Canadian Lumberjack Competition
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Canadian Lumberjack Competition

Ottawa, January 24, 2017 — Welcome to Ottawa’s first metropolitan, all-you-can-eat, gourmet sugar shack! On April 8, go to the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park to take pleasure from a flavorsome lineup of Canadian classics: smoked salmon, chicken confit, BBQ spareribs, plus including plenty of maple syrup.
As an element of Ottawa 2017’s Ignite 150 occasion show in addition to festivities of 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park are changed into a traditional urban sugar shack when it comes to first edition for the SugarLumberFest. The event organizers have actually reimagined the original austere Canadian sugar shack as a gourmet destination offering an all-you-can-eat selection produced by Jean-Philippe Ménard, recognized cook and owner of Le Rituel restaurant. Cook Ménard has actually over 10 years of expertise in restaurant business. What’s much more, he works a gourmet sugar shack in his restaurant into the Vallée-de-l’Outaouais. Get a sneak peek of their special SugarLumberFest menu from the occasion internet site at
In a nod to a different pleased Canadian tradition, an agreeable lumberjack competitors the general public will be held regarding the plaza outside of the Horticulture Building. Participants will demonstrate their particular axe-throwing, log-sawing and log-tossing skills, and there will be unique difficulties for aspiring lumberjacks centuries 12 and below. The plaza will even feature a hot chocolate place, maple taffy on snow station, alcohol bar (for a long time 19+) and sleep area. Additionally, Ottawa 2017 lead lover CIBC will host a unique activation on site.
Alex Van Dieren, VP of PR and occasion advertising agency Orkestra, and organizer regarding the SugarLumberFest, describes the function: “The day’s tasks will unfold both indoors, using food sessions, and in the open air, using lumberjack competition and also the hot chocolate and taffy programs. Your pass to a food program should include all-day access to the outdoor tasks, so you don’t need to rush away when you’ve done your meal—you can remain and party regarding the plaza. We wanted to develop a meeting that could deliver folks together, and I also think our premium urban sugar shack really strikes the nail regarding head.”
When it comes to City of Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson is certain that the SugarLumberFest will motivate visitors to find out more about our Canadian origins. “The SugarLumberFest offer residents and visitors outstanding opportunity to encounter Canadian lumberjack tradition in the heart of our city, ” said Mayor Watson. “We applaud the innovative character of organizations like Orkestra which are using Ottawa 2017 to celebrate our history in uplifting methods during Canada’s sesquicentennial 12 months.”
The Ottawa 2017 group is equally enthusiastic. “Ottawa 2017 is pleased to work well with Orkestra, a number one local business, to produce this appealing Ignite 150 occasion, ” stated Guy Laflamme, executive manager associated with the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “We’re confident that, along with our skilled and creative lovers, the Ignite 150 system will offer you a myriad of eclectic, powerful experiences that may stretch objectives and turbo-charge the every day life of individuals.”


Early-bird tickets towards the SugarLumberFest’s three meals sessions—12 noon to 2 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., and 9 to 11 p.m.— are offered for acquisition at the unique good deal of $49 for a restricted time in the occasion web site at The admission price includes a free of charge welcome drink if you will likely to be dressed as lumberjacks and use of the outdoor website as well as its various zones.
The SugarLumberFest organizers want to thank their particular respected lovers: Orkestra, Ottawa 2017, Le Rituel, the City of Ottawa, Pro-pin, Jump 106.9 FM and BATL Axe Throwing League.
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Created in 2008 in Gatineau, the Orkestra PR and occasion marketing and advertising company today has significantly more than 100 activities under its belt, including these types of major gatherings due to the fact Montebello RockFest, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau, the Festin culturel de Brossard, a number of Beerfests and Brewfests in Gatineau, Ottawa and Toronto, as well as the upcoming Festival d’Humour de Gatineau, premiering during the summer 2017.