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Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary 

In recognition of Canada 150, SPRA has provided the following information in the areas of youth, physical activity, grants and funding, program initiatives and other opportunities relevant to the recreation sector.  Information will be added on an on-going basis as it becomes available throughout Canada’s sesquicentennial year.

Canada 150 Programs


ParticipACTION 150 Play List       

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List was created by over 465,000 votes from people across Canada. Including 150 physical activities that make us uniquely Canadian, the Play List is a challenge to Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces, and even abroad to see how many different activities they can complete in 2017. Official Tour Stop and community events will be happening across the country as partners join together to inspire Canadians to sit less and move more. 


Parks Canada
Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass  For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!


Prairie Spirit Connections            

Spirit Walk - Commemorative and cultural interpretation project held in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park August 17, 2017. • The Commemorative Project is intended to form the corner stone of an envisioned Children’s Cultural Learning Complex in Buffalo Pound Park (a sort of park within the park idea) and the securement of funds for this Commemorative and Interpretive Project will help leaver funds for additional cultural and educational components. 


Canada 150 Funding


ParticipACTION 150 Play List Community Grant

ParticipACTION has developed a micro-granting program, administered by viaSport, that will support not for profit community organizations, schools and municipalities who are planning to deliver 150 Play List programs and events in 2017. The programs or events should be inclusive, open to all free of charge, or at a minimal cost, and give the participants the opportunity to complete one or more of the physical activities on the 150 Play List.         


Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program               

Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities. Applications intake closed June 22, 2016.  Government of Canada will invest $4.39 M into 62 recreation and cultural facilities across Saskatchewan. 


Access4All - The Rick Hansen Foundation            

Aims to inspire and empower youth and community leaders from coast to coast to keep the dream of a world without barriers alive, working with their local communities to build a more inclusive and accessible Canada. Building upon their successful Rick Hansen School Program and with the support of RHF Ambassadors, youth and community groups will identify and undertake accessibility infrastructure improvement projects in their community – from building ramps to making accessible playgrounds.             


Community Fund for Canada's 150th     

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will provide communities with thousands of small grants to support local projects, led by participating community foundations from coast to coast to coast. 


Canada 150 Fund: South Saskatchewan Community Foundations

Applicants apply for local funding through the national website.  Grants to projects from community foundations are matched by the Canada 150 fund. Ongoing.        


RBC #Make150Count Grant       

RBC is giving $150 to thousands of young Canadians and challenging them to make a positive impact in their communities. How they use the money is up to them – there are no strings attached. All we’re asking is that they show us, through photos and videos, what they’ve done – and tell us how they will #Make150Count.  


Canada 150 Skating Fund

Canadian Heritage is hosting a one-time initiative, the Canada 150 Skating Fund.  The concept is to host a national skating day on December 10. Starting Sept 26, microgrants of $1000 will be available to support 200 communities in hosting skating events on that day.

For more information on Canada 150 check out the Government of Canada's Make the Most of Your Canada 150!