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Published on Friday, February 24, 2017

Oakville Beaver Editorial: Canada 150 in Oakville

Canada 150 love messages in 25 words or less...

Oakville Beaver Editorial: Canada 150 in Oakville
Oakville Beaver
Our nation is celebrating its sesquicentennial (150th birthday) this year with the official party taking place on Canada Day — Saturday, July 1, 2017.

As Oakville’s community newspaper, the Oakville Beaver plans to cover local Canada 150 events and publish a variety of stories related to Oakville’s, and Canada’s, heritage.

We want part of that coverage to include you.

We’re encouraging residents of all ages to share with fellow readers why they love being Canadian.

That’s why from now until the week of Canada Day, we invite you to complete the following statement:

I’m proud to be Canadian because …

Responses — including your name and age as of July 1, 2017 — must be limited to 25 words or less, so that we can include as many reader responses as possible in the newspaper. (Please take the time to carefully choose your words and check your word count because submissions that exceed the word limit may not be published.) You can include a photo of yourself if you wish, but there are no guarantees all photos will be published.

The Beaver will start to publish residents’ thoughts just as soon as we have collected multiple responses. An online version of responses will be regularly updated.

Some responses may also be republished in upcoming special Canada 150 publications of the Oakville Beaver and its Halton sister Metroland publications in Halton.

Show us your Canada 150 pride by expressing why you’re proud to be Canadian in an email directed to ablackburn@oakvillebeaver.com. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, the Oakville Beaver will not be able to confirm when comments will be published.
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