Canada 150: Saskatchewan Will Be at the Heart of the Celebration

The Government of Canada supports 10 new community projects in Saskatchewan as part of Canada 150 celebrations in 2017

REGINA, May 4, 2017  /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced funding for a series of community projects in Saskatchewan that will help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Canada 150 Fund. The government is pleased to support local, regional and Canada-wide activities designed to help Canadians across the country take part in the celebrations, and to make 2017 an unforgettable year.


"Our communities are at the heart of the Canada 150 celebrations. Projects like these will enable Canadians and visitors from coast to coast to coast to take part in these festivities, build stronger bonds and look to our future with pride and optimism. I encourage everyone to get involved and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation!"

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"An anniversary like this is a milestone in a country's history, and we intend to celebrate it in style in communities across Canada, including here in Saskatchewan. With today's announcement, the Government of Canada has now invested more than $10 million in infrastructure and programming for Saskatchewan communities to celebrate Canada 150. I invite everyone to join in with your families and friends to celebrate our great country together!"

—The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Quick Facts

The Government of Canada is providing total funding of $264,506 for 10 new community projects in Saskatchewan.

The main themes of the Government of Canada's vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation are diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the environment, and youth.

The Canada 150 Fund was created in April 2015 and has a total budget of $200 million.

Celebrations will be held throughout the year to mark this important milestone in Canada's history.

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Luseland Community Development Committee

From the Beginning and the Beyond



Île-à-la-Crosse Friendship Centre

Celebrating a Cultural and Democratic Life



Queen City Eastview Community Association

Eastview Celebrates Canada: Strong History – Proud of who we are – Free for all to enjoy



Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Lieutenant Governor's Canada 150 Celebration and "It's Democracy" Board Game



The Caring Place Regina

Celebrating 150 Years of Unity – Recasting Reconciliation & Exploring



City of Moose Jaw

Canada 150 Community Mosaic Sculpture



Wapiti Regional Library

Wapiti Regional Library's Canada 150 Community Celebrations



Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Artists of Ability Festival



Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming

This is OUR Canada!



Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Southwest Culture Fest





SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155,


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