Countdown started to mark Canada’s 150th birthday

August 11, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Last Thursday, the federal government began a 150-day countdown to celebrate the 150th anniversary next year of Canadian confederation.

On behalf of Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, Julie Dabrusin, MP for Toronto-Danforth, announced the start of the countdown to the official launch of celebrations marking the anniversary, saying many spontaneous activities will surprise Canadians from coast to coast to coast in the lead-up to the start of a highly memorable year.

“Canada 150 will engage our communities through local activities for families and children, such as a surprise appearance of a star in a public place, creating a community garden, upgrading a public space or a public art project.”

Ms. Dabrusin said the participation of CBC/Radio-Canada will enable Canadians across the country to witness and participate in various surprise activities that will take place across the country to mark the 150 remaining days before the 150th anniversary.

She invited Canadians to organize their own activities to mark the countdown and to share their best moments on social media by using the hashtag #Canada 150 and the hashtags of the media partner #RadioCanada2017 and #CBC2017.

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