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Culture Days 2017

Friday September 29 – Sunday October 1, 2017

Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.

As a leading national voice for an active and engaged cultural life, we provide marketing and industry development resources that lead to greater cultural engagement. The Culture Days national awareness campaign culminates in a three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.

What We Do
Every Culture Days weekend features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities where the public can discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals in their communities.

With thousands of activities promoted through culturedays.ca, our digital channels, and national media partnerships, we drive a multi-level national awareness campaign designed to inspire and catalyze greater public arts participation in all Canadian communities.

Culture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes public participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.

culturedays.ca

Canada Learning Bond

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Government of Canada: Canada Learning Bond

Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon
Explore Saskatoon and area’s rich heritage at the annual Heritage Festival of Saskatoon on Sunday, February 5th at the Western Development Museum.

This fun family event runs noon to 5 pm with live entertainment, games, costumes and more! Over 40 historical and cultural organizations gather in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Free admission to the Festival and Museum. Free parking.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen this year’s theme as 1867-2017, Moosewoods to Metropolis, Moving Forward:

One hundred and fifty years ago this place we call Saskatoon was emerging within a new land called Canada. To the east was the Moose Woods, home to an indigenous population who would play a significant role in the early settlement of Saskatoon and beyond. Chief Whitecap and John Lake would emerge as significant leaders paving the way to the diverse metropolis of the greater Saskatoon of today. Happy 150th Canada!

There’s lots to be entertained with at the festival:
Boomtown Stage:
• 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Holosy Ukrainian Choir
• 2:00 pm James Steele
• 3:00 pm Back of the Bus
• 4:00 pm Saskatoon Blues Showcase: BC Read and the Band of Some Renown

Family Stage in Butler Byers Century Hall:
• 12:20 pm Opening Parade Begins featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Junior Folk Dancers: Chinese, German, Bangla, Russian
• 2:00 pm Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
• 3:10 pm Saskatoon International Folk Dance Club
• 3:45 pm Hoop-Dee-Doo with the Hula Hoopster Talks in the Education Room:
• 1 pm Heritage documentary film, Lives & Letters – Moosewoods to Broadway, with introduction by filmmaker Jack Walton
• 2 pm Jeff O’Brien: “Saskatoon: Temperance Colony to Prairie City”
• 3 pm Bonnie Dahl “A 1919 Northern Saskatchewan Holiday”

For more information call the Western Development Museum at 306-931-1910 or visit www.heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com.

CFIA Food Labelling Sessions

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada want to hear from everyday consumers like you. They are holding in-person discussions to get your perspective on proposals to modernize food labelling in Canada and would like to talk to you about:
· Labelling information that is important to you
· Proposed improvements to food label information and legibility, and;
· Enhancements to the ways consumers get information on label claims or statements

There is no cost to register. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to attend. Prior knowledge of food labelling is not required. An in-person consumer session will be held in Saskatoon:

Saskatoon, SK February 14, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (English)

Space is limited, so register early. Click here to register for a consumer session.
Not able to attend one of these sessions? You can also have your say through the Online Questionnaire.

These in-person consumer consultations are part of the CFIA’s and Health Canada’s ongoing work to modernize food labelling in Canada. For more information, please contact us at labellingmodernization-modernisationetiquetage@inspection.gc.ca

YXE NYE 150

Saturday, December 31, 2016
YXE NYE 150

Saskatoon celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation!

New Year’s Eve
12:00 pm Skating
5:00 – 8:00 pm Music & Activities
8:00 pm Formal Program
20:17 (8:17pm) Fireworks

Kiwanis Park (downtown Saskatoon, next to the Bessborough)

Experiences Canada 150 & Me

Experiences Canada 150&Me is a unique multi-destination youth event and series of regional forums for young people between the ages of 14 and 19, to be held across Canada over a three-month period culminating in Ottawa the week before Canada Day. 150&Me will involve thousands of young Canadians in a conversation about Canada’s future, encouraging young people to take a leadership role in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. The topics covered at each forum will vary from place to place, allowing for a more in-depth discussion of the key themes as identified by our youth. These themes may include: Environment; Human Rights; Relationship with Indigenous Communities; Canada’s Place in the World; Immigration, Diversity and Canadian Identity; Education and Innovation. A leadership group of 150 students representing all of the regional forums will travel to Ottawa from June 27-July 2, 2017 to present their findings to government, business, and community leaders and to participate as volunteers throughout the week in Canada’s 150th celebrations. 150&Me is proud to be a Canada 150 Signature Initiative.

SHAPING CANADA’S FUTURE

Challenge Rules:
Answer the question:
“What is the greatest opportunity or challenge facing Canada for your generation?”

Categories:
Video: Your video can be a short film or performance art of any kind. Group consent must be given from members of video where applicable. Your video can be a maximum length of 2-3 minutes. Submit as MP4/MPG/AVI/WMV.
Image: Your image can be a photo, a painting or a diagram. Digital submissions must be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 1GB in size. Submit as JPG/GIF/PNG.
Graphic Novel: Your graphic novel can be a maximum length of 5 pages. Submit as PDF.
Sculpture or Visual Art: Your sculpture or visual art piece can be submitted as a photo or a video along with a 500-word description of the piece.
Written Text: Your essay can be between 750-1000 words. Your poem/song can be a maximum of 32 lines. Submit as PDF.

All written submissions must include a Works Cited page that lists any research or information from other sources. The summative assessment must be completed individually in order to be eligible for the 150&Me project.

*Each submission must be accompanied by a 500-word descriptive statement. All submissions must have all copyrights and permissions confirmed. Plagiarism of any kind will result in immediate disqualification. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used in your submission unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this challenge. The content of your submission must not promote illegal behaviour. It must not support invidious prejudice of any kind, including racial, religious, sexual or other. The content of your submission must not invade the privacy of any person or be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Experiences Canada.

For questions about Experiences Canada 150&Me challenge guidelines and criteria please contact: 150&me@experiencescanada.ca

ExperiencesCanada.ca

2016 Nature Photo Contest

Get your cameras ready… Nature Canada is happy to announce the launch of its 2016 Photo Contest!

Last year’s Nature Photo Contest was a huge hit. We received over 6,000 entries and the top photos were featured in our Nature Calendar!

Starting May 24th and running until August 14th, we will be accepting photo entries which capture the beauty of Canadian nature all around us. Special prizes from our generous supporters are available for the winners who will be announced.

In case you were looking for inspiration, we’ve created a variety of themes into which you can submit your photo(s)!

Canadian Wildlife
Canadian Landscape
Fauna & Flora
Nature Nearby
Nature in Action
Families in Nature

There will be Early Bird draws, so get your submissions in early!

It is our hope that by spending time in nature you will experience and learn about the natural beauty our country has to offer. So get up, get outside, and enjoy the great outdoors! – See more at: http://naturecanada.ca/2016-photo-contest/?platform=hootsuite#sthash.rGTY0CiY.dpuf

National Health & Fitness Day

National Health & Fitness Day is Saturday, June 4th
National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth, starting with marking one day, the first Saturday in June as the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish.
Over the last few years, MP John Weston has worked with Senator Nancy Greene Raine to involve the 338 MPs and the 100 Senators to encourage cities and towns across the country to proclaim the day and mark it with local events. Hundreds of communities have already proclaimed the day and the National Health and Fitness Day Act, Bill S-211, became law in December 2014!

Imagine Culture Photo Contest

This year’s theme: Cultures within us and around us.

Snap a photo that explores the cultural traditions in your family, school, or community. Tell us your image’s story in a short caption (200 words max). Think about your favourite food, a treasured object, a family photo album, buildings in your neighbourhood, local festivals, or even just look in the mirror – what stories of cultural heritage are told by these people, places and things?

Think about the following:
– How do we express culture in our daily lives here in Canada?
– Have you shared in someone else’s culture or traditions? Tell us about that experience.
– Is there an immigration story in your family, amongst your friends, or in your community that you can share?
– Canada has been a place where different cultures have come together for hundreds of years. Is there a historical cultural moment you can share?
– Why should we try to learn about cultures different than our own? How can it help us fight racism and discrimination? Is there an example you can share from your community?

What do we accept?
– Original photography accompanied by a 200-word caption (max.) in English or French
– For elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 6), we accept poster or photo submissions.

What’s the deadline?
Contest entries will be accepted online from December 3, 2015 at 12:00:01 AM (ET) to March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Who can enter?
– Elementary groups (Grades K to 6):
– Intermediate students (Grades 7 to 9, sec. I to III in QC):
– Senior students (Grades 10 to 12, sec. IV to V in QC)
– Young Adults (ages 18 to 29, non-students and students alike)

Website

A storytelling initiative of Historica Canada, Passages Canada volunteers share their personal accounts of cultural identity and heritage on-line in our multimedia Story Archive and in person with schools and community groups.

Since 2002, over 900 speakers have created dialogue on Canada’s rich diversity with over 250,000 youth and adults, as we continue to build understanding and respect for Canada’s shared history and values.

Statistics Canada is hiring!

Statistics Canada will be hiring approximately 35,000 people across the country.

Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning services such as schools, daycare, family services, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Period of employment: early March to end of July 2016 (start date varies by assignment)
Rate of pay: $16.31 to $19.91 per hour plus authorized expenses
Hours of work: flexible, but must commit to at least 20 hours per week
Requirements: must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to work in Canada

www.census.gc.ca/jobs
1-877-325-2016
TTY (a telecommunications device for people who are deaf): 1-866-753-7083