New Year’s Day kicked off the celebration across Canada with fireworks and speeches, along with special community gatherings and events. Many more are planned throughout 2017.

Meanwhile, the CRC’s Canada 150 committee says this can be more than a national celebration.

CRC congregations across Canada are being asked to join in.

Peter Noteboom, a member of the committee, said that one of the main things they are encouraging people to do with their congregations is to participate in their local community events.