Celebrate Canada 150
Start date: 1 July, 2017
End date: 1 July, 2017
Celebrate Canada 150 is to be hosted at the Fort Museum on Canada Day 2017 with special events for celebrating this wonderful milestone, including additional programming aimed toward a wide variety of audiences. The Fort Museum is an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization that preserves the heritage of the first outpost of the North West Mounted Police. As the main attraction for Canada Day celebrations in Fort Macleod, we would like to broaden our programs and activities to include First Nations drumming and dancing, cannon demonstrations and drill demonstrations to our regular programs. The North West Mounted Police is the early beginnings of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a significant symbol of what is truly Canadian. As the only on-site Musical Ride in Canada, we would like to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary with drill marches in the compound as another significant piece of NWMP living history demonstrations. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with all demonstrators and learn drill marches, watch cannons firing and learn First Nations dancing in an inclusive environment while celebrating Canada Day. Indian Tacos will be served in the main compound, provided by local First Nations people and Canada Day cake will be available. All activities will be focused on engaging families, seniors, First Nations and minority groups in celebration for Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.
Nature of the Project Reach
The project reach will be to local, regional and international visitors. These visitors will include youth, families, young adults, seniors, the First Nations communities, and minority groups.
Fort Macleod is the first our-post of the North West Mounted Police and the establishment of European settlers in Western Canada. As such, we hold a significant part of Canada's heritage. Our goal is to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary in an all inclusive and fun environment, while educating guests on Canadian history and how we came to be here today.
Volunteers are always welcome to assist with activities. Please contact Sandi Davis.