Canada 150 Plus

Canada 150 Plus

Arts Education

The following resources are being suggested for Arts Education, but they could facilitate an interdisciplinary teaching approach, supporting the integration of subject areas.

Nanabozho et le tambour/Nanabush and the Drum

Nanabush and the Drum is a rich opportunity for schools to celebrate Canada’s Confederation 150th birthday and reflect on the diversity of our heritage and the unique legacies of the French, First Nations, and Métis in Canada. This co-production is an immersive new work of art that brings together a group of celebrated artists: Théâtre Cercle Molière, writer Rhéal Cenerini, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and composer Michael Oesterle. In the tradition of Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale”, “Nanabozho et le tambour / Nanabush and the Drum” is an enchanting piece of theatre that merges music, myth, and poetry. Matinee performances and Learning Guides will be offered for school groups (Grades 3 to12); the work is bilingual, accessible to Anglophones and Francophones.

Levels: Early, Middle and Secondary Years
Dates: June 7 and 8, 2017, Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg


Canadian Mosaic Adventures in Winnipeg Symphany Orchestra (WSO) Music Program

In the WSO 2016-17 season, the Adventures in Music program will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. In Canadian Mosaic, the WSO will explore the diversity and creativity that makes Canada great, featuring an all-Canadian program of music. Help us celebrate the true north, strong and free! More than 15,000 Manitoba students in Grades 4 to 6 and their teachers are in for a treat at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall with performances by student performers (choir, movement and song), guest artists and the WSO.

Level: Middle Years
Concert Schedule:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.


Concert Series – Music Month 2017

May 2017 has been proclaimed Music Month in Manitoba to highlight the role of music in education. During the concert series, the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation will be recognized. School groups, gathered at the Manitoba Legislative Building will perform, including a Canadian selection in their concert repertoire.

The concerts will take place on National Music Monday, May 1, 2017, and on May 10, 17, and 24, 2017. A French concert, to be presented by students from Français and French Immersion Program schools, is planned for May 10. The Music Month concert series is open to the public at the grand staircase in the Manitoba Legislative Building.

Schools who wish to participate in a concert will find more information and application forms at on the Arts Education website.

Levels: Early, Middle and Secondary Years
Deadline: The deadline to send school application forms is Friday, January 20, 2017.