As you’ve likely heard, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. So what does this mean for you and your family? It provides an opportunity for us all to stop and think about what it means to be Canadian. It also means there will be hundreds of things you and your family and friends can do to get involved and celebrate for the whole, entire year.
That’s right. While the party officially kicked off with New Year’s eve celebrations, there are lots of other ways you can get involved in your local community. I’m hoping to share some of the most interesting and compelling activities that I think will create a memory and sense of pride for everyone involved.
To start the year, why not make a resolution to keep active. Participaction has launched their official 150 Play list. This is an online website where you can register and plan out a wish list of what activities you will try. It even gives you a brief description on how to do the activity, incase you don’t already know.
Once registered, you can track your activity. And feeling great isn’t the only benefit. As you continue to track activity, you will be eligible for prizes, big ones and small. There are weekly and monthly winners. You can also win badges. Here’s my status so far! Only 148 more activities to go.
Throughout the year, you can also visit one of the 100 community events run by Participation. It’s a great way to learn a few new activities, and the chance to win some more prizes. Check the list of events here.
So, come on, now that its winter, you should be able to knock off a bunch of activities on the list, including shovelling snow, snowboarding and polar bear dip! See if you can accomplish all 150 of the play list activities this year and celebrate Canada at the same time.