Celebrate Heritage Day at City Hall

Join the City of Ottawa on Tuesday, February 18 for its Heritage Day 2020 celebrations at Ottawa City Hall.

This year’s theme – 2020 Vision: Bringing the Past into the Future – reminds everyone to explore their local heritage, to get involved with stewardship and advocacy groups and to visit museums, archives and places of significance. It’s also an important day to recognize the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their elders and ancestors for their valuable contributions to this land.

Browse the displays and mingle with more than 40 exhibitors at the heritage showcase. Check out the contributions of dedicated staff and volunteers who are promoting heritage conservation and educating the public about Ottawa’s history. There will also be a sneak peak at the City’s future exhibit, Ottawa Unearthed, which features artefacts recovered from LeBreton Flats, Lansdowne Park and Lac Leamy archaeological sites.

The event runs from 11:30 am to 2 pm in Jean Pigott Place at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nothing to do on Family Day?  Well, you can round up your family, grab your skates and helmets, and head to the Mayor’s Family Day Skating Party at City Hall on Monday, February 17, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Enjoy the final day of Winterlude by taking a skate on the refrigerated ice surface on the Sens Rink of Dreams. Mascots, including Spartacat, will be on-hand to take in the outdoor fun.

You can also warm up inside City Hall and take part in our many activities and programs, including:

  • Amphibian and creepy crawly creatures at Ray’s Reptiles
  • Science demonstrations from the Museum of Science and Technology
  • A one-hour Governor General Footguard Band concert in the Council Chambers at noon
  • A gymnastics display by TRYumph Gymnastics Academy

Complimentary soup from OGGI Marketplace, gelato from Boccato, hot chocolate from Tim Hortons, cotton candy, and popcorn are also available.

Family Day is a special day to spend time and appreciate your family and loved ones. Mark this special occasion by remembering the people and families in our community who need a helping hand. Bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. Make it a special Family Day for everyone.


For more information about City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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