Start your celebration of Canada's 150th birthday right, with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Confederation Dinner: A Celebration of Canada.

Panel discussion: Canada @ 150: So much done, so much left to do

When better than this sesquicentennial year to take stock and make plans to ensure Canada remains one of the best, freest and fairest counties in the world?

MLI has assembled a panel of distinguished Canadians who will help define the challenges and opportunities Canada faces, whether it is welcoming and accommodating new Canadians, achieving reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, building new relationships with the US and the rest of the world, or finding new economic opportunities for Canada at a time of great change and upheaval.

MLI's panel will be moderated by award-winning biographer and historian, Charlotte Gray, who has published most recently The Promise of Canada. Panelists include Mark Dockstator, President of First Nations University, a powerful voice for an opportunity agenda as the basis for reconciliation with Indigenous people, and Ujjal Dosanjh, who, born in a small village in Punjab, India, went on to became Premier of BC, a federal cabinet minister, and an outspoken opponent of Sikh extremism.

MLI's Confederation Dinner will be co-hosted by Raven Smith, entrepreneur and member of the Carcross-Taglish First Nation, and Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

The evening will include entertainment, food, mingling with Ottawa's leaders in business, media and politics, and an opportunity to pay tribute to Canada. Ralista Tcholakova will play the violin.

Come revel in what has made Canada great and discover the opportunities Canada has to offer in its next 150 years.