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BCCF Celebrates Canada’s 150

Date: 30th June 2017

To celebrate Canada’s 150, the Foundation supported local groups in a variety of ways, by helping them to find connections, celebrate our identity as Canadians and our pride for this place that we call home. The Canada 150 Fund granted over $50,000 to six projects from Lake Louise to Exshaw, with an emphasis on one of four themes: Inclusion, Belonging, Connection, and Reconciliation.

Here are the six projects:

Bison Belong Celebration — A culturally inclusive party celebrating the reintroduction of bison in Banff National Park

Grassi Lake Interpretive Signage — Trail markers connecting walkers to this place and the legacy of Lawrence Grassi, trailbuilder

Mural Project in Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, and Lake Louise — Professionally mentored and inspired by youth, the themes of ‘belonging and inclusion’ will be illustrated in large and colourful murals in five communities

Telling Our Stories — Listening, learning, sitting and sharing –Stoney Nakoda elders will support this legacy project of benches and markers in several locations on lands in the Stoney 1st Nation, MD of Bighorn, and Ghost River Valley

The Shoe Project — Women new to Canada and the Bow Valley will be invited to tell their stories with confidence and skill as they use ‘the shoe’ a symbol of travel and arrival

SPACE Lab — New and innovative programs will soon be launched in the SPACE Lab. The grand opening is on Sept. 20, 2017

Happy Canada Day!

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