Sport groups have their say about the celebrations in 2017
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover, today conducted consultations in Toronto to seek the views from various sport organizations, including the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. All Canadians are invited to have their say by completing an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.
- The Government of Canada is holding roundtables this winter with individuals who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups from across the country.
- Both the roundtable participants and Canadians who complete the online questionnaire will be asked five key questions.
- 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.
"Our Government is pleased to hear what sport organizations have to say about the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. They are a source of pride and inspiration to all Canadians. The ideas that I have heard today will be of great help in the planning of these celebrations."
—Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
"As we shape plans for Canada's 150th anniversary, I encourage Canadians from different communities, backgrounds, and interests to let our Government know how they want to celebrate Canada's history, values, and traditions."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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