Grant Hooker

This May, crowds will be welcomed back in-person to celebrate the festival’s 70th anniversary and admire the 300,000 tulips at Commissioners Park at Dow’s Lake.
Bookings disappear, revenues dry up after city's biggest annual winter tourism event is put on ice for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.
Dave Virk, whose family owns and operates a supermarket in the town west of Ottawa, has purchased the deep-fried snack franchise from previous owners Brent and Linda Bistrisky.
The Department of Canadian Heritage, which runs the popular winter festival, says it is moving all programming online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
BeaverTails founders Grant and Pam Hooker say they are resigning from the festival’s board to make way for the 'next generation.'
Festival organizers said Monday the popular annual spring celebration is on track to surpass last year’s total sponsorship revenues of $61,000 despite moving online.
The show will go on for TD Ottawa JazzFest, the Canadian Tulip Festival and a number of other local events following the Ontario government’s reversal on funding cuts affecting many of the province’s…