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Célébration hivernale Poteau

Saturday, February 9 — 1 pm to 4 pm

Join Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond to discover some of Canada’s greatest winter traditions.

  • Skating on Canada’s oldest rink
  • Dogsledding, snowshoeing and sleigh rides
  • Kick sledding and giant ski demonstrations
  • First Nations traditional dancers
  • Folk music by Le Grand Portage
  • Le Voyageur Extraordinaire
  • Special visits from the Winterlude Ice Hogs and Juno the Army Mascot!

Inside the Residence — Visit the public rooms and enjoy the music of The Watoto Choir of Uganda and The Ottawa Regional Youth Choir.

All activites are free of charge.

Free parking at 100 Sussex Drive (NRC)
with shuttle service to Rideau Hall.

Activities are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Updated: 2019-03-28
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