Rain didn't stop us from participating this evening in the 6th Annual YSB Sleepout. Participants committed to spending one night outside in the cold to raise money and awareness around the issue of youth homelessness. While the evening does not aim to replicate homelessness, participants spend the evening without many of the comforts of home, calling attention to the realities faced by well over 1,000 young people in Ottawa annually. You can see more photos here
Today I had an opportunity to discuss the draft 2018 City budget with my council colleague Riley Brockington and CFRA's Rob Snow.
Great discussing the City's 2018 Draft Budget with Carol Anne Meehan yesterday.
It was truly an honour to attend this respectful candlelight ceremony to commemorate our veterans last night. It was also a special privilege to commemorate Stuart Kettles by naming a street in Bay Ward after him.
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I always appreciate the opportunity to go on 1310 News with Mark and discuss the day's pressing issues.
Today I was deeply honoured to have the opportunity to pay my respects to the 52 residents of Bytown who's remains were unearthed during the building of the LRT project in Ottawa's downtown.
We were reminded this morning "Water Knows no Boundaries" ! I was pleased to represent Mayor Watson and our City at the official signing reconsigning the agreement between Canada and the United States of the Twinning of our two Historic and Capital Rivers - The Ottawa and the Potomac. You can see more photos here
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.