Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

January 20, 2014


Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation


Ottawa, ON – Recently, Rick Dykstra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, conducted consultations to seek Canadians’ views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


The year 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of the date of Confederation. As 2017 approaches, the Federal Government is taking various initiatives to consult Canadians on how they would like to celebrate this historic milestone. The Government of Canada is holding roundtables this winter with individuals who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups from across the country.


Furthermore, all Canadians are invited to have their say by completing an online questionnaire at http://canada150.gc.ca/.


“In 2017 we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation, a milestone that is certainly something to be celebrated by all Canadians,” said Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “I strongly encourage all residents of Bruce and Grey counties to join in the conversation and let the Government know how you would like to celebrate in 2017.”


Over the next three years, leading up to the anniversary, the Government will be celebrating key historic milestones that have defined the country.


For more information and for the online questionnaire, please visit; http://canada150.gc.ca/.