The Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2017 runs from September 20th until the 24th and features the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation, while transforming Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe.
That’s not to say the Canadians occupy a second tier - not at all. A year ago Lanni Marchant finished 3rd overall with a personal best time of 31:49 while her friend and rival Natasha Wodak came in 4th, ten seconds behind. Both have beaten the 2016 Olympic qualifying standard in the 10,000m while Marchant will also run the marathon in Rio. Each has had Ottawa emblazoned on their calendars for quite some time.