TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - SESQUI today announced the Government of Canada's commitment to support SESQUI as a Signature Initiative of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.
SESQUI, short for "sesquicentennial", is an interactive festival experience that will travel to communities across Canada in 2017. The festival will be housed in a portable village of dome structures, including an immersive digital space that will host live events, interactive programs and a cutting edge 360° film experience.
"The 150th anniversary of Confederation gives us a unique chance to get involved in our communities and celebrate our shared values, our achievements, our environment's majestic character and our place in the world," said Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. "The year 2017 promises to be an extraordinary one, full of opportunities to celebrate and create lasting legacies for future generations. I invite all Canadians to take part in the SESQUI experience that will be travelling across the country."
Through this traveling festival and digital initiatives, SESQUI celebrates our dynamic creative spirit, inviting Canadians to share experiences and work together to build the Canada of tomorrow. A recent study from The Gandalf Group suggests Canadians are excited to come together in celebration.
"A recent study by The Gandalf Group revealed that over 90% of Canadians feel the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada is worth celebrating, and 75% of Canadians are excited to have the SESQUI mobile dome experience come to their community," said Heather Sinclair, Executive Producer of SESQUI. "We are thankful to Canadian Heritage for their generous support which allows us to confidently engage Corporate Canada for additional partnerships to bring this unique experience to Canadians."
In addition to the film, interactive programming and live events, SESQUI will have an online hub that will offer rich digital content and act as an information and education resource. For information and to learn how to become a partner of SESQUI, please visit www.sesqui.ca.
With a vision to celebrate Canadians from coast to coast to coast, SESQUI is an interactive media touring festival that will travel across the country in 2017 for Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. A Canadian initiative, SESQUI aims to engage millions of Canadians through its 360° cinematic experience, immersive content, live events, online activities and education programs showcasing the best in Canadian culture and innovation. SESQUI is a Signature Initiative of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, poised to lead the celebrations in Canadian communities in 2017. For information and to learn how to become a partner of SESQUI, please visit SESQUI.ca.
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For further information: Media inquiries: Andrea Grau, Touchwood PR, E: [email protected], P: 416.593.0777; SESQUI inquiries: Linda Antoniadis, Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships, E: [email protected], P: 647-406-5467