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S pecial sesquicentennial events will abound, making an already-packed calendar of festivals, museum expansions and sporting events even more appealing. With a giant dragon wandering the streets, people eating dinner on a plat- form dangling from a crane and the Grey Cup coming to town, it's going to be a year like no other in the nation's capital. NEW AND EXCITING One hub of activity will be Inspiration Vil- lage, a temporary site constructed of old sea containers in the heart of the ByWard Market. This Ottawa 2017 project, which the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada helped design, will be the site of art exhibi- tions and concerts between May 20 and September 4. A few blocks away, the National Gallery of Canada has extensively renovated several spaces to create the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, which open in June and weave together the history of aboriginal and non-aboriginal art in Canada. In Centretown, the Canadian Museum of Nature is set to unveil its new 743-square- metre Canada Goose Arctic Gallery on June 21, SPRING/SUMMER 2017 DREAMSCAPES 43 BY LAURA BYRNE PAQUET A CAPITAL BIRTHDAY BASH ABOVE: Learn about aboriginal history and art at the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries in the National Gallery of Canada. © Ottawa Tourism WITH CANADA CELEBRATING ITS 150 TH BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR, OTTAWA IS PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GIVE VISITORS A YEAR TO REMEMBER.

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