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Month: December 2016

Ottawa 2017? There’s an app for that!

Download the free Ottawa 2017 App to elevate your experience at events throughout the year  Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce the launch of the Ottawa 2017 App, powered by Ottawa 2017 Premier Partner Bell. The free experiential App offers the latest information and updates on Ottawa 2017 programming as well as unique multimedia features to enhance the experience of residents…
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Council approves 2017 Budget – improving core services and maintaining two per cent tax commitment

Today, City Council approved the 2017 Budget, focussing on strengthening core municipal services and long-term affordability. The budget maintains Council’s commitment to limiting the property tax increase to two percent. The budget also places emphasis on supporting core community priorities such as social infrastructure, safety, the environment, support for the arts and efforts to promote economic growth. Substantial investments are also made in active transportation, improved transit services, and programs that support our most vulnerable…
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Zachary Graves receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

December 14, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Zachary Graves at today’s City Council meeting. Zachary Graves leads the student run non-profit organization, Tools With Impact, which originally supported the local development of Mossuril, a village in Mozambique, through the donation of hand tools and essential building equipment. Zachary is also proudly involved in the special needs community where he volunteers as a Special…
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Tim Hortons the Official Coffee of Ottawa 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are proud to welcome Tim Hortons as the Official Coffee of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital. The iconic Canadian restaurant chain will serve complimentary coffee and hot chocolate at several Ottawa 2017 events including the December 31st New Year’s Eve Celebration, the Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute Weekend and Picnic on the Bridge. In addition to warming the hearts of…
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My poem for Mayor Naheed Nenshi – 2016 Grey Cup bet

As tradition would have it, the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, and I placed a bet on who would win the 2016 Grey Cup: the Ottawa RedBlacks or the Calgary Stampeders. As we all know, the Ottawa RedBlacks came back from Toronto with the 104th Grey Cup in hand. To honour our bet, my good friend Mayor Nenshi wore the RedBlacks’ jersey at his City Council on December 5, sent over a dozen donuts from…
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