The year of celebration for the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation has begun.
The annual New Year’s day Levee at Government House in Regina kicked off with a cake cutting, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, by Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield, at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Many lined up to meet Her Honour afterwards and get a piece of cake as well.
The Levee also saw the Lieutenant Governor present Canada 150 pins to ten Saskatchewan Members of the Order of Canada.
The country’s highest honour, the Order of Canada was founded in 1967.
Members the Order in attendance were, Carol Gay (musician), Vic Cicansky (artist), Elva Kyle (community leader in health care, the arts and environmental causes), Howard Leyton-Brown (veteran and musician), Ken Mitchell (author), Robert Mossing (musician), George Reed (athlete), Jack Sures (artist), David Thauberger (artist) and Art Wakabayashi (public servant).
Thanks to the RCMP Heritage Centre, this year’s visitors got a chance to try out the RCMP “Musical Ride Virtual Reality Experience”.
Guests also received Canada 150 tulip bulbs, as well as anniversary lapel pins.
The afternoon wrapped up at 4:00 p.m.