Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as two recipients of the 2021 Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching.
This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on Thursday, November 18.
Mayor Watson will induct 15 people into the Order of Ottawa for 2021, including:
- Michael Allen
- Sadaf Ebrahim
- Ian Faris
- Barclay Frost
- Jeff Hunt
- Amanda Jetté Knox
- Mark Kaluski
- Pat Kelly
- Dr. Isra Levy
- Dr. Danielle Lussier
- HCoI Dan Mackay
- Barry Padolsky
- Ian Sherman
- Daljit S. Nirman
- Grace Xue Xin
The Mayor will also present Manock Lual and Julie Richards with the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching, a City award that recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment.
The 2020 Order of Ottawa ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic. Inductees will be honoured officially at a ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, November 17. Read about the individuals who were selected in 2020 on ottawa.ca.
Residents will be able to watch the ceremonies live on Rogers TV:
The Order of Ottawa recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life, including arts and culture, business, community service, education, entrepreneurship, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment or other fields that benefit the residents of Ottawa.
Mayor Watson and City Council established this prestigious civic award in 2012. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee comprised of the Mayor, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Public Library.
“The 2021 Order of Ottawa inductees are a group of remarkable individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of those in our community through their professional accomplishments. Their leadership, hard work and compassion for others is an inspiration to all, especially during these challenging times.”
Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa