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Lowertown Brewery will become the official beer supplier of the race weekend

[Link: OBJ] The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has signed up a new sponsor. The deal will see the 10-kilometre run named for the brewery. Lowertown's beer will also be sold at the race weekend’s concert series.

2017

City wants input from feds on celebrating Canada’s 150th

[Link: CBCnews] Our job is to take the events we have and Canadianize them or supersize them to make them bigger and better in that particular year.

2017

Chianello: Let’s have a proper party for 2017 — even if we have to pay for it

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] To hear Mayor Jim Watson tell it, 2017 is going to be one fantastic year in the capital. More events, bigger festivals, an additional 1.75 million visitors, a Canada Day celebration that spans an entire week.

2017

Jim Watson has big plans for 2017

[Link: CBCnews Video] Mayor wants Ottawa to be hub for Canada's 150th birthday.

2017

Mayor Watson wants business buy in for 2017 celebrations

[Link: OBJ.ca] It is a once in a generation economic opportunity for businesses and communities,” Mr. Watson said, according to his prepared remarks. “Simply put, these celebrations can bring in tens of thousands of new visitors and hundreds of ... read more »

2017

City needs help to throw 150th Anniv. bash, Watson tells businesses

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Watson said the city should “super size” existing events — such as Winterlude and the Sparks St. New Year’s Eve party — in the months before Canada Day in 2017.  

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Governor General to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

[Press Release: Governor General of Canada] Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will participate in a variety of activities to highlight National Volunteer Week, from April ... read more »

Ottawa festivals and events receive more than $2.6-million in funding from Province

Ottawa festivals and events receive more than $2.6-million in funding from Province

The Province has announced the recipients of 2014 Celebrate Ontario funding grants, and more than $2.6-million is being invested in 21 festivals and events taking place in Canada’s Capital Region. “This is a very important industry that is ... read more »

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City festivals: $2.3 billion GDP, 50,000 jobs, $1 billion in taxes

[Link: Festivals and Events Ontario] Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) released updated research-based information about its Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Partnership Program March 20 confirming the importance of festivals and events to ... read more »

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The Ottawa Kennel Club All Breed Conformation & Obedience Dog Shows

The Ottawa Kennel Club is Canada's oldest, authenticated Club in Canada and was founded by Perley George Keyes and his partner Alfred Geddes in an agreement dated August 4, 1887. Documentation to this effect is kept on file with the Club's ... read more »