Road to 2017
In 2017, Canadians across the country will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Government of Canada believes that this significant milestone for Canada should be acknowledged and marked in a big way.
On the Road to 2017, Canadians will have the opportunity to commemorate a number of nation-building milestones that will culminate in Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Each of these anniversaries represents an opportunity to celebrate the events that have shaped our history and made Canada what it is today.
Canadians can celebrate and reflect on:
- Canadian patriotism, sacrifice and commitment to service
- the value of personal responsibility, hard work and family
- national stability
- the rights and duties of citizenship
- fairness and inclusiveness
Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation
Canadians have accomplished so much in 150 years: Confederation in 1867 was the first step to formalizing our dominion politically; two World Wars saw Canada distinguish itself in the eyes of the world; and, during the 20th century, Canada created its own symbols of nationhood, which included a national flag and anthem, and became a unique, free and democratic society that is the envy of the world.
Canadians have a wealth of history and achievements to be proud of.
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