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About Canada 150+

Canada is marking its 150th anniversary. This is a time to reflect on the past and look to our future. As a part of this nation and this community, TRU is participating in this notable milestone. Events are planned across the country, including in our campus communities of Kamloops and Williams Lake. We are joining in and we want you to, too.

If you were asked the question, “What does Canada mean to you?”, how would you respond? Just use the hashtag #myTRU150 and we’ll share your photos, comments and social media posts on this website.

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What does Canada mean to you?

Why Canada 150+?

TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located on the traditional lands of the Secwépemc people, including the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and T’exelc Bands. We want to honour the fact that their history here goes back thousands of years. Indigenous people are an important part of our past, present and future and we feel it is important to acknowledge this.

On July 1 and beyond, TRU is commemorating this important national milestone with activities, information and fun involvement opportunities within the theme of Canada 150+ at TRU: Reflection and Aspiration.

Join us!

  • TRU Orientation

    Tuesday, Sept. 5
    Get more details about Orientation
    Students are encouraged to post messages on a pegboard at the afternoon orientation barbecue about what Canada means to them. Show us your spirit by taking a selfie with the message and send it to #myTRU150 on Instagram.

  • TRU Welcome Back BBQ

    Friday, Sept. 8
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Campus Commons

    Pick up a free t-shirt sticker on which to write your answer to “What does Canada mean to me?” Share it on instagram #myTRU150 and we'll post it below!

  • 2nd annual TRU 3-on-3 basketball

    Thursday, Sept. 21

    We are celebrating the fact that basketball was invented by a Canadian with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. In the background, you’ll hear a playlist of rockin’ Canadian artists. The courts will be lookin’ fine, decorated with red and white balloons.

    Oh, and of course, there will be poutine.

September to March

Each TRU faculty department, Open Learning and Williams Lake, receives $2,700 to commemorate Canada 150+. Students will be awarded the funds to document experiences that bring to life what Canada 150+ is about. Their truly Canadian experiences will be posted to the website and personally presented to the TRU community in March 2018.


The permanent legacy of Canada 150+ will include the installation of a time capsule containing mementos from Canada 150+ at the Kamloops campus and the permanent display of local Aboriginal art at the Williams Lake campus.

What does Canada mean to you?

Tell us on instagram @ #myTRU150

For more information about Canada 150


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