Canada 150
Vaughan has bold dreams and big plans for Canada’s 150th birthday

Community events and activities will inspire participation and celebration

In preparation for Canada’s milestone 150th birthday in 2017, the City of Vaughan is dreaming big about our country and our community. A year-long community celebration is being planned, and will include a wide range of engaging and creative activities for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendar for some exciting upcoming events.

Catching the Dream

Canada 150 is about celebrating our nation’s history and honouring our First Nations heritage. Vaughan schools, community service organizations and businesses will be invited to awaken their bold, imaginative thinking in a citywide exercise to creatively capture our vision and wishes for our future. The collective art project will see the creation of a number of original dreamcatchers that will be collected and transformed into a public art display installed in various spaces across the city. Participants will receive a toolkit with instructions and materials, and are encouraged to use their imaginations. This initiative is expected to launch in March.

VaughanLink Ambassador Program

Volunteers are the heartbeat of any city. The VaughanLink Ambassador Program will welcome and encourage volunteers to be part of the Canada 150 experience and contribute to the lasting impact the commemorative year will have on Vaughan citizens. Ambassadors will be tasked with showing their community spirit with pride while assisting at special City events and festivals, spreading the news about exciting local events and being advocates of arts and culture. A training session, as well as information and promotional items, will be provided. The program is expected to begin in April.

Interactive Gaming Challenge

Video game culture is a growing niche, with the power to inspire open community spaces where innovation, discovery, teamwork and expression can take shape. The City of Vaughan, in partnership with community organizations and businesses, will launch a friendly gaming challenge inviting local youth to come together, create teams and demonstrate their creativity in a fun and engaging way. The event is expected to take place in September in the Citys new downtown — the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

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For more information about Canada 150 in Vaughan, please visit vaughan.ca/Canada150.

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