OTTAWA — Canadians will be able to celebrate the coronation of King Charles at a special event in Ottawa on May 6.
The federal Heritage Department says an hour-long program is being prepared to mark the occasion featuring music, art and poetry.
Those include the Algonquin Eagle River Singers and a speech by Algonquin spiritual adviser Albert Dumont.
Canada Post is set to reveal its first stamp with the King's image at the event.
There will also be free activities at Rideau Hall through the weekend and it's expected that lieutenant-governors will host events across the country.
Canadian Heritage says it is spending $257,000 to create learning materials commemorating King Charles's ties to Canada, focused on the environment and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 24, 2023.
The Canadian Press