Ottawa Citizen - Ottawa patients, survivors and parents raise flag for childhood cancer

On behalf of Mayor Watson and as Deputy Mayor I was proud to attend and support the raising of the Candlelighters flag at Ottawa City Hall. We proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. The strength and courage these children and their families exhibit are an inspiration. 


Please click here for the full Ottawa Citizen article on the event. 

Back to School - Traffic Calming and Road Safety

Over the years we have worked hard throughout our community and Bay Ward to address resident's traffic concerns. As our kids head back to school tomorrow I want to remind everyone to take extra care as they head into work. There will be little ones walking, crossing the street, and riding the school bus for the first time. Let us all pay attention to ensure we all have a safe and fun day!

If you click on the image below you will see a number of traffic calming and road safety measures that we've recently put into place throughout Bay Ward:

Bay Ward Traffic Calming

Bay Ward Movie in the Park - September 9th!

I'm happy to once again be hosting a movie in the park for Bay Ward residents and their families. The movie will be at Woodroffe Park (180 Lockhart Ave). This year Lego Batman has been selected by community members. Please see the below poster for more details. 


See & Hear

Another Great Fall Weekend in Bay Ward

This past weekend I was happy to attend a series of fun and exciting events and activities throughout the ward. I was lucky to attend the kickoff of the new Hair Fellas and Cuts for Kids partnership, host my annual Movie in the Park, chat with residents at the Honeywell Homestead Days and Accora Village Fest, and deliver remarks at the Poet's Pathway unveiling. Great to see such an active and vibrant community out and about. 


Caring and Sharing Backpack Exchange

BAckpack_2.JPGI was happy to help out at the Caring and sharing  backpack exchange this morning! The program provides grade appropriate stuffed backpacks to children from families in need 

Shriners International Awareness Day

image1.JPGToday is Shriners International awareness day! Happy to present the proclamation on behalf of Mayor Watson. 


Back to School - August Column

Hoping you had a wonderful summer with family and friends, full of good times and new memories.
As we prepare for autumn, back to school and the end of vacation season I am writing today to share a few tips.


Canada 150 Celebrations - July Column

Over the past month, I have been honoured to attend a number of great community events and celebrations for Canada 150. It was heartwarming to see neighbours bonding through events such as the Horner Drive Block party, the Glabar Water Fight, the Britannia celebrations, and the Belltown potluck – just to name a few. Our Bay Ward residents were out in full force strengthening the ties that bring our community together. 

Canada Day 2017

Continuing Consultations - June Column

May was a month of community consultations and I believe we made some significant progress with our Stage 2 LRT plans. The public feedback we are receiving is helping us to improve how we move around our city. I encourage anyone who continues to have questions relating to what the new LRT will mean for their community to please reach out to my office or the stage 2 LRT team .