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Month: February 2017

What’s a party without pizza? – Ottawa 2017 partners with Gabriel Pizza

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome Gabriel Pizza as a partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital. As the Official Pizza for Ottawa 2017, Gabriel Pizza – a locally owned and operated business – is marking its 40th…
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Public Information Session on Stage 2 LRT

Residents are invited to participate in an online interactive public information session on the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions in person or via Facebook Live. On Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., City staff will deliver…
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Ottawa 2017 partners with Sustainable Forestry Initiative for Red Bull Crashed Ice

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) as a partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital. A sustainability leader dedicated to the future of our forests, SFI promotes the responsible procurement of forest products.…
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Bob Easy receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Bob Easy at today’s City Council meeting. Bob Easy has been involved in building and supporting youth in the communities of Munster and Richmond going back to the 1970s. The sense of community and of family he…
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City shares significant news about plans to move forward with Stage 2 Light Rail Transit

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, Councillor Stephen Blais, Chair of the Transit Commission, and City of Ottawa staff today shared significant news about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report…
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The Government of Canada provides funding in support of Arts Court and the Ottawa Art Gallery

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that the City of Ottawa is receiving $5,250,000 to fund the expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the redevelopment of the Arts Court building. She also announced that the Ottawa Art Gallery is receiving an additional $1,300,000 for specialized equipment to outfit their new…
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Canada’s Table tickets go on sale Friday at noon

Top chefs from across the country to stage legendary dinner in the shadow of Canada’s iconic Parliament Buildings Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, Restaurateur Stephen Beckta and Chef Mike Moffatt of Beckta, Play and Gezellig restaurants, along with Sheila Whyte of Thyme & Again…
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Metric, The Sheepdogs, Bobby Bazini & Kevin Bazinet to perform at Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert

Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, the National Hockey League, Live Nation Canada and the Ottawa Senators are pleased to announce that the Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert will feature musical performances by Metric, The Sheepdogs and bilingual artists Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet, who will showcase…
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Ottawa Public Library receives Council approval for new flagship Ottawa Central Library

Decision advances municipal-federal collaboration on joint facility Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) today received City Council approval to develop a new 216,000 square-foot Ottawa Central Library joint facility with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) at 557 Wellington Street. City Council further approved a design-bid-build procurement process in order to ensure maximum control over…
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Sharon Roper receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Sharon Roper at today’s City Council meeting. Sharon is a dedicated contributor to the leadership and operation of the West Carleton Food Access Centre. As a long-standing volunteer and community member, she has dedicated countless hours…
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