BIG 150 Celebration
Start date: 1 May, 2017
End date: 31 January, 2018
Our goal for Canada's 150th is to bring both children and adults from a wide range of backgrounds, to inspiring local places and learn the history of Oakville. Together, we will explore 6 of 8 and celebrate 150 years of Canada's fascinating history through active engagement. Participation by our youth, families and volunteers in one of the signature celebratory activities is a way they can tangibly be involved to their community. They will experience a new and unique activity, learn about Canada, Halton, themselves and each other. Participation will foster a greater sense of belonging, and leave lasting memories that may be shared with future generations.
Nature of the Project Reach
Within Halton Region although mostly Oakville-centric.
To celebrate the history of our country and region through the organization of four signature celebratory activities that reflect the history of our region. Volunteers and children (mentors and mentees) and family members from our three key program areas: Adventure Canada Club (newcomers), Homework Club, and One-to-One community mentoring will each engage in a signature celebratory activity with others from the same program. Our nation was built on volunteerism, and our fourth event will celebrate volunteerism and the many different faces that
built a nation.
Each activity will be physically active in nature, utilize local resources, have a commemorative component and explore local history. Oakville's history is rich, as our town was established in 1827. For instance, one event may be the exploration of the Oakville Heritage Trail. During the hike, a local historian shares the stories about Oakville's history. We may work with the Burloak Canoe Club, learn about our amazing paddling history and invite a local Olympian to be the guest speaker, culminating with a paddle down the 16 Mile Creek. Participation between members of each group will showcase Oakville in a new way, creating stronger bonds and build a sense of belonging to the community.