At the time of writing this (2017), it is Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. This celebrates the day when Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia joined together to form the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.
There are a number of activities going on throughout Canada in connection with this anniversary.
- Canada Parks is providing a free pass to all the national parks in Canada. Which one will you visit this year?
- The Canada History Hall is opening on July 1st at the History Museum in Gatineau, Quebec.
- One hundred and fifty murals are being painted in towns and cities throughout Canada to create a gigantic mural mosaic.
- A photographer, Tim Van Horn, is travelling throughout Canada to capture 54,000 portraits of Canadians that will be made into a mosaic of the Canadian flag.
- Canada C3 is a project to sail from Toronto around the Northwest Passage to Victoria and share it with all Canadians through the participants on board and digital media.
Activity: Draw up a bucket list for places to visit in your own home province this summer. Go province-wide or choose places close to your own community, or maybe even go right across the country. If you want to share photos, or your list of places to go, you are welcome to join the Getting to Know Canada facebook group. Here are some ideas…
- A national park
- A provincial park
- A wildlife preserve or zoo
- A natural history museum
- A farm
- A botanical garden
- A beach
- The best ice cream shop
- An art gallery
- An historic site
Here is our bucket list. We have decided to be more intentional in our “nature” journaling over the next year and so for the next school year I will be sharing our intentional journaling projects that hopefully will help us to get to know Canada better right in our own neighbourhood.
Click on it to download it, and then go have fun this summer!