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Let’s Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday

posted by Racquel Heron in "Trivia & Social"
June 29, 2017
Canada 150th logo It’s here! The highly anticipated and much advertised milestone in Canadian history.  On Saturday July 1st we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!  But while this Canada Day weekend will see huge celebrations across our country, the 150th celebrations will continue all year long.

Canada Flag 150thThe Government of Canada has a website dedicated to the 150th celebrations. Go to http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1468262573081 to see videos about year-long 150th programs, to read articles about Canada’s history, and to learn more about Canada 150 ambassadors, and how to participate, celebrate, and explore our country.

Passport 2017 Logo

Passport 2017 is a personalized app that helps you to discover 150 events based on your interests including: culture, food, history, sports and travel. You can find this app at either the App Store or Google Play, the perfect place to get started on your 150th plans.

How to celebrate

The Government is not the only one making plans; lots of organizations and companies are also getting involved with contests, free events, and even discounted deals.

Roots is in search of Canada’s nicest person. The nicest person will receive $10,000 for their charity of choice.

PARTICIPACTION has selected 150 activities that define our land and people. Get involved and have a chance to win weekly, monthly, or even the grand prize.

Air Canada wants you to share your special places by using #Canada150 & @AirCanada for a chance to win one of 150 pairs of tickets to fly anywhere in Canada.

Parks Canada has waived their entrance fee. Get a 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass that allows you free access to national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites.

Even cities and municipalities are taking part in the festivities. Just go to your local municipality website to see what events they have planned for Canada’s big birthday.

On-Hold Logo & Canada 150th

Our staff will be proudly joining in on the fun Canada 150th festivities this long weekend. On-Hold Marketing will close on Friday, June 30th at 1:30pm and reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, July 4th.

Happy 150th Canada Day!!

Waving Canada Flags

We wish nothing more, but we will accept nothing less. Masters in our own house we must be, but our house is the whole of Canada.” – Pierre Trudeau

 

 

 

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