Final day to enjoy Inspiration Village
Ottawa – As the final day for Inspiration Village gets underway today, Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, would like to thank residents, visitors, volunteers, artists and partners for their enthusiastic participation in making this free ephemeral entertainment locale a success.
To date, more than 340,000 people have visited the celebration hub in the ByWard Market since it opened on May 20. Of the participants surveyed, 49% were visitors to Ottawa. Inspiration Village has an 87% satisfaction rate.
From noon until 8 pm, the final day will be action-packed with activities and performances in a highly festive atmosphere. View details online.
INSPIRATION VILLAGE BY THE NUMBERS
0 The price of admission to Inspiration Village
5 Gentlemen from the Ottawa Mission who prepared the site every morning before opening to the public
12 Live radio remotes conducted from Inspiration Village
16 Full time exhibitors at Inspiration Village
20 Performances on the tops of the sea containers
23 The average daily temperature from May 20 to September 4 in Ottawa
24 Local exhibitors who showcased their projects, programs and goods at Inspiration Village
24 Porter Airline tickets awarded to contestants in the CANADA 3, 2, 1 Fly Away promotion
34+ National Capital Region companies and organizations that supplied goods and services to the staging of Inspiration Village
41 Sea containers that housed exhibits and activities
44 Planters and flower pots that beautified Inspiration Village
49 Percentage of visitors at the Village from outside the region
87 Percent satisfaction rate of participants surveyed
93 Hours it rained while Inspiration Village was open to the public
94 Exhibitor and event management staff who worked at Inspiration Village over 16 weeks
108 Consecutive days that residents/tourists enjoyed FREE programming
210 Hours it will take to tear-down Inspiration Village
275 Busker performances at Inspiration Village
406 Hours it took to set-up Inspiration Village
486 Hours generously donated by volunteers at Inspiration Village
874 Hours that the public could enjoy FREE programming at Inspiration Village
912 Performances, activities and special events that took place at Inspiration Village
5,000 The weight in pounds of a 20’ sea container at Inspiration Village
8,400 Lego pieces that children could play with at the “Build a Nation Station”
12,000 The weight in pounds of each 2nd level 40’ sea container
12,231 The distance in kilometers (one way) that one artist traveled to perform at Inspiration Village
18,000 Square feet that housed Inspiration Village on York Street
30,000 The weight in pounds of the concrete blocks used to secure the 2 shade sails over the Village
60,000 Mega Bloks that children could play with in the centre of Inspiration Village
340,000+ People who visited Inspiration Village from May 20 to September 4
TOO MANY TO COUNT: The number of people who took pictures of the OTTAWA letters or had their picture taken in front of the OTTAWA letters.
Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario (www.ontario.ca/150#ontario150) and the Government of Canada (www.canada.ca/150 #canada150) for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations.
Photos for media use, courtesy Ottawa 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Videos for media use, courtesy Ottawa 2017: https://vimeo.com/ottawa2017/albums
***Look for the Ottawa 2017 recap video of Inspiration Village in the coming days.