Ottawa Welcomes the World to Turkey this Sunday in the Glebe

April 21, 2017 | by glebeadmin

Travel Bugs in Ottawa will have the chance to explore Turkey, Poland, Mexico and Haiti over the next month – all without leaving the 613.

Ottawa 2017 is hosting its Ottawa Welcomes the World series at the Horticulture Building all year long, and with eight international events from now until the end of May, travel bugs will have much to feast on without buying a pricey ‘round-the-world flight.

It all starts this Sunday, when the Turkish Embassy of Ottawa celebrates its National Sovereignty and Children’s Day at the Horticulture building.

The day will feature painting and cultural exhibits, a UNESCO World Heritage Photo Exhibit, an art exhibit by renowned artist Hikmet Çetinkaya, live music and stage performances and traditional Turkish fare.

Kids will be busy all day with trivia games, music and painting. Don’t forget to get a scoop of Turkish sticky ice cream on your way out.

The celebration runs Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and returns for a second date Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Who likes perogies and cabbage rolls? Don’t miss Polish Day in Ottawa May 3, as the event will feature delicious Polish cuisine, live jazz and a selfie station with a beautiful Polish landscape. Attendees will have the chance to send greetings to Poles who are looking forward to celebrating their 100th anniversary next year. Polish Day runs May 3 from 10 a.m. to midnight at the Horticulture Building.

Don’t stop travelling yet. Mexico takes over the Horticulture Building for a full weekend from May 5-7 in the Glebe. Embark on Mexico’s ancient ruins, modern urban centres and, of course, its spectacular beaches.  Enjoy delectable Mexican cuisine, explore the country’s cultural diversity, marvel at stunning art, and groove to colourful music and dance. Mexico’s event runs Friday May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Haiti, Cuba, Guyana, Serbia and Ethiopia round out the series for the rest of May.

Grab your passport and head off on a multi-country adventure.