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Final weekend to see Mosaika: Over 684,000 thousand people have experienced NCC’s sound and light show on Parliament Hill

1:13 pm in Festival News, Festivals in the News

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with exclusive sponsor Manulife Financial, is pleased to announce that, with the final weekend left in its third summer season, Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people will have been seen by more than 684,000 people.

Visitors who have experienced the show are extremely positive according to a recent Harris Decima survey.

  • 95% were very or extremely satisfied with the show
  • 91% would watch the show again
  • 99% would recommend it to others
  • 92% said that it helped them to appreciate the beauty of Parliament Hill, the Capital andCanada

Mosaika uses spectacular lighting effects, stunning image projections and a rich tapestry of words, music and sounds to tell the story ofCanada with a powerful narrative set against the backdrop of thePeaceTower and the Centre Block. This 30-minute bilingual experience will be presented free of charge evenings until September 3, 2012, and for the next two summers.

The survey reflects the reaction of some Mosaika Facebook fans who rave about the NCC’s award-winning sound and light show:

“I was overwhelmed with pride for my country after seeing Mosaika. It took my breath away,”said Misty Lee Nowlan.

“It\’s a must see if you are inOttawaover the summer. My brother from Autralia liked it so much he took it home on video (home video),” said Tom Kelly.

“Caught Mosaika and loved it and have recommended it to all out family and friends,” said Lynda Larsen-Baldry.

The NCC has captivated audiences for more than 25 years with its sound and light shows. Launched in July 2010, Mosaika has already garnered twelve prestigious awards, and earlier this year was named one of the top 100 festivals and events in the province by Festival & Events Ontario.

Manulife Financial is the exclusive sponsor of Mosaika.

For more information about Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people, please contact the NCC at 613-239-5000, 613-239-5090 (TTY), 1-800-465-1867 (toll-free) or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free TTY), follow us on Facebook, or visit the website at www.mosaika-sl.ca.

Winterlude needs private funding: NCC chief: Festival won\’t move forward unless outside help is brought in, Lemay tells lecture crowd

10:19 am in Festival News, Festivals in the News

Kristy Nease, The Ottawa Citizen

National Capital Commission CEO Marie Lemay warned Friday morning that the popular Winterlude festival is no longer sustainable — unless private business moves in to take part.

\”If we want to continue to have a Winterlude and if we want to get it to where we think it should be — better, vibrant, exciting — then we need to have partners and we need to involve the private sector and we need to do it differently.\”

\”As we\’re trying to move the event from a celebration of winter in the capital to a celebration of the capital of winter … we have to move out of the sole producer role. That\’s very evident for us. OK, we can\’t do it all. We\’ve got to share this, we\’ve got to share this brand.\”

Full story: Winterlude needs private funding

NCC SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW NOW HALF AN HOUR EARLIER

12:44 pm in Festival News, News Release

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Canada’s Capital Region – The National Capital Commission (NCC) wishes to inform the public that, as of tonight, the sound and light show on Parliament Hill, Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people, will be presented half an hour earlier. Until September 12, this free, bilingual show is offered nightly, 7 days a week, at 9:30 pm (weather permitting).

This new 30-minute experience uses spectacular lighting effects, stunning image projections and a rich tapestry of words, music and sounds to tell the story of Canada — our story — with a powerful narrative set against the spectacular backdrop of the Peace Tower and the Centre Block. Mosaika will be presented free of charge evenings until September 12, 2010, and for the next four summers.

The NCC has captivated audiences for 25 years with its sound and light shows. The last edition drew record-breaking numbers and was seen by over 1.2 million spectators. Mosaika is a must-see attraction in Canada’s Capital Region and a perfect activity for a summer evening.

For more information on Mosaika, the new sound and light show on Parliament Hill, please contact the NCC at 613-239-5000, 1-800-465-1867, 613-239-5090 (TTY) or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free TTY) or visit the website at www.mosaika-sl.ca.

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