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Year: 2011

Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame Opens at City Hall

Ottawa – Ottawa’s sports greats are once again proudly on display with the official opening of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame at its new downtown location. “I am honoured to officially open the new home of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame right here inside the historic Heritage Building at City Hall,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “This space will preserve and showcase the tremendous achievements of our athletes for over more than 100 years and…
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City of Ottawa salutes service personnel during National Veterans’ Week

Ottawa – National Veterans’ Week, November 5 to 11, affords Ottawa residents the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by local war veterans, while at the same time honouring the sacrifice of those who went to war and did not return. “Ottawa is home to many veterans who have served their country with valour and distinction around the world,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Our men and women in uniform have accomplished impossible feats of courage and sacrifice…
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2011 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa winners announced

Ottawa – Three local writers shared the spotlight tonight as winners of the City of Ottawa’s prestigious Book Awards. The ceremony took place at Library and Archives Canada. “With these awards, we proudly celebrate Ottawa’s remarkable writers who continue to inspire readers at home and abroad”, said Mayor Jim Watson. “We are pleased to add this year’s outstanding winning books to an impressive list of past winners.” Each award is worth $7,500 and is presented for…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Coralie Lalonde

Mayor Jim Watson, with Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Coralie Lalonde for her outstanding volunteer work in the community. Passionate about supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders, Ms.Lalonde is co-founder, board member, former chair and volunteer organizer of the Tech Venture Challenge, sparking entrepreneurial spirit among post-secondary students in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario by encouraging them to act on ideas, providing mentorship with successful…
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Trick-or-Treat with Mayor Jim Watson in support of the Baby Supply Cupboard

Ottawa – On Saturday, October 29, 2011, join Mayor Jim Watson at Ottawa City Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the Mayor’s fifth annual Halloween party in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Supply Cupboard. It’s a trick-or-treating event for the whole family that’s so much fun, it’s scary! “This event is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween while providing much-needed assistance to those less fortunate in our community,”…
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