OPENING CEREMONY  PRESENTED BY CALIAN| Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00am

The Canadian Tulip Festival opens the 72nd Edition in the air, with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Calian.  

We welcome all our guests, and honour our Veterans of the Year with a Fly By provided by the RCAF. We will also be hosting the Central Band Parade, and Air Cadets Parade, F18s and a Griffon Helicopter!

Invited Special Guests include RCAF Commander LGen Kenny, the Governor General, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Minister of National Defense and the Minister of Veterans Affairs.

Calian’s sponsorship of the Canadian Tulip Festival’s opening and closing receptions marks a proud moment for us as a company deeply rooted in Ottawa for more than 40 years,” said Kevin Ford, CEO, Calian Group.

Our enduring partnerships with the Canadian Armed Forces and NATO reflect our dedication to providing mission-critical solutions for our women and men in uniform. This festival is a testament to the lasting friendship between Canada and the Netherlands, born out of shared history and nurtured through mutual respect.

As we support the 72nd Canadian Tulip Festival, we honour this legacy of peace and friendship, demonstrating our commitment to celebrating the ties that bind us, both past and present.