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Month: November 2015

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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City of Ottawa salutes local war veterans

November 4, 2015 – Ottawa marked the start of Veterans’ Week (November 5 to 11) with a candlelight tribute ceremony at the Canadian War Museum this evening, hosted by Mayor Jim Watson and the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. The ceremony marked the first in a week of events offering residents the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by local veterans and to honour the sacrifice of…
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Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance announces local economic impact from hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

November 5, 2015 – The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance released a report today indicating that Ottawa received $28.6 million in overall economic activity as a result of hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ in June. The report also indicated that Ottawa benefited from $5.8 million in direct GDP (Gross Domestic Product) impacts for the local economy as a result of the event. “Hosting this prestigious sporting event has elevated Ottawa’s international profile and…
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