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Saanich’s Canada 150 Mosaic ~ #Grateful4Saanich

Saanich’s celebration of Canada 150 is a mosaic of the people of Saanich coming together at over fifty Saanich and Community events to celebrate their pride is Saanich. Young and old are captured in photo and on social media.

The #Grateful4Saanich project engaged Saanichites by asking them to take a photo of what they liked about Saanich and post on social media.  We introduced the Saanich Canada 150 Ambassador’s mascot Sesqui Sam with photos of him visiting his favorite sites in Saanich.  The project was so successful that we created a “hands on” component at Saanich events. Participants wrote and drew on art boards why they were #Grateful4Saanich.  No two are alike. It became very apparent from the onset how special and unique each community is.

The Saanich’s Canada 150 Mosaic show involves the display of the #Grateful4Saanich panels plus companion photographs and social media posts. The pride of Saanichites celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial will not be just a passage of time.

The next step will be to retain that pride and celebration as part of the contents of Saanich’s Canada 150 time capsule to be installed at Saanich Municipal Hall.

The time capsule will be available during the Saanich’s Canada 150 Mosaic ~ #Grateful4Saanich show as well as at other locations in Saanich during the next few months. 

  • The Saanich 150 ambassadors and time capsule with post cards will be on site on January 13, 18 and 20 from 10 am - 1 pm. 

Visitors to the show are welcome to take selfies and post comments on social media.  Please invite friends and family to view the show and to take part in the upcoming Time Capsule introduction.

Follow us: @Saanich150 | #Saanich150 | #Grateful4Saanich

Canada 150: Celebrate with Saanich

Throughout 2017, Saanich residents had the opportunity to mark the 150th anniversary of our country, along with our fellow Canadians.

Canada’s 150th anniversary provides an opportunity for us to reflect on our history, celebrate who we are today and plan for our future. Thank you for taking part in our 2017 events:

For a complete list of celebrations, please visit our events calendar. 

Are you organizing a Canada 150 community event?

Share it with us so we can include on our events calendar!

To be listed as a Canada 150 event on the District of Saanich’s Events Calendar, your event must be:

  • Specifically designed to celebrate Canada 150
  • Local in scope and reach
  • Participation-oriented
  • Non-profit

 Please send your event information (date, time, location, event description) to

Engage with us!


Have questions or looking for more information? Please contact Councillor Vicki Sanders: