Saturday, July 1, Canada celebrates Its 150th anniversary of Confederation and promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150.
Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s sovereign, offered her best wishes and congratulations on the 150th anniversary of Confederation in a December 31, 2016, recorded message. Her son and heir-apparent, Prince Charles, and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were scheduled to tour Ontario and Nunavut for two days before attending the national celebration in Ottawa on July 1.
Planning for the anniversary celebration began in 2010 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa where more than 300 delegat,es heard from 25 speakers, with the goal of develping a plan to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. From that kickoff, the 150 Alliance was established in 2015 to encourage communities and organizations to organize their own Canada 150 events.