Mark Taylor’s July Column

Dear Neighbours,

Graduating from High School is a huge milestone in a young person’s life. I was happy to return to my old High School, Woodroffe, where I wished the graduates continued academic success and participated in their commencement ceremony. 

Community Events:
June is always a busy month with festivals and community events, as we kick off summer! This past June was no exception. I had a lot of fun helping out at Tim Horton’s Camp Day; money raised goes towards sending a local Bay Ward child to summer camp giving them an experience they might not otherwise have had.   Mothercraft Ottawa held its Annual Touch a Truck Fundraiser at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre. This event is growing every year and gives kids both young and old the opportunity to “get up close and touch a truck”.

Community Cup:
The Bay Ward Bobcats showed the true spirit of the Community Cup and represented Bay Ward with pride. This was the first time Bay Ward participated in the Annual Community Cup Event. The team consisted of youth from Accora Village, Michele Heights and Britannia Woods. It was a full day of soccer games and an opportunity for the kids to meet other youth from across the City all in an effort to raise money for the Catholic Immigration Centre.

Re-Opening of Michele Park:
After months of construction the renewed Michele Park will be re-opening on Friday August 1, 2014.  We are looking forward to welcoming residents when we unveil the improvements to the park, which include; a purpose built pathway, lighting and a new sports field. Watch our website for more information.

Movie in the Park:
Mark your calendars; our annual Movie in the Park is scheduled for Sunday August 24th in Frank Ryan Park. I am looking forward to welcoming everyone. It is always lots of fun for the whole family complete with pop corn and drinks!

As always, please feel free to contact me at our City Hall or Community office. Visit to learn much more about our community and to stay up to date on what’s new. I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful summer and for those who are vacationing away from home, safe travels.   To those residents who are observing Ramadan I wish you a Ramadan Mubarak, Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair!


Mark Taylor,
Ottawa City Councillor, Bay Ward

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