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Month: May 2015

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Marie-Eve Chainey

Mayor Jim Watson, Rideau-Vanier Ward Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Marie-Eve Chainey for her tireless work raising public awareness and funds to help people living with chronic kidney disease. In late 2001 while on an exchange program in Spain, Marie-Eve, a rising track-and-field athlete, was diagnosed as having kidney failure due to a rare blood disorder called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS).…
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Celebrating its heritage and a new, green future, Lansdowne Park officially opens

Ottawa – After an intensive construction period, Lansdowne has its park. Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko today officially opened the new Lansdowne Park, and were joined for the opening event by City Councillors, partners from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), and many of the professionals, stakeholders and organizations who helped design and build the newest attraction in Ottawa’s parks system. “Exactly 13 months ago today we were breaking up the…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Daniel McCarthy

Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Jean Cloutier presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Daniel McCarthy for his dedication to the mission of Scouting and to enhancing Ottawa’s southeast as a healthy, caring community. Over the past 20 years, Mr. McCarthy has been a leader of Beaver, Cub, Scout and Venturer troops with the 101st Ottawa Scouting Group at St. Aidan’s Church in Elmvale Acres, as well as a Group Commissioner…
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Cities of Tomorrow – Challenge and Showcase

May 13, 2015 – As a member of the Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), I have the pleasure to represent Ottawa in addressing many of the challenges large urban centres face, across our province. We have made much progress and in 2014, LUMCO launched several new initiatives including an annual contest and event, the Cities of Tomorrow Challenge and Showcase. Ontario’s Big City Mayors have challenged post secondary students from across Ontario to…
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Ottawa Champions Baseball Home Opener

As you may have heard, Ottawa’s new professional baseball team will be taking to the field this spring!   The Ottawa Champions Baseball Club’s inaugural home opener is on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00pm (the opening ceremonies and community celebration begin at 6pm) at the Ottawa Stadium, now known as Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park (RCGT Park). I would encourage you to show your support for our newest sports franchise in Ottawa by coming out to celebrate the home opener…
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