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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

  • 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
  • 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. Learn more
  • Now running at BIG little Science Centre is Microbes aRt Us, a display of artistic pieces of microbes. 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 to September 24. 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 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 the month, making stops along the coast of BC throughout October. 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

  • On July 11 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 over 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 26 to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and host a range of activities. Learn more

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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

  • 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

      • Throughout September the C3 voyage will be travelling through Northwest territories, and around to Prince Albert September 30. Learn more

      • 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

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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. You can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More.
        • 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 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 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

        • 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. 
        • 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. 

        • 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 on September 22. 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 STEAM Center in St. Thomas will be hosting Steam Mission 150 on September 30, teaching students the creativity and history of the town, while incorporating lessons of science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. Learn more
        • 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 on October 11.  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.

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        Prince Edward Island
        • 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 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 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. 
          • On August 26 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 1-2 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 9, showcasing the evolution of the Canadian sport. Learn more
          • The ParticipACTION 150 Playlist will be bringing it’s tour to Montreal on October 7. 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

              • 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
              • 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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