Ottawa Health Day

Hello Ottawa,

My name is Sarah Horton. I am a grade 11 student at Garneau High School in Orleans. Three years ago I approached Ottawa’s Board of Health to request that we, as the Nation’s capital, have an annual health day. I am happy to report that the third Ottawa Health Day will be proclaimed on October 17, 2013.

The theme of Ottawa Health Day 2013 is EAT WELL, BE ACTIVE, and FEEL GOOD. There will be activities for all three of these themes, including a proclamation of Ottawa Health Day:


Join me at Marion Dewar Plaza (City Hall) at 11:45a.m. to proclaim Ottawa Health Day. Following the proclamation, we will hear from Janet Podleski on “eating well”, Jenny Kaser on “being active” and I will speak on “feeling good”.


Come to the Centrepointe theatre, starting at 7:00p.m for the “Looneyspoons Recipe for Success”. Join bestselling author, Food Network TV host, and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Janet Podleski, for an evening of inspiration, motivation, belly laughs and her most effective tips & tricks for creating your healthiest body ever. The co-authored Looneyspoons Collection will be available to purchase at this event in limited quantities at a special discounted rate. Pre-registration for this FREE event can be done at


To help Ottawa be active, we have joined up with Run Ottawa for a “Walk, Run, and Roll” event. Come to Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa City Hall - 110 Laurier Ave west) at noon to participate in this FREE activity and to see the unveiling of permanent signage at City Hall that will map out 5K walk and run maps. Don’t forget to bring a friend, family member, or colleague! Register for the walk, run and roll at the following link.


We want to hear Ottawa feel good about healthy living. Join our health-based Twitter storm and tell us what makes a healthy body and help inspire others by using the hashtag #feelgood. Connect with us on twitter (@ottawahealth), Facebook (, Pinterest ( and on our blog (

Please make copies of this poster [ PDF 311 KB ]. Help us get the word out. Share it on social media. Post it your community. Send it to a friend.

Let’s all eat well, be active, and feel good on October 17 and every day!


Sarah Horton