Looking Back at Canada 150
A street usually lined with cars, now bumper to bumper with thousands of people.
Stories of history, sport and sacrifice not from afar, but from people we know or meet on the street.
And tales of St. Albert and Canada woven together by those young and old about a home that means so much.
St. Albert’s Canada 150 celebrations were rooted in personal connections and storytelling. The three initiatives above: the City-Wide Downtown Block Party, Legacy Stories, and the Songwriting Contest, brought people together to share and reconnect with others. As the City’s Canada 150 celebrations wrap up, we wanted to share some of this year’s highlights with you.
Canada 150 Major Highlights
City-Wide Downtown Block Party – Approximately 3,000 residents of all ages attended St. Albert’s largest Block Party for fun, food and live entertainment, September 8 on St. Anne Street.
Canada 150 Legacy Tree Project – A total of 16 Autumn Blaze Maple trees were planted at St. Albert elementary schools, and 4,000 Canadian Shield rose bushes were provided to households that participated in this year’s Block Parties. A special Legacy Tree Ceremony was held on September 8, which included the unveiling of a newly created Canada 150 Reflection Area, located beside the Cenotaph on St. Anne Street. The ceremony acknowledged the funding partnership of the City of St. Albert, CN EcoConnexions, Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom.
Canada 150 Legacy Stories – Listen to the unique stories of individuals in our own community and learn why this milestone year means so much.
Conversations with Canada 150 – Throughout the year, Canada 150 asked residents to share their thoughts about life in St. Albert and Canada, including some residents who have just received their Canadian citizenship!
Songwriting Contest – St. Albert is full of talent! Check out the amazing original song videos submitted for the Songwriting Contest held earlier this year, including winner Lia Cole’s song, Home to Me. Lia received a $5,000 Professional Theme Song Recording Package with PlanIt Sound, $1,000 cash from The Survey Company, and the opportunity to perform her original song at St. Albert’s Canada 150 events.
Thank you to everyone who helped mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
For a quick 3-minute trip that takes you through the last 10 months:
Last edited: October 24, 2017