Festival and Event Industry
Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen | Children’s theatre has never been the most lucrative field of entertainment endeavour, but there is little doubt about its power to excite, amuse and engage young audiences. The Ottawa International Children’s ... read more »
Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen | Two Ottawa institutions, Bluesfest and Gabriel Pizza, are joining forces under a tasty sponsorship arrangement that has a charitable side effect. RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest announced a deal with the Ottawa-area pizza ... read more »
Ottawa Citizen | Ford said Ottawa police, paramedics, fire services and National Defence will try to extract lessons from the exercise and incorporate them into future practices and training. Meantime, the focus now shifts to Ottawa’s Race ... read more »
The Montreal Gazette | Thirty years ago my father took me to my first BB King concert, and halfway through BB’s set at Montreal’s Place des Arts, King invited butch blues legend Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton onstage to belt out a song.
[Advisory] Presented by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) the 2013 Ontario Tourism Marketing Awards of Excellence recognize the best Ontario tourism marketing programs and promotions produced in calendar year ... read more »
Gregory Adams, exclaim.ca | Arts funding may get a major boost in Ontario, with the provincial government having announced plans to create a $45 million grant called the Ontario Music Fund, which intends to help out the music industry.
Mark Brownlee, OBJ | The federal government needs to be clearer about how it plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said. The city has been doing most of the work on the project because the federal ... read more »
Mark Brownlee, Ottawa Business Journal | City and tourism officials set aside $200,000 to attract a major international women’s hockey tournament to Ottawa, according to documents obtained by OBJ.
Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen | The Tourism Partnership of the Year award went to the National Capital Commission and the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area for the Chill Factor event, which combined fashion, arts, food and culture during ... read more »
[Press Release] Events Ottawa, a joint collaboration of Ottawa Tourism and the City of Ottawa, recently won the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award, a national award for outstanding achievement in ... read more »