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. 

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Our Canada 150 / Ottawa 2017 celebrations are not over yet however and I would encourage residents to continue to check out www.ottawa2017.ca for upcoming events. La Machine, Sky Lounge, and Kontinuum are just a few examples of events either currently underway or about to happen.  

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In some unfortunate news we lost a great Bay Ward resident, Harry Kingston this month. Harry volunteered a lot of his time and expertise to help the community and he will be sorely missed. I know I always appreciated his kind heart and willingness to work with everyone.

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Upcoming events

On Saturday, July 29th the Glabar Park Community Alliance is hosting their annual Summer Fun Day from 12 pm to 3pm.

On August 26th the Salvation Army will be kicking off their “Eat Together Ottawa” campaign. The Campaign was created to encourage community togetherness through eating together. On August 26th there will be events throughout the city that residents are encouraged to attend. You can also feel free to start your own event and add it to the list. Please check out www.eattogetherottawa.ca for more details.

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The City of Ottawa is currently reviewing our policies around marketing unhealthy food and drinks to children and youth. There is evidence that marketing of food and beverages impacts children and youth's food choices and health. In light of this information and our review process, we would like to hear from you! If you click here it will take you to a survey that will help guide the future direction that the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health takeYou can also find out more information on the review and marketing to children on OPH's website here

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You can always find more details about upcoming events and activities in Bay Ward and across Ottawa by following me on Twitter and Facebook or by subscribing to updates at www.BayWardLive.ca. Should you ever need the assistance of my team please do not hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help.

Summer is finally here, don’t let the rainy start stop you from enjoying it!


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