Today, Hydro Ottawa hosts its 18th Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair. Approximately 1,400 children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their caregivers will experience the sights, sounds and attractions of a day at the fair. This private event allows attendees to enjoy themselves a day before the fair opens to the public.
It is thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers that the event remains a success year after year.
- This special day features live entertainment, karaoke, a petting zoo, a barbecue lunch, and midway rides.
- 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.
- Hydro Ottawa recognizes the important role volunteers play in creating a strong, supportive community.
- More than 40 Hydro Ottawa employees are volunteering their time to ensure the safety and well-being of the guests during the event. Volunteers help direct traffic, assist guests on and off the rides, as well as prepare and serve lunch.
“Special Needs Day holds a special place in our hearts at Hydro Ottawa. It’s just one way we give back to the community we serve in a meaningful way. Our employee volunteers are what make this event possible, ensuring that it’s a day our guests will treasure.”
- Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 2345