Stratford celebrates Canada’s Sesquicentennial in 2017 – 150 years since confederation. Come celebrate with us as we proudly show our love of Canada.
Stratford is embarking on a very exciting project to revitalize Market Square, the area directly south of City Hall. This historic centre is under construction and as our new gathering and performing space will be unveiled on Canada Day, July 1. Watch for details of a full day of activities, family fun and fireworks.
Be part of our Digital Time Capsule – A natural twist on an old ritual, this project is a way for residents to chronicle life in Stratford, their thoughts about their lives and what they envision as a great future for Stratford citizens in 2067. Share your Stratford stories in a short video. (Details coming soon!)
Canada 150 tulips resembling the Canadian flag will be popping up this spring in the Lloyd Robertson Garden at City Hall, the butterfly garden at Confederation Park and the entranceways to the Shakespearean Gardens on Huron Street and to the Avondale Cemetery on John Street.
Milestone events marking this year of celebration began September 1, 2016 with the Mayor’s proclamation commemorating the Charlottetown Conference, and in December a second proclamation commemorating the London Conference 1866, the final conference leading up to Canada’s Confederation. Queen Victoria’s Royal Accent to the British North American Act will be marked on March 29, 2017, 150 years after it took place in Britain. On November 6, 2017 in City Hall there will be a re-enactment of the first Canadian Parliament by Stratford theatre students in partnership with the Stratford Festival.
Watch for more events throughout 2017 and join the Stratford 150 celebrations.