Industry News


Stars of the City shine at Ottawa Tourism awards

[Link: Ottawa Sun] The city's best of the best in customer service shined at the Ottawa Tourism's Stars of the City awards Wednesday night. In its 19th year, seven awards were handed out during the annual event at the Algonquin College School of ... read more »


Ottawa named to host 2016 Tim Hortons Brier

[News Release] Curling’s biggest event will return to Ottawa in 2016, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association. The 2016 Tim Hortons Brier will be staged March 5-13 at TD Place in Ottawa. It’ll be the first time the ... read more »

Bluesfest Sponsorship Seminar Series

Bluesfest Sponsorship Seminar Series

This series will provide participants with tangible takeaways on sponsorship platforms while providing key insight into best practices that can be put into use to execute sponsorship deals and work hand in hand with sponsors. Receive practical ... read more »


2016 Brier expected in Ottawa

[Link: Ottawa Sun] The Brier in Ottawa? Tomorrow morning at 11:30 at TD Place, the CCA is expected to announce Ottawa as the host to the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier. A few months ago the CCA and OVCA signed a letter of agreement securing the event ... read more »


Celebrate Ontario 2015 Reminder and Notice to Francophone Applicants

[News Release] This is a reminder that the application deadline for Celebrate Ontario 2015 is November 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Full program details, including what’s eligible, how and when to apply, and updated Frequently Asked Questions, are ... read more »


Ontario Travel Online Packages Opportunity, the Holiday Campaign

[News Release: OTMPC] The 2014 Holiday Campaign encouraging consumers to give the gift of Ontario (travel packages and event tickets) launches November 24th and will run through to March 2015, targeting the family market in Ontario. Online ... read more »


IABC Ottawa Senior Communicators: AMA about Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

[News Release: IABC] The International Association of Business Communicators Ottawa (IABC Ottawa) presents Senior Communicators: Ask Me Anything About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Communications. Featuring:  Susan Marsh, Marketing Director, ... read more »

Letter: A balanced approach to festivals

Letter: A balanced approach to festivals

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Recent media coverage regarding noise complaints at the Ottawa Folk Festival has raised questions about how staging events can impact the community around them. Ottawa is host to hundreds of festivals, special events and ... read more »


NCC CEO Dr. Mark Kristmanson speaks at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

[Link: Canada’s Capital Region] "An economically competitive and sustainable region, building a capital for all Canadians” “Through its ability to plan on a long-term horizon, its commitment to innovation, the quality of its assets and ... read more »


“Can’t Wait to Celebrate!” 2015 Civic Events Funding Program


Local not-for-profit organizations such as volunteer-based community or recreation associations are invited to apply ... read more »