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.
I was happy to help out at the Caring and sharing backpack exchange this morning! The program provides grade appropriate stuffed backpacks to children from families in need
Today is Shriners International awareness day! Happy to present the proclamation on behalf of Mayor Watson.
Over the past five days, I've been excited to be a part of Association of Municipalities Ontario's (AMO) Ottawa 2017 conference. I've had a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from all over Ontario and lead ministerial delegations across a number of files. Please click on the image below for more photos from the AMO conference.
I had an opportunity to speak with Mark this morning about the recent incidents in Bay Ward and how we're charting a path forward. We're all in this together and if you see something, say something. Please report suspicious activity to the police, Crimestoppers, or 311.
Yesterday I was happy to chat with the CFRA team about efforts to ensure community safety in Bay Ward #SeeSomethingSaySomething
A great honour to meet Estrellita Karsh and celebrate the upcoming Continuum exhibition.