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Ottawa Festivals, a not for profit member-based organization, established in 1996, leads Ottawa's multi-million dollar event industry in Canada's Capital Region. It works to make local festivals, special events, and fairs world-class and to promote Ottawa as an exciting tourist destination while making a significant impact on the local economy and greatly enhancing the region's image. Ottawa Festivals:

  • Endorses festivals, special events, and fairs in art, culture, entertainment, and sport
  • Represents over 35 not for profit festivals, special events, and fairs
  • Represents an industry with combined budgets of over $27 million
  • Achieves over 3 million attendees throughout the festival season
  • Partners with over 580 local and national organizations to support the festival industry through sponsorship
  • Celebrates industry with its inaugural “Launch of the Festival Season”
  • Employs over 150 employees as support staff on an annual basis
  • Channels over 15,000 festival volunteers on an annual basis
  • Negotiates on behalf of, and creates meaningful partnerships with organizations that service the needs of festival members
  • Provides marketing and publicity aids to festivals, special events, and fairs
  • Acts as a centralized resource centre
  • Provides support, presents a united voice, and creates an effective networking environment
  • Advocates on issues affecting festivals, special events, and fairs
  • Assists events in attaining their goals
  • Contributes to the growth and development of the local economy

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