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How Are You Celebrating Canada’s 150, eh?

How do you truly celebrate 150 years? Do you buy a cake? Celebrate in song? Shoot off fireworks? Throw a huge party? Yes – you do it all!

This year, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday and St. Albert is going all out!

Show your pride with one of the many events or contests right here at home!

  • Breaking Down Our National Anthem Contest – Know a child who likes to write? Is he or she in Kindergarten to Grade 6? Using the words from ‘O Canada’, have your budding writer put together a short story or poem based on the words in the song. Twenty-eight students will win a special Children’s BBQ Lunch on the plaza at St. Albert Place. Contest on now! Learn More
  • Songwriting Contest – Is music your life? Love creating original material? We want you to create an original song that highlights life in St. Albert and the significance of Canada 150. You could win a $5,000 Professional Theme Song Recording Package with PlanIt Sound and $1,000 cash from the Survey Company. Contest on now! Learn More
  • Canada Day – July 1! It’s time to celebrate!
  • City-Wide Downtown Block Party – On September 8 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., St. Anne Street will be closed to traffic and instead be home to fun, food and live entertainment – all for you! Planning is just getting underway. Mark the date on your calendar and get ready to connect with family, friends and neighbours. Further details coming soon! Learn More.

This year’s going to be big! Watch for more activities announced over the coming months. Visit

Fun Facts about Canada

  • In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint issued the world’s first million-dollar coin.
  • St. Paul, Alberta is home to the world’s first UFO landing pad.
  • Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else in the world.
  • Our national sport is lacrosse, not hockey.
  • Canada is home to the most northerly permanent settlement in the world (Alert, Nunavut).
  • One of the world’s richest dinosaur fossil fields is in Alberta’s badlands. The area has been designated as a provincial park (Dinosaur Provincial Park) and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Uniquely Canadian Words

  • Toque – a knit hat worn by almost everyone in the winter and hipsters in the summer
  • Soaker/booter – when water penetrates your poor unsuspecting shoes
  • Give’r! – to truly go for it
  • Chesterfield – sofa or couch
  • Klick – slang term for kilometer

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Last edited: March 16, 2017

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