Canada’s Sesquicentennial in Kingston Launches New Year’s Eve

Published on: 2016/12/13 - in Featured Releases

In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary of confederation. Throughout this historic year, Canadians from coast-to-coast will join families, friends and neighbours to honour our great country in meaningful ways.

The City of Kingston and community partners have a planned roster of year-long celebrations of Canada’s Sesquicentennial – beginning New Year’s Eve at the K-Town Countdown at the Rogers K-Rock Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way.

“Kingston invites Canadians to celebrate in the city where it all began,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Kingston is a city of firsts and home to some of Canada’s most important historical figures and events. As we join the national festivities for Canada’s 150th birthday, we celebrate own our unique contributions to the Canadian landscape.”

City and community 2017 Sesquicentennial initiatives include:

–       the completion of the urban portion of the K&P Trail,
–       the planting of 150 Sesquicentennial Trees,
–       Canada Day celebrations
–       Sesquicentennial exhibitions with the Kingston Association of Museums, and
–       First Peoples Engage for Change.

Watch for a full and growing roster of Sesquicentennial events and projects to be posted in the new year at

K-Town Countdown festivities start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 and finish with a spectacular fireworks finale over Confederation Basin at 9 p.m.


Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Darren Baker / Wikimedia Commons (pd)