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Month: July 2016

Mayor Watson’s statement on the passing of Mr. Abdirahman Abdi

Released on Tuesday, July 26 — I was saddened to hear of Mr. Abdirahman Abdi’s passing on July 25, and would like to express my sincere condolences to his family, friends and neighbours. It is always concerning when a life is lost in our City, and my thoughts are with Mr. Abdi’s family and friends during this difficult time. I am confident that Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit will conduct a fair and thorough investigation that…
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Baseball fans remember Max Keeping’s legacy at bridge naming

July 16, 2016 – Baseball fans who came to RCGT Park this evening to watch the Ottawa Champions host the Rockland Boulders first joined Mayor Jim Watson, president of the Ottawa Champions David Gourlay and Mr. Keeping’s family to remember popular local community builder Max Keeping. The game was preceded by a short ceremony on the pitcher’s mound, renaming the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over Highway 417 the Max Keeping Bridge in honour of the…
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Girls+ Skate 613 receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

July 13, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to skateboarding organization Girls+ Skate 613 at today’s City Council meeting. Girls+ Skate 613 builds community, diversity and inclusion by providing a safe space for individuals of all ages, abilities and genders to skateboard in a comfortable, encouraging environment. The organization began as Girls Only Sessions at the McNabb Community Centre in 2006. Girls+ Skate 613 is…
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City of Ottawa and Ottawa Champions baseball team invite residents to join in honouring Max Keeping on Saturday

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Champions baseball team are inviting residents to remember popular local community builder Max Keeping, by filling the RCGT Park baseball stadium for the ball game on Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m., when the Champions will host the Rockland Boulders. The game will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. with a short ceremony renaming the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over Highway 417 the Max Keeping Bridge in honour…
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REDBLACKS touchdowns will be converted to trees at Trim Park and Ride

As if you needed another reason to cheer on the Ottawa REDBLACKS, here is one more. For each touchdown the REDBLACKs score at TD Place Stadium this season, a tree will be planted at the OC Transpo Trim Park and Ride. The end result will be The REDBLACKS Forest, a partnership between the City of Ottawa and the REDBLACKS parent company, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). “Ottawa football fans who cheer-on the REDBLACKS can…
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