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Ottawa turns attention back to U.S. leisure travel market

[Link: Globe and Mail] Three years after abandoning the promotion of Canadian leisure travel to Americans, the federal government is poised to jump back into that market to take advantage of the low Canadian dollar.

Presentation to the Community and Protective Services Committee 2015 Budget Consultations

Presentation to the Community and Protective Services Committee 2015 Budget Consultations

Presented by:  Carole Anne Piccinin, Executive Director February 19, 2015 Hello, et bonjour.  My name is Carole Anne Piccinin and I am the Executive Director of Ottawa Festivals. On behalf of Ottawa Festivals, I am pleased to address the ... read more »

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Why hotel legend Chip Conley is building an Expedia for festivals

[Link: Fast Company] But his day job isn’t the only thing Conley is passionate about. He has a side gig running Fest300, a site dedicated to curating the world’s best festivals, and creating a new kind of travel guide in the process.

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Dickson, Deugo to head up 2015 Carp Fair

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com]  At its annual meeting Jan. 28, the Carp Agricultural Society welcomed two new members and confirmed that Jolene Dickson and Dale Deugo will be the presidents of the 152nd Carp Fair. Laurie and Bruce Hill passed ... read more »

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How Brands Got the Festival Bug

[Link: Huffington Post] However in recent years there has been a re-evaluation of the role of brands and festivals. The changing nature of audiences means that festivals have gone mainstream with a greater mix of ages, more families and more of the ... read more »

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New directors for Richmond Agricultural Society

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] Six new directors have joined the 30-member Board of Directors of the Richmond Agricultural Society for 2015. The six who were elected to two-year terms at the Society's annual general meeting in Richmond on ... read more »

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Around Town: OGHA’s Dine Wine Wintertime

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Chefs from 14 local hotels teamed up to dish out their best in support of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, a non-profit organization serving at-risk youth. The evening raised $25,000, which will help provide 5,000 meals ... read more »

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Community questions new Ottawa Pride 2015 proposal

[Link: dailyxtra.com] 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.

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Puppets Up! receives Ontario Arts Presenters grant

[Link: millstonenews.com] 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 »

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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.