2022 recap: Rebranding, a new video wall, and the return of live events

2022 recap: Rebranding, a new video wall, and the return of live events


2022 was a milestone year for OSE, and we wanted to take a moment to share the highlights of another year spent designing and producing some of Ottawa’s best live events, as well as acquiring an incredible LED video wall and launching the newly rebranded OSE.

We’re so thankful to all of our incredible clients, partners, and team members for making these achievements possible! 


Ottawa Events in 2022


Fire and Ice 2022

Every year, we love partnering with the Bank Street BIA to give downtown’s Bank Street a weekend “glow up” for the Fire & Ice Ottawa festival!

This year’s highlights included transforming Snider Plaza with a series of interactive LED video walls, projection mapping onto the sides of local buildings, and creating multiple lighting installations to create a little winter magic for everyone who attended.


Fire and Ice Festival - Bank Street BIA - Outdoor Video Wall Displays




Ottawa Tulip Festival

The annual Tulip Festival is a major tourist attraction and community event in Ottawa, and we were thrilled to create an interactive instalment highlighting this unique event’s history and cultural connections.


Three children play with the interactive display on the LED video wall at the Ottawa Tulip Festival.


Capital Pride

We once again teamed up with Capital Pride to produce their lighting and stage design for the 2022 Capital Pride Festival. Was it just us, or was the entire event just a little brighter and more magical after two years away?


A photo of the stage and lighting setup at Ottawa's Capital Pride festival.


Other Ottawa events we proudly supported: 

This Roaring 20s event marked the first time the historic Chateau Laurier saw a projection on their ballroom ceiling:

The ballroom at Ottawa's Chateau Laurier Hotel is decorated in a 1920s theme, with decorative patterns projected onto the walls and ceiling


Stage design and lighting at Barrhaven’s Canada Day celebrations:

A band performs onstage at the Barrhaven Canada Day festival


Video mapping on Bank Street:

An artistic mural is projected onto the walls of downtown Bank Street as part of the Fire & Ice festival.


Lighting design for a Toyota event at the Shaw Centre:

Modern neon lighting in a blue and white diamond pattern lights up a night-time space at the Ottawa Shaw Centre.


Acquiring a high-res, interactive video wall

2022 also saw our biggest technology investment yet: the acquisition of the highest resolution indoor/outdoor LED video wall in the Ottawa area.


Video Wall displaying flames for the Fire & Ice Festival in 2022


The LED display guarantees a sharp, bright image. Its combination indoor/outdoor capability makes it a versatile option for any event. And its interactive capability and OSE’s design wizards work hand in hand to create a “wow!” experience for your guests… as well as a lasting impression for your brand.

Want to learn more about our LED video wall technology and how it can transform your next event? Check out our deep dive here!


Rebranding as OSE, Ottawa’s premiere event design and production company

In April 2022 we proudly relaunched Ottawa Special Events as Optimal Show Experience. Keeping the OSE acronym honours our history and strong reputation in the Ottawa events community, while our exciting new name and bold modern look point to the creativity, innovation and technical expertise that we bring to every project.

Learn more about our rebrand and how we’re helping to design and produce Ottawa’s most immersive and memorable events here.


A crowd watches the stage as the new OSE logo and brand is unveiled on a series of large video screens


See something here that caught your eye?

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