In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday – let’s all give a gift to Canada! We challenge you to do 3 things for Canada and share them with us. Your gift can be big or small, to your neighbourhood or the world – simply plan a community cleanup or plant a tree in your backyard! Click here to learn more about the project.

April is also a great month for heading outdoors! Visit participating attractions in your community, plan a train trip using your VIA Rail coupon, stay at a Fairmont hotel with your CAP membership card, or experience nature at its best by visiting Parks Canada locations.

Here are our April attraction recommendations:

Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia

THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, Ontario

McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec

Attraction News

Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver is an exhibition by the Vancouver Art Gallery showcasing the world of David Lam, Paul Chui, Carrie Koo and Josh Hon, created before and after their relocation to Vancouver throughout the 1960-80s. The exhibition focuses on the early stages of modern landscape and abstract paintings in Hong Kong, as well as the cross-disciplinary performance and installation of the 1980s. Use your CAP card to see this exhibition, running until May 28th.

Top destinations for bird watching

Did you know Point Peele National Park has more than 390 species of birds? Or that Gwaii Haanas National Park is a meeting spot for 750,000 seabirds? Parks Canada has some of the best destinations for bird-watching and April is the perfect time to visit. For a list of bird watching destinations, click here.

The Gardiner Museum presents Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary

In this exhibition, Macpherson revisits moments in Canadian history and questions commonly-held conceptions about the North, identity, and our relationship to landscape. This exhibition was commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Visit before May 21 to see this exhibition for free with your CAP card.

ICC News

6 Degrees is going national, global 

On the heels of its success with last year’s launch of its Toronto-based Citizen Space, 6 Degrees is taking its dynamic forum to Vancouver (April 24) and The Hague (April 3), in addition to Toronto (Sept 25-27) to move the conversation forward on inclusion, citizenship and globalization. Vancouver’s theme is Are you Home? For registration and details, visit the 6 Degrees website.

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CAP Spotlight

Meet CAP member, Bessy Espina

Bessy moved to Canada in May 2012 from Davao City, Philippines. She received her citizenship in October 2016 in Mississauga. She currently lives in Toronto, and has a BSc in Biology from the University of Philippines, and is a full-time Health Studies undergraduate student at York University.  When she first arrived in Canada her aunt handed her, her first $20 bill. She says “I spent half of it on a day-pass, hopping on random busses and streetcars exploring  and getting lost in the city”. Bessy loves music – she is a regular at jazz and karaoke bars, and enjoys jamming out with her bandmates. She also enjoys watching the opera, orchestra, and musicals. Her favourite CAP attractions are the Royal Ontario Museum and the Aga Khan Museum. Bessy plans to continue travelling in Canada – her next adventure will be a trip to explore Newfoundland and Labrador. Follow Bessy’s adventures and explorations across the country on Instagram or Twitter.

If you want to be featured in next month’s newsletter – email us your story and photo by April 22nd!

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