n 1967 we celebrated our 100 years as a country by inviting the world to a global exposition, – to explore the creative contributions of 62 counties from around the world. In 2017, we could celebrate our 150 years by inviting the world to a global experience, – to explore the cultural history and creative evolution of a country of communities without borders, – and our imagination as a community of the possibilities for a creative world.
We can celebrate Creative Canada 2017, – inviting the world to explore Canada’s creative communities in our theatre of the new world, – our communities of place, our communities of culture, our communities of creative enterprise, and our communities contributing to and creating community, – contributing to creating a new world – contributing to creating connections and exciting creative community enterprise in our theatre of the new world, – and our imagination and exploration of what we can do in our theatre of a new world to contribute to creating a future for our real world.
All of this for a fraction of the cost of our 100th anniversary celebration and for a far greater impact and contribution to how we see, think, and feel about our world, how we imagine possibilities for our world, and how create community around our common human interests, – the interests we have in common as individuals, as communities, and as a community, – and create a better future for ourselves, our communities, and our world.
In 1967 we celebrated our 100th anniversary by bringing the world to Canada. In 2017, we can celebrate our 150th anniversary by bringing Canada to the world.
Creative leadership, and creative contributions, and creative ideas, and opportunities for creative community enterprise can come from every community in our country.