Ottawa named as FEO 2014 Best Festival City

[News Release: Festivals and Events Ontario]

Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce the 2014 Best Festival City Municipal Award. The Award is intended for the festivals and events industry to openly encourage, support, learn from and recognize positive local environments for festivals and events provincially. Through this special award, FEO is pleased to recognize those municipalities, towns or cities and markets who have worked, through concentrated efforts, to provide an atmosphere beneficial to successful festivals and events.

Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2013 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. The 2014 Best Festival City Awards were given out on Saturday, March 1 during FEO’s Annual Conference Excite & Energize in Richmond Hill, ON.

FEO would like to congratulate the 2014 Best Festival City recipients under the following two categories:

Population over 200,000 The City of Ottawa

Population under 200,000 The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh

Excite & Energize 2014 FEO Conference was held at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill, ON.

About FEO
FEO provides education, marketing and advocacy services and operates Canada’s largest dedicated festival and event Conference. FEO also publishes and distributes an annual 250,000 circulation (plus on-line exposure) consumer guide to Ontario festivals & events, another guide to promote its industry supplier goods and services, facilitates industry-leading marketing research, oversees an industry-leading awards recognition program, manages a dynamic on-line website, markets a weekly festivals & events industry news-brief with a distribution exceeding 2,500 email recipients and advocates at the provincial and federal level for an improved operating environment within which its members can successfully conduct their business. The festivals and events industry in Ontario is estimated to generate in excess of $2 billion annually in contribution to regional GDP, create/sustain in excess of 50,000 full-year-equivalent jobs and foster hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes at all levels of government.