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WANTED: Artists on Canada Day in Ottawa!

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- aka Will and Kate -- were the guests of honour at Ottawa's Canada Day celebrations in 2011. CREDIT: Central Image AgencyThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — aka Will and Kate — were the guests of honour at Ottawa’s Canada Day celebrations in 2011. CREDIT: Central Image AgencyOttawa throws one heck of a party each July 1. That's Canada Day and the entire region erupts into a wild celebration of all things Canada.... There truly is no better place to be in the country on Canada Day than in Canada's Capital Region.

A big part of the celebration is organized by the National Capital Commission, including the noon and evening shows on Parliament Hill, the massive fireworks display and fun, interactive programming in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa and Jacques-Cartier Park in nearby Gatineau, Québec.

The NCC (as it's known) has issued a call to artists to create some unique artwork for Major's Hill Park for this year's celebration.

They're looking for something collaborative -- meaning a temporary creation that would be built or made by the artist and members of the public as the day progressed; sounds like fun!

The details of Canada Day 2012 won't be released for a few more weeks but stay tuned -- it'll be a 145th birthday party to remember!

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