Industry News


Community questions new Ottawa Pride 2015 proposal

[Link:] Ultimately, everyone wants the same thing, which is to see a successful Pride festival in 2015, and with the BIA’s support, things are looking good, Fraser says.


Puppets Up! receives Ontario Arts Presenters grant

[Link:] Allan Martin, Chair of the Board of Directors for Puppets up! International Puppet Festival is delighted to announce that Puppets Up! has just received an Ontario Arts Presenters grant in the amount of $9,500. This ... read more »


Ottawa RedBlacks court 2017 Grey Cup

[Link: Ottawa Sun] The City of Ottawa is pushing for major events to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017 -- and a Grey Cup and outdoor NHL game are high on the list.


Kelly stepping down as Shaw Centre CEO

[Link: OBJ] When Pat Kelly arrived in Ottawa to become GM of the Westin Hotel in 1988, the main topic of conversation in the local tourism industry was the need for a larger downtown convention centre.


Tourism officials maintain ‘positive’ outlook leading up to Canada’s 150th in 2017

[Link: Ottawa Business Journal] While the capital prepares for Canada’s 150th birthday bash in 2017, there’s plenty happening around town leading up to the big celebration, says Ottawa Tourism’s director of communications.


Newsmakers: The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group

[Link: OttawaCitizen] Perhaps no development has had such an impact on the city’s cultural scene as the one that transformed Lansdowne Park this past year.


OSEG lowers parking prices for events at Lansdowne

[Link:] The entertainment group released the price changes on Dec. 16, which will see parking rates for Lansdowne’s underground garage decrease to $1.50 per half hour. The rate will be in effect seven days a week with the ... read more »


Snowfall kicks off Gatineau Park cross-country ski and snowshoe season

[News Release: NCC] Take advantage of early-bird rates on ski and snowshoe passes until December 15 With this week’s heavy snowfall, the cross-country ski and snowshoe season is officially open in Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation ... read more »


Government of Canada Issues National Call to Students to Design Canada 150 Logo

[News Release: Canadian Heritage] Canadian students have a chance to "make history" as part of the Road to 2017 The Government of Canada has issued a challenge to all Canadian post-secondary students-be part of "History in the Making" and ... read more »


$HOW ME THE MONEY: How to Fund Your Recording Project

WHAT: $HOW ME THE MONEY: How to Fund Your Recording Project| WHEN: Thursday, November 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Bluesfest School of Music and Art, 450 Churchill Ave. N. WHO: Presented by Bluesfest School of Music and ... read more »