Ottawa 2017’s Guy Laflamme recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award


Ottawa 2017’s Guy Laflamme has been awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario.


The Executive Producer and Director of Ottawa 2017 was honoured at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Tuesday, November 7th in Niagara Falls.


The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and promotion of Ontario’s tourism industry. Recipients of this award demonstrate a lasting commitment to Ontario tourism which results in positive outcomes for the social, economic, natural or cultural environment in which they have operated.


Guy has been creating, producing and marketing tourism products for over 25 years. Prior to leading the organization of Ottawa’s sesquicentennial celebrations, Guy’s many successes include Canada Day celebrations, Winterlude festivities and Mosaika—an award-winnning sound and light show on Parliament Hill. He has also served as Senior Vice President, Capital Experience at the National Capital Commission, Chair of the JUNO Awards Host Committee (2017, 2012, 2003) and Chair of the Genie Awards Host Committee (2009). He also sits on (and has chaired) the International Festivals and Events Association. Outside of event promotion and marketing, Guy has been a professor in the Executive MBA program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa for the past 25.


I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Mr. Laflamme for all of his hard work on Ottawa 2017 to earn this incredible achievement. The year isn’t over yet though! To see what else Ottawa 2017 has in store, please visit