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Month: September 2017

Mayor Watson’s statement on recent verbal abuse case in City Long Term Care home

I am appalled and furious with this news about elder abuse in one of our long term care homes. This behavior will not be tolerated and I am fully supportive of the immediate dismissals of those involved in this outrageous and callous behavior. I have asked staff to bring in a third party to review…
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Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls to open on October 6

Media premiere October 5 Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to announce that Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls, will premiere the evening of Thursday, October 5 and officially open to the public on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau…
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Mayor Watson recognizes that now is the right opportunity to transform housing

Ottawa — As the federal government is’ expected to launch the National Housing Strategy (NHS) this fall, Mayor Jim Watson recognizes that it could be a once in a generation opportunity to transform affordable housing in Canada. “Safe, affordable housing is the bedrock of the liveable, sustainable and caring cities we aspire to build. Despite…
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Raffaela Plastino receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Riley Brockington recognized Raffaela Plastino’s commitment and dedication to the community by presenting her with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting. Plastino and her family emigrated from Cleta, Italy in 1949. After landing in Halifax, they journeyed to Ottawa where they were welcomed by friends and…
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Ottawa 2017 wins 8 prestigious international awards

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, is thrilled to have received 8 awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promotional materials produced by festivals and events around the world. The prizes were awarded last night during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony, held at…
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Mayor Watson to lead economic mission to Los Angeles and Seattle

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today that on September 18, 2017, he will head to Los Angeles, California, with the heads of Ottawa’s local tourism and film industries, as well as representation from Invest Ottawa. On September 21, Mayor Watson will head to Seattle, Washington, to tour the Amazon Headquarters. The economic mission’s participants…
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Experience rural Ottawa by bike with the Enviro-Cycle Tour

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon for Ottawa 2017’s newest Agri 150 event Ottawa –Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce the newest Agri 150 experience. Tickets for the Enviro-Cycle Tour go on sale tomorrow at noon. ENVIRO-CYCLE TOUR ($)                                                                                                        Sunday, September 24 First tour group (72 km): 9…
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Statement by Mayor Watson, co-chair of Invest Ottawa, regarding the Amazon HQ2 announcement

‘’Following Amazon’s announcement yesterday that it was looking to establish an important campus in a North American city, I have asked Invest Ottawa and the City’s Economic Development branch to explore this great opportunity for our community. As an innovation and research-intensive city, counting a bilingual and culturally diverse high-tech and telecommunications workforce of more…
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Back by popular demand! Ottawa 2017 is making a splash this Saturday with a repeat performance of Waterdance

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, invites media to capture captivating and colourful images of Waterdance, a free Ignite 150 event taking place throughout the city this Saturday. In an encore performance, splash pads around town will come alive as dancers perform unique choreographies and invite the public to join in.…
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Final week to experience Kontinuum

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, wishes to remind residents and visitors that there is only one week left to see Kontinuum: An Underground Journey Through Time. To date, close to 300,000 people have experienced this Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, which ends on Thursday, September 14. SCHEDULE Open daily until September…
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