Special Needs Day

Every year, Hydro Ottawa partners with the Capital Fair for Special Needs Day. This day provides children and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, along with their families and caregivers, the opportunity to experience all the sights, sounds and fun of a day at the fair. 

Since 2001, thousands of guests have enjoyed the opportunity to experience such an amazing community event making Special Needs Day one of the most memorable days of the year for both the guests and the many Hydro Ottawa employee volunteers. The enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers ensures that the event is a success year after year.

By opening the Capital Fair a day early for this private event, our special guests get to experience all the sights and sounds of the fair along with the benefits of smaller crowds, reduced-speed midway rides, and volunteers to help guests on and off the rides. By removing these barriers to accessibility, we’re making the impossible, possible allowing for guests to enjoy all aspect of the fair.