In pictures: Best of the Team Canada Beach Party

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.

Athlete interviews

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

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

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

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

Assistant Team Canada chef Isabelle Charest, helped the Royal Canadian Mint unveil the 2016 Lucky Loonie ahead of the Games this summer.

Awesome performers

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

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: