Calgary Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, as well as 10 of Calgary’s most passionate, engaged and thoughtful figures from a diverse range of pursuits — including the arts, business, activism and academia — will gather at the University of Calgary on Friday, April 12 for an exploratory discussion on how best to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
CBC/Radio-Canada, in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Via Rail Canada, is sparking the national conversation about Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with the CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW conference series, in collaboration with other local and national organizations.
CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW is a series of regional conferences taking place across the country from April to June 2013. Developed to inform and inspire, CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW will ignite local, regional and national conversations around what 2017 means, and how we should celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation. The conferences will be held in both official languages and will bring together citizens and leaders from communities across every region of the country, representing every demographic of our diverse society.