All roads will lead to the City of Ottawa on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to join in the Guyanese-Canadian Community’s hosting of ‘Guyana Day 2017,’in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Guyana’s 51’t Anniversary of lndependence. Under the theme ‘Enhancing the awareness of Guyana in Canada’s Sesquicentennial Year,’ Guyana Day 2017 will be held under the patronage of H. E. Clarissa Riehl, High Commissioner of the Republic of Guyana to Canada.
This collaborative event between the Guyana High Commission, the Guyana Consulate Toronto and Guyanese Diaspora communities from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal is being held at the Horticulture Building in the City of Ottawa’s Lansdowne Urban Park, commencing at 10:00 am and concluding at 6:00 pm and will be opened to the public free of charge. The event will feature an exciting programme of activities which include informative displays by Guyana Tourism and Go-lnvest, exhibitions of Guyanese art and crafts and Guyanese-Canadian manufactured food products, a Food Court, children’s interactive activities as well as cultural shows featuring outstanding local and Guyana based entertainers.
Guyana Day 2017 will replace the Annual Guyana Festival for this year only. Thousands of Guyanese-Canadians are expected to head to Ottawa to participate in the ‘Guyana Day 2017’ celebrations which will coincide with the Tulip Festival at Lansdowne Park and the Victoria Day holiday weekend.