Participate in the Canada 150 Provincial Forum

How do we mark a major milestone of our nation’s history? What is the meaning of Canada 150 for British Columbia? Register now to take part in province-wide day of dialogue exploring plans and opportunities to recognize and celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.

The Canada 150 Provincial Forum, presented by the BC Museums Association (BCMA) in partnership with Royal Roads University and BC Heritage Branch, and with the support of the Archives Association of BC, takes place on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

There are three ways to be involved:

  • Participate in-person at Royal Roads University in Victoria;
  • Collaborate online from anywhere in the world; or
  • Watch the live-streamed broadcast.

The day will focus on issues, resources, partnerships, and approaches to the anniversary, while allowing opportunities for sharing and networking. Panel presentations and table discussions will shape the day. After an introductory overview, participants will join in on facilitated, small-group discussions. Outcomes will include identifying key guiding themes, possible partnerships, funding opportunities, creating a public database of activities, developing and promoting provincial narratives, etc.

In advance of the forum, registrants will be asked to share their plans for Canada’s sesquicentennial in order to create a database of activities that will be distributed to all attendees. BC Heritage Branch has served as a key communications liaison with the federal government regarding recognition of Canada 150. One outcome of this forum is to develop a report on BC’s state of readiness to mark the sesquicentennial with events and concrete legacies, that can be used to inform and stimulate the continuing discussion with the national program.

To support province-wide participation, forum attendance is either face-to-face in Victoria or by distance through the Royal Roads University online learning platform that will live-stream the session and enable facilitated online discussion in small groups.


Advance registration is required.

On-site participation: 

  • $25 BCMA members
  • $20 BCMA Student & Volunteer members 
  • $40 non-members 

Takes place at Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria. On-campus attendees will be provided with coffee breaks and lunch.

Online participation is free, due to the generous assistance of the hosts and supporters.

On-campus and online spots are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

Click here to register to attend in-person or online.

For more information, visit the BCMA website at

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