Ottawa 2017 and Stantec partner to engineer a year of memorable celebrations

Stantec employees receive a special visit to welcome them to the Ottawa 2017 family.

Stantec employees receive a special visit to welcome them to the Ottawa 2017 family.

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce that Stantec is the Exclusive Engineering Firm of Ottawa 2017.

“We’re excited that Stantec, an international design firm with strong Canadian roots, has partnered with Ottawa 2017 to help shape a full year of celebrations in the nation’s capital for Canada’s 150th anniversary,” said Mayor Watson. “Together, we will build exceptional and memorable experiences for residents and visitors from around the world.”

A global leader with expertise in architectural, engineering, and environmental services, Stantec will provide engineering support for a variety of Ottawa 2017 projects and events, including Inspiration Village and Red Bull Crashed Ice.

“At Stantec, we take pride in our long history of giving back to the community and of having a positive impact on the world we live in,” said John Krug, Vice-President, Stantec. “We’re excited to partner with Ottawa 2017 and we see this as a wonderful opportunity to both contribute to Canada’s birthday celebrations and to further strengthen our connections with the people and places we serve.”

“As co-hosts for this landmark celebration of Canada and CIBC’s shared 150th anniversary, we’re delighted to welcome Stantec to the ever-expanding group of Ottawa 2017 partners,” said Monique Giroux, Vice-President, Sponsorship Marketing & Strategy, CIBC.

Stantec’s core values are based on community involvement and putting people first. This is reflected in the company’s identity and business achievements.

“With a proven track record in building strong communities, the expertise that Stantec brings to the celebration planning is unparalleled,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “Together, our growing foundation of Ottawa 2017 partners is creating momentum toward what promises to be an incredible year in the capital.”

About Stantec
The Stantec community unites more than 15,000 specialists working in over 250 locations. Their work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places they serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Canada’s 150th celebrations will 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.

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