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Month: March 2016

Ottawa to Host 2016 and 2017 Canadian Triathlon Championships and CAMTRI Continental Cup Races

March 31, 2016—Canada’s top triathletes will be swimming, biking and running into the Nation’s Capital Region for the 2016 and 2017 Canadian Sprint and Standard Distance Triathlon Championships, along with the CAMTRI Continental Cup.  “Having the opportunity to host major events in all corners of the country is critical to the growth and future success of our sport across Canada,” said Tim Wilson, chief executive officer, Triathlon Canada. “Eastern Canada is extremely passionate for all…
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Moment Factory and Ottawa 2017 to produce momentum-building Signature Event in future Light Rail Transit tunnel

March 30th, 2016 – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, announced today a world first: an impressive underground multimedia production in the city’s highly anticipated light rail train system. The Confederation Line of Ottawa’s new Light Rail Transit (LRT) service is scheduled to launch in May 2018. To showcase this modern mode of travel and to build anticipation for this new era of transportation in the nation’s…
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Tysen Lefebvre receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

March 23rd, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Stittsville Ward Councillor Shad Qadri presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Tysen Lefebvre at today’s City Council meeting. The 15-year-old youth was recognized for his tireless and enthusiastic work to raise funds for Make-a-Wish Eastern Ontario to make big wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. In November 2012, Tysen had his own wish granted: to fly to Los Angeles to meet his hero, actor Adam…
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Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin receives Ottawa’s Highest Honour

March 23rd, 2016 – We all carry keys with us:  keys to doors, cars, lockers, you name it — anything we feel is valuable enough to put a lock on. But very few people own a Key to the City of Ottawa. An ornamental key – the Key to the City – is presented to esteemed residents, visitors and others whom the City of Ottawa wishes to honour. The key is symbolic of medieval walled cities,…
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