Festival and Event Industry


“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 »


Statement from the Capital Pride Board of Directors

[News Release: Capital Pride] The following is a statement from the Capital Pride Board of Directors: “Capital Pride is working with its experts to asses documentation surrounding the alleged accounting irregularities that came to light ... read more »


Capital Pride Announcement

[News Release: Capital Pride] Capital Pride is grateful to its many community partners and sponsors, and its Presenting Sponsor the City of Ottawa for making Capital Pride 2014 the best attended Pride festival the National Capital Region has ... read more »


Supporting Festival and Events to Attract More Tourists

[Link: Digital Journal] The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is pleased to announce 104 festivals and events across Ontario will receive almost $1.5 million in funding through the Tourism Event Marketing Program (TEMP) to ... read more »


Panda Game aims to go back to the future

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Thanks to the new-look TD Place, the universities and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group want to return what was once the city’s version of the Fall Classic to its glory days – complete with large crowds and lofty ... 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 »


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 ottawa.ca 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 »


Ottawa on the shortlist for international youth summit

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The city of Ottawa is on the shortlist to host a prestigious international youth conference in 2016. The competition is fierce, but if we win, we would be the first Canadian city to host "One Young World". Today, the city ... read more »