To celebrate for Canada’s 150th anniversary, there will be a multitude of activities held in the Gatineau/Ottawa region this summer. Our riding, Hull-Aylmer, will have the honour of hosting MOSAÏCANADA from June 30 to October 15. This free horticulture exhibition will take place in Jacques Cartier Park and will feature sculptures, paintings and an impressive 1 km walk showcasing superb plants and flowers. Mosaïcanada is also currently seeking volunteers to help with the festival. More information can be found on their website at www.mosaicanada.ca
From June 28 to August 30, AxeNéo7 in collaboration with DAÏMÔN, Galerie UQO, and the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene, will present ENDLESS LANDSCAPE. This will be an exhibition of giant works of art and sculptures that will take place this summer at the Centre multisport de Gatineau, located at La Fonderie (211, Montcalm) in Hull. This exhibition will bring nine of Canada’s top visual artists together, and each artist will produce a giant work of art in the oversized space. Admission is free. For more information please visit http://www.axeneo7.qc.ca
Gatineau Intercultural Festival
The Centre intercultural de Gatineau, Accueil Parrainage Outaouais, and the First Peoples Innovation Centre are joining hands in inviting indigenous communities, new immigrants and Gatineau residents to the first edition of the Festival intercultural de Gatineau. Spanning two days, the festival will encompass both the World Refugees’ Day on June 20 and National Aboriginal Day on June 21. The festival will feature shows, gastronomy, arts, crafts, information as well as games for children on its 100, Gamelin site. Admission is free.
Canada Day in Aylmer
The community of Aylmer in partnership with the Aylmer Royal Canadian Legion will host its first Canada Day parade. It will start at the corner of Front and Principale streets and end at the Memorial Park/Cenotaph. My team and I will be serving hot-dogs as of noon in the Memorial Park. There will be many activities for children of all ages. For more information please visit www.ohCanadaAylmer.com.
If you were lucky enough to obtain one of Via Rail’s $150 Youth Summer train passes, I wish you the best on your travels, which I hope will lead to unforgettable memories! If you weren’t able to get a train pass, there is still time to secure your free 2017 Discovery passes from Parks Canada! They are a great way to enjoy our national parks, historic sites, and marine conservations sites across the country. Order yours today at www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca.
Canada Day in Gatineau-Ottawa
Get ready to experience exciting and historic moments as we highlight Canada Day like never before with a full weekend of events! From June 30 to July 2, 2017, Canada 150 will be celebrated with memorable activities and performances — featuring well-known artists — on three official sites: the Canadian Museum of History, Parliament Hill, and Major’s Hill Park. To end the night on July 1, an impressive 20-minute pyromusical fireworks show will ignite the downtown Gatineau and Ottawa sky in a spectacular way! For more details, visit www.canada.ca/Canada-Day
I strongly encourage everyone to visit the following websites:
www.Gatineau2017.ca Activities happening across the city of Gatineau to celebrate Canada 150.
www.Passport2017.ca Stay up-to-date on all information regarding Canada 150 with Passport 2017. Find local events and celebrations in your area, from music festivals to lobster suppers to 360 degree film screenings.
www.Canada.ca/Canada-Day For activities happening in Ottawa/Gatineau visit the official Canada Day website from June 30 to July 2.
http://www.tourismeoutaouis.com/ For information on upcoming festivals in the Outaouais region.
www.GregFergusParl.ca My team and I would love to see pictures of you participating in Canada 150. Share 10 photos and you will receive a Canada 150 pin while supplies last. Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #Hull-Aylmer!