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 […]
The days are getting longer and warmer. It’s the time of year to get out and enjoy some fresh air and to consider making cycling a part of your daily commute to work. May is Bike to Work Month, and the City has partnered with EnviroCentre to offer participants a chance to win prizes from […]
I am proud to announce that I have teamed up with Canadian Blood Services to adopt a blood donor clinic right here in our community. On May 8th, the Mosque of Mercy on Hunt Club Road (1216 Hunt Club Road) will be hosting a blood donor clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and […]