Have your say on Canada’s 150th birthday

How would you celebrate the nation, government asks

How do you want to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation?

An online forum has been opened up for Canadians to give feedback on the celebration, leading up to the commemoration.

Canada turns 150 in the year 2017, and the government is looking at ways to commemorate the occasion nationally and in various communities.

The website includes a questionnaire with five main questions asking how Canadians would like to commemorate the event. It asks which of Canada’s accomplishments over the last 150 years make you most proud, which Canadians have inspired you the most, what the anniversary theme should be, how you would like your community to celebrate, and finally, what could your or your community do for future generations.

Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging residents to take part in the online forum.

“This anniversary is a once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the creation of the best country in the world and we believe every Canadian from coast to coast to coast should have an opportunity to say how they would like to see this historic date recognized,” Strahl said.

To learn more about the commemorations leading up to Canada 150 and to participate in the online forum, visit: www.canada.ca/150.

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