Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls to open on October 6

The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to announce that Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls, will premiere the evening of Thursday, October 5 and officially open to the public on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m.


Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, in collaboration with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, and in consultation with representatives from local Métis and Inuit communities, this dynamic illumination of the falls will celebrate the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their cultures.


A rich soundscape will enhance the experience. Vincent Letellier led the team of composers for Moment Factory, with additional creative contributions from: A Tribe Called Red, David Maracle (Indigenous Mohawk composer and multi-instrumentalist), the Pikwàkanagàn Wildflowers (youth hand drummers and singers), and Pikwàkanagàn community members who spoke the words and phrases.


In addition to the illumination, participants will be invited to explore the Algonquin Awareness Exhibit, which will share information on the presence of Indigenous Peoples in the region. This special exhibit is presented by the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn.


Dates and times for Mìwàte:

  • October 6 to 22, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • October 23 to November 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


The lighting display runs in a continuous 10-minute loop. It takes about 30 minutes to enjoy the entire experience.


Spectators will be able to view Mìwàte from the new public space overlooking the falls that is part of Hydro Ottawa’s Chaudière Falls expansion project.


I highly encourage all residents to check out this incredible one-of-a-kind experience paying tribute to the rich indigenous history our country has to offer.


For more information, please visit http://www.ottawa2017.ca/magnificence-of-chaudiere-falls/