Festivals in the News


Winterlude preparations underway in Jacques-Cartier Park (with video)

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Ville de Gatineau and Canadian Heritage invited the media to a unique photo opportunity Tuesday to capture the transformation of Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau into the Snowflake Kingdom for the 37th edition of Winterlude.


Ottawa jazz festival to fill two weekends with hot, groovy tunes

[Link: Metro Ottawa] For the first time since it started in 2012, the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will be over two weekends instead of just one.


Annual Festibiere expanding to Ottawa in February during Winterlude

[Link: Metro Ottawa] Gatineau’s annual Festibere is expanding into Ontario this year with an event at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park to coincide with the end of Winterlude celebrations.


Future Ottawa hockey stars hit the ice for Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

[Link: CTV Ottawa] Two time Olympic gold medalist Cassie Campbell-Pascall will be lacing up for the eleventh annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in Ottawa to coach over 220 young female athletes from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Canadian Tire ... read more »


Our writers remember some of the best shows of 2014

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Everyone will have their favourite artistic moment from 2014 in the capital. Here are some of our fond memories.

Rink of Dreams at Winterlude in Ottawa

Winter’s mixed bag causes havoc for canal

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Ottawans hoping to skate the Rideau Canal during Winterlude better pray for a deep freeze. But Leduc said it’s not possible to determine now if the largest skating rink in the world will, in fact, be prepared in time for ... read more »


Ottawa’s top 10 concerts of 2014

[Link: Ottawa Sun] A top 10 list compiled by Ottawa Sun's Aedan Helmer includes shows from TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest and Ottawa Folk Festival.


Capital Cup begins 16th year

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Celebrating its 16th birthday, the Bell Capital Cup may not have the quantity it once did, but the quality remains world class. It's probably the world's premier showcase for atom- and peewee-age hockey players (with ... read more »


Sparks Street to light up the sky for Ottawa NYE bash

[Link: Metro] The folks over on Sparks Street are going to light up the sky this New Year’s Eve with an explosive display of fireworks over the urban street – the first time the capital has seen a New Year’s fireworks show since the mid ... read more »


Winterman marathon returning to Ottawa: Runners sought for frosty event, held alongside Winterlude

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] The Winterman Marathon and Marathon Relays take place far from the canal, but they’ve become a growing part of the Winterlude celebrations. Scheduled for Feb. 15, the event features runs of 3K, 5K, 10K, ... read more »