Report to/Rapport au :


Community and Protective Services Committee

Comité des services communautaires et de protection


and Council / et au Conseil


9 September 2010 / le 9 septembre 2010


Submitted by/Soumis par : Leslie Donnelly

Deputy City Clerk/Greffière adjointe


Contact Person/Personne ressource : Beverley Watt, A/Coordinator, Policy & Projects/Coordinatrice par intérim de politiques et de projets

City Clerk and Solicitor Department/Direction du greffe et Chef du contentieux

 613-580-2424 ext. 21835,


Ward / Quartier 16 (River)

Ref N°: ACS2010-CMR-CCB-0097








demande d'attribution de nom commÉmoratif – SALLE -
À huis clos - questions personnelles concernant une personne identifiable.  date de rapport :  à la suite de l’approbation du Conseil





That the Community and Protective Services Committee refer to City Council approval of  the Commemorative Naming proposal to name the new lounge at the Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) located at 804 Hog’s Back Road the Mike Scott Lounge.






Que le Comité des services communautaires et de protection réfère au Conseil municipal l’approbation de la proposition de nom commémoratif visant à nommer le nouveau salon du Rideau Canoe Club (RCC), situé au 804, chemin Hog’s Back, salon Mike-Scott.




The Commemorative Naming Policy, approved by City Council on July 24, 2002, outlines the criteria and process for commemoratively naming municipal streets, parks and facilities (or parts thereof).


With respect to criteria, a commemorative name honours individuals who are (or have been) citizens of the City of Ottawa or have made a specific contribution to the City of Ottawa and:



Any member of the public or City Council may submit a name to the City for consideration.  The process is initiated through submission of a Commemorative Naming application and support material.  The policy provides a process for the nomination of the following: a name to be added to the commemorative names reserve list for future consideration; a name for a particular venue selected by the applicant; a name for a venue that is presently named.


As part of the process, the Commemorative Naming Committee (“CNC”) -- consisting of applicable City staff, the Mayor or his designate and the Ward Councillor -- will provide initial approval relating to criteria and the supporting documents or information provided by the nominator.  Staff is then directed to ensure there is community support for the choice by initiating a 60-day consultation phase. Following the consultation process, the Commemorative Naming Committee will review the public feedback and make a final recommendation on the nomination, to be subsequently considered by the appropriate Standing Committee and City Council.





A naming application for the commemoration of Mike Scott Lounge was received from Mr. Hector Carranco, a member of the Rideau Canoe Club, to name a new lounge in the Rideau Canoe Club on Hog’s Back Road.


The Commemorative Naming Committee reviewed the application and endorsed the proposed name under the policy criteria of:  The nominated individual has provided extensive community service and has an extraordinary community service record.”  Supporting information about Mike Scott is found in the attached Document 1.


Following the initial endorsement of the application, the public consultation process (outlined below) was carried out for the mandated 60-day period.  Following the consultation process, the Commemorative Naming Committee reconvened to review all comments received.  At its meeting of 9 September 2010, the Commemorative Naming Committee endorsed the naming application and directed staff to forward this recommendation to the Community and Protective Services Committee and City Council. 


Membership of the Commemorative Naming Committee is as follows:










An integral part of the Commemorative Naming process is public consultation on the proposed name.  The following outlines the consultation undertaken for the Mike Scott Lounge application:



All public comments received during the consultation period were in favour of the proposal.  The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee supported the proposal at their meeting of 24 August 2010.





Councillor Maria McRae supports this application.




There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.















City Clerk and Solicitor Department

Financial expenditures associated with this Commemorative Naming proposal for advertisements and the costs of purchasing a plaque and/or hosting a naming ceremony are provided through the City Clerk’s operating budget.


Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department

There are available funds in the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department's 2010 budget for signage.






Document 1 – Mike Scott Lounge Commemorative Naming Public Notice (English and French)






Following Council approval of the Mike Scott Lounge Commemorative Naming proposal, staff will work with the Ward Councillor to coordinate a ceremonial event to unveil a plaque. 










Commemorative Naming Proposal –

“Mike Scott Lounge”


In 2002, City Council created the Commemorative Naming Program as a means to formally recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence, courage or exceptional service to the citizens of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, or Canada.  This program provides the opportunity for the contribution and dedication of these individuals to be honoured through the naming of municipal streets, parks and facilities.


Further to an application received under the Commemorative Naming Program, it has been requested that the City consider a proposal to name the new lounge at the Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) located on Hog’s Back Road the “Mike Scott Lounge.


Mike Scott has been a volunteer with the Rideau Canoe Club for 61 years. As Commodore (President) of the Club for 25 years, Mike is one of the longest serving Commodores in Canada.  Mike contributed his time and expertise to helping with the development of the current Rideau Canoe Club facility that was constructed in 1979.  He also initiated the “RCC Boosters,” a group of volunteers who have raised thousands of dollars for paddling programs and the new Canoe Club.  During his time at the Club, Mike has chaired eight Canadian Canoe Championship regattas and, for two years, coached a Dragon Boat crew of people with limited vision called “Dragon Eyes.”  In 2002, Mike published the book entitled “A Century of Paddling, The Rideau Canoe Club” and, currently writes and publishes a “Boosters Bulletin” twice a year for the enjoyment of his fellow canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Outside of his involvement with the Rideau Canoe Club, Mike is a Director on the General Burns Community Association, has been involved with the Beaver Boxing Club since the late 1970s, volunteers for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s annual “Do It For Dad Walk/Run” and is a former marathon runner who now takes part in 5km runs.


Mike Scott is described as an inspiration. He has been honoured by the Province, Canoe Kayak Canada, and is a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.  In acknowledgement of his dedication and achievements throughout the years, his colleagues at the Rideau Canoe Club would like to name the new lounge “Mike Scott Lounge.”


If you would like to provide comment on this proposal or require any further information, please contact:


Beverley Watt, Policy & Projects Coordinator

City Clerk & Solicitor Department

Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 21835

Fax: 613-580-2416



Comments on this proposal must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2010.

Proposition de nom commémoratif –

« Salon Mike-Scott » 


En 2002, le Conseil municipal a mis en place le programme de noms commémoratifs dans le but d’officiellement rendre hommage à des personnes qui ont fait preuve d’excellence, de courage ou qui ont rendu des services exceptionnels aux résidents de la Ville d’Ottawa, de l’Ontario ou du Canada. Ce programme donne l’occasion à la Ville d’honorer la contribution et le dévouement de ces gens en attribuant leur nom à une rue, à un parc ou à une installation d’Ottawa.


En réponse à une demande reçue dans le cadre du programme de noms commémoratifs, la Ville propose d’attribuer le nom commémoratif Salon Mike-Scott à un nouveau salon du Rideau Canoe Club (RCC), situé sur le chemin Hog’s Back.


Mike Scott est bénévole pour le Rideau Canoe Club depuis 61 ans. En tant que « commodore » (président) du Club depuis 25 ans, il est également l’un des commodores à avoir servi le plus longtemps au Canada. Par son temps et son expertise, Mike a contribué au développement des installations actuelles du Rideau Canoe Club, en place depuis 1979. On lui doit également la création des « RCC Boosters », un groupe de bénévoles qui ont récolté des milliers de dollars au profit de programmes de canotage et du nouveau Canoe Club. Au cours de son passage au Club, Mike a présidé huit Championnats canadiens de canoë-kayak de vitesse et entraîné, pendant deux ans, un équipage de canot dragon handicapé visuellement appelé « Dragon Eyes ». En 2002, Mike a publié un livre intitulé A Century of Paddling, The Rideau Canoe Club et il travaille actuellement à la rédaction et à la publication biennale du Boosters Bulletin, pour le plus grand plaisir de ses pairs passionnés de canoë et de kayak. Outre sa participation aux activités du Rideau Canoe Club, Mike fait partie de la direction de l’Association communautaire du général Burns, s’implique auprès du Beaver Boxing Club depuis la fin des années 1970, est bénévole dans le cadre de l’événement annuel « Do It For Dad Walk/Run » de la Fondation du cancer de la région d’Ottawa et entretient sa forme d’ancien marathonien en prenant part à des courses de 5 km.


Mike Scott est perçu par ses pairs comme un modèle. Ses accomplissements ont été soulignés par la province et par Canoe Kayak Canada, et il a également été intronisé au Temple de la renommée des sports d’Ottawa. En reconnaissance de son dévouement et de son implication au fil des années, ses collègues du Rideau Canoe Club voudraient baptiser leur nouveau salon « Salon Mike-Scott ».


Les personnes qui désirent formuler des commentaires ou obtenir plus de renseignements sur cette proposition sont priées de communiquer avec :


Beverley Watt, coordonnatrice des politiques et projets

Service du greffier municipal et chef du contentieux

Hôtel de ville d’Ottawa

110, avenue Laurier Ouest

Ottawa (Ontario)  K1P 1J1

Téléphone : 613-580-2424, poste 21835

Télécopieur : 613-580-2416

Courriel :


Les commentaires sur cette proposition doivent être reçus avant 16 h 30 le lundi 6 septembre 2010.