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This is a big year for Canada! We're celebrating our country's 150th birthday! Check this page for information about events, projects and programs happening throughout the year to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.


  • City of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier University - The Dream Catchers - June 28
    • The City of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier University have been selected as hosts for The Dream Catchers performance, a Canada 150 Signature project presented by the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I. The Dream Catchers is a national touring hip hop, spoken word and folk performance blended with contemporary and Indigenous dance. It features 26 young professional performers, interpreting through music and dance the ambitions, hopes and dreams of Canada's next generation through a lens of reconciliation, inclusion and the environment. Local schools and the public are encouraged to attend this outdoor, all ages, bilingual showcase of diversity in Canada.

    • The performance will be held at University Stadium on June 28 at 1 p.m. 
  • University of Waterloo Canada Day celebration - July 1
    • This year's celebration will be bigger than ever! Offering entertainment for all ages, including a range of family activities, delicious festival food and drinks, live performances by Canadian talent, and a spectacular fireworks display, you won't want to miss this event. 
  • We Are Waterloo Portrait Project exhibition - on now until June 9
    • Together we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, with over 500 unique and inspiring self-portraits by individuals who work, play and live in Waterloo. Collectively, they tell the story of our diverse community.
  • The living legacy tree-planting program -  a total of 2017 native trees, approximately three feet in height in container pots will be distributed throughout the 2017 planting season at various events indicated below. Proof of Waterloo residency is required to receive a tree. 
    •  Service centre open house - June 10
      • 517 native trees will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at this year's service centre open house. 
    • Earth Day - May 27
    • 150 native trees will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • The central promenade - TD Bank Group is working with local communities across Canada to revitalize green spaces in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Thanks to the generous support from TD, through the TD Common Ground Project, Waterloo Park's Central Street entryway will become a more welcoming pedestrian-friendly entrance to the park and the central promenade bridge over Silver Lake will be twinned to provide a safer separate route for cyclists and pedestrians. There will also be a lookout over silver lake that will provide an opportunity for small scale events and gatherings and a gathering place will be created at the Central Street entrance.

  • The Waterloo Public Square will be decked out in red and white this summer when the flower beds in the square will be filled with spectacular red and white floral displays.

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More information 

Media release: City of Waterloo appoints two university officials as Canada 150 Community Leaders

For more information on the Canada 150 Community Leaders network, please visit the FCM website. Follow this network of local leaders on Twitter using #Muni150 and on Facebook