Canada 150: Empty Royal BC Museum Event

Road to 2017

In 2017 Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Fathers of Confederation vision for a united Canada was realized 150 years ago. On July 1st 1867 a union was created between the province of Canada and the Maritime Provinces with the creation of The British North America Act at the London Conference. The Dominion of Canada was born. The approach of Canada 150 in 2017 gives an opportunity to reflect and look towards to the future. My family travelled from Victoria B.C. to Galiano Island last weekend. My computer bounced in my lap as our ride docked at Pender Island, the first stop on our island BC ferries milk run. At that moment an eagle flew overhead, a reminder for me to look up and take in the stunning scenery of our province. Moments like these catch me. It’s as if gentle hands have been placed on my shoulders as my mother used to do when she wanted my attention. Canada is asking for our attention.  

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