January 18, 2018: Provincial Report;
By Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre.
On December 2nd, I was proud to recognize 50 women, 50 men and 50 youth with the #OC150 Award.
2017 has been a very special year for our country as we commemorated 150 years of Canada’s Confederation. Much like Expo ’67 was for Canada’s 100th birthday, 2017 has been a historic year and one to be remembered for generations to come.
In the past 150 years Canada has grown to become one of the most welcoming, diverse and peaceful nations in the world. This would not have been possible without nation’s most important asset — our people.
In a year focused on celebrating our province and country, as your MPP I wanted to honour local residents who embody the qualities and values that make Ottawa, Ontario and Canada great.
On December 2nd, I was proud to recognize 50 women, 50 men and 50 youth with the #OC150 Award. These dedicated volunteers have committed their time and talent to our community and continue to serve Ottawa Centre making Canada one of the greatest country to live in.
The award ceremony was emceed by CTV Ottawa’s Stefan Keyes, and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, delivered a keynote speech at a special reception hosted by Carleton University.
#OC150 Award recognized community members who have contributed Ottawa Centre in one of the following ways:
- Celebrating diversity/inclusion,
- Building community/capacity,
- Protecting the heritage of,
- Promoting a healthy community.
The 150 recipients we have recognized are true community builders whose contributions have made our national capital a place we are all proud to call home. It is thanks to them that we can enjoy Ottawa Centre as one of the most welcoming, diverse and accessible communities in Canada.
A full list of recipients is available at http://www.yasirnaqvimpp.ca .
Thank you to all the nominators for taking the time to help recognize the efforts of many deserving community leaders in Ottawa Centre. It has been an honour to celebrate our recipients vital contributions to our community.
Please accept my best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2018. As always, do not hesitate to contact me at the Community Office at 613-722-6414 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Photo Caption: The #OC150 Awards recognized contributions from community members to improve life in communities across Canada. Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi recognozsed 150 recipients. Photos courtesy of Y. Naqvi.