Project Overview

It all started with a vision – a vision initiated by a group of grassroots Chinese-Canadians who wanted to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in style.


The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society (a non-profit organization registered with the Federal government of Canada) took initiative in organizing the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration project, which proposed a series of regional drumming events that occurred simultaneously across Canada, forming a dynamic national drumming event occurring on Canada Day, July 1st, 2017.


Through the eight regions including Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver, each city held their own celebration and to drummed together on July 1st, 2017.


The objectives of the 2017 celebration were two-fold:


  • Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation with all inclusive, simultaneous, multicultural drumming across Canada on July 1st, 2017. Everyone is welcome!


  • Attempt to set a Guinness World Record™ for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” in Vancouver of a recognized orchestral piece of music lasting at least five minutes. Our attempt was 50+ nationalities drumming together!


Now the legacy continues with Canada Day Drumming on July 1st, 2018 with 9 cities across Canada!


More details soon to come.