The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project



Built by participants at the Official Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa, 2011. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

The Reaffirm tutu is an original creation designed by the festival participants of the 2011 Official Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa, ON. In conjunction with the National Capital Commission’s Reaffirmation Ceremony during which participants were invited to declare their love for Canada, guests likewise expressed their patriotic sentiments by creating a miniature coat of arms. Each piece has been attached to a tutu covered in hundreds of silk maple leaves. 

The Official Canada Day Celebrations are facilitated annually by the National Capital Commission. The NCC-CCN is a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. Their goal is to ensure that Canada’s Capital Region is a source of national pride and significance.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.