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Canada 150's a wrap

Canada's 150th birthday bash drew to a close Sunday with Heritage Canada saying 87 per cent of Canadians participated in at least one event. Here's how some of the year counted out.

  • 31 million: Estimated number of people who participated in at least one Canada 150 event.
  • 5,800: Number of Canada 150 projects and events within Canada.
  • 1,000: Number of Canada 150 events hosted by embassies abroad.
  • 1.8 million: Number of times the #Canada150 hashtag was used on Twitter.
  • 7,500: Number of licensing applications to use the Canada 150 logo which were approved.
  • 1,700: Number of Canada Day celebrations across the country.
  • 27.3 million: Number of visitors to a national park or heritage site during year of free admission.
  • $200 million: Budget for Canada 150 events and programs.
  • $300 million: Budget for Canada 150 community infrastructure fund.
  • 42 mm: amount of rain that fell in Ottawa on Canada Day.
  • 55,000: Number of people who skated on the Canada 150 Parliament Hill skating rink in first three weeks.


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