Parks Canada Cross-Canada Staff Centennial Launch!
May 19th was the 100th anniversary , to the day, of Parks Canada . To mark the occasion, Parks Canada business units across the country, under the leadership of their centennial champions, threw birthday parties , taking photos to share with their colleagues. The Challenge Here are some of the results!
Coastal BC Field Unit & Western and Northern Service Centre Staff from the Vancouver office gather outside on a beautiful spring day for a birthday party to mark Parks Canada’s Centennial!
Gwaii Haanas Field Unit To celebrate the centennial of Parks Canada, the staff at the Gwaii Haanas Field Unit threw a BBQ, complete with cupcakes for all - unless these three got to them first!
Gwaii Haanas Field Unit Staff from Gwaii Haanas and their families get into the centiennial spirit with a round of centennial jumps!
Yukon Field Unit Cutting the cake and partaking in some party games at the Yukon Field Unit’s open house to celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial!
Mount Revelstoke & Glacier Field Unit Happy 100th birthday, Parks Canada, from Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks!
Lake Louise/Yoho/Kootenay Field Unit The group from Lake Louse/Yoho/Kootenay celebrates Parks Canada’s centennial (above) and Pam Veinotte, the outgoing Field Unit Superintendent for LLYKFU, cuts the centennial birthday cake (right).
Banff National Park 100 cupcakes for 100 years at Banff National Park! Banff kicks of the centennial year with a local PC100 stamp launch!
Jasper National Park Staff at Jasper National Park celebrated the centennial with their families at the Miette Hot Springs, the day before the springs open to the public! Happy 100 th Parks Canada, from the staff of Jasper and their families!
Western and Northern Service Centre - Calgary To celebrate PC 100, the WNSC in Calgary threw the "Parks Canada: Tournament of Champions Mini Golf"! Nine holes designed by various departments, show casing their contributions to the Agency, helping make Parks Canada what it is today.
Western and Northern Service Centre - Calgary The winning team and design from "Parks Canada: Tournament of Champions Mini Golf“ – Resource Conservation! Congratulations!
Elk Island National Park Staff from show their centennial spirit during Elk Island National Park’s staff centennial launch – showing the “100” spirit in people and in cake!
Prince Albert National Park Staff at Prince Albert enjoyed a gathering with cupcakes to mark the centennial of Parks Canada. Come celebrate with Prince Albert National Park!
Batoche National Historic Site Staff from Batoche National Historic Site get together to celebrate the launch of Parks Canada’s centennial year !
South Saskatchewan Field Unit Blowing out the candles on a birthday cupcake at South Saskatchewan Field Unit to celebrate the centennial of Parks Canada!
Riding Mountain National Park Cheryl Penny, Riding Mountain Field Unit Superintendent, rouses the staff with a few inspirational words during their centennial launch celebration. Happy 100 th Parks Canada, from the team at Riding Mountain National Park!
Western and Northern Service Centre - Winnipeg The Western and Northern Service Centre in Winnipeg kicked off Parks Canada’s centennial year with a party true to its long history of teamwork and camaraderie, presenting long service awards for 15, 25, and 35 years of service, and saying goodbye to a retiring colleague, with entertainment provided by the Parks Canada Garage Band who played a wide selection of rock hits and blues numbers.
The Forks National Historic Site Manitoba Field Unit and The Forks National Historic Site Staff pose for a photo to mark Parks Canada’s centennial on May 19. Marilyn Peckett, Manitoba Field Unit Superintendent, takes her turn at the grill cooking a pancake breakfast for staff celebrating Parks Canada’s centennial on May 19.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site staff enjoy a pancake breakfast to mark Parks Canada’s centennial on May 19
Wapusk National Park Manitoba Field Unit staff from the office in Churchill, Man. enjoyed a barbeque and some birthday cake with some of their family members to mark Parks Canada’s centennial on May 19!
Nunavut Field Unit On Thursday May 19 th , the staff of the Nunavut Field Unit got together to take this photo to celebrate our Agency’s milestone – Happy 100 th !!!
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site On May 19, 2011, staff from the TSW celebrated Parks Canada’s 100 th birthday – in Waterway style! Eighteen enthusiastic staff commuted to work – by canoe! The event was part of Shifting Gears, an annual month-long commuter challenge for people who work in Peterborough, Ontario. Members of the Parks Canada flotilla enjoyed their morning paddle across Little Lake, as well as the opportunity to see some of the Waterway landmarks, including Lock 20 (Ashburnham) from a new perspective.
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site The staff from the Trent-Severn Waterway gather to celebrate the centennial!
Northern Ontario Field Unit The staff from the field unit office of Northern Ontario in Thunder bay got together to celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial with a beautiful Parks Canada centennial cake!
Ontario Service Centre (Cornwall, ON) The Ontario Service Centre throws a centennial party -- via video conference! The folks from the offices in Cornwall and in Ottawa celebrate separately, together!
Eastern Ontario Field Unit The Eastern Ontario Field Unit gathers together for a group shot to commemorate 100 years of Parks Canada!
National Office – National Celebration Team (Gatineau, Qc) The National Celebration team at national office takes a break from planning the celebrations to have one of their own!
National Office – Human Resource Directorate (Gatineau, Qc) The Human Resources Directorate celebrated Parks Canada’s centennial with an afternoon of fun games and creative photos.
National Office – National Office (all) After an afternoon of celebrating the centennial, National Office employees gather for a group photo!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Chambly Canal National Historic Site The employees from technical services, the administrative office of Chambly, the Chambly Canal and Fort Lennox take time out from the centennial celebration for a group shot at the Chambly Canal workshop! Carole Loiselle, Field Unit Superintendent for Western Quebec, cuts the centennial cake during the staff centennial celebration at Chambly Canal!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Western Québec Canals The lockmasters from the canals in Western Quebec Field Unit pose for a centennial photo during QVE training in Montréal! They want to wish a happy birthday to all of their colleagues across the country! VE staff from national historic sites in the Western Quebec Field Unit get together for a photo during a QVE, with great centennial enthusiasm and a wink for their colleagues at Parks Canada across the country!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Coteau du Lac NHS Students from the nearby Sainte-Martine School took part in the celebrations of the centennial with the employees of Coteau-du-Lac!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Fort Chambly NHS 10 for 100 years! The VE team at Fort Chambly pose for a picture to celebrate Parks Canada's 100 years!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Lachine Canal and Fur Trade at Lachine NHS and staff from the Guy Favreau Complex Staff from the Lachine Canal NHS, the Fur Trade at Lachine NHS and the Western Quebec Field Unit office gather for a photo during their centennial celebration.
Western Quebec Field Unit – Sir George Étienne Cartier NHS The VE team from Sir-George-Étienne Cartier NHS gathered for a group lunch to celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial.
Western Quebec Field Unit – Louis S. St. Laurent NHS The staff at Louis S. Laurent NHS celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Battle of the Chateauguay NHS The VE team at Battle of the Chateauguay NHS gathers to mark the 100 th anniversary of Parks Canada with a birthday cake in a bucolic atmosphere!
Western Quebec Field Unit – Sir Wilfrid Laurier NHS Historic and modern day celebrators of Parks Canada’s centennial at Sir Wilfrid Laurier NHS.
Western Quebec Field Unit – St Ours Canal NHS The staff of the St. Ours Canal gather on one of the locks for a group photo.
La Mauricie Field Unit Bonne fêté Parcs Canada! – from the folks at La Mauricie Field Unit
Quebec Field Unit – Cartier-Brébeuf NHS The staff at Cartier-Brébeuf NHS got together for a picnic at the park to celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial – and paused for a group shot!
Quebec Field Unit – Grosse-lle NHS The staff from Grosse-Île NHS celebrate the centennial of Parks Canada with a group lunch, posing for a photo in front of the Celtic Cross.
Quebec Field Unit – Forts-de-Lévis NHS The staff at Forts-de-Lévis NHS are helped in their celebration of Parks Canada’s centennial by many little soldiers! Staff at the Quebec Field Unit wish you a happy centennial, Parks Canada!
Fortifications of Québec NHS The celebration of the 100th – in a city more than 400 years old! The team at the Fortifications of Québec!
Quebec Service Centre The staff from the Quebec Service Centre had a fantastic day of celebrations to recognize Parks Canada’s centennial!
Saguenay-St. Laurence National Marine Park The staff at Saguenay-St. Laurence National Marine Park do the centennial jump on the beach!
Mingan Field Unit The birthday party for the 100th at Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, with a group shot at the Petite île au Marteau lighthouse station!
Kouchibouguac National Park Staff at Kouchibouguac National Park celebrated Parks Canada’s centennial with a staff barbecue and cupcakes!
Atlantic Service Centre Staff at the ASC get together (with Parka!) to celebrate 100 years!
Mainland Nova Field Unit – Kejimkujik National Park and NHS Celebrating at Kejimkujik with cake – Keji ice cream! Happy 100 th Parks Canada from the staff at Kejimkujik National Park and NHS!
Mainland Nova Field Unit – Fort Anne National Historic Site The staff at Fort Anne NHS celebrates the centennial with a local launch of the Parks Canada centennial stamp!
Mainland Nova Field Unit - Port Royal National Historic Site The year-round staff of Port Royal NHS get together to celebrate the centennial of Parks Canada.
Mainland Nova Field Unit – Halifax Citadel NHS The Halifax Citadel NHS marked Parks Canada’s centennial with a party with all of their onsite partners: Parks Canada staff, Halifax Citadel... ...Regimental Association staff, Army Museum staff and volunteers and Commissionaires – as well as the all-important birthday cake!
Cape Breton Field Unit – Alexander Graham Bell NHS Staff, past and present, celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial at Alexander Graham Bell NHS, joined by guests, who included Bell’s great grandson Hugh Muller and his wife Jeanne! As part of the festivities, the staff at Alexander Graham Bell opened a time capsule that had been buried in 1985! What lies within?
Cape Breton Field Unit – Fortress of Louisbourg NHS The staff at the Fortress of Louisbourg NHS got together to celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial with a birthday party and cake!
PEI Field Unit Happy 100 th Parks Canada, from the staff at the PEI Field Unit!
Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit – Gros Morne National Park Kids from the schools in the four park communities join in the “Birthday Bash in the Boreal” celebration of the Parks Canada centennial at Gros Morne National Parks. Happy 100 th , from kids from the communities surrounding Gros Morne National Park!
Gros Morne National Park Musical performances at GMNP to celebrate Parks Canada’s 100th! And introducing… Zeus the Moose!