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Month: December 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 exhibition features 68 artworks representing 43 artists. Nineteen of these artists are new to the Collection.  The kaleidoscope was selected…
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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 contest in 2018. Working closely with Mayor Watson and his office, Mr. Tejpar developed the contest to engage Ottawa students…
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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 zone near the venue’s entrance. Permits cost $50 each and can be purchased by venues that frequently host musical acts.…
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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 on Strandherd Drive to provide a new recreational facility for the community. Mr. Marcantonio acquired the land in Barrhaven with…
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