The Promise that is Canada
Start date: 25 September, 2017
End date: 18 December, 2017
This sesquicentennial presents an opportunity to collectively look at the people and ideas that shaped our country. With this goal in mind our project will explore the people, challenges and moments of our history as out lined in Charlotte Gray’s book ‘The Promise of Canada’. To take a path of discover of our diverse country: Our History with its pass internal struggles and how they have shaped the nation. To look at our arts, literature and music and the stories they tell. The project hosted through our Life Long learning program and community partners will look at various people, ideas and events that have shaped Canada. This will be done through a series of community classes, lectures performance’s that look at key elements of our diverse Canadian history as we also move towards our nation’s future.
Topics: The Relationship with first nation people also between our Francophone and Anglophone founding people. Our Association with those whom came and continue to come to call Canada home. The world stage: why do so many say, we need more Canada. We will explore: what is Canadian Art and Culture? An open exploration on where Canada position could be over the next fifty years.
Nature of the Project Reach
An opportunity to discover the ideas, culture and events that continuing to shaped the kind of country that is Canada.
Our project The Promise which is Canada …takes Governor General David Johnston’s address to 150 Alliance founding meeting to heart. Canada’s 150th anniversary should be being more than just a birthday party - it’s should be an opportunity to reflect, on the journey we have traveled as a people and events that have lead to reach this milestone.
Our American neighbours may have a brash patriotic pride in their country. However, we have a more reserved self-assurance about what it means to be Canadian. Our project is linked to the 150th goal of both celebrating Canada’s 150 thought our arts, literature and music and the stories they tell. Its aims to better understanding the struggles we had and continue to have in nation building. The aim of the project is to start the heavy lifting what its really means to be Canadian after the main summer celebrations. For it would be shame after all that was invested in the 150th sesquicentennial, we miss an opportunity to exploration on where Canada is heading as a country and what its really means to be Canadian
We would welcome other community member to contact with their ideas about how we can share the image and Ideas of what its is to be Canadian