Canadian Heritage is creating a country-wide database of any and all events celebrating Canada 150. Events listed in this database will be populated into a website and mobile app for use by the consumer while pre-planning and while in destination. They are looking for information on any special events, exhibits or displays that are planned for attractions, galleries, parks, public spaces, etc. in our region. They can be events that are on for just one day, such as Canada Day, or events that are on-going on for several weeks or months.
The two types of information they are looking for includes:
1. One-off Canadian 150 Event or Festival
For a one-off event or festival, please provide the following information:
- Name of event with dates and times the event is taking place
- Ticket prices (a range of the lowest to highest) with a phone number and/or website where people can purchase tickets
- Venue where the event is taking place with the nearest major intersection and a phone number for the venue. If there are multiple venues, please provide the relevant location information for each venue.
- A website for the event if applicable
- Any special details or highlights about the event (eg. performers, demonstrations, interactive workshops, etc.)
2. An attraction in the area that is hosting events (can be a series of events or a single event)
For an attraction hosting an event, please provide the following information:
- Name of attraction (eg. Royal Botanical Gardens or Spencer Smith Park)
- Address of the attraction with the nearest major cross intersection, a phone number and a website
- Admission prices for the attraction. Usually they look for the following: adult (or general admission), seniors, students and children (with age ranges). Special rates that might apply depending on the time of day, weekend admission rates, family or group rates, etc.
- Hours of operation for the attraction
- General details of the attraction, such as historical significance, displays or exhibits, etc. Point form is fine as our editorial team will write a description that is consistent with our editorial style.
- Details of the event(s) including the dates, times and special admission rates if they’re applicable.
Launch of both the website and the mobile app will be taking place on June 30. However, businesses can submit their listing at any point leading up to Canada 150.
Businesses can submit their information directly to Canadian Heritage by sending their event listing to Linda Luong Luck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their team will then input the information into the database.