The pregame ceremonies will include members of the Canadian Forces who will be joined by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police presenting the colours.  Also on hand will be members from the Vimy Foundation and the bands of the 48th Highlanders.

The Blue Jays will also honour and host 14 members of Canadian Olympic Team bound for London 2012, who will be on hand for the pregame ceremonies.  Along with recognizing our Canadian athletes, fans will also be able to sign the Olympic Games Good Luck boards outside Rogers Centre during the Street Festival.

During the game, three lucky fans will be selected for a chance to become the proud owner of a new 2012 Honda Civic Si, courtesy of Honda Canada.  The winner will be selected from three finalists in the 6th inning.

Tickets to all Blue Jays home games are available online at www.bluejays.com or by calling 416-341-1234 or 1-888-OK-GO-JAY.  Fans can also purchase tickets at the Blue Jays Box Office at Rogers Centre or at any Ticketmaster retail location, T.O. Tix at Dundas Square and at any of the 60+ Rogers Plus stores.  Fans across the country can watch the game, including the pre-game ceremonies live on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific beginning with Blue Jays Central at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The Canada Day Blue Jays jersey is available at Jays Shop retail locations and online at www.jaysshop.ca.

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