Ottawa Festival Network and Storm Internet partner to showcase festivals on the streets

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON – April 26, 2017      The Ottawa Festival Network (OFN) today welcomed Storm Internet as their 2017 Connectivity Sponsor. Storm will be providing equipment and Wi-Fi service for OFN’s new #GetFestive promotional campaign – including “on-the-street” student ambassadors, “virtual” ambassadors, and exciting, interactive and engaging Festive Acts.

This partnership will allow OFN and its members to share insider tips and authentic experiences from Ottawa’s local annual festivals, fairs and special events with audiences. Residents and visitors will experience performances and demonstrations, participate in interactive displays and contests, and get the most up-to-date information from connected and informed ambassadors. Each #GetFestive element will not only show that there is something for everyone to enjoy, but will also allow audiences to learn more about the diverse range of activities and programming offered by Ottawa’s local festival industry.


“Ottawa’s festivals, fairs and special events are a big part of what makes our city great,” said Avedis Menechian, CEO, Storm Internet. “As one of Ottawa’s premium internet service providers, Storm Internet is proud to support this important campaign, and our talented local festival industry, whose entrepreneurial producers and curators annually play a big part creating local excitement and fun.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to harness Storm’s networks to help showcase all of our festivals, fairs and special events that make Ottawa Canada’s festival capital,” said Executive Director Carole Anne Piccinin. “Having a trusted Internet provider partner is critical to the success of this first-ever industry-wide promotional campaign. This partnership means OFN can count on greater reliable internet connections with Ottawans and visitors, as we share our industry’s exciting programming, and encourage everyone to ‘#GetFestive’ in Ottawa!”

OFN ambassadors will be at various popular locations including Parliament Hill, the Rideau Centre and the ByWard Market. During an exciting time to be in Ottawa, this campaign powered by Storm will ensure OFN’s #GetFestive ambassador team has immediate and reliable access to web-driven information.

Stay informed about festivals in the capital. Visit, follow us on Twitter @ottawafestivals (#GetFestive) and on Facebook.

About the Ottawa Festival Network
Ottawa Festival Network (OFN) advances a dynamic industry through research, advocacy and education.  A not-for-profit service organization, OFN supports an effective network of 100 local festival, special event and fair members, to ensure a vibrant, inspired and prosperous festival capital.

Through support from the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, OFN’s #GetFestive campaign runs throughout 2017.

About Storm Internet

Founded in 1996, Storm has a strong customer base across Eastern Ontario thanks to their dedication to exceptional customer service and providing the best service possible. One of the company’s biggest assets is that their support calls are all handled locally, giving customers peace-of- mind that issues can be solved quickly. Storm has worked with OFN members Bluesfest, CityFolk, Ottawa Fringe Festival, HOPE Volleyball, the Canadian Tulip Festival, and more. For more information about Storm Internet visit