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.
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 tru.ca/canada150 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.