Canada’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary is well underway and as July 1st and Canada Day are quickly approaching, Ottawa is offering a 150th birthday party you won’t soon forget!
Already, this year, we have seen some incredible events within our nation’s capital organized by the Ottawa 2017 crew including Red Bull Crashed Ice, the 2017 Juno Awards, Inspiration Village and more!
We have also seen many other great local events organized within our communities such as the Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival on May 27th in Ward 4 and India’s Influence on Modern Day Rock N’ Roll organized by Aroha Fine Arts in Stittsville.
But I also want to hear about what YOU still have planned for this year’s festivities, residents. Will you be holding a neighbourhood barbeque, corn-roast, or a family reunion? Or perhaps you’ve planted some Canada 150 tulips in your red and white gardens or plan on participating in a parade over the Canada Day weekend? Even if it is something small and private, I want to hear from you! Send me an email with your 150th celebration plans to Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca and let’s see just how Stittsville celebrates.
In the meantime, I encourage all residents to stop by my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex to stock up on small paper Canadian flags and send me your most festive photos! You can see some of the great shots already provided to my office on my website here. Get yourself on the hall of fame and celebrate Canada all year long!