Facts About Mexico and Their Contribution to Canadian Culture

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Our Cultural Spotlight program celebrates Canada’s diversity by partnering with local festivals and cultural groups. Ottawa is rich with diversity — Canada in one City. We want to amplify that by promoting Canada in one show! It’s the same great Oh Canada Eh!? Dinner Musical you know and love but with an added bonus! From March 10th, 2023 until March 31st, 2023 we’re proudly featuring Ottawa’s Day of the Dead Festival and Mexican culture. All show tickets purchased in March include the Cultural Spotlight on Mexico. It’s our same great show with an added bonus! We’ve got a sprinkling of Mexican song, dance, cuisine and more…offering a select “taste” of the best of their traditions. Come check it out — get your tickets today!

10 Fun Facts about Mexico

  • Mexico is home to the world’s largest pyramid
  • 69 different languages are spoken in Mexico
  • Mexico City has the most museums in the world
  • Mexico has the largest number of taxis in the world
  • The meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs landed in Mexico
  • Mexico is Latin America’s most visited tourist destination
  • Colour TV was invented by a Mexican
  • Mexican cuisine is officially World Cultural Heritage
  • Poinsettias, chocolate and vanilla are some of Mexico’s contributions to the world
  • The world’s biggest Monarch butterfly reserve in Michoacan, Mexico is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mexico’s contributions to Canadian culture

The North American Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, Canada and the US has been in effect for 29 years. The Canadian trade and investment with Mexico is steadily growing, with over $41.7 billion in two-way merchandise trade in 2021. Mexico is Canada’s third largest single-country merchandise trading partner (after the U.S. and China). The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program has enabled Mexicans to support Canadian farming for over 50 years. Their work has been especially important throughout the pandemic. Mexican-Canadians make a considerable contribution to the Canadian economy. Their business success as entrepreneurs has been awarded many times, including right here in Ottawa!

Some top Canada imports from Mexico

  • Machinery, nuclear reactors and boilers
  • Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus
  • Vehicles other than railway
  • Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons
  • Iron and steel
  • Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our elevator will be out of service until further notice. All guests will need to take the stairs to reach the second (top) floor of our venue to access the showroom