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Tulip Ball a colourful success!

 

The Canadian Tulip Festival launched this year’s event with a sparkling Tulip Ball on Friday, May 6 at the gorgeous new Ottawa Convention Centre. Take a look at some amazing photos from that night, featuring one-of-a-kind floral gowns and more!

A gold tulip supplied by the Royal Canadian Mint was under careful watch at the event.

The gowns were created by Joel Marc Frappier, MFA, CAFA and Sylvie Bigras. Students from La Cité collégiale were also involved.

The black tie affair attracted an impressive crowd, who enjoyed fine dining and a silent auction, as well as the impressive view of Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal.

The 59th edition of the Canadian Tulip Festival continues its run until Monday, May 23. And rest assured that there are still lots of tulips left to bloom. You can book your Tulip Celebration getaway through Ottawa Tourism.

img 8321Guests were greeted by Daniel Richer, Town Crier, and a model wearing one of the spectacular floral gowns.

img 8360There's a woman in there somewhere!

sam 2131A gold tulip supplied by the Royal Canadian Mint was under careful watch at the event.

sam 2100There was a definite safari feeling to this tulip gown.

img 8359This whimsical gown is ready for inclement weather -- it incorporates a transparent umbrella!

img 8403Colour was not in short supply at the Tulip Ball!

 

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