Canada 150 & Me

Canada’s Centennial in 1967 belonged to an entire generation of Canadians, 2017 belongs to this generation!

 

Are YOU between 14-19?  Do you have teenagers between 14-19?  Do you lead a youth group or sports club?

 

Canada 150&Me is a federally-funded Signature Canada 150 Initiative – a national competition offering an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young Canadians to join in a national conversation about the future they want for their country and encouraging young people to take a leadership role in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

 

If your sons or daughters, youth group members or players enjoy travelling, meeting motivated and inspiring people, sharing their ideas with others, or if they have ever dreamed about changing the world, Canada150&Me is for you!

 

One hundred fifty participants selected will be travelling to one of four regional cities – Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal and Halifax – for an exciting week of educational, cultural and community activities. They will be joined by like-minded youth from host cities.

 

150&Me will involve thousands of students in a conversation about Canada’s future – and allow young people to take a leadership role in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday around topics and themes that mean the most to Canadians – the environment, human rights, Canada’s place in the world, identity, Indigenous communities, education and innovation.

 

A second leadership group of 150 students representing the regional forums will travel to Ottawa from June 27-July 2, 2017 to present their findings to government, business, and community leaders and to participate as volunteers throughout the week in Canada’s 150th celebrations.

 

And it starts by inviting Canadian youth to answer the simple question, “What is the greatest challenge or opportunity facing Canada for your generation?”

 

Youth can reply online using whatever creative media they choose – a written statement, a video, music or visual art piece – in three simple steps:

 

1.         Register their interest at www.experiencescanada.com/150

2.         Upload their answer to the challenge question in a file of their choosing

3.         Provide a short bio and a brief description of the work submitted.

 

Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017.

So, get the young people in your lives writing, performing, creating or producing!

Please join me in ensuring young Nova Scotians are at the forefront of next year’s sesquicentennial celebrations!

See www.experiencecanada.ca/150 for more information or contact communications@experiencescanada.ca if you have questions.

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