Countdown to the New Year and kick off the Ottawa 2017 festivities during an energizing and momentum-building event!
Join us on December 31, 2016, for this early-evening, family-friendly celebration that will include the lighting of a spectacular cauldron at Ottawa City Hall. The sparking of this special landmark will cue hundreds of Ottawa-area students to form a human chain, connecting young people from diverse backgrounds and weaving a line of youthful optimism through downtown Ottawa streets.
The evening will be crowned by a musical sow and fireworks on Parliament Hill.
Events at City Hall Presented by Ottawa 2017:
5:30 p.m. The Enbridge New Year’s Eve BBQ (free hot dogs while quantities last)
Free coffee and hot chocolate offered by Tim Hortons, DJ Rise Ashen and on-site animation
6:15 p.m. Official ceremony begins
6:45 p.m. Fire of Friendship Torch Relay departs City Hall
Events on Parliament Hill presented by Canadian Heritage:
7:45 p.m. Fire of Friendship arrives at Parliament Hill
8:17 p.m. Pyromusical Show
9 p.m. Music show with Carly Rae Jepsen, Radio Radio and Brett Kissel
The Ottawa 2017 Bureau is working closely with the schoolboards and indigenous community to recruit the participating students.
For more info on the spectacular Ottawa 2017 programming and to learn how to get involved, visit the www.ottawa2017.ca! Check the online calendar often as we keep adding new events!