In light of the tragedy in Quebec, I accepted the invitation to speak at the Abraar school and Muslim Association of Canada Youth Centre Masjid during Friday prayers.
Ottawa is an inclusive city, where we are made stronger by everybody’s heritage, beliefs, ideas and cultures – not in spite of them. As we hear more and more discord in the world I would encourage you to reach out to your neighbours, especially the ones you don’t know and get to know them. I believe working together as a community provides a better way of life for all.
January in review
This January I delivered remarks and attended a number of community events in Bay Ward and across the city. These included the third Annual Sir John A.’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate, Kanata Nordic Snow Day, public funding announcements for housing affordability and homelessness prevention, discussion forums on cycling, the Ottawa 2021 Summer Games Community kick off, and others.
I hope you will join me at some of the upcoming events throughout Bay Ward for the Month of February:
- The QTN Community Association is hosting their annual Winter Carnival on 12 February at Frank Ryan Park.
- Whitehaven will also be hosting their winter carnival at George C Brown Park on 19 February.
- On 15 February, from 4pm-8pm the City will be hosting an open house on the Carling Avenue Transit Priority Study (Lincoln Fields to Bronson Ave) at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall – where we’ll be happy to hear your thoughts.
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