Celebrating 150 years

The Invictus Games is just one of the many events happening in 2017 across the province in honour and celebration of the province’s 150th anniversary.

The Invictus Games is just one of the many events happening in 2017 across the province in honour and celebration of the province’s 150th anniversary.

The province will be celebrating a huge milestone next year.

Ontario150 will mark next year’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Ontario150 is a year-long celebration that will honour the past and help chart a course for the future.

Hundreds of community-based projects and events will be happening across the province that will leave lasting social and cultural legacies across the province and contribute to economic growth.

Funding will include $25 million to renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure; $7 million to help communities celebrate this historic year; and $5 million for partnership programs to help foster the next generation of Ontario leaders.

Highlights of the year include customized programming at some of Ontario’s agencies and attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Science North and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection; a celebration in Ottawa to commemorate the milestone; and the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded soldiers that Toronto will host in 2017.

“The 150th anniversary of Confederation is an opportunity for people across our province to come together to celebrate our achievements and build a shared vision for the future,” says Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. “Through Ontario150, our government will invest in people and infrastructure to help build a stronger and more inclusive province in the years ahead.”

For more information on Ontario150, visit www.ontario.ca/150.

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