Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
Photo courtesy of Calypso Theme Waterpark
Calypso Waterpark was anointed as New Company of the Year at the Ottawa Tourism Awards Thursday night.
The win should come as no surprise, given the waterpark\’s popularity last summer, its opening season. Attendance of more than 400,000 beat expectations by more than 20 per cent and spurred the park owners, Groupe Villages Vacances Valcartier, to invest an additional $5 million, including a tower incorporating 10 new slides, including four family slides and four high-speed slides.
\”What is so wonderful about Calypso is that it\’s such a different type of attraction for this region,\” said Jantine Van Kregten, Ottawa Tourism\’s director of communications.
\”We have wonderful museums and there is nothing wrong with them at all. But, the diversity of their programming is enhanced by Calypso.\”
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