Blue Jays have rousing Canada Day plans

Blue Jays have rousing Canada Day plans

Blue Jays have rousing Canada Day plans
TORONTO -- Fans can enjoy their Canada Day by ringing in the festivities at Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays will conclude their four-game series with the Angels on Sunday.

The time of the game has been pushed back from its usual 1:07 p.m. ET start to 3:07 p.m., and there will be a free Canada Day street festival outside Rogers Centre prior to first pitch.

Toronto will wear special red Canada Day uniforms like it has in years past to celebrate Canada's birthday.

The street festival starts at noon and will be held on Bremner Blvd. and will feature live music, family entertainment, food, a licenced area and a variety of games and prizes for all ages.

There is more to the day, as well, as the Blue Jays will honor the Canadian Forces throughout the game and with a pregame ceremony. The pregame festivities will include members of the Canadian Forces, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In addition, members from the Vimy Foundation and the bands of the 48th Highlanders will be in attendance.

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in London, the Blue Jay will also honor 14 members of the Canadian Olympic Team that are bound for London 2012.

There will also be giveaways during the game. Three fans will be selected for a chance to win a 2012 Honda Civic Si, courtesy of Honda Canada. The winner will be selected from three finalists in the sixth inning.