Fall Canada 150 Events
Save the Date!
Join us in creating a shared vision of Canada for the next 150 years. NorQuest College is hosting keynote speaker Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.
Additional speakers and panelists include MP Randy Boissonnault, journalist Paula Simons, intercultural specialist Sarah Apedaile, Indigenous leader Ruby Littlechild, and more. Entertainment includes a performance by Asani.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Evening reception and welcome
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Program sessions and panels
Singhmar Centre for Learning, NorQuest College
10215 108 Street, Edmonton, AB
(taxes not included)
Watch for your invitation on September 12, 2017.
For more information, visit norquest.ca/speakerseries150 or email speakerseriesinfo@NorQuest.ca
Sponsored by Gurcharan Singh Bhatia and Jagjit Bhatia, two of the founders of the Canadians for a Civil Society and Citizens for a Civil Society.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between NorQuest College, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
We Are Canada - Featuring Students from Monsignor Fee Otterson & Ben Calf Robe
“We are Canada!” is an energetic, affirming, folk-rock anthem that celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary. Built on a base of Inuit throat singing and indigenous hand drumming, that represents both our history and our goal of reconciliation, the song speaks to our values, our trials, our will to overcome and our hope for the future.
“We are Canada!” features the talents of numerous artists, welcoming the contributions of indigenous artists (including students) and students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, celebrating diversity as a strength that enriches the future for us all.
“We are Canada!”… and we are all invited to this party!
Join us in celebrating the beauty of this land and its people. Sing with us, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and the values we hold dear.
The Canada C3 Education Program
This program includes the creation of the Canada C3 Digital Classroom, providing curriculum-linked learning modules for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. Developed by teachers and partnering education NGOs, these learning modules are built around the four Canada C3 themes: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement, and the Environment.
The Canada C3 Digital Classroom will also feature an interactive map of the journey including stories of the diverse people, places, communities, and conversations. Students and teachers across the country will also have opportunities to engage in hands-on learning with the Canada C3 giant floor map school kits, as well as connecting directly with one of the 30 Canada C3 Youth Ambassadors through in-person and live streaming education and outreach events, before, during, and after the expedition.
Contact: Educational Team Lead Lisa (Diz) Glithero, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Education - Canada 150 Resources
Canada's 150th anniversary of confederacy presents a great opportunity for educators in Alberta to highlight Canadian history and culture in existing curriculum throughout the year. Use creative ways within your schools and in your classrooms to mark that milestone. For example, Canada 150-themed art projects and time capsules (to be opened years in the future) would be great ways to get students involved. For more ideas for the classroom, visit https://education.alberta.ca/canada-150/.
To help create long-lasting memories and spread awareness of Canada 150, take photos of your Canada 150 experiences and share them on social media or with the Ministry of Education at EDC.Communications@gov.ab.ca. Photos may be shared through social media and/or posted to the Alberta Education website.
Canada 150 Classroom Resources - Experiences Canada has created guides, lesson plans, and classroom activities for elementary, secondary, and even post-secondary level classrooms. These resources discuss six key themes that young people should start thinking about now as we head to Canada's sesquicentennial.-http://www.canadashistory.ca/Education/Your-Resources/Articles/Canada-150-classroom-resources
Experiences Canada Classroom Resources - A series of guides, lessons and activities for integrating Experiences Canada 150&Me into the classroom or community group. http://experiencescanada.ca/150/teaching-resources/
ParticipACTION 150 Play List: The ParticipACTION 150 Play List was created by over 465,000 votes from people across Canada. Including 150 physical activities that make us uniquely Canadian, the Play List is a challenge to Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces, and even abroad to see how many different activities they can complete in 2017. Official Tour Stop and community events will be happening across the country as partners join together to inspire Canadians to sit less and move more. https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/participaction-150-play-list/about
Government of Canada website for Canada 150: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/14...
Canada 150 National Signature Initiatives are projects that will bring Canadians together to celebrate, participate in events and share experiences: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1475163068164
Click on specific initiatives for further details regarding classroom resources that are available, or ideas that might inspire a school-based activity. Here are a few examples:
Do something simple, and on "150th Day" (May 30), and invite your school community to celebrate Canada's 150th by wearing red and white. Make Something Edmonton will be inspiring similar inexpensive and spontaneous opportunities. Check their website in 2017: www.makesomethingedmonton.ca/about
Edmonton Canada 150 - Check out the City of Edmonton website and social media throughout the year for information about local Canada 150 activities and celebrations: edmonton.ca/canada150
The Edmonton Public Library is coordinating a local Canada 150 Digital Storytelling Project. Check their website to find out how to get involved (more information to be announced): http://www.epl.ca/
The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour 2017 will have opportunities for schools to Skype into Canada 150 celebrations in several of Canada's northern communities. Celebrations will include cultural presentations including dance and drum groups, and more: https://canadianarcticaviationtour2017.com/
A great resource can also be found with the Alliance 150, the biggest database of 2017 activity in Canada: https://150alliance.ca/projects
Canada Games Activity Challenge - Celebrate Canada 150 with a fun, free and interactive program designed to help children ages 5-12 build daily, active habits. The Activity Challenge supports elementary teachers with a database of age-appropriate and skill-specific physical activities. https://activitychallenge.canadagames.ca/?_ga=1.90364954.1073486180.1481558979
A Kids' Guide to Canada https://akgtcanada.com/
#OnThisDay ... in Canada’s history! On this page, you’ll discover significant events that shaped Canadian society. Subscribe to Library and Archives Canada’s Facebook and Twitter pages or use the #Canada150 and #OnThisDay hashtags for today-in-history vignettes. Above all, join the conversation as we share 150 years of history, one day at a time! http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/onthisday/Pages/introduction.aspx
WE Are Canada Curriculum and Resources: To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re reflecting on our country’s past and shaping the vision for its future. This national milestone is also tied to the WE Movement because Living WE is what living in Canada is all about—bringing people together and giving them the tools to change the world. This year, we will unite as a country and pledge to continue building a stronger Canada by taking action in four areas that are fundamental to our Canadian identity. https://www.we.ca/
Historical Social Studies Indigenous History:
University of Alberta launches website for Canada's 150th: For almost as long as there's been a Canada, there's been a University of Alberta. Over the next year, in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, we're proudly celebrating the people, achievements and ideas that contributed to the making of a confederation.
Sharing Dance Day 2017 - Sharing Dance is Canada’s National Ballet School’s flagship community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians—to get healthy, active and artistically engaged. Featuring multifaceted programming and supported through a collection of free online resources, Sharing Dance includes:
- High-quality dance activities for children and youth—both in and out of the classroom.
- Health and wellness dance programs for seniors, focused specifically on improving quality of life and creating community.
- Sharing Dance Canada 2017, a nation-wide, engagement program culminating in multigenerational community performances on Sharing Dance Day, celebrating Canada’s 150th.