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Celebrate Canada by checking out a citizenship kit from the service desk of your local library. These kits contain information about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a Canadian. Ideal for Scouts and Guide groups working on citizenship challenges or anyone interested in enhancing their knowledge.
Citizenship and Citizenship Re-confirmation Ceremonies
A citizenship ceremony is the final step to becoming a Canadian citizen. This impactful event will be either held at the Glen Williams’s Canada Day celebration or the Library/Cultural Centre in late September, depending on confirmation from the Federal Government. We will update when we are able to confirm.
One Book, One Halton Hills
Created as a way to foster literacy and a love of reading in our community, One Book, One Halton Hills encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. Through funding from the Community Foundation of North Halton, this annual program will focus on Aboriginal themes and a high profile Aboriginal author. Visit: hhpl.on.ca
Local History Kits
Learn about the communities that make up Halton Hills by taking out a local history kit from your local library! Each kit contains books and maps and suggested resources for further research. Perfect for classroom use or individual projects!
Commemorating History, One Block at a TimeStone blocks dating back to 1852 have been salvaged from the John Street Underpass to be repurposed in the construction of an overlook of the Credit River. Expect to see this initiative completed in the last quarter of the year with the Armstrong Avenue construction project.
Incorporate Canada 150 into your event!
- Host a sacred circle with storytelling from indigenous people.
- Play music written and performed by Canadian artists.
- Offer Canadian cuisine (poutine, maple syrup, etc.).
- Have an elder ceremony/drum circle/indigenous dancers/presentations as part of your main stage line-up.
- Play cultural videos to showcase Canada’s history and heritage.
- Participate in Guinness Book of World Records contest for most Canada flags present at an event.
- Provide Canadian flags (tattoos, hand held flags, stickers, etc.) to your event patrons.
- Offer face painting with icon Canadian symbols (maple leaf, inuksuk, totem pole, moose, etc.)
- Have a costume contest and include the ‘maple leaf’ or ‘red and white’ in the theme.
- Create an art display/contest to showcase a timeline of Canada’s history over the last 150 years.
- Collect wishes from other countries to commemorate Canada’s for 150th birthday. Display in a creative way for all patrons to see.
- Play the Canadian anthem at the opening ceremony of your event.
- Have patrons plant Canada 150 tulips as part of your programming.
- Incorporate indigenous art into your event.
- Have graffiti artist make art that has a Canadiana vibe – cut into smaller pieces and auction them off to help raise funds for the event or a local charity.
- Host a contest for food vendors to come up with their best Canadian inspired dish.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Coordinator, Community Programs
Email: Erin Burger
Phone: 905-873-2601 x2437
Most Patriotic Town ChallengeHelp us make history by flying the flag on Canada Day! Visit: haltonhillscanada150 for more information.