About the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th:
Canada’s sesquicentennial is an historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country. In the spirit of this moment, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will activate a breathtaking array of ideas and activities that will bring out the best that Canada has to offer, now and for future generations.
The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a small grants program that will support community initiatives from coast to coast to coast. The Fund is a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
The Fund is based on grassroots leadership, and will take on a local focus and timeline in each community. For more information on the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, contact us.
Eligible projects must be based in Canada, and must work towards the Fund’s objectives, to:
- ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation;
- INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities; or
- BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.
- Canada 150 Mosaic – Revelstoke was 1 of 150 communities across Canada selected to create a mural depicting their community. Each mural is joined together online forming a train from coast to coast.
- Canada 150 Community Art Exhibition: One Thousand Reasons We Love Canada – The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre will sponsor the creation of 1000 tiny paintings produced by community members to be displayed at the gallery during July and August 2017.
- Canada 150 Snapshot of History – The Revelstoke Museum and Archives will share 32 weekly galleries of 20 photographs each, and through popular vote, will determine Revelstoke’s top 150 historic photographs that will be on display until December 31, 2017.
- Canada 150 – Stand Fast Craigellachie – A celebration of national unity and diversity to be held at the location of the driving of the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the final link connecting the nation from sea to sea. The event will be held on BC Day, August 7, 2017.