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Key federal commemoration milestones leading up to Canada's 150th birthday

10/09/2013 05:58 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
OTTAWA - The federal government's upcoming throne speech will include details about their plans to commemorate some upcoming Canadian anniversaries. Some details:

2013

— 200th: War of 1812-1814

— 100th: Canadian expedition to the Arctic

— 20th: Battle of Medak Pocket

2014

— 200th: War of 1812-1814

— 200th: Birth of Sir George-Etienne Cartier

— 150th: Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences

— 100th: First World War

— 75th: Second World War

2015

— 200th: Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald

— 100th: First World War

— 75th: Second World War

— 50th: Canada's national flag

2016

— 175th: Birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier

— 175th: anniversary of election of Baldwin and Lafontaine: Responsible Government

— 150th: Fenian Raids

— 100th: First World War: Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

— 100th: Canadian Women's suffrage

— 75th: Second World War: Battle of Hong Kong

2017

— 150th: Anniversary of the Confederation

— 125th: Stanley Cup and 100th of the National Hockey League

— 100th: First World War: Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendale

— 75th: Second World War: Dieppe Raid

— 50th: Canada Games

(Source: Canadian Heritage)