2017 marks Canada’s 150th - or sesquicentennial - birthday.
We’ve planned a year-long list of events and we hope you'll celebrate with us as we reflect on our past and imagine our future.
Here's our #kam150 program for the months to come:
Message from our Member of Parliament and our Mayor
The year 2017 marks 150 years since the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown and Québec City and first dreamed of a united and prosperous Canada. Since that time we have built a country recognized on the world stage as a nation strong and free.
This year will be a time to celebrate Canada’s rich history, diverse natural and cultural heritage, and many accomplishments. Not only will we celebrate Canada’s 150th, but we will also commemorate 100 years since the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge, 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada and the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup.
As the Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, it is a distinct honour to serve in Parliament during this once-in-a-generation occasion. I encourage all Kamloopsians to join me in commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial!
MP Cathy McLeod, Kamloops - Thompson - Cariboo
In 2017, we will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada. I am honoured to invite Kamloopsians to join together to celebrate our accomplishments and our future in this year-long series of occasions.
Like most Canadians, we will be inspired to share in our stories of achievements, of brave individuals, and reflect on our diversity, our values, and our families and friends as we continue to demonstrate our strong commitment to community-building through diversity and inclusivity.
I encourage all Kamloopsians to learn more about our rich heritage, across neighbourhoods and our surrounding region. As we express our community spirit and take part in this historic landmark year, we come together in the enjoyment and understanding of our shared history.
Mayor Peter Milobar, City of Kamloops