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Long Standing Community New Year's Eve Event Gets Major Support From Local Technology Leader

Rick Chiarelli’s Alcohol-free Family New Year’s Eve will be another huge success going into its 23

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year thanks to Thales Canada who have signed on to be the event’s title sponsor this year.




The annual event invites residents City-wide to enjoy indoor and outdoor fun, including sleigh rides, skating, bouncy castle, games, live music, magic and juggling, and the biggest and best musical fireworks show in Ottawa on New Year’s Eve.




This FREE and family friendly event is made possible thanks to the generous support from Thales Canada, a global technology leader for the aerospace, transport, defence and security markets. Thales has been waiting in the “wings” for an opportunity to show their community mindedness and, as our neighbor in Centrepointe, is honoured to support this community event.

Thales is thrilled to support this popular, annual community event with Councillor Chiarelli and the Ottawa community. At Thales, we encourage collaboration in everything that we do. This event brings our community together to celebrate the New Year and Thales is honoured to support it,” said Siegfried Usal, Thales Canada’s Vice President, Strategy and Communications.




Located in Ottawa since 1984 with over 200 employees, Thales Canada has 1,800 employees across the country. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, including over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.




The theme of this year’s Alcohol-free Family New Year’s Eve is “Once Upon a Time” and it truly will be a happily ever after event with our new partners at Thales Canada.