Canadian Tulip Festival In the News…

Alberta woman looks forward to tracing father’s steps during historic liberation of the Netherlands

Fifty years after being part of the Canadian military forces that helped liberate the Netherlands, Leo Beaulac travelled back to the European country and had a first-hand experience of the deep gratitude felt by its people. This spring, 25 years after her father’s pilgrimage, Beaulac’s daughter had planned to walk in his footsteps on a...
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Dutch Ambassador Henk van der Zwan bids Canada adieu

His Excellency Mr. Henk van der Zwan, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands bids Canada adieu and will be succeeded by Ms. Ines Coppoolse, who has been the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sweden. After four winters in Canada, Henk van der Zwan will become the Head of Mission at the...
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Veteran marketer takes helm of Canadian Tulip Festival’s board of directors

One of Ottawa’s best-known husband-and-wife entrepreneurial teams is stepping down from key leadership roles at one of the capital’s most popular festivals. BeaverTails founders Grant and Pam Hooker said Tuesday they are resigning from the Canadian Tulip Festival’s board of directors, where they have served for the past two and a half years ​– Grant...
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Canadian Tulip Festival Announces New Generation for New Era

After years of involvement with the Canadian Tulip Festival spanning the past three decades, Grant Hooker, along with his wife Pam, have resigned their most recent posts as Chairman-President and Secretary, respectively, and have been named “Directors Emeritus” by a new Board of Directors. By: Canadian Tulip Festival Photo: Canadian Tulip Festival Source: CISION [gdlr_button...
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LIFE Growing Your Garden: It’s garden time

Garden Days celebrates the joys of gardens and gardening, and its many benefits to our physical and mental well-being. Whether your hands are in the dirt of your backyard garden, or you prefer to take a stroll through a public garden, from June 13 to 21 it’s garden time. This year’s Garden Days will be...
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Community Photos: April showers bring May flowers!

One of our photographers, Ellen Bond, went out this past weekend to capture Kitchissippi in bloom. With COVID-19, some beloved annual events like the Canadian Tulip Festival were held virtually or cancelled. We hope that you can still safely enjoy our ward’s green spaces this spring. By: Kitchissippi Times Photo: Ellen Bond Source: Kitchissippi Times...
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Retirees dig into Dutch roots and come up with tulip farm

What happens when an accountant and a librarian — not always seen as the most exciting of professions — put their heads together to come up with a retirement project? Something pretty colourful in the case of Green Corners Farm just south of this rural Ottawa hamlet! By: Tom Van Dusen Photo: Nation Valley News...
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Small communities among the worst hit as Canada’s tourism industry stalls

For nearly seven decades, May has brought blooming tulips and hundreds of thousands of tourists to Canada’s capital city. But this year, travel restrictions have kept them away from Ottawa, leaving the flowers only for the locals to admire, provided they practice physical distancing while in the gardens. By: Alexandra Mae Jones, Ann Bergeron-Oliver Photo:...
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Ottawa’s first ‘U-Pick Tulip Farm’ opens during COVID-19 pandemic

It will certainly be an opening to remember for the owner’s of Ottawa’s first “U-Pick Tulip Farm”—the debut season happening in the middle of COVID-19. “We’ll give you a little bit of training how to pick the tulips and then you’ll just wander the field,” said Allan Groen who owns Green Corners Farm with his...
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Orange tulips in Charlottetown commemorate Canadian soldiers and Netherlands’ liberation

Orange tulips are popping up in flower beds around City Hall in Charlottetown. The capital city joined municipalities across the country in planting “Liberation 75” tulips to commemorate the role Canada played in the Second World War and, specifically, in the liberation of the Netherlands. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of...
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Beauty at a distance: Ottawa’s tulips amaze, even online

If it were a normal year, Commissioners Park would be packed this weekend as the Canadian Tulip Festival winds to a close. Tulips in cotton-candy pinks, sunny yellows and gem-tone reds are, after all, a welcome sight following a long, grey spring and two dull months of social isolation. By: CBC News Photo: Jean Delisle Source:...
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Nova Scotian who created tulip project marking Canadian contribution to Netherlands’ liberation wants to bring sculpture home

LaHave, N.S.-based artist Merydie Fjarlie is hoping to bring a metre-high tulip sculpture back from the Netherlands’ royal family for the 2022 Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa. The sculpture, affectionately known as the Bouquet of Remembrance and Celebration, was originally created by Fjarlie, who then lived near Ottawa, and a group of embroidery artists who...
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Hospitals and care homes across Canada have been gifted thousands of Tulips

In the last two weeks our Embassy Network of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada, gave thousands of tulips to healthcare workers, patients, residents and caregivers of care homes and hospitals across Canada, each one tied with ribbon, and a card reading “75 years of freedom.” By: Kingdom of the Netherlands Source: Kingdom of...
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Tulips bloom on cue at BV Christian School

As if on an intentional schedule, tulips planted last November at Bulkley Valley Christian School (BVCS) bloomed on VE Day. The flowers were a gift from the Dutch embassy to commemorate the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian forces at the end of the Second World War. By: Thom Barker Photo: Bulkley Valley Christian School...
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Sponsors stick with Tulip Festival as major events experiment with virtual editions

Moving its entire slate of events online doesn’t appear to have stunted the Canadian Tulip Festival’s growth when it comes to sponsorship revenues – an encouraging sign for the beleaguered industry that’s increasingly looking to virtual events amid the COVID-19 pandemic. By: David Sali Photo: Janna Glenn Source: Ottawa Business Journal [gdlr_button href=”https://www.obj.ca/article/brand-strength-boosts-canadian-tulip-festival-after-move-online” target=”_blank” size=”medium”...
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NCC says ‘feel free’ to take photos of tulips at Tulip Festival

The National Capital Commission (NCC) says tulip admirers can “feel free” to take photos of the colourful flowers while visiting the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa this weekend. The NCC put up signs saying no stopping and no photography at the flower beds in Commissioners Park and Major’s Hill earlier this week, just in time for the start of...
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Park pictures are back as Ottawa officials reverse yet another COVID-19 rule

A photography ban created to ensure flower lovers keep their distance has been reversed in Ottawa after public outcry, marking the latest retreat on physical-distancing rules from officials in the national capital. By: Marieke Walsh Photo: Justin Tang / The Canadian Press Source: The Globe and Mail [gdlr_button href=”https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-park-pictures-are-back-as-ottawa-officials-reverse-yet-another-covid/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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COVID-19: NCC reconsiders after mayor speaks out against Tulip Fest photo ban; Canada to extend wage subsidy program

The pandemic hasn’t stopped the spring bloom at the Canadian Tulip Festival’s usual sites, but for a while there Ottawans were being warned by the National Capital Commission against stopping to admire or even taking pictures of the flowers — a rule Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said he personally disagreed with. By: Taylor Blewett Photo:...
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No photos allowed at this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is telling Ottawa tulip admirers not to stop and take photos of flowers this year over fears it could cause crowds to form and put people at risk of spreading COVID-19. No stopping and no photography signs have sprouted up at the NCC’s flower beds, just in time for the start of the...
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Latest ‘Heritage Minute’ commemorates liberation of the Netherlands

The latest Heritage Minute from Historica Canada commemorates Canada’s contribution to the liberation of the Netherlands 75 years later. On May 5, 1945, Canadian troops were among several Allied nations who helped to liberate the Netherlands from Nazi occupation following six months of fighting in the region. May 5 is a national holiday in the...
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Ottawa Tourism working on post-COVID plans to attract tourists back to Ottawa

The COVID-19 pandemic will cost Ottawa’s tourism sector an estimated $1 billion, but Ottawa Tourism is confident the tourists will return to the capital when the travel restrictions are lifted. “The good news is that throughout history, people do want to travel,” said Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism, adding Ottawa attracts a...
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Dutch flower exporter destroys millions of tulips as market collapses under COVID-19

Jan de Boer has run out of options and is destroying his flowers. With florists closed, and most celebrations cancelled in cities across the globe because of COVID-19, the demand for flowers has seen a drastic downturn. Now tulip growers like de Boer in the Netherlands say they have had to destroy millions of their flowers....
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No tiptoeing through the tulips this year as festival goes online

The Canadian Tulip Festival is urging flower-lovers not to tiptoe through Commissioners Park next month — but instead enjoy a virtual version of the annual floral showcase. Some 300,000 tulips will still bloom in the park near Dow’s Lake, but programming during the May 8-18 festival will instead take place online, the festival said in a Friday statement....
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Decisions on Bluesfest, other Ottawa summer events expected in coming weeks

A decision on whether to extend Ottawa’s ban on public gatherings past June 30 — a move that would snuff out any remaining hope for Bluesfest and Canada Day celebrations — is expected in the next few weeks, city staff said Thursday. By: Craig Lord Photo: Jump 106.9 Source: Global News [gdlr_button href=”https://globalnews.ca/news/6829204/decision-ottawa-bluesfest-summer-events-coronavirus/” target=”_blank” size=”medium”...
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Project Local Love helps Canadians connect through postcards

Sofie Sharom, a wildlife photographer based in Ottawa, is bringing Canada together — through the mail. In 2017, Sharom started Project Local Love as a non-profit initiative for Canada 150. Using her bright photos of scenery and landmarks in Ottawa, she created postcards and distributed them with the help of local businesses. She saw them...
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Feds, province dish out nearly $5 million for Belleville Transit

Belleville Transit received some great news this week from Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney regarding two applications for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The city will be receiving nearly $5 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments for the purchase of four new buses and transit shelter upgrades. By: Postmedia Staff Source:...
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Floral celebration of relationship between nations

Last fall, the Belleville’s Parks and Open Spaces department planted Legacy tulips, one for each name on the monuments at the Belleville Cenotaph, to acknowledge the unique relationship between Canada and Holland as part of Liberation 75 celebrations. By: John Spitters Photo: Risa Edelstein Source: Quinte News [gdlr_button href=”https://www.quintenews.com/2020/04/16/floral-celebration-of-relationship-between-nations/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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Spring’s tulip festivities will require some distancing

Public-health measures remain in effect in parks, NCC says, and the 68th Canadian Tulip Festival activities will be online only. Tulips will bloom again in Ottawa in 2020, but fans may have to keep their distance from many significant sections of the annual springtime explosions of colour in the national capital region in addition to...
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Orange tulips bloom for Liberation 75 in Langley Township

Thousands of bright orange flowers have blossomed into a colourful expression of gratitude, peace, and freedom at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum – celebrating the milestone anniversary of the Dutch people being freed from Nazi occupation by Canadian troops. The 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands is being celebrated in 2020 by the Canadian...
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The tulips will bloom, but NCC won’t provide other services at parks this spring

OTTAWA — The tulips will bloom in Ottawa this spring, but the National Capital Commission is reminding everyone to practice physical distancing if they go for a walk to see them. The tulips planted last fall along Queen Elizabeth Driveway and at Commissioners Park are starting to sprout from the ground. By: Josh Pringle Photo:...
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Vanastra’s Liberation 75 tulips starting to emerge

VANASTRA – Tulips will soon be blooming all over Vanastra thanks to that community’s participation in the nationwide Liberation 75 project which commemorates the 75thanniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. By: Scott Nixon Photo: Handout Source: Exeter Lakeshore Times-Advance [gdlr_button href=”https://www.lakeshoreadvance.com/news/local-news/vanastras-liberation-75-tulips-starting-to-emerge-2″ target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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Ottawa Tulip Festival Is Cancelled But 1 Million Flowers Have Still Been Planted

It looks like it’s going to be a quiet springtime in Ottawa. In an announcement on Monday, organizers confirmed that the Ottawa Tulip Festival is cancelled, and all of the event’s displays and entertainment will be moving online. While the festival is no longer scheduled to go ahead, thousands of flowers have already been planted...
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Ottawa Jazz Festival cancels 2020 edition; other events eye revamped celebrations

Another major Ottawa tourist draw has been cancelled after the city extended its ban on public gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival announced this week that the marquee music event slated for June 19-July 1 at Confederation Park has been called off. The news came after...
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Tulip Festival, Jazz Festival prepare for events during COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizers of two popular Ottawa festival to adjust plans for this year’s events. In a statement Monday morning, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival says it is working on “new and exciting ways” to present music to fans for the 40 anniversary of the festival. “With the passing of each...
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11 Things To Do In Ottawa This Spring That Are Adorable & Affordable

Despite the wintry conditions across Ontario this week, spring is officially on the horizon. With the start of the new season just days away, it’s time to start making plans for the warmer weather. If you’re already dreaming about fun and free stuff to do in Ottawa with your BFFs next month, prepare to be...
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Unique ways to experience Canada in the spring

Here’s how you can get the most out of a spring visit to Canada, enjoying more intimate encounters with places that can get busy at other times of the year. By: Lola Augestine Brown Photo: Design Pic Inc. National Geographic UK [gdlr_button href=”https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2020/02/unique-ways-experience-canada-spring” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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2020 lookahead: New events and attractions bolster Ottawa’s tourism landscape

As one decade comes to a close and a new one begins, Ottawa’s tourism sector is set to deliver a year like no other. New adventure-packed entertainment, expanded activities and landmark anniversaries are building on the marquee events and attractions introduced in recent years. By: OBJ360 Content Studio Photo: Canadian Tulip Festival / Ottawa Tourism...
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Planting tulips with veterans: How students in Cowansville learned about WW II

Standing next to a kneeling Robert Bouthot, Bryson Wilson explained how to plant a tulip bulb, watching as the Navy veteran delicately pressed the bulb into the cold soil, tip up, then neatly covered it with earth. By: Spencer Van Dyk Photo: Spencer Van Dyk CBC [gdlr_button href=”https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/massey-vanier-high-school-students-veterans-plant-tulips-1.5352130″ target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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Dutch post-war tulip gift to Canada gets a repeat, 75 years later

Don White is one of a dwindling number of Canadian veterans who can explain, from firsthand experience, why Ottawa’s spring tulip bloom, and the relationship it represents, loom so large in our collective consciousness. “Holland’s known for the tulips, and they’re so beautiful,” said White, 95. “It’s a symbol for me, anyway, when I see...
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Orange tulips to bloom in Ottawa next spring, marking 75 years since Holland’s liberation

Last month, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands presented Canadian Second World War veteran Don White a box filled with tulip bulbs renamed to mark the upcoming 75th anniversary of Holland’s liberation — and on Wednesday, he got to plant one of them in the ground in Ottawa. By: Beatrice Britneff Photo: Canadian Tulip Festival /...
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Campaign underway to plant 1.1 million tulip bulbs in honour of Canadian soldiers

SAINT JOHN — Tulips are synonymous with the Netherlands and now thousands of special tulips are being planted to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War. Under a bright autumn sun, 93-year-old Aubrey Moore lends a helping hand planting tulip bulbs outside a nursing...
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Yukon tulip-planting ceremony honours Netherlands liberation

A symbol of the Netherlands is making a home in Yukon, 75 years after Canadian soldiers fought to free the dutch from oppression. The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands is being honoured in Whitehorse. By: John Kennedy Photo: John Kennedy The Rush – CKRW 96.1FM [gdlr_button href=”http://www.ckrw.com/news/local-news/yukon-tulip-planting-ceremony-honours-netherlands-liberation/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full...
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Canadian Tulip Festival, Highway of Heroes, Beechwood Cemetery come together for Liberation75 Tulip Bulb Planting in the Living Tribute Garden

A special ceremony was held at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the start of the Scheldt campaign, which led to the liberation of Holland and ultimate victory of the Allies. The ceremony featured the planting of the Liberation75 signature tulip in the Living Tribute commemorative garden. The ceremony was...
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Tulip sales commemorate liberation of the Netherlands

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22 Summerland is participating in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. Canadian soldiers battled in Europe, leading the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. By: Summerland Staff The Similkameen Spotlight [gdlr_button href=”https://www.similkameenspotlight.com/community/tulip-sales-commemorate-liberation-of-the-netherlands/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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Owen Sound planting tulips for 75th anniversary of liberation of The Netherlands

Leo Haak was just six years old when his home country of the Netherlands was liberated from Nazi German control at the end of the Second World War. The 80-year-old Owen Sound resident’s daughter, Monica Brown, said those Canadian-led efforts 74 years ago to free the country following a brutal five-year occupation left a lasting...
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Liberation75 tulips: Celebrating a symbol of friendship

When I was growing up, we would visit Queen Victoria Park to take in the glorious displays of tulips and daffodils. Each visit included a history lesson from my mother as she recalled how Canada provided a safe haven for Dutch Princess Juliana and her family during the Second World War. Mom would tell us...
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First-of-its-kind report measures festivals’ multimillion-dollar impact on Ottawa’s economy

An organization representing Ottawa’s festivals industry has quantified the major events scene’s impact on the capital’s economy for the first time. Festivals and other major arts and culture events contributed $222.6 million to the local economy in 2016, according to the findings of Ottawa Festivals Network’s inaugural impact report released Wednesday. By: OBJ Staff Photo:...
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Tulip bulbs planted at Government House in memory of Dutch liberation

It was 75 years ago that Canadian forces liberated the Netherlands from the Nazis. The Dutch ambassador was in St. John’s on Saturday to help plant tulip bulbs at Government House to honour the anniversary. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports. By: Ben Cleary NTV [gdlr_button href=”http://ntv.ca/tulip-bulbs-planted-at-government-house-in-memory-of-dutch-liberation/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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Netherlands gives N.L. tulips as part of celebrations for 75th anniversary of liberation

Newfoundland and Labrador has been given 750 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands in appreciation of the role Canadians played in ending the Second World War. Dutch ambassador Henk van der Zwan was in St. John’s on Saturday afternoon to present the flowers to Lt.-Gov. Judy Foote as part of celebrations for the upcoming ​​​75th anniversary of the...
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Commemorative tulips to bloom across Canada

Next spring, a very special flower bulb — the Liberation75 tulip — will bloom across Canada. The Liberation75 tulip honours the Canadian men and women who served during the Second World War and is a symbol of the enduring Dutch-Canadian friendship. The Canadian Tulip Festival, the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the...
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Tulip planting honours Langley’s war veterans

This fall, thousands of tulip bulbs will be planted by the Township of Langley as a symbol of freedom, peace, and gratitude. In the spring, they will blossom into bright orange flowers and become part of a national celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, which helped bring an end to...
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Espanola Gardeners promoting Orange Tulip Campaign

The Espanola Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 and the Espanola Gardeners hope to see plenty of orange in flowerbeds throughout the town next Spring. The two organizations have partnered together to promote the Liberation 75th Tulip Initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Holland in 1945. That year, the Dutch royal family...
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Ottawa mayor proposes renaming Fairmont Park after Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is inviting Princess Margriet of the Netherlands to the Canadian Tulip Festival next year, where he hopes to also unveil the new name of Fairmont Park. The mayor is proposing renaming the park, which is in proximity to the Ottawa Civic Hospital, after the princess. By: Mark Vlasveld – Ottawa Matters...
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Watson kicks-off trade trip to the Netherlands

Mayor Jim Watson has arrived in the Netherlands. Watson is leading a delegation of 20 Ottawa business and tourism leaders on the five-day mission. In a statement, the Mayor says the mission will “strengthen our business and tourism relations, and build on the strong bonds of cooperation and friendship.” By: Josh Pringle – CTV Photo:...
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Capital challenged to ‘Paint the Town Orange’ to mark 2020 anniversary of Dutch liberation

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has challenged the capital to “Paint the Town Orange” next May with special tulips commemorating the 75th anniversary liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian-led troops in the Second World War. The “Liberation75″ campaign wants to see 1.1 million Liberation75 tulips blooming across Canada next spring. The 1.1 million figure represents a...
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Mayor Watson launches Liberation75 Tulip Challenge, marking the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian forces

Ottawa — Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson issued a challenge today to the residents and businesses of the National Capital Region to use their lawns and gardens this fall to help “Paint the Town Orange” next May. Mayor Watson and the Canadian Tulip Festival are challenging residents to match the National Capital Commission’s October planting of...
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The Netherlands Are Sending Canada 1.1 Million Tulips This Year & You Can Even Get Your Own

Canada will be full of colour next spring! 1.1 million orange crown-shaped tulips are being sent to Canada from growers in the Netherlands as part of the Liberation75 commemoration campaign. Now the tulips in Canada are ready to be planted and Canadians are being asked to take part in the planting mission. By: Lisa Belmonte...
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Commemorative Tulips

This tulip was to be a recognition of the liberation of the Netherlands, an expression of deep appreciation and a means to create awareness among the younger generations of the role Canadians played. It was the spring of 1945 and the Second World War was still being fiercely fought, but the tide was turning in...
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1.1 Million “Liberation75” Tulip Bulbs Spreading Across the Country

OTTAWA, Sept. 5, 2019 /CNW/ – The first of five shipments containing Liberation75 tulip bulbs arrived last week in Canadafrom the growers in the Netherlands. Intended for planting this fall before the frost, the Liberation75 bulbs will produce a bright orange, crown-shaped tulip next spring 2020, in recognition of the people of the Netherlands and their...
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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands presents ‘Liberation75’ tulip bulbs to Canadian Veteran

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands presented ‘Liberation75’ tulip bulbs to Canadian Veteran Don White yesterday in Het Loo Palace’s garden. Tulips are the symbol of friendship between Canada and the Netherlands. By: Brittani Barger Photo: RVD – Anko Stoffles Royal Central [gdlr_button href=”https://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/netherlands/princess-margriet-of-the-netherlands-presents-liberation75-tulip-bulbs-to-canadian-veteran-129984/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]
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Ottawa mayor leading 5-day economic mission to the Netherlands

A delegation from Ottawa will head to the Netherlands on a five-day economic mission later this month in hopes of better strengthening business and tourism ties between Canada’s capital city and Holland, Mayor Jim Watson announced on Tuesday. The 20-member delegation – led by the mayor and comprised of representatives from Invest Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism...
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50+ Reasons To Love Canada’s Friendly Capital — Oh Ottawa!

Oh Canada! Its beauty and bounty enchants. This second largest country in the world is graced with a multitude of natural and cultural treasures. Distinctive meccas mesmerize—among them Nova Scotia‘s picturesque land- and seascapes; Old Quebec Cityand Montréal‘s ooh-la-la French-kissed dining and diversions; Toronto‘s urbane sophistication; Prince Edward Island‘s Anne of Green Gables charm; and...
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Province restores funding to Ottawa’s JazzFest, Tulip Festival, other events

The show will go on for TD Ottawa JazzFest, the Canadian Tulip Festival and a number of other local events following the Ontario government’s reversal on funding cuts affecting many of the province’s festivals. By: OBJ staff Photo Credit: Caroline Phillips Ottawa Business Journal [gdlr_button href=”https://obj.ca/article/province-restores-funding-ottawas-jazzfest-tulip-festival-other-events” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Read Full Article[/gdlr_button]  
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CTF Press Release – April 24th

 Canadian Tulip Festival… Re-Rooted  “Celebrating the end of winter…  and the end of a war”  • A glimpse back in time to 1945 with personal stories of the Second World War – The Heritage Pavilion  • 33 musical performances produced by Ottawa impresario Julian Armour – The Dutch Theatre  • Tulip stories with an eye...
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CTF Media Briefing 2019

 The Canadian Tulip Festival; Re-Rooted  “Celebrating the End of Winter … Commemorating the End of a War.”  This spring reveals the re-rooting of the Canadian Tulip Festival in the rich history of the original Royal Gift of Tulips, and Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands. Now in a single location, hundreds of thousands...
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Urban Growth: Tulips to honour Canada’s gift of freedom

When do tulips signify freedom? When the Dutch give them to Canadians in thanks for the liberation of their country from the tyranny of the Nazis 75 years ago, on May 5, 1945. Across Canada, we plant millions of tulip bulbs with a spring garden in mind and in anticipation of a colourful end to...
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Les tulipes d’Ottawa, un symbole d’amitié avec les Pays-Bas

Connaissez-vous l’origine du Festival canadien des tulipes d’Ottawa? Après les Pays-Bas, Ottawa est l’endroit dans le monde où l’on trouve le plus de tulipes! De nos archives, les liens entre Ottawa et la famille royale néerlandaise. Par: Radio-Canada Radio-Canada [gdlr_button href=”https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1099522/festival-tulipes-ottawa-histoire-hollande-royaute-archives” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#99d15e” color=”#ffffff”]Lisez l’article entier[/gdlr_button]
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