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Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Maria McRae today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Frank Licari for his many years of volunteering with a variety of organizations and for his exceptional service to the Ridgemont Community and the citizens of Ottawa.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson inducted 15 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: Moe Atallah, Dr. John Bell, Paul Benoit, Hélène Campbell, Jim Durrell, Allison Fisher, Robert Gillett, Marc Jolicoeur, Terry Kelly, Russell Mills, Diane Morrison, Nazira Naz Tareen, Gisèle Richer, Christine Tremblay and Sara Vered.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson will present the City of Ottawa’s highest and most prestigious award to the Community Foundation of Ottawa, an organization that has been a cornerstone of our caring city through its philanthropic efforts.When: Monday, November 19 Time: 5:30 p.m. start (Mayor to speak at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Ottawa Convention Centre, Trillium Ballroom
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau Rockcliffe Ward Councillor Peter Clark today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Margaret (Peggy) Lister for her outstanding community service as President of Cornerstone Housing for Women, an important community organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women in Ottawa.
Ottawa – The City has officially opened an expanded Trim Park and Ride lot in Ottawa’s east end. The project saw an additional 364 spaces added to the current lot.“Adding these spaces was a significant part of Council’s commitment to enhancing our transit services,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “This new Park and Ride facility is an example of how the City is continuously improving residents’ access to transit and shows our commitment to east-end residents.”With the additional spaces, the Trim Park and Ride lot now offers 977 parking spaces.
Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Keith Egli, today paid tribute to the late Howard Darwin at a special ceremony to rename the Merivale Centennial Arena as the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena.“Naming the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena allows us to honour a man that gave so much to his community,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Howard’s entrepreneurial spirit has benefited all residents, especially sports fans, and his legacy will continue to live on.”
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced two new economic development initiatives at the first annual “State of the Economy” luncheon, presented by the Ottawa Business Journal. Mayor Watson joined representatives from the Conference Board of Canada, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and many industry leaders to discuss the business atmosphere in Ottawa and to outline the City’s economic development priorities.

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