Saint John, New Brunswick, July 16, 2015
In collaboration with ACAP Saint John, the 2015 Buskers on the Bay Festival is expanding to include its first ever busker performance at Tin Can Beach where Dream State Circus will be performing on Saturday, July 18th at 2PM.
Dream State Circus is a husband and wife duo that put on a terrific performance with comedy, balancing, juggling, and equilibrium. They are world renowned, international award winners joining us from Australia. Their show is positive and uplifting with content suitable for all ages, and will be the first ever buskers to perform at Tin Can Beach.
Tin Can Beach is often described as the “hidden gem” of Saint John. It is located at the end of Sydney Street in the city’s South End. It stands as the last remaining natural coastal area of the Inner Harbour and a gathering place where residents can experience the Bay of Fundy tides and coastal habitat. Prior to the 2015 Buskers festival, the Tin Can Beach area has not seen regular use as an event space since the Atlantic National Exhibition was cancelled after 1938 because of the Second World War.
For the past two years, ACAP Saint John has embarked upon a unique series of habitat restoration and placemaking activities at Tin Can Beach and continue to engage the community to develop new ideas on how to reinvent the beach as a valued asset for our City. As a part of this initiative, interactive signage will be installed in time for Saturday’s event to allow the community to share their ideas as to what want to see done to this area. This interactive signage will be available during the Buskers on the Bay Festival and in the subsequent weeks and ACAP Saint John welcomes the public to explore Tin Can Beach and to write their comments on-site, via online form, or through social media using the hashtag #TinCanBeach. Citizens can contribute their feedback
About Buskers on the Bay
This year the Buskers on the Bay Festival is celebrating its Silver Anniversary after 25 years of fantastic performances. This year the festival is taking place from July 16th to July 19th. The festival includes a 5.8km “Silver Ribbon” chalk walk that connects festival locations. Over 20 performers will be in Saint John and each act will attempt to break a world record.
About ACAP Saint John
ACAP Saint John envisions a sustainable community that embraces the interdependence of the unique social, economic and environmental characteristics of the region’s watersheds.
For over two decades, ACAP has conducted successful in-school environmental education programs, summer camps, ecological inventories, water quality monitoring programs, habitat restorations, watercourse restorations, wetland enhancements, contaminated site remediation and engaged thousands of area residents in community cleanup initiatives.