On June 9, more than 200 residents aged 55 and older joined me for my annual afternoon tea at the EY Centre. This special event is held each year in June, where I celebrate the contributions of seniors by having June declared Seniors’ Month in Ottawa. I would like to thank everyone for attending and […]
I am pleased to announce that the Transportation Committee recommendation to reduce the speed limit on River Road between Lowen Drive to 110m south of Tewsley Drive to 60 km/h was approved with overwhelming support at the June 14 City Council meeting. This initiative was the result of numerous requests from the surrounding communities and […]
On June 4, I hosted the 5th installment of my community safety series. This session focused on personal safety through a hands-on and active Self-Defense Class taught by Master Instructor and Examiner Sam Saroughi, 8th Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do. More than 50 residents participated in this high energy class learning basic self-defense techniques to […]
In 2013, Ottawa City Council was asked by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission to consider becoming a host City for a new casino. When the debate turned to concern for the future of horse racing and the loss of rural jobs, Council ultimately decided (16-7) to request an expanded gaming facility with the provision […]
It was my pleasure to kick-off the annual 6th Street Run on behalf of three amazing elementary schools in Gloucester-Southgate Ward – École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy, St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, and Blossom Park Public School! This annual tradition is great way to promote a healthy and active lifestyle! Congrats to all those who participated!
Ottawa residents are invited to take advantage of the Try it! program in May, when they can sample a variety of fitness opportunities at City recreation facilities, all for free. Simply visit a participating facility to set up your free membership access card. You then have the entire month of May to try three fitness […]