His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Mayor Jim Watson and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches officially named the Findlay Creek Community Park as Diamond Jubilee Park, commemorating the 60th year of the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II. The name was unveiled at today’s special name commemoration at City Hall.
9 Mayor Jim Watson and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, today unveiled Ottawa’s host city composite emblem for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM following an unveiling of the official emblem in Vancouver that was broadcast live on TSN. Ottawa is one of six Canadian cites that will host the international event expected to attract tourists and soccer enthusiasts from around the world.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, together with Premier Dalton McGuinty and Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orléans, were on hand this morning for the announcement that City staff will be recommending to Council that the international consortium known as the Rideau Transit Group be awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project, which includes the building and financing of the Highway 417 widening project from the Nicholas Street on ramp to the split with Highway 174.
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