Go Back to the Future on a Farm Tech Tour or Discover Secret Eats in rural Ottawa

Tickets go on sale Friday for Ottawa 2017’s two newest Agri 150 experiences

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce two new Agri 150 experiences. Tickets for the Back to the Future: Farm Technology Tour and the Secret Eats West Carleton-March Tour will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Back to the Future: Farm Technology Tour

Saturday, August 19

First Tour: 11:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Bilingual)

Second Tour: 12:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (English only)

Tour shuttles will depart from OC Transpo’s Strandherd Park & Ride (bus stop #2A), at 3680 Strandherd Drive.

Participants will see the best of what agricultural technology has to offer and learn about the innovation that brings common food and plants from farm to home.

Fallowfield Tree Farm will explain how you can transform your lawn or town park from a sunny field to a shady arbour with the help of a gigantic mechanical tree spade. Then Schouten Cornerview Farms will offer a tour of their anaerobic digester and demonstrate the ways in which it improves their farm with cutting edge recycling. North Gower Grains’ gargantuan grain elevators give a great idea of just how much grain is grown in the Ottawa region. Velthuis Farms will show visitors where the cows that grace the milk containers really live.

Tickets for the Back to the Future: Farm Technology Tour are $80 (plus tax and service charges). A tour ticket enables free use of any OC Transpo bus route, to and from the Strandherd Park & Ride. Tickets are to be shown to the bus operator when boarding. Free service is available from three hours before the tour until three hours after the tour.

 

Secret Eats Tour – West Carleton-March

Sunday, August 20

First Tour: 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Bilingual)

Second Tour: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (English only)

Tour shuttles will depart from OC Transpo’s Eagleson Park & Ride (West Lot, bus stop #3A), at 40 Hearst Way.

Guests are invited to snack their way through the West Carleton-March Ward!

Hosted by Eli El-Chantiry, the Councillor for the area, this Secret Eats tour will take participants to four stops where they will eat, visit, and learn about the people and places that contributed to the history and character of West Carleton-March.

Visitors will tour each destination on this Secret Eats adventure and sample some of the delectable local treats that await in rural Ottawa.

Tickets for the Secret Eats West Carleton-March Ward Tour are $40 (plus tax and service charges). A tour ticket enables free use of any OC Transpo bus route, to and from the Eagleson Park & Ride (West Lot). Tickets are to be shown to the bus operator when boarding. Free service is available from three hours before the tour until three hours after the tour.

Presented in collaboration with Savour Ottawa.

 

To purchase tickets, visit Ottawa2017.ca.

Agri 150 is an Ottawa 2017 program stewarded by Just Food to boost rural tourism during the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in the nation’s capital and for years to come. More than 20 unique events will take place over the course of the year to allow people to discover Ottawa’s rural communities in all four seasons, and enhance their knowledge and appreciation of rural resources, while enjoying rejuvenating adventures.

Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country.

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.

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Stay informed on plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the capital. Visit ottawa2017.ca, follow us on Twitter @2017ottawa (#Ottawa2017) and on Facebook.

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Media information:  

Ottawa 2017

Denise LeBlanc – Manager, Media Relations
613-858-1506

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