An Extraordinary National Tour
The Order of Canada and the Walrus Foundation—a charitable, non-profit organization—have partnered to present The Walrus Talks Conversations About Canada: We Desire a Better Country, a national tour featuring 50 members of the Order and 50 youth leaders to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest honours,” said Governor General David Johnston. “Its motto, DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country), is the source of inspiration for this one-of-a-kind speakers’ series. The diverse and compelling examples of excellence that it will showcase will inspire Canadians and invite them to imagine the Canada of tomorrow.”
Mark your calendars
Featuring 13 Walrus Talks in 13 provinces and territories in 13 weeks, the tour—which runs from March 1 to June 1, 2017—will bring vital conversations on the future of our country to communities and audiences across Canada. The events, a key part of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, will allow members of the Order of Canada to share expertise with and learn from the next generation of young leaders.
Listen to podcasts of all the events. Each one will also be streamed live online and rebroadcast by CBC Radio and CPAC.
For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.thewalrus.ca/canada150.
See you on the road!