Canada 150: What is Happening Around Canada

All across the country, schools are getting children and youth into the spirit of Canada 150. Here are three examples.

Ottawa: Our nation’s capital is the centre of the festivities with the city’s four school boards joining together to celebrate. Activities include having classes adopt-a-country, study its culture and traditions gather and share stories of immigration. Find out more about how students will mark Canada’s 150th.

Toronto: The Toronto Catholic District School Board has embraced the occasion, setting up a website filled with ideas, contests, resources and events happening in their schools. For instance, they are celebrating a board-wide Red and White Spirit Day and have created a digital time capsule.

Winnipeg: Pembina Trails school system is pulling out all the stops with activities like a 2,250 piece student band performing O’Canada, a 15,000 person living flag which will wrap the entire lower bowl of the stadium, performances by the Aboriginal School of Dance and Peaceful Village Team, a display of 34 unique Canada 150 floats (one from each school), and a division-wide 34 km relay along the Trans Canada Trail. Details can be found on their website.