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Category: Ottawa 2017

2017 – From Ottawa the old to Ottawa the Bold

It was nearly six years ago, during my State of the City address in January 2012, that I announced the creation of the City of Ottawa’s Canada 150 Anniversary TaskForce. This TaskForce quickly gained momentum, and in 2015, it incorporated into the organization we know today: Ottawa 2017. At its helm since 2014, the one…
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Ottawa 2017 Volunteers receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, with Councillors Mathieu Fleury and Jean Cloutier, recognized the Ottawa 2017 Volunteers at today’s City Council meeting by presenting them with the Mayor’s City Builder Award. Ottawa 2017’s volunteer force is over 2,500 strong and the presentation was to recognize everyone who has volunteered their time over the last 12 months.…
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Get your (video) game on, Ottawa!

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to launch the Canadian Videogame Competition and Expo, which begins today and runs until Saturday. This Ottawa 2017 Signature Event offers residents and visitors an opportunity to test their gaming skills in a fun and interactive environment, while also…
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Sample local food, Beau’s beer, and enjoy live music – including a performance by Eva Avila – all while exploring a local farm

Ottawa 2017’s newest Agri 150 experience takes place this Saturday Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, is pleased to announce a new Agri 150 experience. A free, fun-filled day will unfold this weekend at the Just Food Farm with Good Food Celebrations. Good Food Celebrations (Free)                                                                                                Saturday, October 14 (rain or…
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Experience Mìwàte!

Free dynamic lighting experience at the Chaudière Falls Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to launch Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls. The experience officially opens to the public tomorrow at 7 p.m., offering the first public access in decades to one of the region’s most impressive natural…
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Ottawa 2017 wins national award for Most Innovative PR Campaign

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to have received the distinction of Most Innovative PR Campaign at the 2017 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promoting and inspiring travelers to explore our country. The prize was awarded today during…
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Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls to open on October 6

Media premiere October 5 Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to announce that Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls, will premiere the evening of Thursday, October 5 and officially open to the public on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau…
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Ottawa 2017 wins 8 prestigious international awards

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, is thrilled to have received 8 awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promotional materials produced by festivals and events around the world. The prizes were awarded last night during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony, held at…
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Experience rural Ottawa by bike with the Enviro-Cycle Tour

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon for Ottawa 2017’s newest Agri 150 event Ottawa –Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce the newest Agri 150 experience. Tickets for the Enviro-Cycle Tour go on sale tomorrow at noon. ENVIRO-CYCLE TOUR ($)                                                                                                        Sunday, September 24 First tour group (72 km): 9…
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Back by popular demand! Ottawa 2017 is making a splash this Saturday with a repeat performance of Waterdance

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, invites media to capture captivating and colourful images of Waterdance, a free Ignite 150 event taking place throughout the city this Saturday. In an encore performance, splash pads around town will come alive as dancers perform unique choreographies and invite the public to join in.…
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