Festival and Event Industry


Merrickville’s Jazz Fest Announces Lineup for Fourth Annual Festival October 16 – 19, 2014

The organizers of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) are pleased to announce an outstanding programme for this year’s festival. Featuring a diverse lineup of established and up-and-coming artists from Montreal, Toronto, Merrickville and the ... 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 »


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 »


Ottawa 2017 Ideas Forum

[News Release] Mayor Jim Watson has announced, on behalf of the Ottawa 2017 Task Force, that an Ideas Forum has been planned for June 8, 2014. Ottawa 2017 Ideas Forum June 8, 2014, 1-3 p.m. Council Chambers City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue ... read more »