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Month: August 2017

Still time to enjoy the summer of Ottawa 2017

Ottawa – On the heels of this past weekend’s successful event, Canada’s Table, Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, wishes to remind residents and visitors that there is still time to enjoy two other hit Signature Events of the summer: Inspiration Village and Kontinuum.  MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE HAVE VISITED INSPIRATION VILLAGE Daily,…
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Statement from Mayor Watson regarding the appointment of Mr. Patrick Lin as Special Advisor on Canada-China relations

‘’Since 1999, the City of Ottawa has maintained a special relationship with the City of Beijing, China, which is to this day Ottawa’s only Sister City. I signed this original agreement in 1999 as Mayor of the former City of Ottawa. I value this relationship and have led a number of economic delegations to China…
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Table for one…thousand!

Guests welcomed to Canada’s Table for unprecedented dinner in front of Parliament Hill Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 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 Catering, are delighted to welcome participants to…
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Canada’s Table serves up compassion and learning with social contributions

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, 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 Catering, are pleased to announce how Canada’s Table will strengthen the social fabric of Ottawa and Northern communities, and benefit up and coming students…
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Michael Deyell receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Michael Deyell at City Council today in recognition of his commitment to showcasing Canadian artists and for his many contributions to the LGBTQ community in Ottawa. The honour comes as the city celebrates the annual Ottawa Capital Pride Festival.…
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Response to my letter to Canada Post on City of Ottawa parking regulations

On August 2, 2017, I wrote to Canada Post with clarifications on the City of Ottawa’s parking regulations. Below is Canada Post’s response:

Canada’s Table culinary series

Top chefs from across the country pair-up with top local chefs to offer unique dining experiences Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, 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 Catering, are pleased to announce a series of…
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Memo To Councillors Regarding Long-Term Care

Like many, we were deeply concerned to hear about the recent incidents involving the City’s Long Term Care Homes. We have been assured that safeguards are in place to prevent future occurrences. As you may know, the City was recently issued a “Director Referral Order” from the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Since the…
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Ottawa 2017 rockin’ the capital with Guns N’ Roses, Our Lady Peace and free pre-concert party

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 and lead partner CIBC, in collaboration with Live Nation, are pleased to announce a free outdoor music experience as part of YOWttawa. As announced in December, international rock super-stars Guns N’ Roses will perform in Ottawa as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. The enduring rock legends will thrill fans at…
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My letter to Canada Post on City of Ottawa parking regulations

Deepak Chopra, The purpose of this letter is to seek clarification from Canada Post following its public declaration of July 25th, 2017, that, due to “concerns regarding safety and bike lanes in Toronto” you have directed your employees “to not park in bike lanes in the City of Toronto.” It is the expectation of the…
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