Ottawa – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson- Cariboo is seeking Canadians’ views on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
“As we plan for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we want a celebration that reflects who we are as Canadians, where we came from, and what we can give back,” said McLeod. “I invite all constituents in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo to tell us how they would like to celebrate in 2017.”
“For many Canadians, this will be their first opportunity to participate in a major milestone celebration. For those of us who witnessed or participated in the centennial celebrations in 1967, this will mark 50 years since that important commemoration”, stated McLeod.
The Government of Canada will undertake extensive consultations, with meetings being planned throughout Canada. At the same time, Canadians are invited to participate in the consultations through an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150 or Canada150.gc.ca.
Over the next four years, on the Road to 2017, celebrations will mark key historic milestones that have defined our country. In 2014, commemorations will include the centennial of the start of the First World War, the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, the bicentennial of Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences.
To learn more about the commemorations leading up to Canada 150 and to participate in the online forum visit Canada.ca/150 or Canada150.gc.ca.