Imagine your ideal future Canada

2017 is a time for all Canadians to imagine the Canada we wish for and are willing to strive for, overflowing with patriotism, love and understanding; a nation where all people are treated equally with kindness, respect and dignity. Watch what some of the event participants imagine for their future Canada.

The video clips contained in the My Future Canada montage were submitted through The Great Hamilton Scavenger Hunt. The app-based adventure was developed by Wesley Urban Ministries to engage people of all ages exploring our diverse city and 150 of its landmarks, festivals, events and quintessential Hamilton, Canadian experiences.

People submitted their selfie videos describing their ‘ideal future Canada’ at each of the Canada 150 - Hamilton 2017 Signature Events. Thanks to all who contributed!

Dundurn's Golden Anniversary & Light Up the Knight

Dundurn Castle opened its doors on June 17 for Dundurn’s Golden Anniversary Celebration to mark 50 years since it opened as a historic house museum. More than 9,000 visitors engaged in tours of newly restored rooms and the rarely seen Cockpit building, hands-on activities, period music, crafts and games. Light Up the Knight rounded out the day with an outdoor light and sound show spectacle in Dundurn Park with live music and a marketplace of local vendors.

Selfie photos at Dundurn


Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Eleven magnificent Tall Ships gathered on Lake Ontario June 30 for a Parade of Sail around Hamilton Harbour launching the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Visitors enjoyed free deck tours, ticketed Harbour Cruises, family-friendly and nautical-themed activities, live music, and more! Including the Canada 150 Day Signature Event, more than 100,000 people visited Hamilton’s spectacular Waterfront.

Selfie photos mosaic from Tallships event


Celebrate Canada 150 Day

Celebrate Canada 150 Day at Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks engaged visitors in family-friendly fun, a spectacular live music line-up, and a dazzling fireworks finale set to an orchestral arrangement performed live by Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. Including the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Signature Event, more than 100,000 people visited Hamilton’s spectacular Waterfront.

Images of Celebrate Canada 150 Day


Air Force Day - Past, Present & Future

On July 8, The Canadian Warplane Museum presented Air Force Day: Past Present and Future where more than 3,000 attendees met current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, saw aircraft up close on the ground and learned the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today. From helicopters, trainers and transports to the Vimy Flight biplanes and CF-18 Hornet, plus the museum’s collection of vintage military aircraft, including the Avro Lancaster bomber, visitors had a chance to view over 60 aircraft.

Airday Selfie Mosaic


Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories

From July 10 to August 16, the Heart of Ontario hosted the Quilt of Belonging in the exhibition Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories, at The Cotton Factory. More than 9,000 visitors viewed the exhibit and engaged in programming around this textile art project spanning 120 feet and comprised of 263 blocks, created to recognize Canada’s diversity. The public enjoyed demonstrations, talks, workshops, live music and many complimentary activities geared to all ages and interests.

Watch the CHCH video about the exhibit

Quilt of Belonging selfie photos mosaic


Canada 150 Celebrations Continue!

Community events, large and small, have taken place throughout the city but it’s not over yet! View upcoming event details and ways to engage.