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  • Turcot

    Chef Q&A: Patrick Turcot, Shaw Centre

      Shaw Centre executive chef Patrick Turcot found his passion for food and cooking when he was teenager and pursued his dream by graduating from the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of Quebec. Chef Turcot started his career off joining the kitchen brigade at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, returning to work at the legendary Chateau Frontenac and sharing his culinary experience with students at Cégep Limoilou in Quebec City. Throughout his career, Turcot has received numerous awards and accolades and…

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  • Shaw Centre Strikes New Partnership for Show Services

    Ottawa’s Shaw Centre has partnered with global live events company GES for show services. “GES’s global experience will bring a fresh new perspective while continuing to provide the high-level of customer service our clients have come to expect,” says Josh Verch, Shaw Centre’s director of marketing and partnerships. With this new partnership, GES becomes the exclusive provider for material handling and the preferred provider of event rentals, custom exhibits, labour, customs and transportation. The contract is for five years. “We…

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  • Ottawa Convention Centre Receives Cash Injection

    Ottawa’s Shaw Centre will receive up to $2 million this year to support its continued operation and maintenance. The funding injection is part of $8 million in newly announced tourism support from the Ontario government. “This funding will enable the Shaw Centre to continue to adapt and respond to the new realities facing tourism businesses — ensuring that, when it is safe to do so, they are prepared for a renewed travel interest in Canada’s capital,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister…

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  • New Virtual Tool Helps with Event Planning in Ottawa

    Ottawa Tourism has launched an interactive tool, Virtually Ottawa, with the goal of inspiring conference planners from around the world to consider Canada’s capital for future events. “Ottawa Tourism’s business events team is proud to launch this tool, which allows them to show-off Ottawa’s assets in a safe and secure, accessible way to meeting planners both near and far,” says Ottawa Tourism president and CEO, Michael Crockatt. “Given that many meetings are booked years in advance, this allows our staff…

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  • World-Class LRT Network will make Exploring Ottawa even Easier

    The City of Ottawa is on track with its ambitious plans to develop a light rail transit (LRT) system within the capital region. In development since spring 2013, the $2.13 billion transportation initiative, dubbed the O-Train Confederation Line, will see Ottawa’s Bus Rapid Transit system replaced with a new, world-class LRT network that will shuttle residents and tourists across the city via 13 stations. “The Confederation Line will better link communities along its route, leading to enhanced development opportunities and…

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  • In the business of giving back

    Shaw Convention Centre offers a case study in community building Convention centres are uniquely positioned to promote growth and prosperity within their communities. Hosting thousands of people a year, they are often left with an abundance of food and event collateral that can be given to those in need, and their connections within the industry are fertile ground for charitable partnerships. “I believe it’s everybody’s responsibility to give back to their community if they are in a position to do…

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  • Ottawa Convention Centre to be re-named Shaw Centre

    The Ottawa Convention Centre and Shaw Communications Inc. announced today a multi-year agreement that will see the award-winning downtown venue be named Shaw Centre, effective immediately. “This exciting relationship will help position the Shaw Centre and our city for continued growth in the lucrative national and international meetings and conventions marketplace,” said Centre Chair Marc Seaman. “Over the coming decade, the Shaw Centre will leverage the strength of one of Canada’s leading brands and media organizations to enhance and increase…

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