Ottawa – Mayor Watson and members of Council today saluted the Carleton University Ravens men’s basketball team for winning yet another Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship.The incredible Ravens basketball program, led by coach Dave Smart, has won an astounding nine CIS national men’s basketball championships in the span of the last 11 seasons.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, with Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Councillor Keith Egli, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Brian Mulligan for his outstanding volunteer work and contributions to the community as a volunteer, particularly to organizations in the area of children’s mental health.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and 200 members of the Francophone community today celebrated at the Mayor’s seventh annual Francophone Rendezvous, the 100th anniversary of LeDroit newspaper, one of the most enduring and key media organizations in our National Capital Region.Mayor Watson acknowledged the critical role LeDroit has played over the years in news reporting and coverage of issues impacting the Francophone community, and used the opportunity to make a special proclamation acknowledging the newspapers’ status and role in the community.
Ottawa – On Saturday March 23, the City of Ottawa will join the hundreds of millions of people around the world participating in Earth Hour 2013 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.This year, the City will be switching off lights in City buildings at City Hall, 100 Constellation, Ben Franklin Place, and the Swansea Municipal Building.
Ottawa – The City will be hosting its first ever Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Roundtable on Saturday, March23,2013. Predicted to be a day of engaging discussion, response to the event has been extremely positive, with registration filling up within a week of its announcement. The morning will feature presentations by well-known and respected panellists who will provide an update on the state of the issue, with a focus on both policies and programs that are being implemented to address climate change issues.