"Strong, Proud, Free"
Canada 150 Official Theme
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada with LINKages!
LINKages would like to invite Calgarians to join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and the end of our 'Sharing Intergenerational Stories Contest' with a public event in The CORE Shopping Centre on June 27th. This event is free for everyone, and is a family-friendly event that will unite people of all ages through Canada’s rich heritage and history. The event will include performances, giveaways, and a showcase of the submissions to our contest before they are sealed in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years on Canada's 200th birthday.
Location: The CORE Shopping Centre (2nd level event area in front of Purdy's Chocolate)
Date: Tuesday, June.27, 2017
Time: 11am - 2pm
Everyone is welcome at this FREE event!
The Journey to 2017
149 years ago, the British colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were united into the Dominion of Canada by decree of Queen Victoria. Today, the lasting democracy that was created by the Fathers of Confederation now serves as a model for the rest of the world. Next year will be Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation and is a rare opportunity for us to participate in a celebration that happens only every fifty years.
You get to decide what 2017 will look like, and we at LINKages invite you to let your unique and varied talents shine and share what being Canadian means to you. Are you an innovative artist or an inspired musician? Are you a community leader, a dedicated volunteer or something else entirely? Canada 150 is an opportunity for you to decide where you want to go next and take your ideas to the next level.
How can I get involved?
The festivities will stretch from coast to coast, and getting involved through LINKages is but one of many ways to do so. If you have an idea for a Canada 150 project, hang onto it for now and stay tuned for more information on how we can to support you.
Its time to get excited for Canada 150!
Canada 150 Milestones
We will be paying special attention to four milestone events happening towards the end of 2016 and during 2017. They are as follows (In chronological order):
The 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Alberta
Alberta, along with Manitoba and Saskatchewan were the first provinces in Canada to grant the vote to women in 1916. This year is the 100th anniversary of the first step toward equality and rights for women.
Remembrance Day 2016
This annual memorial day is observed annually by the Commonwealth of Nations to recall the end of World War I hostilities. Even though this year will only be the 97th Remembrance Day, we're still making it part of the Canada 150 celebrations.
World Heritage Day 2017
Heritage Day is celebrated annually on the first monday of August every year. Despite not being a statutory holiday, many Albertans take this opportunity to celebrate the heritage of our province.
Canada Day 2017
Of the four milestones, this is perhaps the most significant. It marks the anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act (The Constitution Act) that united Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada into Canada.
The best teachers of Canadian history and culture are our seniors. To celebrate Canada 150, find a senior and learn about Canada with them. They have a rich repository of knowledge and wisdom that will astound you. Share your experiences with us!