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“Our overall approach for 2017 is to spark people’s imaginations,” says Guy Laflamme, the festival’s executive producer, “and to ignite our future.”

The first-ever National Hockey League game was played here in December 1917 between the original Ottawa Senators (they left for a half-century, then magically reappeared in 1992) and the Montreal Canadiens (who never left Montreal). Musica mantras kundalini yoga gratis A hoped-for centennial rematch on the front lawn of Parliament Hill melted in a sea of … Sun yoga tampa well, it isn’t going to happen. Special yoga centre london But in March, Ottawa will honor Lord Stanley, who 125 years earlier donated a then-modest silver punch bowl when he worked here for Queen Victoria.

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So no outdoor game, but what surely will happen: Ignite 150, a promised “series of 17 epic stunts and gatherings,” including “a yoga session on a barge floating on a local waterway accompanied by a live orchestra.” Also, in March: The Red Bull Crashed (not “crushed”) Ice downhill skating world championships (people familiar with this insist this extreme sport is a hoot) — plus, mainly beginning in spring, extra concerts, exhibits, sporting events (including the 2017 Canadian Football League Grey Cup final) and lots more fireworks.

There also will be upgrades. Yoga austin mn Two: The Canadian Museum of History ( will open a new Canadian History Hall. Yoga body The National Gallery of Canada ( will introduce a major rethink of its Canadian and Indigenous galleries.

And of course, Canada Day — when, on July 1, 1867, Canada became “Canada” instead of three separate British colonies — will be recognized with especially grand pyrotechnics on Parliament Hill and around town.

“We want to change the perception people have about Ottawa,” says Laflamme, who has been in the events business for 25 years. Yoga poses for concentration “We want an artistic approach that is bold.”

It presumably will be thrilling and fun — words that, until now, have rarely been associated with Ottawa. Pilates mini ball workout Canadian audiences have long treated Ottawa mainly as an obligatory field trip: see the Houses of Parliament, do a museum, have lunch in a park, maybe take a boat ride on the Rideau Canal and get back on the bus.

“They basically did ‘school-group things to do,’ ” concedes Jantine Van Kregten of Ottawa Tourism, “and they feel like they’ve checked it off their list.”

For U.S. Yoga asanas names in marathi tourists, it hasn’t been on the list at all. Yoga shakti ravenna Two hours by car or train from Montreal, more than four from Toronto and nowhere near Banff, the city has largely been an afterthought if thought of at all.

“The outsider’s perspective,” says the mayor, “sees snippets of Ottawa when we have Barack Obama here or William and Kate arrive here. Yoga stretches for upper back and neck It’s probably had the image of gray flannel and bureaucratic, and we’re really working hard to change the image of Ottawa from what Guy and I call ‘Ottawa the Old’ to ‘Ottawa the Bold.’ We have much now to offer.”

Tours of Parliament: Serious renovations begin in 2018, which, in stages, will limit access and ruin photos for all but scaffolding fans. Shilpa yoga The Library is a dazzler. Prenatal yoga classes indianapolis Honest. Yoga poses for hip flexors See it all now.

Changing of the guard: Summer mornings on the lawn in front of the Parliament buildings, it’s full of pomp and circumstance and marching band music — and it’s free.

Rideau Canal: An engineering wonder opened in 1832 and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, for visitors it’s a pleasant in-town waterway in nice weather, when you can rent boats or cruise on a tour — and in winter, when it freezes, it’s a skater’s delight; locals commute to work on blades. Yantra yoga Honest.

ByWard Market: A public outdoor market since 1826 and the heart of the city’s liveliest restaurant and nightlife district — the exact opposite of Ottawa’s image of gray flannel and bureaucratic.

National Gallery of Canada: Not as comprehensive a collection as the one at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, but there are many good things, including a giant spider, and the building is neat.

Canadian Museum of History: Already excellent, the aforementioned new History Hall surely will kick it up a totem pole. Yoga images with names in english Other museums in town: Aviation & Space, Nature, War and Agriculture, and I probably left something out.

Gardens and parks: Plenty of both. Yoga montreal est Tulips, for historical reasons, especially resonate here; the annual festival is in mid-May. Yoga for back pain in pregnancy Major’s Hill Park, near the canal locks and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier ( is a favorite.