Industry ideas on how to keep the party going
By Elizabeth Howell, The Ottawa Business Journal
In January, repeating a campaign promise, Mayor Jim Watson called on Ottawa’s tourism industry to figure out the best way to present Canada Day in the context of week-long celebrations. The framework is supposed to be in place by 2017, for Canada’s 150th anniversary.
“Why put so much time and money and effort into the massive infrastructure just to celebrate one day?” he asked in a January speech.
As organizers finish cleaning up from this year’s celebrations, which attracted thousands of people to downtown Ottawa, OBJ asked members of Ottawa’s tourism industry what the week could look like. Here are some of their edited responses:
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