Industry News


Canada’s Capital Marks 75 Years of Remembrance

[News Release: Department of Canadian Heritage] Eye-catching exhibit shares the story of the National War Memorial Canadian Heritage has unveiled the 2014 Plaza Bridge Photo Exhibit. This year’s exhibit commemorates the 75th Anniversary of ... read more »


The new Capital Fair announces move to 10 day event in August 2014

[News Release: Capital Fair] The Capital (formerly Gloucester) Fair is excited to announce expanded new dates, a new name and a very special treat for everyone in Ottawa. This year the newly renamed Fair is at the Rideau-Carleton Entertainment ... read more »


GCTC announces appointment of Hugh Neilson as Managing Director, effective October 2014

The Great Canadian Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Neilson as the company’s new Managing Director, effective October 2014. Mr. Neilson is currently General Manager of Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. A graduate of ... read more »


Ottawa to host One Young World Summit in 2016

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Ottawa has been selected to host an international conference of "young leaders" in 2016. The announcement came on Monday morning. Ottawa was one of four cities vying for the conference, along with Kobe in Japan, Bangkok, ... read more »



JAMDAY is hosted by the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association.  This annual event has been taking place for a number of years and has been growing steadily. The Association is inviting everyone to come out and celebrate its 50 years in the ... read more »


Maxim Antoshin named Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society

[News Release] Maxim Antoshin has been named Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Mr. Antoshin replaces outgoing OCMS Executive Director Glenn Hodgins. He starts his new role on September 2 and will attend this year’s ... read more »

Even More on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

Even More on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

[Link: Orchestras Canada] On June 30, Imagine Canada sent this notice to its members, including Orchestras Canada: While Canada’s Anti-Spam Law takes effect tomorrow, July 1, Imagine Canada has been in contact with both Industry Canada and ... read more »


New web portal invites residents and visitors to explore Ottawa’s cultural assets

[News Release: City of Ottawa] Mayor Jim Watson officially launched a new web portal on today that maps, describes and showcases more than 2,000 cultural resources in Ottawa. “Ottawa has a vast and diverse array of cultural ... read more »


Steve Ball begins new job as OGHA president

[Link: OBJ] Steve Ball’s first official day on the job as the new president of the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association was Tuesday – Canada Day.


Open and Closed: Canada Day schedule changes

[Link: CTV News] The biggest birthday bash in the country goes down on Tuesday; and with Canada Day comes road closures and a holiday schedule for several services.