Town of Altona Canada 150 Celebrations

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The Town of Altona hosted many events to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.  The last event was held on Sunday, December 10 at the Millennium Exhibition Centre:  Free skating for all, hot chocolate, snacks, prizes.  The event was enjoyed by the community


The Town of Altona  Canada Celebrations 150 Committee hosted a big celebration on June 14, 2017

Canadian Hero Art & Writing Contest! Deadline: Entries were accepted till April 19th, 2017. Writing can be prose, essay, poetry or play up to 500 words in length. Art must be flat and on a 8 x 11 page. For more information please click here: Canada 150 Writing Contest.

Canada 150 Pavilion invitation: Canada. Our Home. Our story as a nation is unique and full of intersecting stories, learning to live together as one yet respecting each other because we are not one but many. Our many collective stories and interests have layered together over time and land to build this nation to be diverse and intriguing.  At this marker of 150 years we want to come together to share those elements of us that make us – us. Help us celebrate 150 years as Canada by hosting a pavilion on June 14th, 2017 at the Altona Canada 150 Celebration!

The Town of Altona Mayor Melvin Klassen:

May 1 – 5, 2017 – Hung Canada 150 Banners around Town!

Memory Capsule – The Memory Capsule from the year 2000 was unearthed and items put on display on June 14, then Canada 150 items were added and the capsule was buried in the Altona Park – to be unearthed next in 2045 on Altona’s 150th Birthday!

Tree Planting – The Canada 150 Committee planted 15 Maple Trees in the Altona Centennial Park.

Paint Night at Gallery in the Park – Taught/hosted 100 painters – 50 to pre-register at the MEC prior to the event – 50 to register at the Canada 150 Celebrations at the Park. Theme “Canada”

The main event was held on Wednesday, June 14th

  •  O’ Canada – opening ceremonies
  • Writing contest winners
  • Story Telling by Jamie Oliviero
  • Tree Planting Ceremony
  • Official welcome and Book launch
  • O’Canada
  • Memory Capsule burial
  • FREE Farmer Sausage burger/French fries/ Drink – Smokin Haut
  • Asham Stompers
  • Paint Night