Milestones - 2017

150th anniversary of Confederation

The Fathers of Confederation at the London Conference, 1866.

This major national anniversary and opportunity for Canada to celebrate great accomplishments highlights our country's proud past and bright future. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada!

Learn more about the history of Canada Day.

Centennial of the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele

Canadian soldiers returning from Vimy Ridge.

These battles are recognized as turning points in Canadian history. They saw Canadians defend the values upon which our country was founded - freedom, democracy and the rule of law.

Learn more about commemorating the centennial of the First World War.

125th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup and the Centennial of the National Hockey League (NHL)

Hockey game at the Victoria Skating Rink, Montréal.

Promised by Governor General Lord Stanley in 1892, the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy awarded to professional athletes in North America. It was first awarded to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association at the end of the 1892-93 season. The NHL was organized in Montréal during the First World War after its predecessor organization, the National Hockey Association suspended operations. The NHL has grown into a professional league of 30 clubs, seven of which are located in Canada.

75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Troops of the Cameron Highlanders of Canada in landing craft prior to the raid on Dieppe.

The men who perished at Dieppe were instrumental in saving countless lives on the 6th of June, 1944. While there can be no doubt that valuable lessons were learned, a frightful price was paid in those morning hours of August 19, 1942.

Learn more about commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Second World War.

50th anniversary of the Canada Games

Logo of the Canada Games.

In 1967, when Canada celebrated its centennial, the first Canada Games were held under the motto "Unity through sport." This competition brought together 1,800 athletes from 10 provinces and 2 territories and paved the way for what has grown to be Canada's largest multi-sport competition for young athletes. The Canada Games are a key step in the development of the next generation of Canada's national, international and Olympic champions.

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