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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 and only Guy Laflamme. Through infinite creativity and contagious energy, Guy envisioned and delivered a year of sesquicentennial celebrations that…
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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. Over the course of 2017, volunteers have donated in excess of 25,000 hours, spanning over 100 events, including Red Bull…
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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 learning about new and existing locally-based game companies. Gamers are invited to join this FREE two-part event: From Monday, November…
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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 shine) 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Just Food Farm, 2389 Pepin Court Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate…
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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 landmarks. ABOUT MÌWÀTE Based on an original concept by Ottawa 2017, Mìwàte was created and produced by the Ottawa 2017…
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