FREDERICTON (GNB) The following statement was issued today by Premier Brian Gallant:

As one of the provinces that formed Confederation, New Brunswick has a deep history that is rooted in how Canada is shaped today. This is why we should all be proud to be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

As your premier, I wish to invite you to celebrate our rich history, the diversity of our people, and our beautiful landscapes. Starting Jan. 1, communities across the country will get together to celebrate our country. We should be proud, here in New Brunswick, at the role we have played in the history of Canada. That is why the provincial theme for the Canada 150th celebrations is Celebrate where it all began.

Please visit our website and our social media network, available at www.Canada150NB.ca, to help spread the word of the year-long celebration.

In 2017, you are invited to celebrate Canada and show the world why you are proud by using the hashtag #NBproud on social media.