15 May 2017 - 7:00pm

Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, Surrey, BC

The Walrus Foundation, in partnership with the Order of Canada and Canada 150, presents an extraordinary national tour focusing on the future of our country and featuring fifty members of the Order of Canada and fifty youth leaders. The tour will run from March 1 to June 1, 2017.

The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We Desire a Better Country will provide Canadians with opportunities to participate and celebrate together, fostering a deeper understanding of Canada, its people, and what it means to be Canadian. This series will recognize and promote exceptional Canadian people, places, achievements, and events that continue to shape our country. 

Eight speakers. Seven minutes each.


  • Mustafa Ahmed, poet
  • Aaron Mills, Trudeau scholar, lawyer and doctoral candidate
  • Sadia Rafiquddin, freelance journalist, photographer and writer
  • Paisley Smith, filmmaker & virtual reality creator
  • Menaka Thakkar, dancer, guru, choreographer, mentor, administrator, artist, innovator, ground-breaker, and pioneer

Register here

Aaron Mills

Aaron is examining the Anishnaabe legal tradition and how a revival of Indigenous legal orders will help Canadians to better understand Aboriginal issues.

2014 Scholars