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Month: April 2017

Design and programming partners revealed for Ottawa 2017’s Inspiration Village

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to reveal details about the design and program partners for Inspiration Village. A core site for Ottawa 2017 programming from May 20 to September 4, this ephemeral entertainment locale on York Street will be the site of a succession of FREE special exhibits and performing arts events showcasing Canadian culture and Canada’s provinces and territories. The edgy-looking…
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Hockey bet with the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio

The Ottawa Senators will open their second round playoff series against the New York Rangers in Ottawa at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 27. As it is has now become tradition during for playoff games, I’ve established a friendly bet with the opposing team’s Mayor. The Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio and I have placed a hockey bet that our respective teams will emerge victorious for this series. The losing Mayor will:…
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Qamar Masood receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – As a committed volunteer within the Pakistani community for over 20 years, Qamar Masood was presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting by Mayor Jim Watson and Orléans Ward Councilor Bob Monette. Mr. Masood is President of the Multicultural Association of Orléans, an organization that facilitates the participation of the community in socio-cultural, education and intercommunity programs. He is a former Ambassador of Peace within the Universal Peace Federation…
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Go Sens Go!

Congratulations to our Ottawa Senators, who have successfully defeated the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Ottawa is “All In” with Sens flag raised at City Hall, the Sens Mile signs installed on Elgin Street, and excellent support shown throughout the city. In light of our team’s victory over the Boston Bruins, Ms. Elizabeth Moore Aubin, Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy, held her end of our bet and delivered…
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Mayor Watson to Seek a Strong Mandate to Negotiate the Future of LeBreton Flats

For immediate release: April 12, 2016 Ottawa  – Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced that he will be seeking a mandate from Committee and Council to allow the City of Ottawa to enter into negotiations with RendezVous LeBreton Group (RLG), the National Capital Commission (NCC) and other government partners on the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats. Due to the significant long-term interest of the LeBreton project for the City of Ottawa and its residents, it is important…
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