OTTAWA – Canada’s 150th birthday bash draws to a close today 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.