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CANADA 150 EVENTS


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


National

  • On August 26 there will be activities being held on The Great Trail held by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. Activities will be held all across Canada. Learn more

Alberta

  • The Voyageurs Rendezvous will be travelling across 3 provinces, starting at the Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, throughout the month of July. This event retraces a fur trade route. Learn more

  • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Longview at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible on September 4. Learn more

  • 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 28th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. 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
  • TELUS Spark was the first organization to hold the world premiere of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing at both TELUS Spark and TELUS World of Science this summerYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • Canada 150 Edible Forest Garden Project in Red Deer River watershed aims to honour their agricultural heritage by creating the largest perennial "food forest" with 150 different species of trees, shrubs, and pollinator plants. Learn more

  • The Calgary Parks foundation has launched a summer challenge for Canada’s 150th Anniversary on the new Rotary/Mattamy Greenway! They are inviting Calgarians to walk, run, or bike 150 kilometers to win prizes throughout the summer. 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

  • Science World British Columbia is now displaying Made in Canada, an exhibit highlighting Canadian creativity and Innovation. The exhibit made by Science World, will be on display until September 4th. Learn more. Science World is also featuring favourite Canadian films in their OMNIMAX theatre throughout the summer. Learn more
  • With the new AquaVan, Vancouver Aquarium has been travelling across the country to teach youth about keeping our water clean. Learn more
  • HR Macmillan Space Centre will be hosting a screening of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing in in both Vancouver from June 24th to September 4th and July 1st, and in Prince George July 7th and 8thYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • The Pacific Salmon Foundation will be running UNINTERRUPTED to immerse audiences in the wonders of migrating Salmon. This cinematography will be projected on the underside of Vancouver's Cambie Bridge from June 28-Sept 24. Learn More
  • BioBlitz will be coming to Stanley Park August 12-13th to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and host a range of activities. Learn more.
  • 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 McMillan Elementary School in Abbotsford, September 23. See when they are coming to your community and how to get involved! Learn More.

  • 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 Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique will be hosting a Celebration of the Senses. This includes activities like a Breweries discovery and a visit to the University of British Columbia Farm. 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 ParticipACTION playlist tour will be making stops throughout BC throughout the month of September. Learn more.


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. Learn more.
  • The Manitoba Museum is acting as Manitoba's Museum hub for the C3 journey. Learn more!
  • Canada Games is in Winnipeg this year, and kicked of Canada 150 with a flag tour of Canada, but is finally reaching Winnipeg July 28th. Learn more.
  • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Winnipeg at the Canada Games to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible. The event runs August 4-6, but they will be doing their tour throughout the summer. Learn more.
  • The AquaVan 150 put on the Vancouver Aquarium will be in Winnipeg from August 2nd to 11th, and Regina from 24th to 31st. Connect with your local aquatic habitation in these mobile wet labs! Learn more.
  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights put the exhibition Our Canada, My Story on display in February, telling peoples experience with human rights. Learn more
  • 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

  • On July 11th Grand Manan Museum Inc. opened an outdoor exhibit titled "Engaging Youth: Mosaic Tiles Exhibit” along with a "Then and Now" exhibit comparing what the island looked like aver the past 150 years. Learn more.

  • National Acadian Day is August 15. See where you can participate! Learn more

  • BioBlitz will be coming to the Kennebecasis Watershed August 26th to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and host a range of activities. Learn more

  • Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will be coming to St. Johns port from August 18th to 20th. People will be allowed to tour the ships and participate in different celebrations. Learn more

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Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Johnson Geo Centre will be hosting a screening of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing June 26th to July 2nd and again August 2ndYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • Timeraiser150 will be coming to St. Johns on July 26th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.
  • National Acadian Day is August 15. See where you can participate! Learn more
  • 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

      • Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour came to the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre on June 20th. The objective is to showcase local Indspire Awards laureates who will discuss the importance of a solid education and dreaming big. Learn more
      • Throughout September the C3 voyage will be travelling through Northwest territories, and around to Prince Albert September 30.

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      Nova Scotia

      • The Discovery Centre will be hosting a screening of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing May 31st till June 30thYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More.
      • Vancouver Aquarium's AquaVan150 will be coming to Halifax from June 8-10th. The visit includes a park cleanup for the community and learning about the water environment. Learn more. You can still schedule a visit with the AquaVan150 here!
      • Celebrate "Her"itage Day in Truro to inspire young women and to recognize strong female Canadian figures. Learn more
      • National Acadian Day is August 15. See where you can participate! Learn more
      • 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 - 17 to help gather data and document new species. Learn more.

      • Pier 21 is running an exhibit until November 12th, 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

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      Ontario

      • The Ontario Science Center has opened Canada 150: Discovery way focusing on innovative technologies from Canada. Learn more.  
      • London Regional Children's Museum will be presenting their new exhibit Dream Big: Childhood stories of exceptional Canadians this fall, emphasizing the potential of all children. Learn more
      • THEMUSEUM’s exhibit A Cause for Celebration? First Things First  will be finished soon! Only at THEMUSEUM until September 4, this exhibit explores Indigenous Art highlighting themes of peace and hope. Learn more. 

      • Organizations all over Ontario will be hosting screenings of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. These films will be playing between June 21st to August 15thYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
      • From June 15 to August 13, TIFF LightBox will be showing the VR projection 2167. Made by Indigenous filmmakers and artists show life 150 years in the future for Indigenous peoples. Learn more

      • Access4All will be creating an accessible trail with accessible washrooms for guests at Kimbercote Farms Nature Centre on August 26th. Learn More

      • BioBlitz is coming to Bruce Peninsula National Park September 20 - 24 to help gather data and document new species. Bioblitz is also having an event at High Park, Toronto on September 23.  Learn more

      • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be stopping at the KidsCAN School Day in Kanata to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible. The event runs September 22, but they will be doing their tour throughout summer. Learn more.

      • The STEAM Center in St. Thomas will be hosting Steam Mission 150 on September 30th, teaching students the creativity and history of the town, while incorporating lessons of science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. Learn more
      • Ontario has been celebrating Canada 150 with many of it’s own signature events. These include EDIT, a science and technology expo as well as the Lieutenant Governor's Visionary Prizes. Learn more.

      • The Canadian Museum of Nature will be opening the Canada goose Arctic gallery, showcasing arctic geography and the effects of climate change. Learn more

      • The Red Couch Tour will be travelling from Newfoundland to British Columbia throughout July and August to find out what it means to be Canadian. The tour was launched June 13th at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Learn more.

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      Prince Edward Island
      • As part of the signature initiative through Canadian Wildlife Federation, BioBlitz will be reaching Colman to raise awareness about ecology and conservation June 16th and 17th. Learn more.
      • From June 30th to July 2nd Charlottetown will be a guest port as part of the transatlantic race Rendez-vous 2017 Regatta. Charlottetown will be hosting a multitude of events in celebration. Learn More
      • Timeraiser150 will be coming to Charlottetown on July 30th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.
      • The River Clyde Pageant will be presenting a traveling performance about the waterways of PEI and the environmental issues affecting their sustainability. This performance will be between July 29th to August 6th. Learn more
      • Together in The Great Spirit: Preserving the Children of Abegweit will be a two-day festival between July 29th and 31st. This event will include hands-on experiences such as authentic basket weaving and building birch bark canoes. Learn more
      • The Dreamcatchers, a musical focusing on environment and reconciliation, has opened in Charlottetown. The Musical will however be travelling around Canada throughout July and August. Learn more.
      • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be having an Open House on Prince Edward Island August 5, 2017. They will be showcasing agricultural research and innovation at the Charlottetown Research and Development Centre on Prince Edward Island. Learn more

      • The Adventure group will be presenting "Come play in our Heritage Forest", a project to showcase the forest, and will be depicting events that shaped Canada. Learn more

      • The Boys and Girls Club of Summerside will be hosting Canadian Dreams - Past Triumphs Inspiring Today's Youth celebrating Canadian achievements with celebrities and activities. Learn more.

      • National Acadian Day is August 15. See where you can participate! Learn more

      • Rock Barra Artist Retreat Co-Operative Ltd is celebrating by having workshops that focus on nature. On September 12 there will be a workshop called Seaplants for Food, Medicine & Art with Irene NovaczekLearn more

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      Quebec  

      • The National Canada150&Me Youth Forum will be happening on June 26th in Montreal aiming to promote leadership development in youth a start a national discussion on challenges and opportunities in Canada. The Forum will also be happening in Vancouver, Halifax and Winnipeg. Learn More.
      • Rendez-Vous 2017 will be travelling throughout Quebec for the month of July, stopping in Quebec City and Lévis from July 18th to 23rd, with free tours and events throughout the day. Learn more

      • The AquaVan will be in Montreal from July 8th to the 12th. You can schedule a visit, or find out where it is coming to connect with your local aquatic habitation in this mobile wet lab! Learn more

      • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Trois-Rivières at the 2017 World Driving Championship to challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible. The event runs August 16, but they will be doing their tour throughout the summer. Learn more.
      • On August 26th the long awaited opening of the Saint Michel environmental complex will be arriving. 2 areas of the park in Montreal will be open to the public to celebrate Montreal's 375th birthday. Learn more
      • BioBlitz will be coming to Quebec City September 1-2nd to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and host a range of activities. Learn More
      • The Canadian History museum has opened the Hockey exhibit until October 9th, showcasing the evolution of the Canadian sport. Learn more
      • 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 12th. 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.  

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      Saskatchewan

      • Saskatoon hosted the Innovation festival as part of Innovation 150, where there was a wide range of activities throughout the month. Learn More
      • As part of Innovation 150, Yorkton High School hosted the Power of Ideas tour, as well as Actua's Maker mobile. Learn more
      • 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. Learn more
      • VanAqua is coming to Moose Jaw for September, before going to Medicine Hat and Calgary. VanAqua aims to educate youth about Canada’s waterways and how they can get involved. Learn more.

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      Yukon

      • ART EXPRESS'D will be running a workshop in Whitehorse from June 28th to July 3rd. These workshops will be encompassing the connection to geography and nature to art. Learn more.   
      • On July 27 the Legacy Tree Program will be coming to Whitehorse. These tree planting programs are meant to positively commemorate Canada's legacy as a nation, and leave a lasting memory. Lean more
      • 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.

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      Did we miss any events? Email bohemier@casc-accs.com to get your event on the website. 


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