Jun 6, 2017
In a few short weeks we will be celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation; 150 years as a nation. Our home and native land will be draped in red and white from coast to coast in celebration of this momentous occasion.
The entire nation will be celebration and the City of Hamilton is no exception with a number of signature events planned in honor of Canada150.
The harbor front will be a focal point on Canada Day weekend when 11 Tall Ships (the famed regatta ships) will arrive at Hamilton Harbour as part of rendezvous 2017. These ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the anniversary of confederation making stops in host ports to give thousands the opportunity to admire their majestic beauty by opening their decks up for tours.
Still along the waterfront, Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks will be featuring an incredibly pyrotechnics display, setting the sky ablaze with a live arrangement performed by Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
In celebration of the multiculturalism and diversity of our great nation, Hamilton’s creative arts centre, The Cotton Factory will be hosting the “The Quilt of Belonging “. This is considered Canada’s most comprehensive textile art project, spanning 120 feet and comprised of 263 blocks made from a range of materials reflecting a prism of cultural backgrounds. Hamilton Halton Brant region was one of the only three stops on the 2017 Ontario tour of the Quilt of Belonging.
This is certainly an incredible milestone in our nation’s history, one which we cannot wait to gather and celebrate as a community. We are proudly Canadian and wish everyone a safe and Happy Canada Day!