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Three Week Art Exhibit at the House of Culture- Canada: Synonym of… Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:00

Canada will celebrate its 150th Anniversary of Confederation (Canada 150) on July 1, 2017. As a way of celebrating and engaging the world, the Canadian diplomatic mission hosted 150 events to showcase Canada as a premier destination to visit, invest, live, work, and study. Today, Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories. The Government of Canada envisions Canada 150 as a means to inspire connection among Canadians while celebrating their shared values, achievements, environment, and their place in the world. Canada’s four areas of priority have been identified as

1. Diversity and inclusion- building Canada as a continuously welcoming place where everyone can reach their full potential

2. Reconciliation with indigenous people- supporting reconciliation with indigenous groups and to reaffirm the implementation of the recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

3. Youth- engaging young people to give them the means with which to contribute to the society

4. Environment- becoming closer to nature to strengthen environmental awareness.

For Canada 150 in Belize, there was an event at the House of Culture on June 5. Alongside the event was an art exhibit that depicted the very diverse facets of the country: people, cultures, environment, institutions, and more. The exhibit will last for three weeks, until June 23rd, and then move to Corozal on July 1st. The hope of the Consulate is to reach a large number of people as a way of showcasing the country as more than frigid tundra. The exhibit is home to a number of pictures that show what Canada is, that is the reason for the name “Synonym of”.

The photography exhibit, in partnership with the Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture, was sponsored by BECOL, Deltro Energy, Grenfell Campus, and Memorial University.