Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

April 22, 2014 14:00 ET

How Do Prince Edward Islanders Want to Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday?

Rick Dykstra goes to Charlottetown to find out

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwired - April 22, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage
Rick Dykstra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (St. Catharines), met today with community and business-sector representatives of the Charlottetown area as part of a roundtable on the celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday. He conducted the consultations on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover. In addition, he invited all Prince Edward Islanders to complete the online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150.

Quick Facts

- Since December 2013, the Government of Canada has held 19 roundtables across the country on the celebrations in 2017. Numerous people who are active in their communities and represent a wide range of organizations or groups were able to make their voices heard.

- So far, nearly 12,000 Canadians have completed the online questionnaire on Canada's 150th anniversary.

- 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 for this important anniversary.

- Over the next three years, as we approach the anniversary, we will celebrate key historic milestones that have helped define our country.

Quotes

"One hundred fifty years ago, one of the meetings that would lead to the birth of Confederation three years later took place right here in Charlottetown. So this was a perfect place for a roundtable on Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. I was proud to meet today with community leaders of this highly symbolic region and get their feedback on this significant anniversary."

-Rick Dykstra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (St. Catharines)

"Over the past number of months, we have been meeting with Canadians across the country to find out how they would like to mark our 150th birthday in 2017. I invite Canadians to continue to give us their suggestions and to take an active role in planning this major celebration."

-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Canada 150 Website

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