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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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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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First Annual Somali Cultural Festival to take place in Ottawa

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, joined by members of Ottawa’s Somali Community, will proclaim July 29 Somali Culture Festival Day in Ottawa, in conjunction with the first Annual Somali Cultural Festival. The festival, which is organized by the Somali Centre for Family Services and supported by the City of Ottawa, will take place on Saturday,…
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Experience Kontinuum!

Free underground journey through time premieres tonight   Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to premiere Kontinuum: An Underground Journey Through Time. The experience officially opens to the public tomorrow at 10 a.m., but hundreds of lucky Ottawa 2017 Insiders and frontline tourism staff are getting an…
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Gatineau and Ottawa mayors announce the mandate and membership of the Joint Transportation Working Group

GATINEAU and OTTAWA — On May 26, Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in conjunction with Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) and OC Transpo, announced the signing of a historic transit agreement between the two cities. In addition to integrating Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) bus routes with the new…
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