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Jun 5, 2017

Oh Canada! Photo Exhibit Marks 150th Anniversary

The provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were brought together in 1867 to form what is now known as Canada.   Since then, that North American country has expanded to include ten provinces and three territories.  In celebrating one hundred and fifty years of confederation, Canada’s diplomatic missions across the world are hosting events to feature the federation as the ideal destination to visit, study, work, invest and live.  Titled Canada 150, a photo exhibit opens tonight at the House of Culture where images of the country, its people and what it offers to the world is on display for the next three weeks.  Ambassador Deborah Chatsis, who represents the Government of Canada in Guatemala and Belize tells us more about the showcase.


Deborah Chatsis, High Commissioner to Belize

“In 2017 we’re celebrating Canada’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of confederation.  So one hundred and fifty years ago, the original four provinces joined together to form Canada.  In order to celebrate that in Belize, we decided to bring this exhibit here to Belize and with the cooperation of the House of Culture we are showing the exhibit here for three weeks and then starting on July first, we will be hosting it in Corozal for three weeks as well.”


Deborah Chatsis

Isani Cayetano

“What is the focus of the exhibit, in terms of the aim and what it intends to achieve?”


Deborah Chatsis

“The name of the exhibit is called, ‘Canada is a synonym for’ and what it does is it shows pictures of various aspects of Canada.  I know that in Belize sometimes when the people think about Canada they think about winter.  But we’re so much more than that.  We’re the second largest country in the world, we have a very diverse population.  We have people from all over the world who have emigrated to Canada and people from all over the world go to Canada to go to school. So we’ve got many industries throughout the country and many interests. So the exhibit tries to show different aspects about life in Canada.”


The exhibit will be transferred to the Corozal House of Culture at the beginning of July.

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1 Response for “Oh Canada! Photo Exhibit Marks 150th Anniversary”

  1. Eye in the Sky says:

    Canada, 100% better than Belize.

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