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CANADA 150 EVENTS


Learn about different initiatives around the country to gain ideas for your organization, as well as different partnership opportunities with signature and community Canada 150 projects. 

National

  • StatsCan has put together Telling Canada's story in numbers, an online resource highlighting trends about Canada for 150 years! Learn more

  • Lost stories Canada 150 public art displays have been inaugurated in four cities across the country. Learn more

Alberta

  • AquaVan150 put on by the Vancouver aquarium will be making stops in Edmonton for the first week of October. Connect with your local aquatic habitation in these mobile wet labs! 
  • Access4All, a signature 150 project put on by the Rick Hansen Foundation, installs barrier free parks and playgrounds in the community. They will be in Edmonton City Hall in Edmonton, September 14. See when they are coming to your community and how to get involved! Learn More.

  • BioBlitz Canada 150 aims to bring together the Canadian public with scientists to explore Canada’s biodiversity. Come celebrate and help conserve your local community at their event in Grande Prairie September 24 to help gather data and document new species! Learn more.  

  • Timeraiser150 will be coming to Calgary on September 28, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.
  • ILLUMINATIONS: human/nature presentation will be held in Banff national park, exploring concepts of conservation and technology on October 5 to 7. Learn more

  • The Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour will be coming to the University of Calgary on October 18. The objective is to showcase local Indspire Awards laureates who will discuss the importance of a solid education and dreaming big. Learn more
  • On October 20 Norquest College will be presenting A Civil Society Speaker Series - Canada 150+ to create a new vision for Canada in the next 150 years. Learn more
  • MindFuel has launched an online resource for youth to learn about Canadian Scientists and their inventions. The game is fully bilingual and goes through topics such as how Indigenous Peoples inventions for adapting to Canadian climate and even space exploration. Learn more.

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British Columbia

  • AquaVan150 will be making stops throughout BC through the month of October before ending its tour. 
  • Reconciliation Canada, aims to provide a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. You can join their movement through the Walk for Reconciliation and the Reconciliation Expo on Sunday, September 24 in Vancouver, BC. Learn More.

  • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Tofino and Nanaimo to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Playlist as possible on October 4 and 5. Learn more
  • The Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour will be coming to Simon Fraser University on October 19. The objective is to showcase local Indspire Awards laureates who will discuss the importance of a solid education and dreaming big. Learn more.  
  • The C3 journey will be ending in Victoria at the end of October, making stops along the coast of BC throughout the month. Learn more
  • On November 9 Music Yukon will be bringing their tour From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut, to Vancouver. Learn more
  • Tree Canada will be throwing a family tree planting event to celebrate Canada 150 on November 15 in Prince Rupert. Learn more
  • We are Canadians Too! Is a festival running on November 25, to celebrate diversity among the Vancouver area. Learn more.
  • Access4All will be at University of Victoria’s Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities, November 30.  Learn more
  • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Coquitlam to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Playlist as possible on November 30 for the BC Girl Guides Community Event. Learn more

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      Manitoba

      • The Manitoba Museum is running Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History, an exhibit that examines the rich history and ecology of Manitoba and how it became a province.
      • The Manitoba Museum will be hosting SESQUI September 30 as part of their Nuit Blanche program running until October 1. 
      • The Winnipeg Art gallery will be putting on ART EXPRESS'D to celebrate Canada 150, by decorating 3 cargo containers from the three coasts of Canada, ending the journey in Winnipeg. Learn more.

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      New Brunswick

      • To draw attention to the Fundy Biosphere Reserve, the organization launched Amazing Places, a video series highlighting the great beauty on many of the trails. Learn more.

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      Newfoundland and Labrador

      • On Saturday, Sept. 23 Manuels River is inviting the public for Canada 150 Tree Planting. 

      • September 30 will be the final date for The Great Canadian Life Project hosted by Gateway Labrador. Learn more

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          Northwest Territories

          • On October 27, Music Yukon will be presenting From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut showcasing  artists, athletes, and performers of the territories. Learn more
          • The NWT Wellness Society will be having 2 final sessions relating to Canada 150, discussing themes of Wellness. Learn more.

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            Nova Scotia

            • The ParticipACTION playlist tour will be stopping in Halifax September 2! Learn more.

            • BioBlitz is coming to Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area and Point Pleasant Park from September 11 to 17 to help gather data and document new species. Learn more.

            • Canada 150 Forest Connection Celebration will be happening October 14 and 15 at Lake Charlotte. Learn more. 

            • Pier 21 is running an exhibit until November 12, called Canada : Day 1 about immigrants coming to Canada since confederation. Learn more

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            Nunavut

            • An exhibit at Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit to showcase the role of Inuit oral history in searching for Sir Franklins Lost ships. Learn more

            • BioBlitz will be coming to Cambridge Bay in August to survey marine life, and contribute to research done by Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Learn more

            • On October 21 the Iqaluit Action Lab will be hosting a training day for surviving on Land and Ice. Learn more

            • On October 30, Music Yukon will be presenting From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut showcasing  artists, athletes, and performers of the territories. Learn more

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            Ontario

            • On November 8 Perimeter Institute will be inviting author and scientist Pauline Gagnon to present: Improbable Feats and Useless Discoveries as part of their Free Public Lecture Series
            • London Regional Children's Museum will be presenting their new exhibit Dream Big: Childhood stories of exceptional Canadians in December, emphasizing the potential of all children. 
            • EDIT: the Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology will be held from September 28 to October 8. It is an international festival in Toronto exploring how design and innovation can address global issues. Learn more
            • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to London on October 11, and Laurentian University on October 20, to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Playlist as possible.  Learn more.
                  • ILLUMINATIONS presentation will be held in Rouge National Urban Park, exploring concepts of conservation and technology on October 19 to 21. Learn more.
                  • TIFF will be hosting the immersive VR media 2167, showcasing the toll technology and innovations will have on Indigenous culture. This is part of imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Learn more
                  • On October 31 StatsCan is having a guest speaker to discuss The changing nature of Canada’s environment and economy. Learn more
                  • On November 4 Music Yukon will be bringing their tour From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut, to Ottawa. Learn more.
                  • Researchers from Ottawa Research and Development Centre will be presenting Five microfungi that changed the world on November 9 for Agriculture 150. Learn more.
                  • Aurora’s first Youth Innovation Fair will be happening November 15. Come celebrate our young people's innovative inventions!  Learn more.
                  • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Ottawa from November 22 to 25 for the Grey Cup Festival. Learn more.
                  • Canada: Who do we think we are? An exhibit from Library and Archives Canada, shows rare original documents showcasing Canadian advancements and history. Learn more.

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                  Prince Edward Island
                  • Rock Barra Artist Retreat Co-Operative Ltd is celebrating by having workshops that focus on nature. On October 3 there will be a workshop called Honouring the Wild SalmonLearn more


                  Quebec  

                    • The Montreal Science Centre will be opening an exhibit discussing the innovations of Indigenous peoples of Canada. The exhibit is entitled Indigenous Ingenuity, and will be opening October 12. 
                    • BioBlitz will be coming to Quebec City September 1-2 to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and host a range of activities. Learn More
                    • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Montreal on October 7. Learn more.
                    • Coup de coeur Francophone is a festival from November 2 to 12, promoting mainly francophone musicians from all over Canada focusing on emergence and creation. The main event will be in Montreal but there will be over 45 cities getting involved as well! Learn more.

                    • On November 7 Music Yukon will be bringing their tour From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut, to Montreal. Learn more.
                    • The Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour will be coming to Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth on November 29. The objective is to showcase local Indspire Awards laureates who will discuss the importance of a solid education and dreaming big. Learn more.  

                    • The Montreal Biosphere has been displaying the outdoor exhibition Naturally Canadian, containing giant photos from sites across the country. Learn more
                    • Throughout Autumn 2017, Prima Danse will be having flash mobs throughout Quebec, and some events in Ontario at various Canada 150 events.  Learn more.

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                      Saskatchewan

                        • The Saskatchewan Science Centre is Saskatchewan’s Museum Hub for the Canada C3 journey. This is a temporary interactive exhibit that follows the expedition around the country. 
                        • AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities To Coastlines is coming to Moose Jaw for September, before going to Medicine Hat and Calgary. AquaVan150 aims to educate youth about Canada’s waterways and how they can get involved. Learn more.

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                        Yukon 

                        • The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center opened an interactive hub for the Canada C3 sailing journey to connect the public to research and themes happening on board the ship. Learn more.
                        • On October 22, Music Yukon will be presenting From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut showcasing  artists, athletes, and performers of the territories. Learn more

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                        Did we miss any events? Email bohemier@casc-accs.com to get your event on the website, or share your events in our Canada 150 forum!


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