Expect more in the way bright lights around the Chaudiere Falls for the next couple of evenings. Ottawa 2017 officials want the public to know that advance technical lighting tests continue Thursday and Friday night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the area of the Chaudière Falls in preparation for a new Ottawa 2017 Signature event.
Highlighting one of the region’s most impressive natural landmarks, this free ambient lighting display “Miwate”will launch in early October. The light and sound show will illuminate the falls and share Indigenous culture. The name Mìwàte translates to “dazzled by a light or fire” in Anishinaabe, the language of the Algonquin people. Ottawa 2017 says “light will be used to amplify the energy that comes from the water.”
This powerful tribute to Indigenous people is co-produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and world-renowned Canadian production company Moment Factory, which has also worked on Kontinuum in downtown Ottawa.
Spectators will be able to view Mìwàte from the new public space overlooking the falls that is part of Hydro Ottawa’s Chaudiere Falls expansion project. (Ottawa 2017 news release)