June – MP Pat Kelly’s Report


Participate: I encourage you to volunteer or participate in Canada 150 activities near your home or while traveling across Canada. Please contact me with details if you are hosting a Canada 150 celebration, and I will offer greetings in person if I am available. Also, my office has a limited supply of promotional materials, provided by Canadian Heritage, which may be obtained while they last.

Celebrate: Don’t miss the Canada 150 celebrations happening across the country. Locally, Silver Springs residents kicked off festivities with a Tulip ‘Bloom’ Celebration at the Half Moon Garden on May 27th. This summer, the Evanston Creekside and Sage Hill Community Associations are hosting a Symons Valley Canada 150 Celebration on August 5. Scenic Acres is engaging neighbouring communities to plan a day-long celebration for August 26. These events will be open to the general public, and the organizers tell me they are hoping to offer fireworks displays.

Explore our Country: Discover Canada’s national parks and heritage spaces, and explore our country’s rich history in 2017. The discovery pass is free in 2017; visit the Parks Canada website for more information and to download the Visitor Guide.

150 years of history, one day at a time. Rediscover Canadian history from Confederation to today with the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) heritage collection. Throughout 2017, discover the today-in-history vignette highlighting a significant event that shaped our society. Visit Canada.ca/OnThisDay to read the stories.

Passport 2017: Find out about Canada 150 events and activities with the Passport 2017 App. This personalized application combines culture, food, history, sports and travel while awarding virtual badges.

The Canada 150 logo: The Canada 150 logo is available online and free for everyone to use. Composed of a series of diamonds, the logo is arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points to represent the 13 provinces and territories. The maple leaf motif is recognized at home and abroad as distinctively Canadian, and it fosters feelings of pride, unity and celebration.

Pat Kelly

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