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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Our Great Nation is getting ready to turn 150 years old this july 1. PartsAvatar highlights great celebrations planned for Canada day across the country!!

Do you know that 2017 marks the official 150th birthday of country called Canada? We are lucky that we are witnessing such a great day! So don’t give it a miss as this year’s Canada day festivities will be bigger than ever- Brought to you by PartsAvatar Vehicle Parts.

Happy Canada Day! Canada turns 150 this year, so it’s a good excuse to explore varied celebrations of this day across the country. It is time to celebrate the achievements of this great country in almost every field. So what are you waiting for? The country will be celebrating its anniversary in spectacular way. Find out what activities are going on in your region and across the country!

What exactly is Canada Day?
On July 1, 1867 a new nation called “Canada” was born when three provinces joined into one country: The Canada, Nova Scotia and Brunswick. The Canada province then further split into Quebec and Ontario. The holiday called Dominion Day was officially established in 1879 and it started to catch on when the 50th anniversary of the confederation rolled around in 1917. 
The 100th anniversary saw the growth of patriotism among Canadians and Dominion Day celebrations began to take off. So, the anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since july1, 1983 it is officially known as Canada Day.

So, Canada day is observed as federal holiday on July 1, across the country. Are you ready for the party and celebrations? Here’s a peek at what the year 2017 holds for Canada 150.

Sudbury’s Big Shiny Nickel

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, which is just a few days ahead, the Big Nickel will feature a light display on select evenings from May until September 2017. Using drones for projection mapping, visual effects, music and sound, the 15 minute display will tell mining town’s story.

Your Free pass to discovery
All National parks and historic sites, from Aulavik to Yoho are free of admission for whole year. So, visit them ahead of busy summer months and order your parks Canada discover pass at parksorder.ca.

Exhibition on diverse experiences of migration
Commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary, Toronto public library and passages Canada present an exhibit documenting the immigrant experience in Toronto. It will be shown at TD Gallery from May 20 to July 29.

Enjoy in diverse ways
The spring/summer equivalent to igloo fest, Picnic Electronic Montréal is an outdoor dance party that takes over Jean Drapeau Park every Sunday from may 22 to October 22.

Door is open, No need to knock!
The 18th annual doors open Toronto returns from May 27 to May 28 highlighting structures from each decade. It is significant as the door open is offering free and rare access to 150 architectural and cultural buildings across the country.

Art Express’d
The Art Express’d will begin its journey from Winnipeg in June. Three six metre shipping containers will be transformed into mobile art studios and the express will traverse every province and territory via train, truck and cargo ship stopping in 15 communities.

NXNE Music Festival
NXNE is a raging annual 10 day summer festival featuring music, games, comedy, interactive and more at this packed cultural explosion. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy yourself at this amazing festival from June 16 to 25.

Biggest Rock performances ever
Hundreds of musicians will gather in Toronto to set a Guinness book of world record for the largest rock performance. The pressure is on as Canada will have to break the record made by a group in china with 953 artists and performers. Canada Rocks hopes to gather 1500 musicians this year, so fingers crossed.

Be a part of this historical moment.

Party doesn’t end here! Check out what each state has prepared for Canada 150.
Not only a full weekend would be observed at Canada day but this year, starting from January, every state and province had been engaged in different kind of celebrations in a spectacular way.

Ottawa
Canada’s capital will be hosting many special events throughout the city all year long and of course a huge celebration on July 1. If you are looking for historical photos ops for Canada 150, there are lots of monuments to choose from. The Lyon station will feature a multimedia show. Don’t forget the parades, plus the sky full of fireworks for this amazing day. On July 2 the Ottawa group is staging a picnic for thousands of people on the Alexandra Bridge.

From July 27 to 30 people from La Machine will parade giant, mechanized spiders and fire breathing dragons on city streets. Free tours of parliament’s Hill centre block are available all year round.

For more information and planning your celebrations at Ottawa visit ottawa2017.ca.

New Found Land
Celebrate Canada day 2017 with a sunrise ceremony on Signal hill in St. John’s. The Bonavista Peninsula will host Bonavista Biennale from aug 16 to sept 17. It is a visual art installation of 25 artists along the 50 km loop.

Edmonton
The artists will create five original sculptural works of art on capital Boulevard as a way of creating a legacy for our 150th birthday. The sculptures are meant to serve as lasting landmarks. On July 1, several artists will be performing on the grounds of provincial building.

Vancouver
The folks of Vancouver will be celebrating the 150 years of Canada by telling the history of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh first nation’s people in the lower mainland of B.C.

The magic of Salmon run will be displayed on the Cambie Bridge in a cinematic spectacle.

Montreal
Montreal will be celebrating its 375th birthday along with Canada 150 and a show of LED lights on Jacques Cartier Bridge will be activated in real time.

New Brunswick
The New Brunswick youth orchestra will kick off its Canada 150 tour with a world premiere performance of 150 songs composed by academy award winner Howard Shore.

Calgary
Milestone birthday deserves a yearlong celebration! To celebrate Canada 150, the parks Canada discovery pass is free for 2017, giving you access to national parks and historical sites. There are various special events, fireworks and parades going to happen in Calgary, visit Calgary.ca for more info.

Prince Edward Island
Bridge fest 150 is a festival that will celebrate both 150th anniversary and 20th anniversary of Confederation Bridge that links the island to mainland Canada. There is going to be a major fireworks show on June 16 and a gala night in summer side on June 17.

Ending Note
If you think the celebrations just end in this article then you are wrong! Every state is celebrating Canada 150 in near about 150 ways.

So, you have loads of events to visit and enjoy this year. Feel the lively spirit of Canada this Canada 150 and explore the lovely country you live in!


In the End, Happy 150th Anniversary to all the Canadians from PartsAvatar community!

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