How Do New Brunswickers Want to Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday?

Minister Glover goes to Moncton to find out

MONCTON, NB, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Language Shelly Glover met today with representatives of the Moncton region's business and cultural sector as part of a roundtable on the celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday. In addition, she invited all residents of New Brunswick to complete the online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.

Quick Facts

  • Since December 2013, the Government of Canada has held 18 roundtables all across the country on the celebrations in 2017. Numerous people who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups were able to make their voices heard.
  • More than 8,000 Canadians have already completed the online questionnaire on Canada's 150th anniversary.
  • The data collected will provide insight into the types of activities and projects that resonate most with Canadians and will help us plan the celebrations.
  • Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will celebrate key historic milestones that have defined our country.

Quotes

"For several months, Canadians from coast to coast to coast have been sharing their ideas with us for celebrating Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. It is a real pleasure to meet with citizens and community leaders from Moncton and the surrounding area, and I'm happy to see that the excitement in this region for this historic party."

—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Have Your Say! Questionnaire

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