CANADA: Stella Artois' Street Art Installation, Plus a Virtual Kidney March, an Open-Air Film Festival, and More

CALGARY: The 11th annual Kidney March, a three-day, 100-kilometer event held every September, will go virtual this year from communities across Canada and beyond. Participants will march to raise a minimum of $2,200 for kidney disease prevention, lifesaving research, patient support programs, health education, and organ donation initiatives. Participants will connect virtually over the final three days, Sept. 11-13. 

EDMONTON: The 3rd annual La Cité Francophone Summer Patio Series will take place every Friday, rain or shine, through Aug. 28. The concerts are held either outdoors on the patio or in the theater, where there is plenty of space for attendees to maintain social distancing. Tickets for all concerts are $12.

MONTREAL: Stella Artois has teamed up with MURAL Festival, an urban art organization, to launch Together Apart Street Art—a large-scale outdoor installation on Saint-Laurent Boulevard that uses art to create safe social spaces. From Aug.13-23, Saint-Laurent Boulevard will be closed off so pedestrians can enjoy the art experience that will feature a 140-foot-long Stella Artois Terrace operated by SuWu and Warehouse restaurants. 

TORONTO: The Outdoor Picture Show is hosting a 10-day open-air film festival at Fort York National Historic Site from Aug. 21-30. The event will have a 100-person capacity, with safety protocols in place to keep attendees safe. The show will start with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, and feature the premiere of two TOPS-funded short films. 

VANCOUVER: On Aug. 12, Maritime Museum Curator Duncan MacLeod will host a virtual tour of By the Shore: Maritime B.C. in Paintings. The exhibition contains 44 paintings from the Maritime Museum collection, and it highlights work from many British Columbia maritime artists. Tickets for the virtual tour are $5, or free for members. 

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