#Chronicle150: Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 10:45 am

What IS the #Chronicle150?

On July 1st, 2017, Canada turned 150 years old, and for its sesquicentennial, I dreamed up the #Chronicle150—a celebration of 150 Canadian stories to show its personality from coast to coast, much like the Live from the 3.5 series I put out for Black Canadians each Black History Month. From February 1st through June 30th, the 150 days leading up to Canada Day, I wanted to showcase a story each day that truly captured the ways we show what it means to be Canadian. New immigrant stories. Multigenerational stories. Any story that could help define the Canadian experience, no matter how big or small! It was lofty and it was ambitious, but I thought it’d be important to show Canadian culture to its fullest.

But perhaps… it was too ambitious.

On top of the fact that I’m an atrocious planner, what Canada’s 150th reminded me is that we have people who were here long before Canada’s confederation into a Dominion on July 1, 1867 and that celebrating the sesquicentennial ignored tens of thousands of years of history that came before it. And so just as quickly as it started, I brought it to a close, no longer feeling like a project that could truly celebrate my Canadian heritage.

And so here’s what came from that project. Here’s the content I produced before I decided to pull the plug and pursue some other interests with my brand.

Welcome to the #Chronicle150: 150 Truly Canadian stories for its 150th Birthday—with any luck, we’ll explore it again sometime in the future!

The Chronicle150—150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday!

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #1 — Dwayne Morgan, Poet, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #2, Chattrisse Dolabaille, Writer, Performer & Producer (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #3, Chad G. Cranston, Co-founder, TCHAD Quarterly & Social Interactive CA (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #4, Nicole Bedeau, MarketingPublic Relations Agent, Black Leopard Public Relations (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #5 — Ryan Elcock, Co-founder, The Habari Network (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #6, Samantha Kemp-Jackson, Writer, Public Speaker, Media Spokesperson, Multiple Mayhem Mamma (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #7, Kevin David, BloggerIT Specialist, The IT Nerd (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #8, Makini Smith, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor and Author of the -A Walk in My Stilettos- Series (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #9, Paul Okoye, Founder, MeBookz (Featured Image)
Shelley Jarrett | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #10
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #11, Rhonda Thompson(-Wilson), Board Treasurer, Winnipeg Black History Month Celebration (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #12, Cassandra Chambers, Blogger, Curvaceously Ambitious (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #13, Karlyn Percil, Elephant Storyteller, Success Coach & Lifestyle Speaker (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #14, Jael Richardson, Author & Founder, Artistic Director, Festival of Literary Diversity (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #15, Lian -Reese- Wright, Blogger, Reese Speaks (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #16, Jackline K, Blogger, Sincerely Miss J (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #17, Tanya Hayles, Chief Creative Officer, Hayles Creative Elements (Featured Image) v2
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #18, Sherika Powell, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Rogers TV Host, -Women on the Rise-
Sagine Sémajuste | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #19
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #20, Zetta Elliott, PhD, Author & Educator (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #21, Derrick Raphael, Esq., Chief Education Officer, Global Trailblazers of Today (Featured Image)
#22, Kamshuka, International Speaker, Life Coach, Author "Becoming Warrior"
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #23, Jem Jackson (Featured Image) v2
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #24, Natalie Bell, Lifestyle Blogger, PegCityLovely (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #25, Lamin Martin, IllustratorConcept Designer, Lamin illustration & Design (Featured Image)
Alicia Bell | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #26
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #27, Rachel Lambo, OwnerDesigner, Smthng New Studio (Featured Image)
Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #28, Ardean Peters, Photographer, Photography by Ardean (Featured Image)
#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #29, Robert Iveniuk, Writer (Featured Image)
#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #30, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Financial Expert, Debt-Free Forever (Featured Image) v2
Black Fridays — #1, Stephanie Konu, Artist, Lilly Bo Chic (Featured Image)
#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #32, Stan Grey, Owner, Build & Evolve (Featured Image)
#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #33, Grace Pan, Social Media Influencer, Event Planner, PR Consultant, Instagrammer, @Phone.Eats.First (Featured Image)
Talia Leacock, Storyteller | #Chronicle150 #34
#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #35, Pauleanna Reid (Featured Image)
#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #36, Nikki Yeh, JournalistAdmin, Adventures in Baby Savings (Featured Image)
The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — NaBloPoMo Day 2 — Why I Quit on the #Chronicle150. (Featured Image)