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Month: March 2017

More than 1,300 young musicians pay tribute to Canada at Music Ignites

Ottawa – Today, the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, the National Arts Centre (NAC) and Ottawa’s four local school boards, held Music Ignites, a mass band concert at the Aberdeen Pavilion to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. O Canada and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah rang out as over 1,300 high school students from 26 local school bands performed the two arrangements under the direction of NAC Orchestra Music Director…
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Red Bull Global Rallycross Makes Debut at Canada Aviation and Space Museum in partnership with Ottawa 2017

Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2017) – For the first time in its seven-year history, Red Bull Global Rallycross will head to Canada for a championship event in 2017. On Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, Red Bull GRC will visit Ottawa, the country’s capital, for two rounds of action at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The event is part of the Ottawa 2017 calendar, a year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of…
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Michel Picard receives the Key to the City of Ottawa

Ottawa  – This evening, Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Mr. Michel Picard at a ceremony at City Hall. Mr. Picard has served the Ottawa-Gatineau community throughout 41 years of his distinguished 45-year career in communications, television and radio broadcasting, as a celebrated voice of the Francophone news scene and a committed supporter of many local charities and organizations. In 1976, Mr. Picard joined Radio-Canada’s Ottawa bureau and hosted a wide…
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Mayor Watson seeks input on important City of Ottawa issues from Ottawa-Vanier federal candidates

OTTAWA – Today, Mayor Jim Watson issued a short questionnaire to Ottawa-Vanier federal candidates, seeking their input on important City of Ottawa related issues. All received responses will be posted on Mayor Watson’s website, www.Jimwatsonottawa.ca, simultaneously, without editorial comment, on Wednesday, March 29. The intention of this respectful initiative is to ensure local issues specific to Ottawa-Vanier receive federal attention in the lead-up to the April 3 by-election. The questionnaire’s responses will outline each party’s…
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Pull up to Canada’s Drive-In to see THE ROCKET

Free tickets to outdoor cinematic event are available Thursday Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome REEL CANADA’s National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) as a Programming Partner and announce a unique retro-showing of the film THE ROCKET in an outdoor setting. On April 19, to celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary, residents and visitors can experience a Canadian cinematic treat at…
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