(Ottawa) Canadians can celebrate the coronation of King Charles III at a special event in Ottawa on May 6.

The Federal Department of Heritage says an hour-long event, including music, art and poetry, is in the works to mark the occasion.

Among the artists participating in the celebration are the Algonquin group Eagle River Singers and singer Florence K. Quebec aerospace engineer Farah Alibay and Algonquin spiritual advisor Albert Dumont will also speak.

Canada Post will also unveil a first stamp bearing the image of the king during the event.

There will also be free activities at Rideau Hall throughout the weekend. It is expected that the lieutenant-governors of the different provinces will organize events across the country.

Canadian Heritage says it is spending $257,000 to create educational materials commemorating King Charles’s ties to Canada, focusing on the environment and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.