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Province planning several events for the Confederation 75 Celebration

The province has planned several events for the Confederation 75 Celebration.

A grant program will be established to support community activities and celebrations, and heritage or Indigenous cultural projects that commemorate the anniversary.

The Provincial Government will also create a 75th Anniversary of Confederation Medal to recognize Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who have made significant contributions to their communities and the province over the past 75 years.

In addition, a special Confederation 75 Scholarship will be created. The scholarship will be awarded to 75 Grade 12 students, to support post-secondary education and fulfilling their career goals.

Passenger vehicles, light trucks, pick-up trucks, trailers and antique autos registered for the first time in the province in 2024, between January 1 and December 31, 2024, will receive a licence plate bearing the Confederation 75 logo.

Anyone who would like to have a Confederation 75 licence plate on their current vehicle can purchase one for $30 or $13 for individuals 65 years of age or older. Current plates that are peeling due to manufacturer defects can be exchanged for a Confederation 75 plate, free of charge.

On December 11, 1948, Canada and Newfoundland entered into a Memorandum of Agreement, commonly known as the Terms of Union, establishing the terms under which Newfoundland would join Canada as its 10th province.


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