Ottawa 2017 applauds the Government of Ontario for its support of sesquicentennial celebrations in Canada’s capital


This week, I am happy to let residents know that the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Eleanor McMahon will be contributing $9 million to the Ottawa 2017 celebrations on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

Through this investment, Ottawa 2017 will offer a diverse range of activities to highlight the 150th anniversary of Confederation, as well as mark the 150th anniversary of Ontario.

I, along with Mayor Jim Watson and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, am thrilled to welcome the Government of Ontario as a partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital.

Ottawa 2017 events supported by this announcement will include, among others, the Underground Multimedia Experience, Ottawa Welcomes the World, the Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge, YOWttawa, Inspiration Village, La Machine, Agri 150, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary celebrations, Canadian Videogame Awards happenings and other yet-to-be-announced events.

Canada’s 150th celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of exciting experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country.

To stay informed on plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the capital, visit, or follow on Twitter @2017ottawa (#Ottawa2017) and Facebook.