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Month: November 2017

Don Winchester receives the Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson, Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder, and Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Michael Qaqish presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today at City Council to Don Winchester, the President of the Barrhaven Seniors’ Council, for his many contributions to the community.  Don Winchester and his wife Marilyn have been active in the community since moving here from Calgary in 2011. He reached out to Councillor Harder who was interested in starting a seniors group in Barrhaven. That…
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Get your (video) game on, Ottawa!

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to launch the Canadian Videogame Competition and Expo, which begins today and runs until Saturday. This Ottawa 2017 Signature Event offers residents and visitors an opportunity to test their gaming skills in a fun and interactive environment, while also learning about new and existing locally-based game companies. Gamers are invited to join this FREE two-part event: From Monday, November…
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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2017

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 17 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2017 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s Order of Ottawa ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 16. Those who will be invested by Mayor Watson into the Order of Ottawa for 2016 are: Steve Barkhouse, Thomas d’Aquino, C, Jane Dobell, Édith…
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Rabbi Cantor Daniel Benlolo receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Rabbi Cantor Daniel Benlolo at City Council today in recognition of his volunteer service, particularly with the Jewish and interfaith communities. Rabbi Cantor Benlolo is very active in the community. He has worked as an educator at Talmud Torah and as a Judaic advisor for the Tamir Foundation. He is a frequent visitor to educational institutions to deliver interfaith…
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Mayor’s Budget 2018 Remarks

Balanced, Affordable and Progressive: Budget 2018  Check against delivery  Every fall I look forward to the opportunity to speak to Council and the public regarding their vision for Ottawa’s future and to listen to where residents would like Council to focus our resources. Over the last few months, Council has worked with the City Treasurer and the City Manager to deliver a budget that keeps us on a balanced path of fiscal responsibility. I am…
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