Ottawa 2017


Igniting a Year of Celebration

On December 31, more than 400 youth, each carrying a torch, formed a human chain from the Ottawa 2017 Cauldron to Parliament Hill, lighting their torches one after the other until the entire line was aglow.

In a nod to Ottawa’s and Canada’s past, as well as to our future generations, the flame from this Fire of Friendship Torch Relay was used to re-light the Centennial Flame, initiating celebrations on Parliament Hill and in cities across the country.


The cauldron will remain lit for this long weekend and will be a landmark throughout the year that will be re-lit for special occasions.

Here are some of the best moments captured…

More photos here.




A special thanks to our Event Partners



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