Four submissions will be selected and handed over to artists to create works of public art, which will be inaugurated during the summer of 2017 — around the same time that Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday.
Later in 2017, four documentary films will be launched on the project website. There will also be educational resources connected to the four stories and to the process of remembering the past in public.
For the Honourable Mélanie Joly, minister of Canadian Heritage, the Lost Stories project is an important part of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, which she says "will be a unique opportunity for Canadians to celebrate the outstanding contributions of our communities and the wealth of our heritage.”
Joly is hopeful that a wide range of people will submit ideas. "I invite Canadians in communities all across the country to take part in this exciting project and share their stories so that our rich and remarkable history can be passed down to future generations and inspire them.”