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Year: 2015

Holiday Greeting

It seems hard to believe that the holiday season is before us again. I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 2015 has been a year that we won’t soon forget. As we finish a highly successful and collaborative first year, I look forward to working with my Council colleagues preparing for the important milestones and projects planned for the years to come.…
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Ottawa 2017 and CIBC Announce Partnership in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Today Ottawa 2017 along with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson announced that CIBC (CM:TSX) (CM:NYSE) will be the lead partner as the city hosts a year of celebrations to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. The partnership will see a number of high caliber events and activities presented in the Capital throughout 2017, a year that marks both Canada and CIBC’s 150th.  CIBC’s commitment to Ottawa 2017 extends beyond a monetary contribution and includes a comprehensive marketing strategy,…
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Mayors make their bet official

Ottawa – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson have officially agreed to the terms of their bet for the upcoming Grey Cup final in Winnipeg. The terms: 1. The losing city’s Mayor will wear the winning team’s jersey to a City Council meeting 2. The winning city’s Mayor will donate to the food bank of the losing city

Ottawa delegation meets with more than 100 investors in Beijing

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson presented an Ottawa Senators jersey to Beijing Deputy Mayor Sui Zhenjiang, whose portfolio focuses on technology and innovation.‎ They each provided opening remarks at a business and innovation seminar organized by Invest Ottawa, which was attended by more than 100 Chinese investors. BEIJING – On their second day in Beijing, Mayor Jim Watson and mission participants took part in an investment and innovation seminar organized by Invest Ottawa and hosted by Zhongguancun…
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Five agreements signed during first day of Ottawa mission in Beijing

BEIJING – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun witnessed the signing of five agreements during the Ottawa delegation’s first full day in Beijing. The agreements mark a strengthened collaboration between the two cities that will lead to continued success for Ottawa businesses doing business in China. These agreements include: – Two agreements for cooperation and service between Invest Ottawa and Zhongguancun Development Group which will allow Invest Ottawa to continue to host…
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