Opening Night Vernissage – A Tribute
to our Founders
Opening Night Vernissage – A Tribute to our Founders
This event is our opportunity to acknowledge our founders:
world-renowned photographer Malak Karsh, who inspired the Ottawa Board of Trade to create the Tulip Festival in 1953; our special partnership with The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 160th Anniversary, our 65th and Canada’s 150th; and of course our everlasting friends the Netherlands whose friendship gift of tulips to the people of Canada started it all.
During this elegant catered evening, representatives from the Chamber will be officially inducted into the “Order of the Tulip”, an honour bestowed on Ottawa Mayors and Chamber Chairs since 1953, all of whom were specially acknowledged and inducted during the Festival’s 50th Anniversary.