Canada’s 150 Red Couch Begins its Cross-Country Journey

OTTAWA (February 22, 2017) - The Red Couch Tour begins its journey by visiting Northern communities.  On March 1st the Red Couch team and the couch will land in Iqaluit, Nunavut where the representatives of local community will be invited to sit on the couch and speak on what Canada means to them on the 150th Anniversary.  From there, the couch and the team will travel to Churchill, Manitoba, then to Yellowknife NWT with a stop in Rankin Inlet, and will finish the tour in Whitehorse/Dawson, Yukon.  

“We’re just a few days away from the official launch of the Canada 150 Red Couch Northern Tour, which will make its way to several communities across the country. Everyone is invited to come sit on the couch and tell us what it means to be Canadian,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “Let’s take advantage of Canada 150 to look to our future with optimism!”

The Red Couch project will create an excellent opportunity to feature stories from the Canadian North and to be heard in the rest of Canada.  While giving a testimony from the red couch, every person will be filmed and photographed.  Their stories will be collected and broadcast through the social media channels.

The Red Couch Tour will celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary by traveling from coast to coast to coast. It is one of 38 signature projects selected by the Government of Canada to create opportunities for Canadians to celebrate and build a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

Tour Details:

Iqaluit, Nunavut- March 1-4th 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 6th, 2017

Churchill, Manitoba – March 9th and 10th 2017

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – March 11th, 2017

Yellowknife, NWT- March 12h to 15th 2017

Dawson, Yukon, March 18th and 19th 2017

Whitehorse, Yukon, March  16th, 17th 20th and 21st 2017


For further information please contact:

Ela Kinowska – Project Manager


Tel. 613-769 5445

Peter Sobierajski – Operations Manager


Tel. 613-851 3252

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