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The Order of Ottawa recognizes the City’s outstanding residents

May 16, 2019
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Each year, the City of Ottawa recognizes its residents who have made exceptional contributions to their community. These are professionals, activists, and community leaders who have gone out of their way to leave an indelible mark on the city and make Ottawa a better place to live.

Since it was established in 2012, residents in such fields as academics, entrepreneurship, business and community leaders, have all joined the ranks of the Order of Ottawa. Fifteen people have been inducted into this prestigious order each year since then. In fact, 108 residents have been honoured with the Order of Ottawa over the last seven years. It is our way of recognizing their professional contributions, and saying thank you to these exceptional residents for helping to make Ottawa a better place to live, work and play.

Last year’s Order of Ottawa recipients included Julian Armour, Bernie Ashe, Graham Bird, Angela Cameron, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Marie-Claude Doucet, Barbara Farber, Emily Glossop, Elizabeth Graham, Lawrence Greenspon, David Rattray, Dr. Marc Ruel, Inderpreet Singh, Brian Tardif, the late Robert J. Wilson and Kathy Wright.

A group shot of the 2018 Order of Ottawa inductees and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient with Mayor Watson

The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching is also presented at the Order of Ottawa awards ceremony each year to recognize the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career. Last year’s recipient was Aldège Bellefeuille. Do you know a good amateur coach who should be recognized? Nominate them today.

Read about past recipients of the Order of Ottawa and former recipients of Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching.

Nominations for the 2019 Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching are now open and may be submitted online or by completing a nomination form, available at your local community centre, public library or any Client Service Centre.

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