Announcement: Canada 2020 to host President Barack Obama in Ottawa

The 44th President of the United States will take Canada 2020’s stage in Ottawa on May 31st 2019

by Alex Paterson. Posted April 24, 2019

23 April 2019 (Ottawa)

Canada 2020 will host former U.S. President Barack Obama in Ottawa on May 31st, 2019.

From Tom Pitfield, Chairman of Canada 2020:

“We’re thrilled to welcome President Obama back to Canada 2020’s stage in our nation’s capital.

President Obama is a generation-defining political leader, and an inspiration to millions around the world. Canada 2020 is thrilled to help spread his message of civic engagement, community leadership and tolerance.

Our goal is to deliver a truly memorable live event experience for Ottawans of all backgrounds.”

The event will be hosted at the Canadian Tire Centre, where President Obama will engage in an on-stage Q&A.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 26th, at 12 PM Eastern. Tickets can be purchased by visiting,, in person at each of The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall, Place d’Orléans and in the ByWard Market, and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Applications for press accreditation must be sent to by May 3rd, 2019, and will be reviewed and approved in advance of the event. Please note that we will not be granting accreditation to radio or television broadcast applicants.

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