Without a doubt the most exciting place to be celebrating Canada 150 this year is in the nation’s capital. This weekend
“There’s nothing quite like being in Ottawa for Canada Day,” says Tamara Segall, General Manager of
Here are just a few of the places
Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala
The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) has been the country’s premier recognition of outstanding contributions to culture in Canada and beyond since it debuted in 1992. The awards are traditionally under the patronage of the sitting Governor General beginning with the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn as part of the celebrations around the 125th anniversary of Confederation.
Every year the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards are presented for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in categories like theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, film and broadcasting. Additionally artists are recognized by the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts and the National Arts Centre Award.
National Arts Centre Re-opening & Ribbon Cutting
Since February 2016, the National Arts Centre (NAC) has been undergoing a major renovation thanks to a $110.5 million investment by the Government of Canada. On Saturday the NAC will be having its official re-opening celebration, kicked off with the cutting of a city block-long ribbon by 150 artists, architects, construction workers and NAC patrons. Afterwards there will be a BBQ, live music and dance performances for families to come out and enjoy.
Coca-Cola Canada is excited to be a celebration partner for the event and will be giving away copies of their new book Canada’s
Across Downtown Ottawa
Stores and restaurants around Parliament Hill will be also be getting in on the festivities handing out
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