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Month: July 2013

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Chris Hughes

July 17, 2013 – Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Jan Harder today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Hughes for his many years of outstanding community service and volunteerism. Mayor Watson highlighted Mr. Hughes’ service to Christie Lake Kids, a local charitable organization founded in 1922 that supports, challenges, nurtures, develops skills and creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa. For more than 38 years, Mr. Hughes has fostered…
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City Hall adds summer sizzle with free summer activities

Ottawa – The City has officially launched its free weekly summer programming at Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza– providing programs for everyone, morning, noon and night. The free weekly programs, running now to August 27, range from physical fitness to dance and artisan markets to music. Each day holds a different series of morning, noon-hour and evening programs – which includes YM-YWCA Tuesday morning boot camps, and Wednesday evening’s outdoor salsa lessons and dancing.…
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Sandra Oh receives Key to the City

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson presented Ms. Sandra Oh with the City’s most prestigious award, the Key to the City, during a special ceremony this evening in recognition of her many accomplishments in the field of the performing arts on both a national and international level. Sandra Oh is likely best known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang in the award-winning television series Grey’s Anatomy, which earned her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen…
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