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Month: May 2016

Remembering Heather Crowe, Smoke-Free Ontario advocate

From time to time I’m asked, particularly by students, what one action I’m most proud of as a politician. And I always answer that it was having the opportunity to implement the Smoke Free Ontario Act, as Ontario’s first minister of Health Promotion back in 2006. But while I had the honour of making sure this important law was implemented, the true credit for this ground breaking piece of legislation rests with a humble, and…
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Divya Massilamani, outstanding youth volunteer, receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Innes Ward Councillor Jody Mitic presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Divya Massilamani at today’s City Council meeting. Ms. Massilamani is currently a third-year Bachelor of Science student at the University of Ottawa. She has known for most of her life that she wants to be a physician, but her volunteer work with children at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in the Oncology and Hematology department since 2011…
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Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors

I am hosting my Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors on Friday, July 1 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa. Tickets are required for entry and to claim prizes. There is limited free parking for ticket holders from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available now by calling the City of Ottawa at 613-580-2424, ext. 25683 or by emailing protocolrsvp@ottawa.ca by Wednesday, June 22. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with…
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Registration now open for Tourism Summit on May 30

The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism, in partnership with the Economic Club of Canada, will hold a Tourism Summit on May 30, bringing together tourism experts, stakeholders, businesses, and the general public to examine Ottawa’s tourism industry beyond 2017. The summit, part of Tourism Week in Canada, is sponsored by the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association and the Shaw Centre. “Next year is our big year as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. As the nation’s…
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#Ottawa4FortMac tickets now on sale

Today, Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Senators player Chris Phillips announced that #Ottawa4FortMact tickets are now on sale. They are in limited quantities and can be purchased online at www.JimWatsonOttawa.ca/Ottawa4FortMac, at Big Rig locations and at the Mayor’s office at City Hall, at the cost of $ 80 each. #Ottawa4FortMac is a fundraising event in support the Canadian Red Cross’s emergency appeal and the United Way’s relief efforts directed towards helping the residents of Fort…
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