About the Canadian Tulip Festival
On behalf of Members of Ottawa City Council, I am delighted to welcome visitors to the Canadian Tulip Festival, taking place in the heart of Canada’s capital from May 12th to 23rd 2016.
In May of 1940, following the Nazi Invasion of the Netherlands, Queen Wilhelmina and the Dutch Royal Family were spirited out of the country to rule in exile from the United Kingdom.
The Canadian Tulip Festival has a number of commemorative works in progress. The first two are sculptures, to be unveiled and dedicated in May, 2015: the “Princess” sculpture (description and artist’s sketch below), and the “Liberation” tulip sculpture, both of them in commemoration of the Tulip Legacy Story and the 70th anniversary of the Liberation.