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Strong. Proud. Free. Get Ready to Celebrate Canada 150!

Government of Canada unveils plans and invites Canadians to get involved The Government of Canada has announced details of its preparations for celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017-a pivotal milestone in our nationhood ... read more »

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Spring Seminars and Workshops

Coffee Talk: Tech Soup Would you like to learn how to leverage your nonprofit or charitable status to update, or upgrade, your organization's technology?  Then this Coffee Talk is for you!   Mark Bell, Ottawa Bluesfest's Technology Operations ... read more »

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage info session

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage info session

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program increases opportunities, through festivals and other events, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community, and for local groups to commemorate their local history ... read more »

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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 »