Historica Canada launches Here’s My Canada video contest in celebration of Canada’s 150th

January 5, 2017

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Historica Canada has launched Here’s My Canada, a nation-wide multilingual contest.

Toronto, January 5, 2017 – In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Historica Canada has launched Here’s My Canada, a nation-wide multilingual contest. Here’s My Canada invites Canadians to film a 30-second video via a free app to showcase their personal view of Canada.

“The 150th anniversary of Confederation marks an important milestone for our country. Thanks to the Here’s My Canada project, young people will have the chance to express what being Canadian means to them,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “The Government of Canada encourages all of us to dream about what the years ahead have in store and to contribute to our country’s growth, so we can leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Let’s let our youth help shape the Canada of tomorrow!”

“Our 150th anniversary is a great time for Canadians to reflect on what our country means to each of us,” said Anthony Wilson-Smith, President and CEO of Historica Canada. “We’re pleased to offer Canadians a place to express those feelings and stories – and in doing so, to better understand each other – and our country.”

Contestants can download the app to their smart phone or tablet, and use the in-app features to film, edit, add music and submit their final entry to the contest. Contestants can also submit their video through the website heresmycanada.ca. Both the app and website will showcase contest entries, and viewers can vote for their favourites. 

The contest is open to residents of Canada aged 6 and up, with prizing awarded by age group. Contestants under the age of 18 could win gift certificates up to $5,000 in value from their choice of Cineplex, Indigo, Best Buy, Air Canada or Via Rail, while adults could win up to $10,000.

For more information about Here’s My Canada, including a link to download the app, visit heresmycanada.ca. Here’s My Canada is a Canada 150 signature project funded by the Government of Canada and the Bank of Montreal.

Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. For more information, visit historicacanada.ca.

For More Information:

Lee-Anne Lavell

Program Coordinator

T: 1-866-701-1867 x264

E: llavell@historicacanada.ca

Andrea Hall

Communications Coordinator

T: 1-866-701-1867 x261

E : ahall@historicacanada.ca