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OH CANADA! Celebrate #Canada150 In Style With Canadian Blog House! #Ottawa2017

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Ottawa 2017 Canada 150

Canada’s 150th birthday year is almost upon us!

Are you ready to celebrate?

Here in Ottawa, things are ramping up with all kinds of exciting events planned to celebrate #Canada150.

Of course, Canada’s Capital is starting off 2017 with a bang on New Year’s Eve, with a huge family friendly celebration on Parliament Hill that will include some extra-special surprises!

These New Years’ Eve celebrations are just the start of a great year to come!

Just look at the list of all the fabulous things happening in Ottawa in 2017:

  • Red Bull Crashed Ice
  • Stanley Cup Tribute
  • JUNO Awards
  • Inspiration Village
  • Kontinuum
  • C-150 Party
  • Interprovincial Picnic On The Bridge
  • Sky Lounge
  • La Machine
  • Yowttawa
  • Magnificence of Chaudière Falls
  • 105th Grey Cup & Festival
  • Canadian Videogame Awards
  • Ignite 150
  • Ottawa Welcomes The World
  • Agri 150
OH CANADA! It's our 150th Birthday in 2017! From #FarAndWide WE are #CANADIAN! Click To Tweet

I’m feeling pretty lucky to be living in Canada’s Capital at such an exciting time in Canada’s history. I can’t wait to watch the next year unfold, and hopefully take part in many of the celebrations!

That’s why I recently created a post that highlights where you can find Canada 150 information for all the great events and initiatives happening right across Canada in 2017.

No matter the problems we may have here in Canada, we live in one of the best countries in the world. We are lucky to live here, and to be able to call ourselves Canadians.

So, wherever you may live in Canada, make sure you get out to celebrate! There’s no better time than in 2017!

If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really need to look at all the fab Ottawa 2017 merchandise available from ROOTS Canada (the official clothing sponsor of Ottawa 2017). If you’ve ever owned some ROOTS clothing you will know that the quality is second to none. At least that is our experience. I love their clothing!

I also love the Ottawa 2017 logo. The colours just pop!

So I couldn’t resist. I decided to spend my birthday money from my dad and get myself one of these beauties:

Ottawa 2017 Official ROOTS Merchandise

If you are wondering, yes, I did in fact order the men’s sweatshirt for myself. I just happen to like the blue version more, so I ordered mine in a man’s small – and it fits me perfectly.

AND… just today, I went back to check on the merchandise and see that they now have a gorgeous Ottawa 2017 ROOTS jacket and Banff bag. I may have to talk to Santa about those!!

I love the Ottawa 2017 merchandise so much that, I just have to share a little of my Ottawa pride with you!

Have you seen the #Ottawa2017 ROOTS collection? Celebrate #Canada150 in style! Click To Tweet

To say thanks to you, our wonderful readers, in appreciation of all your support of this blog, we are going to bring a little bit of Ottawa 2017 to one lucky winner here at Canadian Blog House!

We want to help you kick off 2017 in a fun way!

You could WIN a Ottawa 2017 ROOTS Prize Pack!

One lucky winner will WIN their choice of:

ONE Men’s OR ONE Women’s #Ottawa2017 ROOTS Ottawa 2017 T-Shirt in your choice of size:


Ottawa 2017 ROOTS T-Shirts


Ottawa 2017 ROOTS T-Shirt


Your Choice of ONE Ottawa 2017 Pom Pom Toque OR ONE Ottawa 2017 Baseball Cap in your choice of colour:

Ottawa 2017 ROOTS Pom Pom Toque

Ottawa 2017 ROOTS Pom Pom Toque

Ottawa 2017 ROOTS Baseball Cap

Ottawa 2017 ROOT Baseball Cap


This prize pack also includes one official Ottawa 2017 Window Decal (Large) and one Car Decal:

Ottawa 2017 Official Merchandise Ottawa 2017 Official Merchandise

Total value of this prize pack is $98.36 (based on selection of men’s t-shirt).

So that’s ONE Ottawa 2017 T-Shirt of your choice, ONE Ottawa 2017 Baseball Cap OR Toque of your choice, plus one large Ottawa 2017 Window Decal and one Car Decal, that one of you is going to WIN! 

Wishing you all happy holidays and be sure to check your emails on January 1st, 2017 to see if you are the lucky winner!!






Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. We are simply sharing our excitement about Canada 150 and Ottawa 2017 celebrations, and our love of ROOTS clothing. All opinions are our own.




  1. December 31, 2016

    Shirley S

    Yes, I will be participating in the Ottawa celebrations. I’m proud to be Canadian because Canada is such a beautiful country with wonderful people.

  2. December 30, 2016

    Christina Rogers

    I won’t be able to be in Ottawa but I am thankful for our health care system that is free. Most of the nurses and drs I work with are phenomenal.
    Thank you

  3. December 29, 2016

    Monica I.


    Ottawa is a fantastic place, and no doubt will host an event befitting of 150 year celebration!

  4. December 29, 2016

    Jason E Woods

    No I wI’ll not be in Ottawa, our freedom makes me a proud Canadian.

  5. December 28, 2016

    Sherry M

    I hope to get to Ottawa to celebrate

  6. December 28, 2016

    Sherry M

    There are so many things, it’s hard to pick one, I feel like I’m not patriotic if one of our teams are in a playoff game and I don’t watch it. I’m proud we are a welcoming country and have acceptance of others. I’m proud that we have great people.

  7. December 28, 2016

    Leigh-Anne Gill

    I just might take a trip to Ottawa in this big year…what makes me proud to be a Canadian is how kind and inclusive we are – we help other people not because we get anything out of it, but because it’s the right thing to do! Plus our country is so beautiful and diverse.

  8. December 28, 2016

    linda demunck

    No plans yet to visit Ottawa, but it’s a great idea! I am proud to be Canadian when I walk the clean, nature trails, when I breathe the clean air and see the sun in our blue sky, when I am able to attend the church of my choice without government interference.

  9. December 28, 2016


    I am from the west coast so will not be attending any celebrations in Ottawa but the choir I belong to will joining in the celebrations out here on the west coast.

  10. December 28, 2016

    Nicole Jubleew

    I’m thinking of a short trip to Ottawa but it’s not definite yet. I’m proud of our amazing people, culture and landscape!

  11. December 28, 2016

    Jennifer Van Huss

    I’m hoping to attend the celebrations in OTTAWA!!

  12. December 28, 2016


    Will be a great time for all

  13. December 27, 2016

    Leeanne C

    I’m already in Ottawa it’s my home town and oh yes I’m surely attending the events this year. What I love about canada is our freedom, healthcare, Beavertails, skating on the longest skating rink or walk it and it’s such a beautiful country to live.

  14. December 27, 2016

    Carey Hurst

    I was hoping to get there, but then just saw that the Big Nickel in Sudbury is having a big thing so we may go and visit family there for that . So much fun stuff to do we will have to see . Would love to go to Ottawa though for at least one part of the festivities .

  15. December 20, 2016


    I live in Ottawa and am sooooo pumped for next year! I plan on going or volunteering at as many of the events as I can! 😀

  16. December 19, 2016

    BobbiJo pentney

    I may visit Ottawa in 2017. I love how modest we are

  17. December 19, 2016


    no I won’t be

  18. December 19, 2016

    Andrea Robin

    I would love to visit Ottawa during Canada Day! *fingers crossed*

  19. December 19, 2016

    lisa bolduc

    I live in Ottawa so I want to try to take in as many activites as I can. I love the murals they are doing on various tunnels in Ottawa.

  20. December 19, 2016

    Julie bolduc

    Since I live in ottawa I will be doing many activities around the city.

  21. December 19, 2016

    Silvia D

    We are hoping to make the trip! Would love to be there! So proud to be Canadian because our beautiful diverse country and people!

  22. December 18, 2016


    So happy that I live in Ottawa for the 2017 celebrations! It’s great to see all the things this community has planned. Canada is so full of pride that you just feel it everywhere you go.

  23. December 18, 2016

    Heather R.

    I’d LOVE to win. Roots is so classic and so Canadian — their designs are modelled after the founders’ experience at summer camp in Northern Ontario (they’re from Michigan). Wonderful way to commemorate this important birthday.

  24. December 18, 2016

    Lisa A.

    I hope to take my mom to some of the celebrations in 2017. I have a cousin there! I’m proud to be a Canadian – from coast to coast there people are kind, friendly & helpful, and our country is full of beauty! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  25. December 18, 2016

    Judy Cowan

    No I will not because we are too far away. I am proud to be Canadian for the freedom we have and because our country is so beautiful.

  26. December 18, 2016

    Brenda Lacourciere

    I’m proud of our multiculturalism and yes I am planning to go celebrate with Ottawa next summer.

  27. December 18, 2016

    Scott Timmons

    I love being Canadian because of the four seasons!! No better place in the world

  28. December 18, 2016

    Suzanne Giroux

    I will not be one of the lucky ones attending the celebrations in Ottawa. I am proud to be a Canadian because we believe in free speech, equality for all and it is such a diverse landscape from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

  29. December 18, 2016


    I hope we’ll get to celebrate the big 150 in Ottawa! Pride is the best word/feeling that I have about being a Canadian!

  30. December 18, 2016


    Getting to Ottawa is on my goal list…this sounds like the year to do it!

  31. December 18, 2016

    Krista M

    I might be in Ottawa around the summer of 2017 to visit my grandparents. I am proud to be a Canadian because we have so many freedoms here, financial help, healthcare, transit, & a respectful government.

  32. December 18, 2016

    Robyn Bellefleur

    I wish I could be there. I am proud to be Canadian because of the freedoms we have in our country.

  33. December 18, 2016


    I’m proud to be Canadian because of the people.

  34. December 17, 2016

    Karen Humphrey

    I’d love to visit Ottawa! I love our people-so warm and friendly.

  35. December 17, 2016


    Would love to attend the 2017 celebrations in Ottawa. I’m proud to be Canadian since we are known to be so friendly around the world.

  36. December 17, 2016


    I will definitely be going to Ottawa as I grew up there and my parents still live there. I am proud to be Canadian because not only is the land beautiful but so are the people. Canadians are amazingly kind, accepting and tolerant.

  37. December 17, 2016

    Branka Stefanovic

    I would love to be able to visit Ottawa. Lived there when I was in grade 1. Still a proud Canadian for all the opportunities this great country has to offer

  38. December 17, 2016

    Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    Probably not. But that is so cool!! I am a proud Canadian because of our diversity, our wonderful nature and freedoms.

  39. December 17, 2016


    If we lived closer, we definitely would as we are very proud Canadians!

  40. December 17, 2016

    Sarah De Diego

    I live in Ottawa so yes, I will be attending some of the celebrations. I love how kind and accepting Canadians are.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  41. December 17, 2016


    I will not be attending Ottawa this year. I am proud to be Canadian because of all of our freedoms

  42. December 17, 2016

    Melissa Fowers

    I am proud because we brave the winters and are good people!! I live in Ottawa so I will be here for the celebrations.

  43. December 17, 2016


    I hope to get there I’m proud because we are so lucky to be free!

  44. December 17, 2016

    Lynn Duchesne

    So, grateful to be Canadian. With everything you see and read around the world, I live in a freedom country. I have not been to Ottawa since I was a little girl briefly with my parents, so I must visit soon!

  45. December 17, 2016


    I would love to visit Ottawa! (I’ve never been)
    I’m proud that as Canadians we have so much freedom.

  46. December 17, 2016

    Joy Moskovic

    I’m lucky to live in Ottawa.
    Our tolerance and respect for freedom makes me proud to be a Canadian.

  47. December 17, 2016

    Kim Stenner

    I will be in Ottawa a couple of times in 2017. Looking forward to taking part in the festivities

  48. December 16, 2016

    crystal porter

    We live in a beautiful free country with lots of nature and great, polite people.

  49. December 14, 2016

    michelle matta

    Id like to visit Ottawa soon for the skating Ive never done.. but realistically probably more likely in spring or summer to visit family.

  50. December 14, 2016


    I will not be attending Ottawa this year. I am proud to be Canadian because we have a beautiful, friendly and free country.

  51. December 13, 2016

    chris arnott

    No I am unable to attend the celebration. I love this country for our freedoms and our ability to thrive as a true multicultural society

  52. December 12, 2016

    Jenness M

    Visiting Ottawa in 2017 isn’t in our plans. I’m proud to be Canadian because we are kind, generous and friendly.

  53. December 12, 2016

    Erika Letson

    I would love to take my kids to Ottawa this summer, they would love it! I am proud to be Canadian because of our freedom to live life how we want to and also how beautiful our country is!

  54. December 11, 2016

    Rhonda Struthers

    I live outside of Ottawa. I hope to participate in some of the 2017 activities. Nothing beats being downtown on Canada Day and experience national pride

  55. December 11, 2016


    I would love to visit Ottawa one day! I am proud to be Canadian because our country is beautiful and we have free healthcare.

  56. December 11, 2016


    I won’t be in Ottawa this year. I am proud that Canadians are diverse.

  57. December 11, 2016

    Lindsay Gallimore

    I think we will be celebrating from Calgary, and taking advantage of the Parks Canaada pass in the Rockies. I am proudest of our open immigration policies!

  58. December 11, 2016

    lori butler

    i am hoping to be in ottawa for the celebrations, I love an proud to be canadian, because of our freedom we have.

  59. December 11, 2016

    Erica Seaman

    I wish we could, we live in NB. It would be a trip to remember. I’m proud of how kind & generous Canadians are.

  60. December 11, 2016

    Joy D

    I will be, but will I be there during some of the celebrations is unknown at the moment

  61. December 11, 2016

    Elaine Jasvins

    Yes, of course celebrate in I am proud to be Canadian because we are the best country in the world. Kind, accepting, and beautiful.

  62. December 11, 2016

    Tainan Lu

    I’m looking forward to visiting Ottawa

  63. December 11, 2016

    Amelia Pond

    It would be nice to get to Ottawa in 2017, but we probably won’t get there. We’re proud to be Canadians because we have a free country.

  64. December 11, 2016


    Im not going unfortunately. I love Canada because it is beautiful and I love what we stand for

  65. December 11, 2016

    Doris Calvert

    No I can’t be there, so proud to be Canadian because of the people, the landscape and the freedom we are so fortunate to have.

  66. December 10, 2016

    Caryn Coates

    I am hoping to get to Ottawa at some point. I am proud to be Canadian because of our freedom and our integrity.

  67. December 10, 2016

    Linda Klages

    Our singing group hopes to be there singing “O Canada” on parliament hill

  68. December 10, 2016

    Renee Vanderkuip

    Yes, I will be in Ottawa celebrating 150 years.
    We live in a beautiful country.

  69. December 10, 2016

    Alison Braidwood

    I’d like to visit Ottawa for the 150th, as I have family there I could stay with. Being Canadian makes me proud to live in a country where individual rights are respected, and freedoms are defended.

  70. December 10, 2016

    Purva D

    Looking forward to visiting Ottawa in 2017 ! 🙂

  71. December 10, 2016

    Marilyn Legault

    Hoping to get to some celebrations, but my husband hates crowds. I love Canada for its lakes and countryside and friendly people.

  72. December 10, 2016

    Julie-Lynne McCann

    not sure, we are hoping so!! fingers crossed

  73. December 10, 2016

    amy fisher

    i wish i could be there for the big day but i cant. being canadian means being free and able to live a life that i want thanks to men and women who were brave. its being whoever we are and accepting each other

  74. December 10, 2016

    Tara Betterley

    We are hoping to spend Canada Day in the Ottawa area this year so we can participate. I love that I am Canadian because we have a great country, I love the beautiful land we have!

  75. December 10, 2016

    Kim Barrett

    I’ll definitely be in Ottawa in 2017, but whether I’ll be able to take in any events remains to be seen…I sure hope so!

  76. December 10, 2016

    Rosanne Robinson

    I’m hoping to get to Ottawa to celebrate Canada’s birthday, but haven’t made any reservations yet.
    I’m very proud to be a Canadian, because our naturally beautiful & resourceful country has the best reputation in the world as being safe, warm, welcoming, & peace keepers.

  77. December 10, 2016

    Luzviminda Gunter-Smith

    I WILL DEFINITELY JOINING IN FOR THE CELEBRATION, OTTAWA IS WHERE I AM. I HOPE IT’S HOLIDAY, so I will enjoy it with the family and my lovely dog.

  78. December 10, 2016

    Elaine N.

    I live in Ottawa so I’ll be here for most of the year.

    Very proud to be Canadian!

  79. December 10, 2016

    Tricia Hope

    I am proud to be Canadian because of the reputation we have for integrity,helpfulness and welcoming to the International Community.

  80. December 10, 2016

    Elizabeth Robinson

    I am unable to visit Ottawa but I am very proud to be a Canadian.

  81. December 10, 2016

    Juliee Fitze

    I’m hoping to be there , really trying to win contests to send me there.

  82. December 10, 2016

    Gail Butler

    Yes, I will be participating in the Ottawa celebrations, I live in Kanata! I am proud to be a Canadian, because of freedom we have. Love the Red & White!

  83. December 10, 2016

    Corrinna Pole

    We are going to try to visit Ottawa for some of the events and what I love most about being Canadian is that (for the most part) we are considerate and compassionate about others, we feel our responsibility as global citizens to try and do good.

  84. December 10, 2016

    Deanna Barkley

    I’m proud to be Canadian because I live in one of the best countries in the entire world. We are free, friendly and our country is beautiful. Since I live in Ottawa, I will be taking part in the celebrations!

  85. December 10, 2016

    Florence Cochrane

    I won’t be visiting Ottawa for the celebrations as far as I know. I just love being Canadian and often think about how lucky I am to be born here.

  86. December 10, 2016

    Rhonda W G.

    I won’t be going to Ottawa but I’m soooo proud to be a Canadian. I was born in 67 so it’s a big year for me too!

  87. December 10, 2016

    margo b

    I’m hoping to visit Ottawa for New Years Eve, I love being a Canadian because we have freedom

  88. December 10, 2016

    Johanne Laurin-Castonguay

    I’m proud to be Canadian because I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world! 🙂

  89. December 10, 2016


    I have family in Ottawa so I may spend the holidays there. I am proud to be Canadian because I am proud of our nation’s values, e.g. diversity, democracy, environmental conservation.

  90. December 10, 2016

    Ashley J

    I’m proud to be Canadian because I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. 🙂

  91. December 10, 2016

    Esther Abel

    Would love to visit Ottawa but can’t afford:( I have 62yrs out of the 150 yrs in Canada Born & raised !

  92. December 10, 2016

    Angela Mitchell

    I won`t be visiting Ottawa this year but I feel blessed to be travelling by car across 3 provinces this summer to attend a family reunion. I`m proud to be Canadian because I think we are beautiful country that is welcoming to all people. I love our diversity.

  93. December 9, 2016


    We might, we haven’t made any solid plans yet.

  94. December 9, 2016


    No plans as of right now to visit Ottawa but would love to ! I’m so proud to be Canadian as Canada is beautiful, strong and free country

    • December 10, 2016

      Lyubov Fridlyand

      I agree.

  95. December 8, 2016


    I am a proud Canadian because of our diversity.

  96. December 8, 2016

    Tracy D

    We hope to! Our summer vacation included a stop in Ottawa last year, we really enjoyed it!

  97. December 8, 2016

    Erin W

    We are hoping to! We live in BC but have family outside of Ottawa. I really want to be there!

  98. December 8, 2016

    Kim K

    I am very proud to be Canadian because of so many reasons. It’s a stunningly beautiful country with so much to see and do. We have the best standards of living. Our freedom speaks for itself. Canada is filled with mostly wonderful people… I would love to come out to Ottawa to celebrate Canada 150 years strong!

  99. December 8, 2016


    I’ve been wanting to get the boys to Ottawa for a couple of years now, this would be the perfect time! We are very proud Canadians!

  100. December 8, 2016

    Nicole B

    I live in Ottawa and I am hoping to see many of these in the coming year! I am proud to live in such a beautiful and vast country that embraces all cultures

  101. December 8, 2016

    Chantale Ferguson

    I would love to. We live 2 hours away but we might be moving around Canada Day.

  102. December 8, 2016

    Cheryl MacPhail

    I will not be able to visit Ottawa 🙁 But I am proud to be Canadian because of our freedom !! 🙂

  103. December 7, 2016

    Carol McCann

    I would love to visit Ottawa for the celebrations next year. But it is not in the cards So I will be enjoying celebrations next year in B.C.
    I am a proud Canadian we have the best country in the world We have freedom to live without fear

  104. December 7, 2016

    joanne darrell

    We live in Ottawa so I will be enjoying the activities.I am a proud Cnadian.

  105. December 7, 2016


    I’d like to take my family to Ottawa this summer to see parliament & tour around. I’m proud to be Canadian because of our inclusive ness.

  106. December 7, 2016

    Jennifer L.

    Yes, I’d love visit Ottawa a few times this year. I’m proud to be Canadian because this is such a beautiful country with wonderful people.

  107. December 7, 2016


    I would love to go to Ottawa, but such a large trip is not in our plans for next year.

  108. December 7, 2016


    my daughter bought a ticket for the Junos – can I say I am a bit jealous?! I love our Canadian musicians – and the way they are appreciated around the world! 😀

  109. December 7, 2016

    Marilyn P

    I do plan on visiting our capital for Canada day celebrations as well as my own small town celebrations.I am proud to be canadian where we are free and able to have such grate celebrations.

  110. December 7, 2016

    Amy Dell

    I hope to be in Ottawa for Canada day

  111. December 7, 2016

    Erika E

    I won’t be travelling to Ottawa for the celebrations next year. I am always proud to be Canadian because we have such a beautiful country.

  112. December 7, 2016

    Lee-Ann S

    I would love to but unfortunately I don’t think we will be.

  113. December 7, 2016

    Debra R

    I visit Ottawa every day, as I work there, but live just outside of it. I’m a proud Canadian, because it has so much to offer….beautiful vacation spots, health coverage, freedom….what more can I ask for!

  114. December 7, 2016

    Shelley N

    We are hoping to get there this summer since our sons have never seen Ottawa and it would be an amazing time to go. I am proud to be Canadian since we have a standard of living that is wonderful, we have a stunningly beautiful country, and we are free

  115. December 7, 2016

    Brenda A

    Oh gracious! We plan in attending as much as possible! My whole house is booked up for Canada day week with my whole family! Can’t wait!

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