2017 marks the 150 birthday of Canada. To celebrate this milestone cities and towns all over Canada will have special events. Here is a list of activities to celebrate.
Here’s my Canada is a contest that is going on right now. Until August 31, 2017. You can create and submit a thirty second video revealing what Canada means to you. Submit your videos at http://www.heresmycanada.ca/
Innovation 150 is a program across Canada that celebrates Canada’s innovative past, present and future. Science World will host Quantum: The Exhibition starting now to February 26. In the event people can learn about quantum information and how scientists are using quantum mechanics to create stuff that will change the 21 century.
National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) will take place on April 19, 2017. On NCFD there willbe great Canadian movies almost anywhere you can show a film. There will also be free events that will have Canadian film talent.
The Walrus Talks tour is going to come to the Surrey city hall (centre stage) on May 15, 2017. In this tour people will be speaking about their desire for a better country in the future of Canada. The event will have eight people speaking, half will be youth leaders, and the other half will be people who received the Order of Canada. (One of Canada’s highest honours.)
A “bioblitz” event will be at Stanley Park on August 12-13. A bioblitz is where scientists get together and inventory species in a specific area and time. Experts are usually joined by members of the public for a community bioblitz. That combines scientific inventory, educational activities and nature programming so everyone can be a part of the science.
The National Youth Orchestra and its Edges of Canada tour will come to Vancouver at the Chan Centre on August 15. The orchestra will come together with some indigenous artists for a response to Truth and Reconciliation.
The Indspire event will be at Simon Fraser University on October 26, 2017. Indspire is an event that will have indigenous people tell their stories and great accomplishments.
Lastly all year long all of Canada’s national parks are free. The list of every free park can be found here http://www.pc.gc.ca/listing/voyage-travel/recherche-search_e.asp?search=&p=1&s=1&m=1&e=1&province=&sort=.