From hilarious athlete interviews, to awesome guest performers, the Molson Canadian Beach Party presented by Hilton, made for an unforgettable Canada Day for athletes and fans alike.
Here are some of our favourite moments from the Team Canada send off party.
Bismark Boateng entertains the crowd on main stage at the Team Canada Beach Party.
Runners and jumpers from Athletics Canada answers questions on main stage at Beach Party. July 1, 2016
Joseph Polossifakis gets interviewed at Beach Party on July 1, 2016.
Gymnasts Rosie MacLennan and Scott Morgan laugh during interviews at Beach Party.
Athletes being interviewed on stage just before the sun set. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Fans got to know Rio 2016 hopefuls for much more than their sport during red carpet and on-stage interviews at Beach Party, hosted by Olympians Alex Despatie and Alex Orlando.
Watch all red carpet interviews in the Beach Party live blog.
Canadian Tire sport demonstrations
A child gets ready to fence at the Canadian Tire sport demonstration at the Beach Party.
Canadian Tire helps children try out fencing at the Beach Party.
Children try out archery at the Canadian Tire sport demonstration.
Fans learned how to fence at the Canadian Tire sport demonstration at the Team Canada Beach Party.
Sports fans had the opportunity to try out fencing and archery, thanks to Canadian Tire’s sport demonstrations at Woodbine Beach.
Fans meeting Rio 2016 hopefuls
Khamica Bingham takes a picture with fans on Canada day at Beach Party.
Jelissa Westney poses for a selfie at the Beach Party on July 1, 2016.
Khamica Bingham signs autographs at the Team Canada Beach Party.
Joseph Polossifakis signs a tshirt at the Team Canada Beach Party. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Wrestlers Jillian Gallays and Michelle Fazzari Samba with Brazilian Dancers. July 1, 2016. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Team Canada’s Rio 2016 hopefuls spent some time with fans on Canada Day, signing autographs to taking selfies and even a bit of Samba.
Team Canada’s custom Twitter mirror
Olympic Champion Rosie MacLennan and Martin Reader play with our new Twitter mirror. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Javier Acevedo and Penny Oleksiak make a face for Team Canada’s twitter mirror (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Rio hopefuls and Alex Despatie unveil Team Canad’s custome Twitter mirror
At the Beach Party, Team Canada officially became the first country to have a custom Twitter mirror. Of course, it was made in the shape of a Canadian maple leaf.
Unveiling of the Lucky Loonie
The Royal Canadian Mint 2016 Lucky Loonie has both the Olympic and Paralympic teams’ marks on it.
2016 Lucky Loonie
Assistant Team Canada chef Isabelle Charest, helped the Royal Canadian Mint unveil the 2016 Lucky Loonie ahead of the Games this summer.
Scott Helman opens the main stage action at the Molson Canadian Team Canada Beach Party presented by Hilton.
Brazilian band and performers take the stage at the Beach Party on July, 1 2016.
A Brazilian dancer performer at the Team Canada Beach Party on July 1, 2016.
Patrick Pentland of Sloan playing at the Canada Day Beach Party. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Sloan performs at the Molson Canada Beach Party. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Beach Party Attendees watching the Team Canada Ice in Our Veins promo. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
It seemed like the Beach Party had something for everyone, from Scott Helman’s opening performance to Brazilian dancers and finally Sloan closing the show.
Sending off Team Canada’s Rio 2016 hopefuls
Alysha Newman, Athletics (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Javier Acevedo, Swimming (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Scott Morgan, Gymnastics. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Jillian Gallays, Wrestling (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Joseph Polossifakis, Fencing (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Khamica Bingham, Athletics (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Max Bouchard, Diving. (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Rosie MacLennan, Gymnastics (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Arthur Biyarslanov, Boxing (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Elenor Harvey, Fencing (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Maxime Brinck-Croteau, Fencing (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Penny Oleksiak, Swimming (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Shawn Barber, Athletics (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
Mandy Bujold, Boxing (Thomas Skrlj/COC)
While Team Canada is expecting to send more than 300 athletes to the Games this summer, here are just some of the faces fans can prepare to cheer on at Rio 2016.
Highlights from Beach Party grande finale, including fireworks: