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Year: 2018

Mayor Jim Watson opens Kaleidoscope exhibit

Mayor Jim Watson opened an exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery today, featuring the latest additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection. The exhibition, entitled Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection, is on display at the City Hall Art Gallery between December 6, 2018 and January 30, 2019.  The…
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Ali Tejpar receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ali Tejpar at City Council today, in recognition of his leadership in youth engagement and his community service. A member of the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee since 2017, Mr. Tejpar was instrumental in launching Ottawa’s first Mayor for a Day…
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New parking permit one more step toward making Ottawa a Music City

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa unveiled its new Musician and Artist Parking Permit today at Queen St. Fare, a new music venue and food hall. As owners of the permit, Queen St. Fare can loan it to musicians and artists, allowing them to load and unload their equipment worry-free when parked in a loading…
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Elio Marcantonio receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Barrhaven Ward Councillor Jan Harder presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Elio Marcantonio at City Council today, in recognition of his work to bring the community together and establish a BMX track in Barrhaven. Elio Marcantonio formed the Nepean BMX Association, a non-profit organization, and developed a BMX racing track…
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Council recognizes outgoing Councillors

City Council, meeting for the last time in this Term of Council, today highlighted the contributions of the outgoing Councillors. Mayor Jim Watson presented departing Councillors with commemorative photographs as a token of appreciation for their dedication and service to the City and its residents. Councillors Bob Monette, Jody Mitic, Marianne Wilkinson, Shad Qadri, Mark…
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Proud To Be Me receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Proud To Be Me. Proud To Be Me was established in 2011 by Cindy Cutts and Jody McCombe. Their goal was to empower youth and provide the tools they need to reach their potential. The organization raises funds for community supports, resources and programs…
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Billings Bridge Pacesetters Walking Club receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to the Billings Bridge Pacesetters Walking Club, with Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko.  The Billings Bridge Pacesetters Walking Club was recognized for its contributions to osteoarthritis research and for 25 years of community support.   The Billings Bridge Pacesetters Walking Club is a social walking…
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Mayor Watson presents Order of Ottawa and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson inducted 16 of Ottawa’s most outstanding residents into the Order of Ottawa during a ceremony this evening at Ottawa City Hall. Those inducted by Mayor Watson into the Order of Ottawa are: Julian Armour, Bernie Ashe, Graham Bird, Dr. Angela Cameron, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Marie-Claude Doucet, Barbara Farber, Emily Glossop, Elizabeth…
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Letter to Minister Mulroney regarding the economic statement made by Minister Fedeli,

November 21, 2018   The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, M.P.P. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs 11th Floor, 720 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 2S9   Dear Minister Mulroney, We closely followed the economic statement by the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Vic Fedeli, in which he announced the elimination of three positions of…
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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2018

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 16 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2018 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 22. Those who will be invested into the…
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