The fifth annual Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) will take place from June 20 to 30, 2017 at various venues around the city. This annual event recognizes and celebrates the ways Ottawans welcome new residents to the city and showcases the courage and strength newcomers demonstrate overcoming obstacles coming to Canada.

This year's WOW features more than 70 free events including sporting activities, movie screenings, panel discussions, exhibits and guided walking tours. Each event connects newcomers and long-term Ottawa residents alike, creating relationships and providing newcomers to Ottawa with a chance to experience the hospitality the the city has to offer.

Click here to view the full schedule of events.

CBC Ottawa is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Welcoming Ottawa Week!