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Ottawa – Festival and Events Ontario has recognized the City of Ottawa with its inaugural award for “Best Festival City” for cities larger than 200,000 residents.“Ottawa is blessed with a great number of annual festivals and events, big and small” said Mayor Watson. “Each one enhances the recreation, arts and cultural experience for our residents and visitors, while at the same time contributing to the growth and development of our economy.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Jan Harder presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mr. David Vesey today for his outstanding volunteer service as a coach, trainer and mentor of children in the Barrhaven community who play league softball or hockey. David is a retired teacher who taught science to local high-school students for 35 years. He has been the president of the Barrhaven Children’s Softball League for the past 18 years.
Ottawa – A new milestone has been reached in the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) expansion and Arts Court redevelopment project, a project that was approved by City Council in November 2013. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process, initiated on November 29, 2013 and which closed on February 7, 2014, has resulted in the selection of three shortlisted Respondent Teams from a collection of submissions received. “This is an exciting next step forward, working with our community and industry partners, in realizing a longstanding vision f
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Doug Thompson today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ms. Wendy Daniels for her outstanding volunteer service as a promoter, event host and emcee for many local charities and cultural events, as well as a proud supporter of the men and women who serve Canada in our Armed Forces.
Ottawa – Free Wi-Fi access will soon be available to the public at 25 City facilities, thanks to a five-year sponsorship agreement unveiled today between the City of Ottawa and IceNet Wireless, an Ottawa-based wireless internet company and a division of EION Inc. This is the latest sponsorship under the City’s Community Champions Program.
OTTAWA – In their first formal meeting today, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin signed a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper that calls for elected local representation on the National Capital Commission (NCC) board of directors. The two mayors also established clear priorities that will see their two cities work together on common issues.

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