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In preparation for Canada’s milestone 150th birthday
in 2017, the City of Vaughan is dreaming big about our country and our
community. A year-long community celebration is being planned, and will include
a wide range of engaging and creative activities for everyone to enjoy. Mark
your calendar for some exciting upcoming events.
is about celebrating our nation’s history and honouring
our First Nations heritage. Vaughan schools, community service organizations
and businesses will be invited to awaken their bold, imaginative thinking in a
citywide exercise to creatively capture our vision and wishes for our future.
The collective art project will see the creation of a number of original dreamcatchers
that will be collected and transformed into a public art display installed in
various spaces across the city. Participants will receive a toolkit with
instructions and materials, and are encouraged to use their imaginations. This
initiative is expected to launch in March.
are the heartbeat of any city. The VaughanLink Ambassador Program will welcome
and encourage volunteers to be part of the Canada 150 experience and contribute
to the lasting impact the commemorative year will have on Vaughan citizens.
Ambassadors will be tasked with showing their community spirit with pride while
assisting at special City events and festivals, spreading the news about
exciting local events and being advocates of arts and culture. A training session,
as well as information and promotional items, will be provided. The program is
expected to begin in April.
culture is a growing niche, with the power to inspire open community spaces
where innovation, discovery, teamwork and expression can take shape. The City
of Vaughan, in partnership with community organizations and businesses, will launch
a friendly gaming challenge inviting local youth to come together, create teams
and demonstrate their creativity in a fun and engaging way. The event is
expected to take place in September in the City’s new
downtown — the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.
we live in the best country in the world and throughout 2017 we will all show
our pride and patriotism, and demonstrate our love and respect for this great
nation we all call home. Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation gives us an
opportunity to celebrate Vaughan’s diversity, inspire civic pride and tell the
stories that make up the cultural fabric of our vibrant community. This
landmark year is an historic, once-in-a-lifetime moment, with the power to
bring people together. As we reflect on the incredible growth and transformation
that is taking place across our city, we must continue to look toward our
future with a spirit of generosity, innovation and inclusivity. I look forward
to engaging all Vaughan residents in what will undoubtedly be an exciting and