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Month: September 2016

New Federal Homelessness Funding Available for Municipalities

News release from Municipal Advocacy Solutions. September 30, 2016 — Housing has been in the news a lot lately. Whether it is high home prices, families who require safe, affordable housing, or the consultations being led by CMHC on a National Housing Strategy, there is a lot to talk about. Just today, FCM’s Big City…
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Angela Hewitt to perform at the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson is proud to announce that internationally acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt is the feature performer at the inaugural Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, which will take place on on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists and…
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Mayor Jim Watson calls for increased protection measures for cyclists and pedestrians

Ottawa – On September 22, Mayor Jim Watson wrote to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to request that further research be conducted on truck side guards and other safety measures that would reduce fatal collisions between cyclists, pedestrians, and heavy trucks. Mayor Watson’s letter was sent following a meeting with key local cycling…
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Ottawa 2017 Honoured with Prestigious International Awards

September 26th, 2016 – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to have received nine (9) awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promotional materials produced by festivals and events around the world. “This is a terrific endorsement…
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Giuseppe Nicastro receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

September 28, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Giuseppe Nicastro at today’s City Council meeting. One of Ottawa’s finest entrepreneurs, Mr. Nicastro is highly respected for both his business acumen and his community benevolence. He has strong convictions in building a robust Italian-Canadian community…
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Full year of sesquicentennial celebrations in Ottawa to kick off with the lighting of an eye-catching cauldron on New Year’s Eve

September 22nd, 2016 – With just over 100 days to go until Canada’s 150th birthday year, the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce a New Year’s Eve event that will launch a full year of celebrations in the nation’s capital and to welcome Enbridge…
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One Young World announces the participation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at 2016 Summit

One Young World announces the participation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at 2016 Summit Ottawa – Today, One Young World organizers are very pleased to announce the participation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the 2016 Summit taking place in Ottawa from September 28 to October 1, 2016. The Prime Minister shared the following video…
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Ottawa students to add youthful momentum to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce partnerships with Ottawa’s four local school boards, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board,…
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Congratulations Ottawa Champions, 2016 CanAm league Champions!

Ottawa Champions fans joined me and my fellow City Councillors today to celebrate the Ottawa Champion’s first CanAm league victory! Nearly 300 people attended a rally held in Jean Pigott at City Hall, along with players from the Ottawa Champions team and members of the Ottawa Champions office. It was great to hear from David Gourlay,…
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Ottawa 2017 applauds the Government of Ontario for its support of sesquicentennial celebrations in Canada’s capital

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to welcome the Government of Ontario as a partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital. The Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, and Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport, announced today a contribution…
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