Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 10, 2016 10:33 ET

Statement by Minister Joly on Day 50 of the Canada 150 Countdown

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2016) -

The 150th anniversary of Confederation is just around the corner! On November 12, we will be 50 days away from the official launch of major celebrations that will take place in every region of the country throughout 2017.

The Government of Canada-together with its many valued partners, including CBC, official partner of the Canada 150 Countdown-will mark this countdown milestone by lighting up famous sites and buildings across Canada in red. Wherever you live, join us on Saturday, November 12. Share your best moments on social media by using the hashtags #Canada150 and #CBC2017, and participate in our Day 50 contest.

I invite all Canadians to take part in this activity, which I am sure will build enthusiasm across the country. Together, let's get ready to enjoy an extraordinary year.

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CBC 2017

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage