June Column

Dear neighbours,

Summer is finally here and I hope that you and your families are enjoying the warm weather and the many outdoor activities in Bay Ward and across Ottawa.

Representing our City in China

china.pngI was honoured to travel to China last month to represent Mayor Watson and our City at several events and meet with local and Provincial officials.

I spoke at the International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism which brought together Mayors, Deputy and Vice Mayors and their representatives from around the world to share knowledge and developments in the tourism sector. It also provided an opportunity to promote Ottawa as a destination for foreign visitors and tourism business entrepreneurs. I also met with a number of Municipal, Provincial and business officials to encourage stronger business ties and promote Ottawa as a choice destination for Chinese business expansion to North America.

During the trip I also had a chance to speak at the Mobile Electronic Competitive Industry 2016 Development Conference, met the Minister of Tourism, the Mayor of Guiyang  and visited the Guiyang Crowdfunding exchange. At each stop promoting Ottawa as a destination for new business expansion and entrepreneurship.

Father’s Day Barbecue
I am pleased to be hosting a free barbecue to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday June 18th at Kingsmere Park in the Glabar Community from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Come out with your kids or grandkids and enjoy a hamburger or hotdog, I look forward to welcoming you. 

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Pedestrian Crossovers will be installed at low speed, low to medium volume roads, and at most single-lane roundabouts throughout the City during the month of June.

Pedestrian Crossovers are designated areas that allow pedestrians to safely cross roads where vehicles must yield to pedestrians when crossing. Pedestrian Crossovers are identified by specific signs and pavement markings. In some cases, but not always, they may also have pedestrian activated flashing beacons.

Please make sure you yield to pedestrians at pedestrian crossings, failing to do so could result in a $150 to $500 fine with 3 demerit points. 
In our ward, a pedestrian crossover is being placed at Woodridge Crescent in the Accora Village community.

Ramadan Kareem
For those who are observing Ramadan, I wish you and your family a time of reflection and celebration.

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

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