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Committee approves Municipal Sport Strategy and new community centre lounge name

June 15, 2017
Council Updates

Following extensive public consultation in partnership with the Ottawa Sport Council, the Community and Protective Services Committee today approved the City’s Municipal Sport Strategy for the next five years. The strategy focuses on access to facilities, collaboration between programming providers, accessibility, volunteer engagement and growing sport tourism. Near term priorities include the development of a concussion management policy and a broader injury prevention initiative.

The Committee also approved a two-year pilot to ensure responsible waste management in Sandy Hill. The Property Maintenance By-law and the Property Standards By-law will be amended to limit the number of waste and recycling containers to eight per property and, where possible, require their storage in back or side yards, or if necessary, enclosed in the front yard.

The lounge in the Ottawa South Community Centre may soon be known as the Deirdre McQuillan Lounge, thanks to a proposal approved by Committee. The new name honours Deirdre McQuillan’s extensive community service with the Old Ottawa South Community Association.

These reports will be considered by City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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