City doles out $200k to 49 community organizations for Ottawa 2017 events

_ (Via Ottawa 2017) _ ** Ottawa – ** The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC and the City of Ottawa, are happy to announce that 49 community organizations will receive a total of $200,000 in funding to plan unique celebrations throughout the nation’s capital for Canada’s 150

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anniversary.

 

The call for submissions was launched in November 2015, when it was announced that Ottawa 2017 would quadruple the funding available through the City of Ottawa’s Civic Events Funding Program, an existing grants program that helps neighbourhoods mark statutory holidays throughout the year.

 

Because of the investment boost, from January to December 2017, community groups in all 23 City wards will highlight local culture with an increased quantity, quality and diversity of community programming.

 

“We’re very proud that communities in every ward will be part of the celebrations for our country’s 150

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anniversary,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Residents and visitors will be able to get a taste of our culture in the heart of each community, as we celebrate everything that is great about our country through these close to 50 bigger and better local celebrations.”

 

In addition to funding, organizations will receive special pageantry kits to add an Ottawa 2017 flair to their events.

 

“It’s essential to engage all sectors of the community when planning a celebration of the magnitude of Ottawa 2017,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “We’re thrilled with the response we’ve received from local groups and equally happy that Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations will resonate in every Ottawa community with dynamic and varied experiences.”

 

All events are open to the public and presented free of charge. They are:

** January 1 **

New Year’s Day Winter Carnival and Community Breakfast _ Presented by: _ _ Crichton Community Council _

** January 2 **

Celebrate Canada, Celebrate Winter _ Presented by: _ _ Hockey Eastern Ontario _

** January 22 **

Snow Day 2017 _ Presented by: _ _ Kanata Cross Country Ski Club (operating as Kanata Nordic Ski Club) _

January 29

Old Fashion French Canadian Winter in Carlsbad Springs _ Presented by: _ _ Carlsbad Springs Community Association _

** February 4 **

Parkwood Hills Winter Fun Day _ Presented by: _ _ Nepean Community Support Services _ _ (operating as Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre) _

** February 20 **

Kars Family Fun Day _ Presented by: _ _ Kars Community Recreation Association _

** May 13 **

Canada’s 150
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  Birthday Bash - Celebrating Harmony in Cultures
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   Presented by: South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre (with Hunt Club Community Organization, ABC, Somali Centre for Family Services)
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** May 20 **

Fiesta de Primavera (Spring Fest) _ Presented by: _ _ Byward Market Standholders Association _

** May 22 **

Carlington Family Fun Day _ Presented by: _ _ Carlington Community Association _

** May 27 **

2017 Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival _ Presented by: _ _ Kanata Music Association (Kanata Symphony, Kanata Choral Society) _

June 3

10,000 Steps and Hoops: Celebrating Canada’s 150
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  through Recreation in Somerset West
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   Presented by:
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   Plant Pool Recreation Association
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** June 3 **

An International Taste of Canada - Cultural Food Celebration _ Presented by: _ _ Caldwell Family Centre Inc. _

** June 3 **

Old Time Nepean Fun Fair Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial _ Presented by: Tanglewood Hillsdale Community Association (with General Burns Community Association) _

** June 4 **

150
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  Birthday Party in Dickinson Square
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   Presented by:
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   Watson's Mill Manotick Inc.
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** June 4 **

Emerald Woods Family Fun Day _ Presented by: _ _ Emerald Woods Residents Association _

** June 4 **

World Folk Choir Community Celebration Day Canada 150 _ Presented by: _ _ World Folk Music Ottawa _

** June 10 **

“Celebrate Canada” Family Festival _ Presented by: _ _ Kanata Hazeldean Lions Club Inc. _

** June 10 **

Party Like It’s 1867 _ Presented by: _ _ Jack Purcell Recreation Association _

** June 15 **

Overbrook Day: Overbrook Celebrates Canada’s 150
   th

  Birthday
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   Presented by:
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   Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
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June 16

Summer Sizzler “Canadiana Edition” - Celebrating its 10
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  anniversary and Canada's 150

   th

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   Presented by:
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   Chapel Hill South Community Association
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** June 17 **

It takes a Village to Raise a Nation - Blood, Sweat, Tears and Gears - 150 Years of Rural Cumberland _ Presented by: _ _ The Navan Community Association (with Cumberland Township Agricultural Society) _

** June 17 **

Richmond Family Fun Day _ Presented by: _ _ Richmond Village Association Inc. _

** June 18 **

150 Bicyles - Navan’s annual bicycle rally _ Presented by: _ _ The Navan Lions Club _

** June 18 **

Father’s Day Flashback _ Presented by: _ _ Goulbourn Museum _

** June 24 **

A “Strawberry Social” - 150 years ago in our neighbourhood _ Presented by: _ _ Glens Community Association _

** June 24 **

Kinburn Fun Day _ Presented by: _ _ The Kinburn Community Association _

** June 30 **

Canada Day in Kanata 2017 _ Presented by: _ _ Canada Day in Kanata Association (with Glen Cairn Community Association) _

** June 30 & July 1 **

Canada Day in Barrhaven _ Presented by: _ _ Canada Day Barrhaven Inc. _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in Beacon Hill _ Presented by: Beacon Hill Community Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day 150 in Stittsville _ Presented by: _ _ Stittsville Village Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in Winchester _ Presented by: _ _ Vernon Community Association _

** July 1 **

Canterbury 150 Festival _ Presented by: _ _ Canterbury Community Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in Corkery _ Presented by: _ _ Corkery Community Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in Dunrobin _ Presented by: _ _ Dunrobin Community Association _

** July 1 **

Munster Canada Day Extravaganza - Celebrating 150 years _ Presented by: _ _ Munster Community Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in the Gower _ Presented by: _ _ North Gower Recreation Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in the Village _ Presented by: _ _ Osgoode Village Community Association _

** July 1 **

Canada Day in the Park: 150 Years of Pineview _ Presented by: _ _ Pineview Community Association _

** July 1 **

RSCA Canada Day family fun day _ Presented by: _ _ Riverside South Community Association _

** July 5 **

Diverse Seniors Civic Holiday Celebration _ Presented by: _ _ Jewish Family Services of Ottawa _

** July 5 **

It Takes a Village - Celebrating Community _ Presented by: _ _ Debra Dynes Family House _

** July 7 **

2017 Habitat Greater Ottawa Block Party _ Presented by: _ _ Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region _

August 5 ** & 6 **

Performing Arts on the Rocks, at Remic Rapids Park _ Presented by: _ _ Ottawa Rock Art Inc. _

** August 11 & 12 **

Movie Night at the Diefenbunker _ Presented by: _ _ Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum _

** September 9 **

Honeywell Homestead Days _ Presented by: _ _ Carlingwood Community Association _

** September 9 **

Party in the Quarry - Celebrating our 150
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   Presented by:
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   Bradley Estates Community Association (with Blackburn Community Association, Chapel Hill North Community Association, Chateauneuf Community Association)
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** September 17 **

Canada Country Fall Harvest _ Presented by: _ _ City View Community Association _

** October 14 **

Old Ottawa East Fall Festival _ Presented by: _ _ Community Activities Group - Ottawa East _

** December 9 **

Hockey Day at Lansdowne _ Presented by: _ _ Capital City Condors _

Canada’s 150

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anniversary celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country.

 

Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario ( www.ontario.ca/150 #ontario150) and the Government of Canada ( www.canada.ca/150 #canada150) for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations.

 

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