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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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Preferred proponent recommended to design new central library

Ottawa –– After a review of 33 submissions from architectural firms from around the world, and a shortlist of five finalists, the Evaluation Committee for the new joint facility shared by Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada has recommended entering into negotiations with the consortium of Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects, from…
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Paul W. Dewar receives the Key to the City

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Paul W. Dewar at a ceremony at City Hall this evening, in recognition and appreciation for his service and dedication to his community and country, and his significant contributions to education and youth empowerment. Mr. Dewar began his career as a teacher. He…
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Ottawa Wolves RFC to Host 2020 Bingham Cup Rugby Tournament

World’s largest amateur rugby tournament promotes inclusivity and equality. OTTAWA, October 4, 2018 – The Ottawa Wolves RFC has won the hosting rights for the 2020 Bingham Cup, the world’s largest amateur union rugby tournament. The Ottawa Wolves RFC are the first Canadian inclusive rugby club to host the Bingham Cup and follow other inclusive…
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Chris Nihmey receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa  ̶  The Mayor of Ottawa and Ward Councillor Gloucester-South Nepean Ward presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Nihmey at City Council today in recognition of his mental health advocacy. For two decades, Chris Nihmey has battled serious mental health disorders. Through therapy, medication and behaviour strategies, Mr. Nihmey has recovered from his…
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Future site of new central library to be local and national destination

Ottawa – At a ceremony held today, Mayor Jim Watson and The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, with Councillor Tim Tierney, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board, dedicated the future home of a joint facility shared by the Ottawa…
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