Canada 150 – Spotlight

Canada 150

Hidden histories: The lost stories project

Terry Horne, photo credit: Sandra Bonner-Pederson

The Lost Stories Project from Concordia University is shining a light on “forgotten” events from the past by bringing them into the public eye with research, documentary and public art.

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Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast with Students on Ice

Students on Ice Expedition. Photo Credit: Lee Narraway

Did you know that Canada has the largest coastline in the world? This summer Canadians are invited aboard an expedition to explore the edges of Canada.

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The Walrus Talks on tour: How to make a better Canada

The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada Locations Map

What would make Canada a better country? The Walrus Talks hits the road this year asking some of our nation’s greatest minds and influencers to answer—find out more!

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BioBlitz Canada 150: Canada’s Nature Selfie

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is creating Canada’s nature selfie in 2017—with your help! Combining science with community engagement, BioBlitz Canada 150 is a series of events taking a scientific snapshot of Canada’s environment—find out more!

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Hit me with your Best Crop

Gourmet dishes from around the world share a surprising secret ingredient—Canada. Television host/food writer Ricardo Larrivée is serving up a little something special to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 to show Canadians our greatest contributions to global cuisine.

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150 Years in Reel Time: TIFF’s “Canada on Screen”

Grab the popcorn, TIFF is presenting Canada’s top documentaries, feature films, animation, TV and more in 2017 with “Canada on Screen”.

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Landmarks 2017: Canada's artistic nature

Partners in Art (PIA) is showing Canadians that art is in our nature. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation LandMarks2017, a Signature Initiative of Canada 150, is using contemporary art to ignite a national dialogue about our collective histories and future.

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Sharing Dance 2017: All the Right Moves

Canada’s National Ballet School is asking you to show them your moves in 2017—no audition necessary. Are you ready to get down? Let us show you the steps!

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Experiences Canada

Pack your bags, Experiences Canada 150&Me is giving youth the opportunity to explore Canada’s future while also exploring the country in 2017—find out how!

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Sail away with Rendez-vous Naval 2017

Ready to set sail in 2017? Rendez-vous Naval is taking Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation into international waters.

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The face behind the Canada 150 typeface

If you’ve played a video game, opened a computer document or downloaded a free typeface in the last ten years, chances are you’ve seen Canadian typeface designer Ray Larabie’s portfolio without knowing it.

Owner of Typodermic Fonts, he is a prolific creator of fonts, many of which are distributed for free online. Larabie designed the Canada 150 typeface and offered it to the Government of Canada as part of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation celebration.

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Down to a science - Examining Innovation150

Fusing scientific exploration with the energy and excitement of a traveling festival, the Innovation150 Power of Ideas Tour, a Signature Initiative of Canada 150, is set to bring our country’s past, present and future achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to your doorstep in 2017.

Innovation150 is a partnership between five of Canada’s leading science outreach organizations: Actua, the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, the Canadian Association of Science Centres, the Canadian Science and Technology Museums Corporation, and leading the pack is the internationally-renowned Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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Orchestrating the Toronto Symphony Orchestra CANADA MOSAIC

Reaching back through the history of Canadian music all the way to the present day, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is taking note of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and creating music for your ears. Want to hear more? Then listen up!

The TSO CANADA MOSAIC, a pan-Canadian Signature Initiative of Canada 150, includes the creation of new works by Canadian composers, a celebration of Canadian legacy works and artists, digital resources for all ages, and orchestral collaborations across the country. TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian tells us how the TSO CANADA MOSAIC will be hitting all the right notes in 2017.

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