Festival and Event Industry


Community questions new Ottawa Pride 2015 proposal

[Link: dailyxtra.com] Ultimately, everyone wants the same thing, which is to see a successful Pride festival in 2015, and with the BIA’s support, things are looking good, Fraser says.


Puppets Up! receives Ontario Arts Presenters grant

[Link: millstonenews.com] Allan Martin, Chair of the Board of Directors for Puppets up! International Puppet Festival is delighted to announce that Puppets Up! has just received an Ontario Arts Presenters grant in the amount of $9,500. This ... read more »


Ottawa RedBlacks court 2017 Grey Cup

[Link: Ottawa Sun] The City of Ottawa is pushing for major events to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017 -- and a Grey Cup and outdoor NHL game are high on the list.


Newsmakers: The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group

[Link: OttawaCitizen] Perhaps no development has had such an impact on the city’s cultural scene as the one that transformed Lansdowne Park this past year.


OSEG lowers parking prices for events at Lansdowne

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] The entertainment group released the price changes on Dec. 16, which will see parking rates for Lansdowne’s underground garage decrease to $1.50 per half hour. The rate will be in effect seven days a week with the ... read more »


Government of Canada Issues National Call to Students to Design Canada 150 Logo

[News Release: Canadian Heritage] Canadian students have a chance to "make history" as part of the Road to 2017 The Government of Canada has issued a challenge to all Canadian post-secondary students-be part of "History in the Making" and ... read more »


Ottawa named to host 2016 Tim Hortons Brier

[News Release] Curling’s biggest event will return to Ottawa in 2016, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association. The 2016 Tim Hortons Brier will be staged March 5-13 at TD Place in Ottawa. It’ll be the first time the ... read more »

Bluesfest Sponsorship Seminar Series

Bluesfest Sponsorship Seminar Series

This series will provide participants with tangible takeaways on sponsorship platforms while providing key insight into best practices that can be put into use to execute sponsorship deals and work hand in hand with sponsors. Receive practical ... read more »


2016 Brier expected in Ottawa

[Link: Ottawa Sun] The Brier in Ottawa? Tomorrow morning at 11:30 at TD Place, the CCA is expected to announce Ottawa as the host to the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier. A few months ago the CCA and OVCA signed a letter of agreement securing the event ... read more »


Celebrate Ontario 2015 Reminder and Notice to Francophone Applicants

[News Release] This is a reminder that the application deadline for Celebrate Ontario 2015 is November 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Full program details, including what’s eligible, how and when to apply, and updated Frequently Asked Questions, are ... read more »