Order of Ottawa nominations, event funding opportunity deadlines approach

WEST CARLETON – West Carleton residents have a proud history of supporting their city. Now you can nominate those in Ward 5 that have made a difference in the community.

Last year, Dunrobin’s Emily Glossup was named to the Order of Ottawa (see more Ward 5 recipients below). Now it’s time to nominate your neighbour for the 2019 order.

“The city is now accepting nominations, until Sept. 13, for both the Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching,” Coun. Eli El-Chantiry released in a statement today. “The Order of Ottawa is a prestigious civic award that recognizes exceptional citizen contributions in the many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports, entertainment or other fields of endeavour that benefit the citizens of Ottawa. Past recipients from West Carleton-March who have received this award are Todd Nicholson, Emily Glossop and Dr. Barry Bruce.”

The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching to acknowledge the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s exceptional career. Ward 5 resident Greg Patacairk is a past recipient of this award.

For more information on the nomination process and eligibility requirements for both awards, please visit www.ottawa.ca/orderofottawa.

“If you know someone in our community that would be a worthy recipient of either of these awards, please consider nominating them so they can receive some much-deserved recognition,” El-Chantiry said.

2020 Civic Events Funding Program

The City of Ottawa invites local not-for-profit organizations, such as community groups and recreation associations, to apply for up to $3,000 in funding to deliver community events that take place in local, geographic communities and neighbourhoods in the City of Ottawa.

These family-friendly events must include family entertainment and activities that appeal to members of the geographic community where the event is being held. The deadline to submit to the program is Oct.  9, by 4 p.m.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or have any questions, please contact the Funding, Partnerships & Agreements Unit at rec-info@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 14133.

For more information on the Civic Events Funding program click here. Information is also available at any City of Ottawa Client Service Centre.