Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2017

I was happy to walk this weekend to support the excellent work that the Ottawa Mission does. Thanks again to all the CNOY event volunteers, organizers, and walkers!


Coldest Night of the Year Walk

Join me and other community leaders as we walk to support the Ottawa Mission this Saturday. Our team is "Everyone Matters" and you can volunteer or donate here

The Ottawa Mission provides food, shelter, clothing, and life-changing programs to people who are hungry, homeless and lost. Last year they served an average of 1,300 meals each day and provided shelter to 231 people every night.

Happy Family Day Long Weekend!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy family day weekend! 

Councillor's Feed the Hungry 2017

I was happy to once again sponsor and serve lunch for the Ottawa Mission's clients today. Thanks to the great Mission volunteers and staff who make this a smooth operation every day. 

Find out how to volunteer, donate, or just learn more about the Ottawa Mission here

QTN Winter Carnival

It was a beautiful snowy day on Sunday for the winter carnival - lots of fun events for everyone. Thanks again to the QTN CA for hosting a great event. 

Mark Taylor on CFRA with Evan Solomon - Feb 8, 2017

I was happy to speak with Evan and Councillor Blais on key City issues including: 

  • The recent Ottawa Public Library Council vote
  • Shelter locations and helping those in need
  • Preliminary thoughts on Ottawa as a proposed Sanctuary city

Lakeview Bonspiel and Carlingwood CA Winter Carnival

Excellent winter events in Bay Ward this weekend! As always the Carlingwood Winter Carnival and Lakeview Bonspiel were great family events. Thanks to the organizers for the invitations. 

Speaking at the Abraar School and Muslim Association of Canada Youth Centre Masjid during Friday prayers

In light of the tragedy in Quebec, I accepted the invitation to speak at the Friday sermon. Ottawa is an inclusive city, where we are made stronger by everybody's heritage, beliefs, ideas, and cultures. 


64th Ottawa Sports Awards

I was happy to share a number of awards with our well deserving local athletes. The Ottawa Sports Awards are a great opportunity to honour Ottawa's amateur athletes! 

We had a surprise awards presenter, with Olympic athlete Erica Wiebe showing up to present her mom, Paula with an award. 


Richmond Road Complete Street & Byron Linear Park Renewal

Great community discussions last night at the open house. Excellent to see such engagement.