“Have Your Say” On Canada’s 150th Celebrations

December 12, 2013

RED DEER, AB — Earl Dreeshen, MP for Red Deer, today announced that he is seeking the views and ideas from Central Albertans on how they would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“The approaching 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate our shared history and values, which have helped us forge the greatest country in the world,” said Dreeshen. “We have a strong historical knowledge in our region and I look forward to hearing from individuals and organizations on what they view as the key aspects that have shaped our lives.”

Dreeshen will be hosting a consultation with local museums, historical associations and municipalities in January 2014. The meeting is part of a network of roundtable discussions that are taking place across Canada in the coming months.

“We want a celebration that reflects who we are as Canadians, where we came from, and what we can give back,” added Dreeshen. “Canada 150 will be an occasion to build and strengthen the nation and to engage Canadians in shaping our future.”

Constituents interested in shaping the 150th anniversary celebrations are encouraged to submit ideas to Dreeshen’s office at earl.dreeshen.c1@parl.gc.ca or by completing an online questionnaire at Canada.ca/150