Festival and Event Industry


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 »


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 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 »


Odyssey Theatre Summer Production, The Financier!

[News Release: Odyssey Theatre] This year’s show, The Financier (Turcaret) by Alain-René Lesage, original translation by Joanne Miller and Laurie Steven, sees the return of founder and artistic director, Laurie Steven directing in the park ... read more »


2017 party planner wants Ottawa to cash in

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Guy Laflamme, the city’s hired gun to plan Canada’s 150th birthday bash, wants to make the event a major moneymaker for the city. “This has to be a program that generates wealth in our city, so I will be applying very ... read more »


Ottawa begins countdown to women’s world cup

[Link: Ottawa Sun] On Friday, the official countdown to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup began as a group of young soccer players helped Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and tournament CEO Peter Montopoli unveil a massive countdown clock at City Hall. It ... read more »