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.